The newest flavor Nabisco is adding to the Oreo cookie flavor collection is SWEDISH FISH! And there are very mixed emotions about it:
Swedish Fish Oreo cookies are here. The filling is red and tastes like Swedish Fish. Find it next to the other vomit inducing medications.
— Mason Clark (@MasonClarkOnAir) August 10, 2016
The beloved childhood candy has just taken the chocolate cookie sandwich lovers by storm with the “WTF” evoking flavor, and if you’re lucky enough to live near a Kroger store you might just be able to get your hands on a package.
Dan via The Impulsive Buy, posted a detailed review of the product which gives us great insight of what is actually going on with the red fish gummy- flavored, creme-filled cookie.
His review begins with a genius Jurassic Park anecdote that’s too good not to share,
“Your scientists were so preoccupied with whether or not they could, they didn’t stop to think if they should.” Dr. Ian Malcolm famously spoke this line in Jurassic Park, and ever since, it echoes in my brain whenever a particularly weird, strange, or repulsive snack food is released.”
I’ve often thought the same thing when some of these weird flavored snack foods are released.
Here’s what he had to say about the Swedish Fish flavored snack,
“It has potent, puckering pops of candied cherry and a slightly off-putting finish of waxy gelatin.”
“There’s a processed chocolate aftertaste, but even then, it has to battle for supremacy with the cherry cough syrup layer that the creme plastered on the back of my throat.”
So clearly Dan has mixed feelings about the flavor as well, as I’m sure we all would. But it boils down to human nature and the instinctual curiosity in us all that makes us want to experience this, and every other weird food trend for ourselves.
Judging by consumers’ reactions, Nabisco should have just left the fish in the ocean on this one.