It doesn’t matter how you like to eat it — the Oreo is the most beloved cookie in the world, with 60 billion sold every year. While the original flavor is still the best-seller, the company likes to keep things fresh by introducing new flavors. Versions like mint and peanut butter make sense, while others like blueberry pie leave you scratching your head and wondering what the company was thinking! To date, there are over 85 Oreo cookie flavors – and while we can’t rank them all, we have a list of the top seven best Oreo flavors recommended by cookie experts.
The jury may still be out in the court of public opinion on how to eat an Oreo, but the company says the “twist, lick, and dunk” method is still the tried-and-true approach. However, getting the layer of cream equal on both sides is still impossible! A team of MIT Engineers determined it can’t be done. After splitting Oreo after Oreo, they found the mystery lies with how the cookies are made. At the factory, a wafer is put down first, then a ball of creme is put onto the wafer before the second wafer goes on top. The delay makes the cream stick better to the first wafer. Who knew?
Brand experts say introducing new flavors allows Oreo to maintain consumer interest, generate buzz, and attract new customers curious to try the latest offering. No wonder it’s been able to maintain its worldwide dominance! Which are the best Oreo flavors to have in your pantry? Fill up a glass of milk and enjoy our list, according to cookie experts across eight popular websites. Does your list look different? Let us know in the comments below.
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The List: Best Oreo Flavors You Have to Try Next
It’s hard to improve perfection! The original Oreo is the version consumers like the best, which is why the classic sandwich cookie tops our list. According to Parade, the cookie should never be changed because the wafer is “just chocolatey enough and the filling is smooth and creamy.”
It may be boring, but the original offers a bit of nostalgia for those who grew up with the basic cookie. Buzzfeed felt the creme filling from other flavors “suffocated” the wafers, while the original flavor is perfect for those who love chocolate and those who don’t.
No matter how many new flavors are introduced, most of us still return to the tried-and-true version. Mashed agrees we can never get tired of the original Oreo.
If you love peanut butter and chocolate, you’ll love these Oreos. Tasting Table says you can’t beat the graham cracker cookie, acting as the crust, mixing with the perfect peanut butter and chocolate pie filling.
If sweet and salty is your thing, you can’t go wrong with this flavor combo with CNET calling it simple and spectacular.
The dark chocolate comes in at a solid number three on our list. Sporked gives the flavor 10 out of 10 “Sporks” saying they’re not too dark, not too bitter, but just perfect.
You would think this flavor would be overly sweet, but not for the taste tester at CNET, who believes the original flavor is over the top. However, writer Nina Raemont says the dark chocolate Oreo balances well with the dark chocolate cream and is not too sweet.
This cookie is genius because the dark chocolate cream replicates the taste of the cookies. According to Buzzfeed, you end up with “three layers with the same flavor” but different textures. If you love chocolate, stock up!
If you’ve ever dipped your Oreo in peanut butter instead of milk, you know how yummy it tasted. According to Mashed, there is “something so magical” about the chocolate and peanut butter combo. No wonder it ranks as the fourth most popular flavor on our list.
The flavor in some peanut butter cookies can taste fake, but not these. Sporked says they taste like peanut butter, instead of a peanut butter product.
If you love Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookies, you’ll eat a whole sleeve of these too! Sporked likes these even better saying they’re “refreshing” and not too “toothpasty.” The best and worst part? You can get them year-round.
If you’re like me, you always need a little taste of something sweet to clear the palette after a meal and this is the perfect choice! According to Tasting Table, this is the perfect “after-dinner cookie” that resembles an Andes mint.
Not everyone agrees they’re better than Thin Mints, but CNET says they do make you “believe that heaven is real.”
These don’t rank as high as the dark chocolate version, but they still get the job done. The editor-in-chief at Sporked says it tastes like the Oreo cream is mixed with hot chocolate powder! You can’t go wrong with that combo.
7. Java Chip
While the two previous publications love the Java Chip, there’s a reason it comes in at number seven on our list. CNET admits it tastes “too artificial.”
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