Have we finally reached peak Oreo flavor?
Sure, the company has a long, storied history of sandwiching strange tastes between two chocolate wafers. In June, Nabisco rolled out its “Blueberry Pie” and “Fruity Crisp” Oreos, and past flavors have included everything from key lime pie, to root beer float, to pumpkin spice, to cotton candy. But now, as the company has revealed its latest mash-up this week—Swedish Fish-flavored crème cookies—Oreo may finally just be trolling us with its over-the-top creations.
It just so happens that Mondelez International, the company that owns Nabisco, also manufactures Swedish Fish for American consumers. And while the pairing may seem like a no brainer for the company, fan reactions have been slightly more dubious, with concerned consumers taking to Twitter to express their disgust, confusion, and occasional delight.
Swedish Fish Oreos? I guess they managed to make a flavor I won't eat! 😳 pic.twitter.com/DL0Kr1JBvT— Randy Haas (@Randy_Haas) August 9, 2016
I NEED to try the Swedish fish Oreos just to ease my mind and confirm that they are definitely the worst food invention known to man.— Melissa Stites (@StitesMelissa) August 9, 2016
Oreos and Swedish Fish are my 2 favorite snacks/candy... But they have no business being the same thing... pic.twitter.com/U0Yk9xERGd— Ben Heigel (@heigely_weigley) August 9, 2016
Why do Swedish Fish Oreos exist ? 🤔— Khemet (@official_khemet) August 9, 2016
One adventurous eater couldn't get enough, though.
oh my goood my roommate loves the swedish fish oreos. LOVES THEM. she says they're her new favorite kind of oreo?! what?!?!— lilien passe (@lilienpasse) August 9, 2016
Stll, Oreo isn't the first snack-food company to test odd flavor combinations. Around the world, Doritos offers flavors like crsipy salmon, sausage, tuna fish, steak, and corn soup, and earlier this year Kit Kat one-upped its longstanding wasabi-flavored candies with sake-infused treats.
[via Food and Wine]