Everyone Already Guessed Oreo’s Mystery Flavor (Photos)

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Back in October 2017, the Nabisco-owned company revealed its non-revealing mystery-flavored Oreos as part of a Big Win guessing game. Guess the mystery flavor first, win $50,000 (or fall in second, third, fourth or fifth place with $10,000 prizes). Fans taste tested the creme-filled cookies, which looked identical to the Oreo’s Original, except for one distinct detail: its pungent, fruity smell noticeable immediately upon opening.

Fans quickly tweeted their guesses, many of whom were correct in pegging the fruity scent to the nostalgic “rocks your whole mouth” Fruity Pebbles cereal. But also to declare the correct answer were Food and Wine, Refinery29, Today Show, The Daily Meal, Delish and possibly thousands of others. It was a mystery flavor so distinguishable that a kid could guess it.

The contest ended on Nov. 30 and Oreo confirmed the flavor’s identity on Dec. 5. “It was a mystery for the ages,” the Facebook announcement read. “That is, the stone ages.” The flavor was just not ambiguous enough, or perhaps the taste and smell of Fruity Pebbles cereal just never leaves you.

One Facebook user posted his personal experience with Fruity Pebbles. “See, at first it tastes like Fruity Pebbles. But then as you keep eating, it tastes more and more like the bowl of Fruity Pebbles you ate while hiding in your closet at 4 years old while your parents fought upstairs screaming a bunch of swear words you didn’t know existed at the time.”

For those who guessed correctly (and whose noses and taste buds still linger with childhood memories), the wait begins for Oreo’s announcement of the six winners. One Facebook user commented on the cookie company’s post: “So I’m sure the 1,000,000 people who submitted Fruity Pebbles ™ cereal win right? Cause I know I submitted Fruity Pebbles but no word on winning anything or being correct.”

At the time of publication, the winners had not been announced.

Oreo’s surprise flavor is among the least tame. We’ve seen Swedish Fish, Peeps, and Banana Split-flavored creme squished between the wafer cookies. Nabisco’s next move in strange flavors? Now that’s a mystery worth guessing.

Sources: USA Today, Grub Street / Featured Image: Manolo Gomez/Flickr / Embedded Image: Today

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Oreo’s Mystery Flavor Is Super Easy To Figure Out (Photo)

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Oreo launched its limited-edition Mystery Oreo, filled with a mystery-flavored creme, which if guessed correctly will win a lucky person $50,000!

The rules are simple: Purchase a pack of Mystery Oreos, channel inner Oreo clairvoyance, submit your revelation to Oreo’s official website, then, profit (maybe).

Since Mystery Oreos hit shelves, people have been unveiling their findings, reaching a general consensus that Mystery Oreo is either Froot Loops or Fruity Pebbles.

Foodbeast writers received a special delivery of Mystery Oreos to their office and tasked Isai Rocha to describe the mystery flavor. “As soon as we pulled open the little lift tab on the cookie’s packaging, an immediate tropical smell hit us hard, like a 21 Savage hook,” Rocha wrote.

After the Foodbeast office conducted their taste test, it was decided the flavor must be Froot Loops. Oreos has already released a limited-edition Fruity Crisp flavor before, so could this be some clever repackaging hijinks? Could Nabisco be so cruel?

Meanwhile, Food and Wine tried their hand at Oreo guesses, and reported the same immediate “waft of artificial fruit flavor” and noted that the cookies look just like the usual black-and-white classic Oreos. And the staff’s guess? A unanimous “Fruity Pebbles” as the flavor, adding that “Oreo has teamed up with brands like Dunkin’ Donuts and Peeps before, it’s certainly possible.” 

Self-proclaimed Oreo connoisseurs agree with the Mystery Oreo’s distinct artificially flavored fruit cereal taste and smell. Fruity Pebbles and Froot Loops are relics of Saturday mornings, watching cartoons and wolfing down bowl after bowl of pink sugar-milk. And if you’re familiar with the “smells ring bells” adage-factoid, you can bet that Foodbeast and Food and Wine were correct in their guesses.

Nabisco has not announced a winner, so while those convinced of the Mystery’s identity divvy up the prize money, the least-convinced are still chocking it up to a mystery.

And who doesn’t love a good head-scratcher that leaves infinite possibilities? And in the case of the Mystery Oreo, it would be wise to conduct your own investigation and see for yourself.

Sources: Grub Street, Mondelez Oreo Mystery, Foodbeast, Food and Wine / Featured Image: Evan-Amos/Wikimedia Commons / Embedded Image: Oreo via Food and Wine/ 

Tags: Fruit Loops oreo, Fruity Pebbles oreo, limited-edition cookies, Mystery Oreo
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