The A.V. Club ate the new Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Oreos

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Oreo comes out with a new product every month or so now (or so it seems), so The A.V. Club offices are always teeming with birthday cake-frosting slathered sandwich cookies that we’re not all that excited about actually eating. That all changed when we heard about Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Oreos, which blend the chocolate and peanut butter goodness of a beloved candy with the chocolate and cream goodness of a beloved cookie. We anticipated (be)loving them.

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Below you’ll find our precise reactions, but, in short, we pretty much did. Those of us who liked them found them to be a perfect blend of Nutter Butter, Reese’s, and Oreo, and those who didn’t (cough Sonia Saraiya cough) thought the peanut butter cream tasted too artificial, as if an Oreo tastes like it’s from the earth. As visiting staffer Todd VanDerWerff noted, though, the cream does stick to the roof of your mouth just like actual peanut butter, so consume with caution.

(Note: In order, the staffers below are Todd VanDerWerff, Erik Adams, Sonia Saraiya, Marah Eakin, and A.A. Dowd.)

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DISCUSSION

I hate to say it, but I think the taste testers have lost their edge. I mean, Oreos? Bush league. Whatever happened to that reckless daring-do that gave us MREs with ZMF, or the legendary Cheeseburger in a Can? Or what about Patton Oswalt's inspired guest column in which he finally tried the KFC Famous Bowl?

I think this has come up before, but what about tracking down examples of the cafeteria food we all knew as children growing up? Remember square pizza? I'm sure it was processed beyond being considered actual food, but dammit I've got a lot of fond memories of those little pizzas, and how everyone in class would jockey for a spot at the front of the line, to get a square when it was good and hot and the cheese not yet congealed.

Ah, memories.