Oreo Candy Canes have arrived, but did we even want them

Photo: Oreo Flavored Candy Canes.. Photo by Kimberley Spinney
Photo: Oreo Flavored Candy Canes.. Photo by Kimberley Spinney /

It’s officially the season of the candy cane, and this means that there are a number of interesting flavors on the market, including one from Oreo.

If there is one thing we can count on during the holiday season, it is the arrival of candy canes. Whether we are using them for decorating, handing out as part of gift, or even eating them ourselves, these sweet treats are an expected part of the season. And with that expectation comes plenty of unique flavors and combinations, including one from Oreo.

However, when we think of Oreo, we usually think of the cookies or even ice cream. But how often do we think candy canes? Well, with the return of Oreo flavored Candy Canes, we have no choice but to turn our attention to these black and white striped treats.

Even if you love Oreo cookies (I know some people who don’t), there is something about these candy canes that just seems wrong. Like why do we need or even want cookie flavored candy canes?

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While there are some flavors that just seem to work when it comes to the glorious candy cane, there are others that kind of leave us scratching our heads. And at least for me, this seems like one of those flavors.

Is this flavor as odd as kale candy canes we have heard about but never seen? No, probably not. And they certainly are not as bizarre as say a pizza flavored candy cane. But at the same time, just because you can turn a flavor into a candy cane, does that mean you should?

For me, Oreo Candy Canes are just not my favorite flavor of the season. I guess because I don’t get the satisfaction of the cream or even dunking the cookie in milk. And even when indulging in cookies and cream ice cream, at least you get that crunch of the cookie. All of this to say that there is something missing when it comes to the candy cane version of this cookie.

However, even with my lack of love for the Oreo Candy Canes, I can admit I love the white and black striped look of them enough that I have no problem hanging them from my tree this year. I just might not eat them when it is time to take down those decorations.

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What do you think of Oreo Candy Canes? Are they a favorite or can you do without them? Tell us what you think in the comments.