These Mystery Flavor Peeps were vile. The big mystery here isn’t what the flavors are. Rather, it’s why anyone at the Peeps organization saw fit to release these on an unsuspecting public.
Should I eat Mystery Flavor Peeps 2018?
Nope. These Peeps are not worth the money, sugar, or calories.
Who is this for?
People who want to prank their friends and family.
People who have a horrible Peeps addiction and need to mentally associate them with a terrible memory to break their habit.
People who have done something horrible and need to serve penance.
You really shouldn’t.
Our past attempts at tasting mystery flavor snacks have been odd but fun (Oreos & Gummy Bears). When I learned that Peeps had released mystery flavored marshmallow chicks, I thought, “Oh that will be fun. How badly could someone screw up sugar-coated marshmallow?”
The product was alluring. Each flavor came in its own brightly colored package with the cute white chicks peeping out through transparent cellophane.
While there were three different flavors, all of the Peeps were white. The coloration offered no clues.
Ya open them. Ya eat them. And then ya look at the anguish and confusion in the eyes of your tasting companions and either agree or debate what exactly it is that you’re tasting.
The final stage of gameplay is pondering what you did to deserve this punishment.
+ The Mystery Flavor Peeps contained no artificial dyes. Cool?
— The taste is terrible.
— The flavors really stick with you.
Flavor Guesses (Spoiler)
Mystery 1: Liquorish-ish.
Mystery 2: I don’t know. It started off kind-of-sort-of lemony, but then it had kind of an herbal thing going on. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯.
Mystery 3: A Peep that wished upon a star to be a real lime.
Team size: A 4-ounce package contains 54 bears. Recommended team size… depends on how much you like gummy bears.
Story & setting
Haribo has 5 mystery flavors in their limited edition Gold-Bears Mystery Flavors package.
We love food and we love mysteries… so for better or worse, we’re doing this.
Could we guess the flavors for the following 5 bears: yellow, blue, pink, red, and orange?
With each correct guess, we were entered to win a mystery box of HARIBO® swag and treats. The more correct guesses, the more contest entries. And with stakes like that, who could possibly say no to this challenge?
The packaging and bears looked pretty normal.
The mystery bears looks like regular gummy bears, but in slightly different colors. They had the same feel and consistency. The puzzle was in the flavor.
There was an extra puzzle to tell the difference between the yellow and orange bears.
There are 5 mystery flavors in one package. It’s a fun group solving activity.
If you like gummy bears, you’re going to like these. While these aren’t typical gummy candy flavors, they aren’t the types of flavors that you’d want to keep far from gummy candy.
Once you submit your answers on the Haribo website (given multiple choice options), you’ll receive immediate feedback whether you guessed correctly. This isn’t a brain buster.
The maroon bears were especially enjoyable.
The yellow bear and the orange bear look remarkably similar, but are distinct flavors. If you don’t set up your tasting session under a light source, you’ll be at risk of mixing up the colors.
David and I aren’t huge gummy bear fans. Our candy of choice is always chocolate. However, friends who like gummy bears think that these are pretty delicious.
Back in 2013, I made a gummy bear birthday cake. I dissolved the gummy bears and turned them into frosting. I added gummy bear flavors into the cake batter. This cake was overwhelmingly one flavor. It was a huge hit with the birthday girl, but to me, it just tasted like artificial lime. This is all to say that more variety is a good thing.
I commend Haribo for making palatable and guessable mystery flavors. We didn’t love them all, but they worked.
It’s pretty fun mystery game for a small group and it provides immediate feedback.
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?
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.
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.
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