Well, my parents came down for the weekend and brought two very important things with them: Limited-Edition Candy Corn Oreos, and my all-time favorite homemade cookies in the world: Magic Cookie Bars.
If you’ve been following my blog, you already know of my family’s obsession with finding Candy Corn Oreos. We still can’t find them anywhere in our area. But my big sister came through and bought us a few packages. She lives near my parents up in the Albany area, so she handed them off and they made the trip down this weekend.
So after all that build-up, were they the most amazingly delicious things in the world or just absolutely revolting? Let’s find out!
Jason, a huge candy corn fan, was the first to take a bite:
Hmm. Doesn’t look like he enjoyed the taste too much. How would you rate these new Candy Corn Oreos, Jason?
Ohhhh, we’ve got a big thumbs down from Jason. Sorry, Nabisco! My parents and I tried them and thought they were good actually. Nothing great, though. To me, they tasted like the normal vanilla Oreos, with a hint of candy corn flavor. That’s it. They could’ve used a lot more candy corn flavor if you ask me. When you open the bag, though, the candy corn aroma is overpowering with that deliciously sweet sugary smell.
Ryan was too petrified to try these after Jason gave them a thumbs down. Although, to be fair, Ryan LOVES regular Oreos, but isn’t much of a fan of the vanilla flavored-ones to begin with.
Now, on to these Magic Cookie Bars I’ve talked about. Since I was a kid, my mom would always make them, and they’ve always been my favorite. After we discovered Jason had nut allergies, my mom changed the recipe to replace walnuts with pretzels. And they actually taste great. More recently, Jason developed a coconut allergy, so my mom once again needed to improvise. What’d she come up with this time? Caramel chips! A brilliant replacement and this batch of gooey chocolately goodness was as good (if not better) than any of her previous ones.
Here’s a close-up look at a Magic Cookie Bar:
And here’s Jason’s reaction after trying one of these. Yes, not just two thumbs up, but two thumbs and two feet up!
And here’s a really cute picture of Ryan just to end on another sweet note:
What are your favorite cookies?