Candy Corn Oreos Sadly Didn’t Impress Much

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:

They’re called Magic Cookie Bars because I can make them all disappear in like 3 seconds flat!

And here’s Jason’s reaction after trying one of these. Yes, not just two thumbs up, but two thumbs and two feet up!

What’s better than two thumbs up? 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?

25 Responses
  • Kellie Conklin
    October 9, 2012

    Bummer to hear about the Candy Corn Oreos, I haven’t even seen them in our stores but I really wanted to try them after seeing them here! Glad I will not waste my money though so thank you for the honest review! The magic cookie bars look scrumptious though! My favorite cookies are cinnamon sugar cookies my mom makes!

  • Jeffrey
    October 9, 2012

    I think Oreo’s are Okay! I am not inclined to try the candy corn variety, especially after this post. I like a good old-fashioned milk dunking chocolate chip cookie. They have to be able to soak up a bunch of liquid!

  • Stephanie
    October 8, 2012

    i love oreos but i did not like theses

  • Lisa Brown
    October 2, 2012

    The Oreos look good. I have not seen them yet at our store. I would rather have your Magic Cookie Bars, though 🙂

  • Andrew Kardon
    September 29, 2012

    You can all breathe a sigh of relief. I have in my possession the recipe for Magic Cookie Bars! Hope to post it this weekend!

  • Penelope
    September 27, 2012

    Yeah, they don’t sound like they’d taste that good, lol (I kinda hate candy corn though)…but I’d give the magic bars everything up too, those look INCREDIBLE!
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    • Andrew Kardon
      September 28, 2012

      They didn’t taste bad, Penelope. Just didn’t really have that much extra flavor beyond the normal vanilla Oreos. And if you hate candy corn, don’t get these. The smell that shoots out of the bag when you open it would kill you!

  • SCM (SocialCafe Magazine)
    September 26, 2012

    Honestly I can only eat regular Oreo cookies and that is if there is no other choice in the house. My 7 year old daughter loves regular and Golden, but every other kind we got none of us liked. We are mostly into soft, chewy homemade oatmeal cookies or similar 🙂

    The Magic Cookie Bars look delicious, would love to know the secret recipe 😉
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    • Andrew Kardon
      September 28, 2012

      Secret recipe is going to be posted soon! Ooh, and I need to go read your article about the bacon shortage!

  • Carrie at In the Hammock Blog
    September 26, 2012

    Hmm, I really like the vanilla ones, so maybe I would like the candy corn ones too.
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    • Andrew Kardon
      September 28, 2012

      If you love the vanilla ones, you should like these. They taste so similar.

  • Phyllis DeRosa
    September 24, 2012

    Are you going to post a recipe for the Magic Cookie Bars, or do I have to drive all the way to your house for some? 😉

    • Andrew Kardon
      September 25, 2012

      I was going to post the recipe… but now I’m not so that you have to drive out here for a visit. 🙂

  • Samantha Gluck
    September 24, 2012

    OK, I want the recipe for the Magic Cookie Bars….my littlest son demands it! You see, he love s cookies and wants to see if they truly are “magic” to his taste buds.

    Pretty please?

    • Andrew Kardon
      September 24, 2012

      I’m checking with mom about the recipe. No worries! And tell the little guy that they are the most magical things his taste buds will ever encounter!

  • Lisa @ Oh Boy Oh Boy Oh Boy
    September 24, 2012

    I really don’t think the ‘golden’ oreos should be called oreo at all. I am not a fan of the plain golden ones at all but it has opened up some fun flavor opportunities, I really liked Rainbow Sherbert and Dreamsicle
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    • Andrew Kardon
      September 24, 2012

      Oooh, I never even saw the Rainbow Sherbert or Dreamsicle ones. Those are Oreo flavors?!?

  • Dave
    September 24, 2012

    If I’m ever on death row, I want your mom to make me magic cookie bars for my last meal… they’re the greatest things ever!!! (then again, maybe she can make them for me without me having to be on death row…)

  • melinda
    September 24, 2012

    i’m a traditional oreo fan and actually really love the golden oreos too. I’m not interested in trying out the candycorn or any other flavors, to me it’s just too much mixing of flavors and they aren’t oreos anymore
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  • Stephanie R
    September 24, 2012

    Aw. I was expecting to hear that they were awesome, to justify my on going search for them. Darn, but I totally see why they werent the best, Im not a big fan of the vanilla cookie either. Guess Ill just pick up a pack of traditional Oreos (my favorite!).
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  • Allie
    September 24, 2012

    Thumbs up on the cute kid pictures! (No, I’m not biased :)) The magic cookie bars were heavenly. I, like Ryan, was too scared to try them after Jason’s reaction. For the record, my friend Stacey loved them!!

  • Alan Barry
    September 24, 2012

    I love majic cookie bars. But my all time favorite is cherry cheesecake. Made by my wife of course.

  • Maryann
    September 24, 2012

    Those Oreos seem scary to me. But I’m miss-all-natural so that could be why. 🙂 the home made cookies seem great!
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