The good news is that unlike Pumpkin Spice condoms, Pumpkin Spice Oreos are real. The better news? MTV News got a chance to try them in advance of their September 24 release, and they are delicious.
Look, we've tried a fair amount of weird foods here at the MTV offices: Buffalo Crunch Donuts; Ninja Turtles Pizza; and X-Men Twinkies, among other items. And with each of them, reaction has been mixed. Some of the writers here love weird foods (read: me), and some get totally grossed out at the drop of a hat.
With the Pumpkin Spice Oreos, finally, MTV News was united as one, agreeing that the cookies are so good we can't wait until the end of the month to snag some more. Just take a look at this impromptu cookie party!
Pictured: Everybody being very serious about eating cookies.
Myself, I've been an amateur connoisseur of Oreos for a while, even traveling far out of my way to track down an elusive Root Beer Float Oreo (delicious), or the new Caramel Apple (pretty good). But when word of the Pumpkin Spice Oreo spread like wildfire, I knew I had to get my hands on some.
It's a combination that could have gone terribly wrong. There are some flavors that just don't work with an Oreo cookie, and Pumpkin Spice is certainly way too prevalent this time of year... It's not even officially Fall, and I'm already kind of sick of pumpkins.
But the cookie works! And not only that, it's a great, surprisingly subtle companion to the main Oreo cookie that's anchored the line for many, many years.
First thing you should know, the PSOs use Oreo's golden cookie. It tastes significantly less citrusy than the Lemon or Limeade Oreos, and errs on the side of crunchier with hints of vanilla. It's a pretty good, solid cookie on its own, and is reminiscent of a ladyfinger.
The biggest surprise with the creme is how understated the flavor is. There's definitely notes of pumpkin, and a nice, not overly cinnamon flavor. But you get to taste the signature Oreo creme, too, something that's rare with the weirder flavors (think Rice Krispie Oreos, or the recent Cookie Dough).
In fact, it's a pretty much perfect melding between pumpkin pie and Oreo cookie. Yeah, I said it. But don't just trust me, here's what other writers at MTV thought:
"The Oreos are sweet, without being heavy or overwhelming. The spice is absolutely perfect. I could easily eat an entire box while catching up on 'Scandal'." - Shaunna Murphy
"It was like fall in my mouth -- without all the dead leaves and discarded Halloween masks and back-to-school-ness. Please give me more." – Brenna Ehrlich
"Not bad! They will pair excellently with eggnog, bourbon and Seasonal Affective Disorder." – Marty Beckerman
"The Pumpkin Spice Oreos hit the sweet spot right between Oreos and pumpkin pie. It's definitely an Oreo, but it blends in just the right amount of spice." - Kevin Sullivan
"As a lover of pumpkin spice everything, I heartily endorse these Oreos. I approve of the choice to use the underappreciated golden cookie, and found the filling pleasantly spicy, despite being in total denial of the fact that summer is basically over." - Kase Wickman
So there you go! Case closed, as literally nobody says in reference to cookie reviews. The Pumpkin Spice Oreos are a great (albeit temporary) addition to the Oreo line, and will be available on September 24. Expect them to be unavailable also on September 24, because they're going to sell like crazy.