Red Velvet Oreos Coming Next Month

Just in time for Valentine's Day
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 20, 2015 5:17 PM CST
Red Velvet Oreos Coming Next Month
Red Velvet Oreos are coming Feb. 2.   (Mondelez International)

Red Oreos? Yep. Specifically "red velvet" Oreos will debut Feb. 2 for a limited run to take advantage of the Valentine's Day rush, reports Bloomberg. The normally black chocolate cookie wafers will be dyed red, and they will sandwich a "cream cheese flavored creme," says maker Mondelez International. The iconic cookie is looking to cash in on the "red velvet anything" dessert craze—often a red-colored cake topped with cream cheese instead of frosting—which Alison Spiegel at the Huffington Post calls "indisputably the most overrated dessert in America." And yet, she thinks the weird-looking Oreo is "quite good."

"Sure, it has that elusive, slightly artificial flavor that comes with the red velvet territory, but somehow it works," she writes. "The cream cheese-flavored filling might smell like canned frosting, but in a good way." Tasters at People also gave it a mostly thumbs-up review. "It does not taste like real red velvet cake—did we really think it was going to?—but the flavors do work together. A 20-cookie package is worth the $5, if just so you can taste the novelty." (More Oreo stories.)

Get the news faster.
Tap to install our app.
Install the Newser News app
in two easy steps:
1. Tap in your navigation bar.
2. Tap to Add to Home Screen.