(Clarion-Ledger) -- Vanilla cookie. Watermelon cream filling. Sandwich them together and what do you get? The latest limited-edition version of one of America's favorite cookies. You get the Watermelon Oreo.
Reviewers have been mostly positive about the new treat. The red and green cream filling is said to have the artificial watermelon taste of a Jolly Rancher or Bubalicious Bubble Gum when licked off the cookie in a traditional Oreo eating manner.
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However, it's the vanilla of the cookie that is the dominant flavor when the cookie is eaten as a whole. Only hints of watermelon come through, giving the cookie what most people are saying is just the right amount of flavor to complement the vanilla.
Even the watermelon aroma is subtle. Over at JunkFoodGuy.com, the reviewer said he mistakenly thought he might have purchased the wrong pack when he opened it up and wasn't bowled over by that familiar smell of fake candy watermelon. The light aroma was a welcome treat.
Nabisco has a long history of releasing special edition Oreo flavors. Their last limited edition flavor was candy corn -- the reigning king of Halloween's Most Hated Candy.
Other limited edition flavors have included Strawberry Shake, Peanut Butter, Banana Split Creme, Birthday Cake, Neapolitan and Gingerbread.
Watermelon Oreos are 150 calories, 21 grams of carbs and 7 grams of fat for a two-cookie serving. But then again, it's not real watermelon, so you're not headed to a bag of Oreos for healthy eating anyway.