Holy Crap: Oreo's Newest Flavor Is Swedish Fish

Courtesy of Oreo
Courtesy of Oreo

From Cinnamon Bun to Filled Cupcake, Oreo has unleashed several crazy flavors from its Wonder Vault in recent months, but now, it looks like the milk-friendly cookie company may have gone too far. How? Three words: Swedish Fish Oreos.

Days after photos of the Swedish Fish Oreos leaked online, an Oreo spokesperson confirmed by phone Tuesday that the bright red, gummy fish-flavored cookies are indeed real. In fact, you can eat them today if you live near a Kroger grocery store, where they're exclusively available for a limited time. If you don't live near a Kroger, a quick eBay search reveals at least two packages are already available there, too, but you'll have to be willing to pay a bit more for 'em thanks to evil cookie capitalism. 

Oreo has yet to release an official description of the flavor, but judging by the packaging, it's probably safe to assume they're made with the standard chocolate Oreo sandwich cookies filled with a Swedish Fish-flavored creme. Basically, it's as if they stopped just short of jamming hunks of the gummy candy in there, although that probably wouldn't be too bad, right? 

Anyway, if you've ever looked at a pile of Swedish Fish and a stack of Oreos and wished they could be fused together into a single snack food, well, that's kind of gross. Also, you should probably look into working at Oreo's Wonder Vault. Cheers to many glasses of bright red milk. 

h/t Delish

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Tony Merevick is Cities News Editor at Thrillist and used to buy the 5lb boxes of Swedish Fish from Target when he was in high school. He was obviously very popular. Send news tips to news@thrillist.com and follow him on Twitter @tonymerevick.