May 28, 2014 at 2:18 PM ET
What if an Oreo and a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup had a baby?
That’s the stuff dreams are made of. And thankfully, the cookie conception of your dreams is now a reality. Hitting store shelves on June 9, the limited edition Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Oreo will be available while supplies last, which is usually about six to eight weeks — and it’s a cookie you don’t want to miss. Trust us.
TODAY.com staff devoured the sample package, and for the first time, unanimously agreed that the half chocolate creme and half peanut butter creme cookie sandwich is a winner (unlike some previous limited edition Oreo flavors: we’re looking at you, Watermelon).
“It’s better than plain Oreos, and better than Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups on their own — it elevates both desserts in one bite,” said staffer Katie Quinn.
“I’m not typically the biggest fan of the chocolate and peanut butter combo — I know, blasphemy, right? — but these Oreos nailed it,” added Samantha Okazaki. “They had the flavor and texture of the classic Oreo cookie but with a hint of peanut butter. I would definitely eat a full sleeve myself.”
Oreo offers a Peanut Butter Crème flavor as part of its regular selection, though we’ve never seemed to actually find it in stores. But the Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Oreo is something extra special.
“We have a great admiration of Reese’s and following conversations and collaborations with the Reese’s brand over the past 12 months, we determined this cookie is the perfect combination of flavors,” Danielle Brown, Oreo’s brand manager, told TODAY.com via email. “The Oreo and Reese’s teams worked closely together to come up with a new delicious cookie experience. The product incorporates both chocolate and Reese’s peanut butter flavor creme to deliver the Peanut Butter Cup flavor.”
When we asked Brown what took so long to make this magic, she replied, “We know, this flavor is a no-brainer! But, we wanted to make sure we got it right because we know there are ardent Oreo and Reese’s fans with big expectations.”
If Oreo can win over a group of journalists who are skeptical of everything, turning them into vultures who would tear each other apart over an additional cookie, we’d say they can definitely score with brand loyalists.