Laidback Gourmet: Carmel Apple Oreos

Welcome back to the Laidback Gourmet. It’s that special time of year again. You know what makes Halloween so spooky? The Ghosts? The Goblins? Playing Ghosts and Goblins? No. It’s in the influx of weird and terrifying new treats that come out like Candy Blood. Today I think I might have found something truly terrifying to taste test. When you think Halloween, what treats do you think of? M&Ms? (Not this year) Candy Corn? (Next review) Candy Apples? Well, candy apples are awesome but aren’t they a pain in the butt to make? So instead, let’s make life simple by eating this Lovecraftian terror simply known as Carmel Apple Oreos:

The Thing On the Doorstep

Yes, the very large Oreo family has grown even larger with this newest offspring. An offspring that reminds me of Mrs. Leed’s 13th child. Look it up. Where did this idea come from? How did we go from chocolate sandwich cookies to caramel apple cookies? I feel like we’re missing a few pieces of the puzzles there. Well, enough stalling, let’s open these up.

The Unnamable

First off you’re greeted with a strong faux apple scent. Almost like a bag of apple jolly ranchers but not quite that strong. Also, I am slightly disturbed by the colors that are greeting me through this gaping mouth of madness. Oh, you think I’m exaggerating? Take a look for yourself:

The Very Old Ones

Again, I’m seriously reminded of a Lovecraftian horror. At first glance everything is normal. Oh this is just one of those vanilla Oreo cookies, right? Yet, like all Lovecraft horrors it only gets bad when you start digging where man was not meant to dig. So let’s open this thing up:

Cthulhu’s Turds

…what am I supposed to say about that? Yes, I understand that apples can be green, and caramel is brown, but come on Nabisco, what we’re you thinking here? How on earth is that visually appealing to those about to cram these into their mouths? However, I guess now that I stop and think about it, that’s exactly how something as horrifying as CARAMEL APPLE OREOS should look!

*Sighs* I guess I can’t put this off any longer. Time to give these a try.

*om nom nom

…well crap.

After this whole huge build up… they’re actually pretty good! Seriously, no kidding! They actually taste pretty good. The buttery taste of the cookie compliments the subdued and actual subtle caramel apple flavor well. While I know on a visceral level that the apple taste is fake it’s actually one of the better tasting fake apples I’ve ever had, much more like the apple flavor you get in Oatmeal as opposed to jolly ranchers. I’m as shocked to say this as you probably are to hear this, but this cookie is actually worth trying. Don’t get me wrong, I’d still prefer a classic double stuffed Oreo instead but these are actually a nice fall treat. And there’s no denying the wacky factor on these. Final Score:

Well that concludes this rather geeky edition of the Laidback Gourmet. Thank you as always for reading. Please feel free to send any love and praise to You can also friend me on Facebook under the name SuperfriendEd. Until next time, I’m Ed DiFolco, your Laidback Gourmet, and I just can’t believe how wrong I was about these cookies going into them…

Edlock Hoimes:
“And that dear boy is why one should never go into a case with preconceived notions. It taints you’re deductive perspectives.”

Well, that’s usually true Edlock Hoimes… but come on… just look at these:

Doesn’t matter they tasted good, this is still horrifying

Edlock Hoimes:
“SWEET MERCIFUL HEAVEN!! That needs to be killed with fire before the horror can escape into our world!”

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