9 September 2016
New Mint Oreo (Waitrose) [By @Cinabar]
In the world of snacking one thing that always excites me is a new flavour of Oreo biscuits. So when hearing about the new UK Mint flavour I was immediately on the lookout! I don’t even want to tell you how much I’ve spent on interesting Oreo flavours in import shops, but I accept I may have a problem! :-D These fine Oreos were found in Waitrose, who are really quite good at stocking new biscuits. They were also on offer so we picked up a couple of packs (ok technically a couple of couple of packs...).
The "stuff" inside these Oreos is a pale green colour, and thankfully not too garishly bright, which it looked like it might be from the packet. I gave one a taste test and new that stocking up was a good idea! The biscuit flavour is the same as any of the dark Oreos, with its rich chocolate flavour and crunch. The mint filling was sweet and had a good balance of peppermint, enough to be cooling and refreshing but not enough to over power the base biscuit taste. I thought these were very well balanced, giving the best of the classic chocolate and mint combination. The cooling mint contrasts nicely with the dark chocolate biscuit flavour. As fan of mint and chocolate these were a winner for me, and I hope they stay on UK shelves for the foreseeable future.