Dark Chocolate Oreos Are a New Permanent Flavor Hitting Shelves Soon
PEOPLE staffers got a first taste of the new Oreos and let's just say we were thrilled.
The beloved cookie company announced on Wednesday that Dark Chocolate Oreos will become a permanent flavor hitting shelves next year. The brand decided to announce the news timed to the upcoming winter solstice, the day with the shortest period of daylight (so the darkest day of the year), on Dec. 21 even though the cookies won’t hit stands until Jan. 2.
The new treats come with a dark chocolate creme—”made with real cocoa” as touted on the packaging—sandwiched between their classic chocolate wafers.
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PEOPLE staffers got a first taste of the Oreos and were thrilled with the results. The cookies are fudgy but not overly chocolatey and have just the right amount of filling. They’re very similar to the chocolate Oreos, which already exist, just with a slightly more bitter taste as to be expected from a dark chocolate. While some may call it basic, we feel that the new addition has staying power.