Red Velvet Oreo Cookies: Fact or Fiction?

Are the rumors of Red Velvet Oreos too good to be true? We did a little research to find out.

Oh snap! In the midst of new limited edition Oreo launches (including Birthday Cake and Watermelon) a rumor is circulating that a new Red Velvet flavor will also hit the shelves this month. Unfortunately, you’ll have to keep waiting for this cream cheese frosting-filled cookie because it is a hoax. Come on!

Being lovers of all things Red Velvet, we did a little digging to see how quickly we could get these puppies in our hands – and integrated into recipes. Think: Red Velvet Slutty Brownies.

Much to our dismay, we quickly found that this rumor is in fact, just a rumor. The fake images circulating the Internet were created for a college marketing project (rude).

If you were also tricked by the rumors of Fried Chicken Oreos, have no fear. Similar to spotting a faux designer bag, there is a methodology to spotting a fake Oreo flavor:

     1. Limited edition flavors have smaller packaging than traditional Oreos (12.2 vs 14.3
          oz). The spotted Red Velvet flavor is an anomaly at 10.7 oz.

     2. The outer cookie goodness of Oreos is always chocolate or golden, not the red
          hue of the Red Velvet cookies.

On the bright side, there is chatter that this flavor may become a reality in time for Valentine’s Day. And while you may not be able to find Red Velvet Oreos in the store right now, we have some ideas on how to surpass this disappointment and amp up the traditional Oreo good and proper:
Oreo Truffles
Deep Fried Oreos
Oreo Cheesecake

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