In this a 2018th year of a duke and savior Rihanna, anything is possible. At slightest when it comes to uncanny flavored Oreos. The latest blessing/abomination (depending on your taste) comes interjection to a leader of a #MyOreoCreation Contest: Cherry Cola Oreos. The season truly sounds like a duration longing come true.
Earlier this year, Oreo launched a #MyOreoCreation contest. The contest, as a name implies, offering Oreo lovers a possibility to competition in formulating a subsequent good Oreo cookie flavor. In April, a top 3 flavors were announced: Kettle Corn, Piña Colada Thins, and Cherry Cola. On Apr 30, a new Oreos strike stores nationwide, permitting us to compensate tangible tellurian income to eat cookies that ambience like popcorn and soda. What a time to be alive!
Today, in an disdainful proclamation with Delish, Oreo announced Cherry Cola a winning flavor, as voted by fans as partial of a campaign. In further to bragging rights and a possibility to see their strange season on shelves, a leader of a #MyOreoCreation competition also receives a $500,000 grand prize. I’ll contend that once more: a thought for Cherry Cola Oreos is value half a million dollars. What! A time! To be! ALIVE!!!
Eden F. is to thank/blame for a esteem winning Cherry Cola Oreos. Apparently, she was something on a soda-flavored cookie streak. As she told Delish, “I consider my initial entrance was indeed orange soda!” If I’m being honest, we wouldn’t contend “no” to an orange soda, Creamsicle-esque Oreo. And if we would contend “no” to that, cold excellent some-more Oreos for me.
Newly minted half a millionaire Eden F. also told Delish a impulse for a winning season taps into nostalgia. “I started to consider about honeyed sodas and popsicles and uninformed fruit. All of those honeyed luscious flavors like orange, grape, lime, and cherry,” she said. “I was perplexing to constraint flavors that reminded me of happy summers when we was a child in a late ‘70s and ‘80s.”
So, what accurately does soda-centric nostalgia ambience like? The Cherry Cola Oreos underline a classical chocolate cookie. However, a cherry soda-esque peculiarity comes from a red and white creme. In further to being cherry cola-flavored, a creme is installed with popping candy to impersonate a fizziness of soda. So, to recap: it’s cookies AND soda AND Pop Rocks all in one Oreo. My six-year-old self is tears sweet, sweetened tears of joy.
After a #MyOreoCreation finalists strike shelves, there was some debate around who indeed combined a Cherry Cola Oreo flavor. According to Grub Street, Lauren Young from Denver claims she submitted Cherry Cola Oreos months before a Oreos strike a shelves. Young reached out to a company though says she was told she wouldn’t be credited with a thought or, some-more importantly, a money prize.
“As expected, many consumers submitted a same season suggestions, including ‘cherry cola,’ though did so in opposite and artistic ways,” Oreo told PEOPLE. “Knowing that this would happen, a winning acquiescence was formed on some-more than usually identifying a season (as this Denver Colorado entrant has done), though also on a artistic approach in that a entrant presented a season along with other sum about a season creation, as summarized in a central rules.”
Hence since there is usually one leader instead of dozens of Cherry Cola submissions bursting a $500,000.
If we wish to try Cherry Cola Oreos for yourself, you’ll need to get to a store ASAP. Oreo tells Delish that a season is a limited-edition usually for now. They contend “only time will tell” if a new season becomes a partial of a unchanging line-up. If we can’t make it to a grocery store, Amazon is offered Cherry Cola Oreos exclusively to Prime members for $2.98.
Be warned: a reviews are…mixed. Some adore a season and a further of a popping candies. However, others are reduction than impressed. One five-star (yes, as in a many stars) examination reads: “Easily a misfortune tasting Oreo I’ve ever had. Everything about it is bleh. WITH THAT SAID, we adore these since we can make people try them and watch them reason behind a vomit. It’s hilarious. 5 Stars.”
So, you’ll possibly adore them or adore hating them.