Limited Edition Mystery Oreos [Review]

You had me at the word “mystery.”

Manufacturer: Nabisco

Team size: A 15.25 ounce package contains 30 cookies. Recommended team size is 30 people.

Story & setup

Nabisco, the maker of Oreo cookies, has a mystery for us to solve:

What flavor cream have they snuck into these seemingly normal Oreos?

White packaging for Mystery Oreo cookies. There is an opened Oreo with a question mark engraved in the cream.

Between now and 11:59pm on November 30, 2017, those who take on the taste testing mystery can submit their flavor guess for a chance to win $50,000.

Aesthetically, the packaging looked slick and the cookies looked completely normal.


The Oreo chocolate cookies remained the same. The puzzle was determining the flavor of the cream.

3 mystery Oreos laid on a black and white plate. One of the Oreos has been twisted open.


The packaging was quite fetching.

The concept was fun.

As far as store-bought cookies are concerned, the Oreo chocolate cookies are a solid base to work with.


More than any other package of Oreos that I’ve ever opened, the scent that wafted from these cookies was obscenely sugary. It smelled like diabetes.

That cream was a shadow of a regular Oreo’s glory. It was fine when consumed with the cookie, but on its own… yuck. Its well documented that eating the cream first is the correct way to Oreo.

Should I eat Nabisco’s Limited Edition Mystery Oreos?

The big question remains: what did it taste like? So, it’s spoiler time.

Spoiler: What did it taste like?

Faux-citrus-y. I thought it tasted like extra sweet Fruity Pebbles. Lisa’s vote was for orange flavored Flintstones vitamins. So… the flavor is basically “sugary citrus childhood.” Yes. That’s absolutely the answer that’s gonna win $50,000.


This Oreo was not my cup of sugar.

I loved the concept; a flavor mystery was a great idea.

I loved the packaging design; it just looked enticing. Who can say no to a question mark engraved in Oreo cream?

However, It didn’t come together. This was like an escape room with a great setup, a beautiful set, and lackluster gameplay.

Personally, I was hoping for candied bacon.

If this sounds like your kind of treat, or like me, you just can’t resist a mystery, no matter how minor… give the Limited Edition Mystery Oreos a shot while you can.

(If you purchase via our Amazon links, you will help support Room Escape Artist as we will receive a very small percentage of the sale.)


  1. these or the worst tasting cookies. Can’t get the taste out of my mouth. Just wasted money on these. Would not recommend anyone to buy. Biggest mistake Nabisco made.

  2. Candied Bacon!?! You amuse me and got me thinkin’ at the same time 🙂

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