The Best Oreo Flavors, Ranked

It started to feel like there were an infinite number of Oreo flavors. Every time I thought I had tasted them all, more would appear. Sometimes I would see flavors and couldn’t even tell if they were real or fake! I felt overwhelmed like I simply couldn’t keep up.

Realizing I probably was not the only person who felt that way, I decided it was our Sporked-ly duty as food testers to try all the Oreos and let you know which are worth your while. Mythical’s senior multimedia designer Zack Rezowalli joined us to crunch every cookie we could find. Some were good, some were bad, but these ten flavors of Oreo were perfection.

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Best Overall

Double Stuf

In my opinion, there is no reason to buy a package of classic Oreos. There is simply not enough cream (or creme), rendering them too dry. I believe we should phase them out and make Double Stuf the classic, standard Oreo. The ratio of cookie to cream in these is ideal and you still get the delicious Oreo flavor. There is only one small thing I would change about them: The name needs to be changed to Double Stuffed because what and why is “Stuf,” Oreo?

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Rating:

10/10

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Best Flavored

Mint

After taking one bite, Zack announced that a mint Oreo is “better than a Thin Mint” and he’s right. Don’t let those little girls scare you into silence! These taste better and are available year-round. On top of that, these are hands down the best flavor of flavored Oreos. They’re minty and refreshing without being toothpaste-y. I don’t typically think of cookies as refreshing, but these are as refreshing as a cookie can be. Even people who don’t like mint-flavored treats like these.

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Rating:

10/10

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Best Chocolate

Ultimate Chocolate

I thought the Ultimate Chocolate Oreos were just a gimmick because they claim to have three different layers of cream that weren’t super visible at first glance, but they are actually so unbelievably good! The layers are different shades of brown to replicate the layers in a chocolate layer cake (the mousse, the frosting, and the actual cake). All the filling melds together in your mouth to make a rich chocolate explosion of flavor that somehow still manages to be tasteful and not too sweet. I’m not sure how they do it, but I want them to keep doing it.

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Rating:

10/10

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Best for Chocolate Haters

Golden Oreo

Gwynedd Stuart, Sporked managing editor, defined these as “the taste of childhood.” The cookies have a sort of Teddy Grahams/animal cracker vibe. The filling is the classic Oreo cream/creme you know and love. Typically, I couldn’t care less about vanilla-flavored anything, but these changed my mind. My favorite touch is that they have a hint of saltiness that makes the cookie extremely well-rounded in its flavor profile. While I feel that most Oreos pair best with milk, I think these would make the perfect dipper for a nice cup of hot tea.

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Rating:

9.5/10

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Best Chocolate Runner-Up

Chocolate

The standard issue Chocolate Oreos have a less complex and deep chocolate flavor than the Ultimate Chocolate Oreos, but they are still extremely tasty. Their taste is more simple and youthful, like a Fudgesicle. Justine Sterling, Sporked editor-in-chief, astutely pointed out that the inside of these tastes like “Oreo cream mixed with hot chocolate powder,” and she’s 100% correct. The biggest win for these cookies is that they manage to taste chocolatey while still tasting, unmistakably, like an Oreo.

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Rating:

9.5/10

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Best Nut Flavored

Peanut Butter

If you’re a peanut butter lover, you’ll love these. Oreo makes a few nut-based flavors, like Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie and Chocolate Hazelnut, but these are by far the best. They have an actual peanut taste rather than tasting like a peanut butter product. I also love that they were able to keep the cream totally creamy with the addition of a somewhat grainy nut. I’m not the biggest PB fan in the world, but I think you should add these into your snack rotation immediately if you are.

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Rating:

9/10

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Best with Coffee

Caramel Coconut

We all unanimously agreed that these would be fantastic dipped into a hot mug of coffee for an afternoon pick me up or, if you’re me, breakfast dessert (aka the sweet treat you enjoy immediately after your savory breakfast). These are clearly a Samoa knock-off and, while they’re not as good because they don’t have the same texture, they are a good proximity for the flavor. Not as sweet as I thought they would be, though, so I docked them a spork and a half. Give me sweet!

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Rating:

8.5/10

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Best Non-Traditional

Lemon

After making the *chef’s kiss* gesture, Sporked social media manager Mark Catangui announced that these were a “tongue-pleaser” (which I think means he liked them!). The best thing about the Lemon Oreos is the authentic lemon flavor. They aren’t artificial at all and don’t have a weird citric acid aftertaste like other store-bought lemon cookies I’ve tried. In my mind, these are Summer Oreos. Their light and citrusy qualities make them feel more appropriate for a BBQ or beach picnic than a traditional Oreo (which I consider a fall food).

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Rating:

8.5/10

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Most Surprising

Double Stuf Gluten-Free

These taste so much like normal Oreos that, in a blind taste test, Zack thought the gluten-free Oreos were the classic Oreos. Needless to say, the whole room freaked out. A gluten-free product tasting as good as a gluten-full product is practically unheard of. This feels like a huge win for the GF community and I want to give a big congratulations to them. If you can find a better celiac-friendly cookie on the market, I’d be surprised.

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Rating:

8/10

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Best Seasonal

Gingerbread

The Gingerbread Oreos might be the most natural tasting of any type of Oreo on the market. They’re bringing strong ginger and nutmeg flavors to the table, approaching the homemade gingerbread cookies your grandma bakes at Christmas every year. Not my grandma, but someone’s! And before you say anything: Yes, I’ve tried the Pumpkin Spice Oreos and they aren’t as good as these. And, despite my infatuation with Halloween, I don’t care that the cream becomes orange during the month of October. These are the supreme seasonal Oreos.

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Rating:

8/10

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About the Author

Jordan Myrick

Jordan is an L.A.-based writer and comedian who believes all food should come with extra sauce. When they're not writing for Sporked, Jordan is at the movies or sharing an order of french fries with their elderly chihuahua.

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  • This is the exact website that I never knew I needed! This is amazing and I love coming back and seeing the new things you post every day. You all have created something brilliant and I hope you know that you are doing an amazing job!

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  • I must disagree!! Just cause it’s my opinion it’s not serious. The mocha caramel latte Oreo and the Java chip are just the nostalgic best for me. Y’all are right about mint. Also best runner up for chocolate- Dark Chocolate.

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  • I agree on most flavors but my personal favorite is no longer a flavor. Cinnamon Roll flavor Oreo needs to come back. Yes, Carrot Cake is delicious but not as good. I give Cinnamon Roll Oreos 9 sporks.

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  • Ultimate chocolate Oreos are 14.97?? May wanna proofread 🥹

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  • Did y’all try the s’mores and the apple cider donut ones?

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    • We only taste products that are currently on the market. These were both limited edition and not sold anymore. I used to love the s’mores ones, though!

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      • Have you tried the Carrot cake one? I love it. I tell people who are chocolate haters to try that one.

  • I wish I had not seen the best overall first. I 100% disagree. The rest became questionable because of it. Also how many nut flavor Oreos are there? How many flavors are there? And what are they? Inquiring minds want to know

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  • I will never accept the idea that double stuffed Oreos are better, or even Good, because I think the cream is the worst part of the Oreo. Oreo thins are the ideal, imo. And I will forever mourn the loss of the pistachio Oreo thins. The best Oreo product I’ve ever had.

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  • Okay but did y’all try the mocha caramel latte flavor? Best dipped in espresso hands down.

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  • Every time I want Oreos I always fight with myself over double stuff or mint. Mint actually normally wins 😂. I thought about getting lemon but was skeptical but I’ll give it a try now since it seems to have a good review.

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  • I was so excited when they came out with the gluten free ones, loved getting to enjoy Oreos again, so nostalgic!! The only other flavor I tried as a kid was the chocolate cream filled, but I always preferred the OG.

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