Sunday, July 3, 2022

Berry Oreo Review

By: Jeshua DeJesse/ Senior Writer

What can a young, white and middle-aged (I think I’m going to die in my thirties) male add to the booming discussion on oreos? That’s a rhetorical question. I don’t really care about your opinion; this is a time to let my thoughts shine. Hopefully, this groundbreaking journalism will appear as a regular column on the website. The purpose of this article is to see how all of milk’s favorite cookies stack up with each other, to see which ones crumble and which ones resist the cold bite of competition.

The original oreos are a gold standard in the culinary world, so every cookie review will be prepared to the pioneer cookie. This week will see a norm-shattering review of Berry Oreos.

As soon as I opened the patented, Nabisco fresh seal of the cookie packaging, I was delighted by a gorgeous palette of the black cookie contrasted by the red creme. All of the cookies were in order, and none of them were broken, a rare sight for Oreo standards.  Of course, as soon as I could, I ravaged the first cookie I could reach; I ate the entire confection in one monstrous bite. No, I didn’t twist the oreo and lick the creme; that’s barbaric. As soon as the creme hit my already watering taste buds, I received a muted berry taste. The leading flavor was rasberry; it’s bitter qualities was a standout amongst the sweet, chocolate cookies. The berry taste mixed very well with the chocolate, just think of a chocolate covered strawberry. While the flavor was good, I only received a hint of it; a more powerful essence would have been welcomed.

Everyone knows that oreos have to be dunked in milk in order to get the full effect. In my opinion, whole milk is the proper choice. I mean, milk has already been altered enough with pasteurization, so why not get the most out of your milk. 2% milk is just well disguised water. To wrap this up, the milk didn’t add much to the Berry Oreos. The lubricant just made the cookie soggy and sloppy, which I happen to like.

I’d say the cookie was okay but not as good as the original oreo. If you happen to see it in a store and get an urge to buy it, go for it; you probably won’t regret it. Most people know what’s in store when they buy oreos, and this cookie is no different.

6.5/10

 

Kimberly Davenport
Kimberly Davenport grew up in Montrose, Pennsylvania. She currently teaches English and digital journalism at Blue Ridge High School, and is the adviser for the school's online newspaper, the Raider Reader. Kimberly loves traveling, spending time with her family (especially her grandchildren), and can often be found reading a good book.

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