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Oreo Debuts New Cinnamon Bun Flavor, AND Brings Back Red Velvet

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Oreos has announced news about three flavors -- the all-new Cinnamon Bun, a top-secret flavor that'll be revealed soon, plus the return of a crowd favorite: Red Velvet.

Both the Cinnamon Bun and Red Velvet Oreo started hitting store shelves on Jan. 18, and the soon-to-be-announced third flavor will be revealed in the coming weeks.

All this coincides with the launch of the Oreo Wonder Vault, a probably-fictional but still-hopefully-real "soft winter playground with cream-covered tops," where Oreo's magic is presumably created.

If you've ever had a Red Velvet Oreo, you know this is the kind of good news the world needs: a crispy, red-tinged cookie filled with cream cheese frosting that Oreo told us was one of their best selling concepts so far.

The Cinnamon Bun Oreo takes it up a level -- the cookie tastes lightly of cinnamon, with enough ice-flavored filling that it could be considered for Double-Stuf status. It drew many comparisons to Dunk-a-roos.

The Cinnamon Bun Oreo is one of two new flavors the brand will release this month.
The Cinnamon Bun Oreo is one of two new flavors the brand will release this month.

Our tasters in the office were divided:

Those who liked it said it tasted as if you "took a cinnamon-flavored graham cracker and scraped up the hardened-on cinnamon bun frosting that congeals to a Cinnabon box. That might sound gross, but to me that translates to an A+."

The haters said the new flavor was "way too sweet and is trying too hard. It feels like a fancy Oreo, like an Oreo in a tuxedo. Keep it simple, guys." Others thought it "tastes too artificially sweet, like if a Teddy Graham and Dunk-a-roos had a baby. But I ate the whole thing anyway because it's an Oreo and you can't not eat an Oreo."

About that last remark, we think everyone can agree.

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