I get so excited when fall approaches. That classic crisp smell teases my nose early in the morning, the sunsets creep earlier and earlier each day, and brightly colored leaves begin to pop up on trees. Fall has been my favorite season since forever, and there are so many things to look forward to like dressing up for Halloween, getting my wardrobe ready for cozy-mode, and enjoying yummy seasonal drinks. This year's fall festivities include the arrival of what's sure to become my favorite new snack: Apple Cider Donut Oreos.
I live in Alaska, so my search for this new autumnal treat was a bit tricky. Thankfully, a pack of these beauties was waiting for me at a sneaky little end-cap in the corner of Target, defying the sold-out status I got from an employee. Currently, these Oreos are only available in select stores and through specialty retailers online. Eager to get a taste of fall, I grabbed my bounty and headed to the nearest self-checkout.
As soon as I got home, I opened up the package and was immediately greeted with a whiff of hot apple cider smell. The Oreos seemed like they were more stuffed than regular Oreos, despite the packaging not indicating the coveted "double stuf" status. I took a bite and was met with an unexpected crunch from the frosting, just like the sugary crunch on the outside of an apple cider donut. They really do taste like what they advertise. They are sugar, spice, and everything nice. The flavors — cinnamon, apple, donut icing — are all nicely balanced, if on the sweet side, and really do evoke an apple cider donut.
I made a steamy cup of hot spiced tea to go with the treats and enjoyed them on a cool day. Fall comes early here in Alaska, and it was the ideal day to try this new Oreo flavor. So lean into the upcoming season by putting on your coziest sweater, making a tasty cup of tea, and trying these delicious new Oreos that will bring back all your favorite fall memories.