Oreo mix cookies and ice cream with the Neapolitan cookie
If you followed my twitter timeline however long you will know that I love cookies. In particular, I love Oreo cookies. My all-time favorite cookie, which isn’t my own mother’s chocolate chip cookie, was the Oreo Big Stuff. They were around in the late 80s. They came in packs of six, were about two inches thick, five inches in diameter, and had enough vanilla cream in the middle to induce a diabetic coma. They were a meal on their own. If you happened to bring one to school, you could trade it in for whatever anyone had in their lunch.
Over the past decade, Oreo has released special-edition flavors in addition to its classic Chocolate Cookie with Vanilla Creme. I remember around 2010 when the “Birthday Cake” flavor hit the store shelves. It was amazing how much it resembled the flavor of vanilla birthday cake.
A game changer
I recently tried the “Neapolitan Ice Cream” flavored cookie and thought I’d let you all know how it tasted. Why? Well, because new cookies are always an amazing experience and I love sweets.
Oreo describes it as “a waffle cone flavored cookie with an artificially flavored triple layer creme of vanilla, strawberry, and chocolate.” If you’re a fan of classic ice cream like me, this is a tall order…with extra whipped cream and a pink Nabisco, please. If you know, you know.
First, the cookie. Oreo manages to duplicate a waffle cone as best they can. The texture is a bit crispier than the traditional Oreo cookie and the taste is perfect. If you’re a “dunker” like me, the added crunch keeps the cookie from falling apart if you dip too long.
As for the cream, there is enough cream to label this “double-trick” which is a welcome treat for me and the flavor is pretty good. The color is distributed like Neapolitan ice cream; white for vanilla, pink for strawberry and brown for chocolate. It’s definitely sweeter than traditional cream, but there are three other flavors as well. The only thing stopping this from being a hit is the lack of chocolate flavor in the cream. If you want to make Neapolitan, you absolutely must have three distinct flavors. Strawberry sweetness tends to overshadow the other two flavors. So, I changed it and opened the cookie and licked the center to get more chocolate flavor. Hey, sometimes you have to make sacrifices.
All in all a tasty cookie if you have a sweet tooth and goes great with a glass of milk or “Not-Milk” as it has become my drink of choice lately. Full disclosure, I’ve never tasted a cookie that I didn’t like. I enjoy Oreo bringing new flavors to the table. I really can’t wait to see what else they have in store in the future.
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