OREO Churro review: The limited-edition flavor will make you say "Churr-Oh Yes!"

Wonder of wonders, the OREO Churro flavor creme cookies buck the churro trend.

OREO Churro Flavor Creme Cookie Package - credit: Alex Zalben
OREO Churro Flavor Creme Cookie Package - credit: Alex Zalben /
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When I’m wrong, I’m wrong. Recently I went to bat here on Guilty Eats for nuking the churro flavor trend from orbit, mainly because churro isn’t really a flavor… It’s an experience. Yet there’s always an exception to the rule. And that exception? OREO Churro flavor creme, the latest limited edition cookie from Nabisco.

Here’s a quick rundown of the cookie, which has a number of elements that could have gone horribly wrong, and instead go horribly right. As described on the package, they have a “Fried dough flavored cookie, churro flavored creme, artificially flavored with sugar inclusions.”

Going into trying this cookie, which doesn’t officially hit shelves until March 27, 2024 (a package was provided for review to Guilty Eats by OREO), I was confused, to say the least. How do you have a cookie with a “fried dough flavor”? What is a “sugar inclusion”? Why do they keep insisting churro is a flavor when the flavor is “cinnamon sugar” and the churro is all about a crispy texture outside, and soft, gooey dough on the inside?

Here’s the negative: there’s no way OREO was going to reproduce the exact sensation of eating a really good street churro. I still take issue with the whole idea of saying something is churro-flavored because that’s impossible. But – and here’s the whole crux of the issue – this is a really good OREO that comes as close as humanly possible to paying off on the churro premise, even if it’s an entirely different dessert treat.

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OREO Churro Flavor Creme Cookie - credit: Alex Zalben /

Let’s start with the cookie, which tastes intrinsically different from the Golden OREO, and of course, is different from your typical chocolate OREO. While I wouldn’t say it’s fried dough flavored if you hadn’t prompted me, this is less sweet than the Golden OREO, and closer to a biscuit flavor. There’s nothing particularly noteworthy about it, but I do think tweaking the cookie helps emphasize the creme, which is the main attraction here.

And the creme is very good. It’s essentially lightly cinnamon flavored, and of course sweet, a la the cinnamon sugar that encrusts the outside of a churro. The sugar inclusions, as predicted, are lightly crunchy sugar crystals in the creme. They’re different than the popping candy in flavors like the Space Dunk OREOs, and are littered throughout the creme at a nice ratio so you don’t feel like you’re crunching into a bunch of sugar cubes. There’s plenty of delicious cinnamon creme, and the sugar crystals add the crunch of a churro without taking away from the flavor.

In short, the main attraction here is the excellent churro creme, and the cookie and sugar inclusion only help focus attention on that, versus clashing with the flavors. To reemphasize, this is not going to replace a churro any time soon. But where other outlets like Subway and Dunkin’ are flopping it with churros, OREO sticks the landing. That’s a joke on churros being the shape of sticks. Anyway, enjoy.

OREO Churros: Where To Buy

As mentioned, the limited edition OREO churro flavor creme are on sale on March 27, 2024, and should be available in stores everywhere. Naturally check your local supermarket or big box store before heading to pick them up, but this is not a Target or Walmart exclusive type deal.

That said, grab ‘em while they’re hot, because they are limited edition – meaning when they’re gone, they’re gone.

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