The ubiquitous Peep, a hallmark of the Easter season, takes a new form smashed between a pair of Golden Oreos. Or, as I like to call them, sad vanilla wafer cookies.
The hot pink filling of the cookie appears to be dusted with glittering sanding sugar in an attempt to mimic the marshmallowy birds. To be fair, the cookie is very pretty in pictures, but who knows what garish hues it might approximate in real life.
Ultimately, this seems like more of a novelty item than anything. I don’t know anyone who dislikes the classic Oreo cookie, but there are extremely mixed reviews about Peeps (you either love ’em or you hate ’em).
Crunchy chocolate cookie plus creamy middle equals perfection. In other words, don’t mess with the original.
The Marshmallow Peep Oreo is just continuing a trend of oddball Oreo flavors, however, so we can’t really fault the mallows. This is clearly another misstep along the lines of Limeade and Banana Split-flavored Oreos of years past.
The Marshmallow Peep Oreos were initially spotted on the Walmart website a few days ago, and we’ve just received word from Nabisco that they will be hitting shelves in stores on February 22.