Gingerbread Oreos. By far the most elusive limited edition flavor of a snack to track down in the history of Snack of the Week. In late November, people were sending me links indicating the release of this new flavor. And I had to try it. But I could not find it anywhere. So I mentioned them to my mom and she was like "Oh I just bought them! But there were so good that there are only two left." So in the next package she sent, I found a snack-sized Ziploc bag with two gingerbread Oreos in it.
Maybe it was the exclusive nature of getting just two of them, but oh my gosh, they were the best Oreo I had ever tasted. I loved the vanilla cookies. And gingerbread filling did not cross the line into the gross-fake-gingerbread flavor. I savored those two Oreos for as long as I could. Which was about four minutes.
But then on a post-Christmas shopping trip, my mom found a whole package of the cookies. Which is now mine.
And I can say with certainty that I did not exaggerate their deliciousness simply because they were scarce sweets. Nope, even with the whole package in my hands, these Oreos taste just as good as I remembered.
If you can track these down, it is worth the effort. If not, we can all just hope they are back next holiday season!
Snack of the Week is a weekly feature where I profile the best snack that I am eating. Equal parts healthy and indulgent are how I aspire (and sometimes fail) to eat my way through life and I try to reflect in these snacks. All snacking is done with a budget-friendly mindset as well. To read previous Snacks of Week, click here.
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