OREO Sour Patch Kids review: Sweet, sour, and so much better than you expect

The new limited edition cookies have gotten the two brands to put down their sugar-swords and collaborate.
OREO Sour Patch Kids
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Sour Patch Kids has collaborated with quite a few different brands over the years, but the time has finally come for them to put down their sugar-encrusted sword and team up with their biggest enemy. That right. It's Oreo (they fight on social media quite a bit). And yes, the two have created OREO Sour Patch Kids. Really.

The end result isn't a Sour Patch Kid that tastes like an Oreo; it's an Oreo cookie that tastes like a Sour Patch Kid. Or at least that's what they promise. As the resident Sour Patch Kid fanatic, it was only a matter of time before I got my hands on these (and some amazing merch). And let's just say I was (shockingly) not disappointed.

I did not expect to like these. I am against the vanilla Oreo cookie on principle, but because Sour Patch Kids was involved, I figured I needed to give them a shot. First off, they smell EXACTLY like a Sour Patch Kid. It's almost horrifying in its accuracy. Whatever food scientist created this cookie is an absolute genius. They smell fruity and sweet and a little bit sour.

As for the taste, they are exactly what they promise. They taste fruity and hit you with just enough sourness for you to get the point. To me, they taste like Froot Loops with just a kick of citric acid on the backend. I don't know why they work, but I ate multiple cookies, so they clearly do.

You also get the classic crunchy-smooth combination that Oreo is so good at, so maybe that helps make them as good as they are. For overall taste, they are around a 6 or a 6.5 on a scale of 10. Cookies are not my favorite food in the world, and I am a bit of an Oreo purist, but these could definitely be dangerous if I sat on the couch with the container.

For accuracy of what they are presenting, they are 10 out of 10. I eat Sour Patch Kids at least a few times a month, and this new Oreo gets the flavor across perfectly. It's not as sour as the candy but most people wouldn't want that anyway. I'm also glad they didn't try to encrust the cookie in sugar. It would have just made it a messier experience than it needed to be.

While new Oreo flavors are usually hit or miss, this one is definitely a hit. It's currently a limited edition and even if these are popular, I don't see them becoming part of Oreo's regular line up. They will be available in most stores starting in May, so get them while you can!

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These cookies were provided for review to Guilty Eats by OREO.