All the Oreo Flavors We Could Get Our Hands On, Ranked

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Milk's Favorite Cookie

Oreo cookies debuted in 1912, and have since become the world's top-selling cookie, according to Mondelēz, the company that owns the brand. The stamped chocolate wafers and white creme filling are iconic, and practically everyone in America knows what they taste like. 

I love them as well, but I never really explored all the varieties available. So I headed to my local grocery store and bought as many Oreo flavors as I could find, including the current limited-time flavors (Oreo releases lots of special editions). Here are the 15 I bought, ranked from first to worst. 

Oreo original
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1. Original

It's really hard to improve on an absolute classic. The cookie has an unmistakable rich, deep, chocolate flavor, while the creme filling offers a little vanilla counterbalance. Those two elements play off each other in texture too, with the crunch of the cookie tempered by the filling. They're also perfect if you prefer cookie dunked in milk, like I do, since they soften quickly without breaking.

When someone says that a food is "cookies and cream" flavored, you know immediately that it's made with Oreos. There's a reason that these beloved cookies have spawned an entire world of recipes for ice cream, baked goods, and candy: everyone loves them, including me. 

Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie Oreos
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2. Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie

You'd think that Oreo would just slap a Golden Oreo cookie on the chocolate and peanut butter filling in this flavor, but they did the best thing ever and used a graham flavored cookie instead. It adds some depth of flavor that most Oreos lack, with an earthy, whole grain undertone. Pair that with peanut butter AND chocolate filling, and you've got a winner. These are delicious. 

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Mint Oreos
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3. Mint

Mint Oreos are like a tamer Thin Mint that you can actually get year round. (And if you're a dunker like me, you can actually get them nice and soft in milk, unlike those impenetrable chocolate-coated Thin Mints!) The mint is cool and not toothpastey, and the green color is weirdly comforting. They're not quite as strongly minted as Thin Mints, but you can taste the chocolate cookie better that way. As far as mint chocolate cookies go, Oreos are clutch.

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Peanut Butter Oreos
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4. Peanut Butter

These have a much stronger peanut butter flavor and aroma than the Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie Oreos. This is the one you should grab when you're craving peanut butter. The other is for when you're craving a dessert that happens to have peanut butter in it. Both are really good, and have their place in the Oreo pantheon. This is a safe, reliable, and crowd-pleasing choice.

Dark chocolate Oreos
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5. Dark Chocolate

As a chocoholic that always reaches for the dark chocolate option, these are my jam. The filling is the same exact color as the cookies, so the whole thing is pretty much black (how goth of them). The chocolate flavor is much deeper and richer than the Chocolate Oreos, and I'm here for it. Milk is not optional with these, since they're pretty heavy. 

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Sour patch kids Oreos
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6. Sour Patch Kids

When I was a kid, Dairy Queen had a Nerds candy Blizzard, and I loved it because it was a combination of tart fruity flavors and creamy vanilla. That's exactly what these Sour Patch Kids Oreos are like. 

I don't know if that nostalgic Blizzard paved the way for this revelation or not, but these Oreos are surprisingly tasty. I expected them to be horrendous, but the tangy fruit flavor meshes with the Oreo creme filling well, and the tiny, brightly colored chewy bits deliver a pop of SPK. If you're the kind of person that likes ice cream in your sour slushies or soda, you might like these. 

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Double Stuff Oreo
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7. Double Stuf

Why is 'stuff' spelled Stuf in Double Stuf Oreos? Has it always been that way? Do these only exist as a marketing ploy for people who think more always means better? Would anyone actually think these taste any different than the original ones? They taste exactly the same, so they're fine I guess?

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Churro Oreos
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8. Churro

This limited time Churro flavor has "fried dough flavored cookies" and "churro flavor creme" (along with "sugar inclusions," whatever that means). Really, the cinnamon flavor in the cookies is kind of floral and aromatic, while the creme is much more reminiscent of the cinnamon sugar on the outside of a churro. These aren't bad, but the flavor is a little flat. I was hoping for better.

Chocolate Oreos
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9. Chocolate

I had to scrape some chocolate creme off and taste it separately to confirm my suspicion on this one: the filling barely tastes like chocolate at all. It reminds me of Swiss Miss hot cocoa mix. It's vaguely chocolatey, but more still more vanilla than anything. If you want Oreos that actually taste like chocolate, get the Dark Chocolate or the chocolate covered varieties. 

Golden Oreos
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10. Golden

I'm a chocolate person, so Golden Oreos have never appealed to me, and they still don't. They're very, very sweet and pretty boring beyond the artificial vanilla flavor that hits you over the head. These go against everything Oreo stands for, if you ask me. Would anyone really care if they were discontinued? Of course not. 

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Birthday Cake Oreos
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11. Birthday Cake

There is so much artificial "cake" flavor going on here (think biting a stick of margarine with a dash of vanilla) that it's pretty overwhelming, and certainly overpowers the chocolate cookie, too. They're kind of what I imagined the Golden Oreos to taste like, go figure. I am a sucker for those rainbow sprinkles in the creme filling, though. 

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Java Chip Oreos
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12. Java Chip

I don't like coffee, so this was never going to work out, Java Chip. Weirdly, though, I dislike these less than some other Oreo flavors, so there's that. If you like coffee-flavored things, I suspect you'd find these pretty enjoyable, though you may want more of a coffee punch. 

Mega Stuf Oreos
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13. Mega Stuf

Again with the "Stuf". Putting so much creme filling in these things means that you can actually taste it, and friends, that's not a great thing. Oreos are all about balance, and these are way out of whack. 

Lemon Oreos
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14. Lemon

I thought I would love these because I'm a sucker for anything citrus, but these are disappointing. The lemon flavor is dull and weirdly floral, so much so that the aftertaste it kind of like what I'd imagine a daffodil tastes like — and it lingers in your mouth forever. Compared to Girl Scout Lemonades, these are a pathetic attempt at a lemon cookie. I had such high hopes, too.

Toffee Crunch Oreos
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15. Toffee Crunch

Toffee Crunch are very strongly flavored. When you pull back the package flap, you're hit with a wall of caramel-like smell. When you take a bite, the butterscotch flavor is overpowering and extremely fake tasting, with a hint of chocolate cookie and coffee in the aftertaste. I do like the teeny crunchy toffee bits in the filling, but that's about it. There needs to be a better balance because it tastes like grandma's entire dish of sticky butterscotch candy all in one bite.