Peppermint Bark Oreos are back for the holiday season


Peppermint Bark Oreos are back just in time for the holidays.

Move over pumpkin spice because Peppermint Bark Oreos are back, just in time for the holidays. The classic sandwich cookie is decked out with the popular holiday flavor and everyone will want to dunk, twist and eat a few this holiday season.

This news was first reported by PopSugar, and they should be normal priced at Walmart or Target, which is usually around $2.99.

Peppermint Bark Oreos were introduced to grocery store shelves last year as a companion to traditional Christmas variant Peppermint Oreos, and one of the newest of the long parade of limited-time flavor variants.

What makes Peppermint Bark Oreos stand out is that the creme is pepperminty, but then there are also sugar crystals providing a little more crunch in the texture, in addition to an extra pop of sweetness.

Like almost all Oreos, they are delicious, and they feature the classic chocolate cookies, which would pair really well with some hot chocolate or coffee; or for an ultimate Thanksgiving/Christmas flavor mashup, with something from Starbucks’ Pumpkin Spice Latte collection, available at grocery stores everywhere.

Food review website The Three Snackateers describes the flavor as similar to Andes Mints, with the chocolate cookies pairing nicely with the pepperminty creme.

According to the Nabisco-authorized 1998 cookbook Oreo with a Twist, the original cookie was introduced in 1912, and the precursor of the Peppermint Bark Oreos, the Holiday Oreos, were introduced in 1995.

Holiday Oreos had a red creme, setting the stage for various holiday variants that all have the original taste, and eventually the various flavors like Peppermint Oreos, etc.

The staff at Delish recently ranked all the current varieties of Oreos currently available, including the offshoots like Oreo Thins and Fudge Oreos. This feels like the sort of project that ought to be replicated for scientific purposes here at FoodSided, and it probably would if the staff wasn’t spread out all over the country.

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Are you planning to grab a package or two this season, either for plain snacking or as an ingredient in an elaborate dessert? Either way, if you take a picture of your kitchen-set creativity, be sure to use the hashtag #FoodSided on Instagram.