For an Authentic PB&J Taste, You Have to Eat These Oreos the Right Way

The latest limited edition Oreo flavor is a new spin on the classic peanut butter and jelly sandwich—but does it taste like the PB&J we all know and love?

Obviously, we had to go get ourselves a pack of the cookies to find out firsthand.

Oreo Peanut Butter & Jelly cookie bag

Upon first glance, they appeared to be everything you'd expect from a peanut butter and jelly cookie. The vanilla biscuits are a light golden brown, and as expected, the creamy center is made of half peanut butter creme and half jelly creme.

For our first experience with the cookie, we deconstructed it. As we anticipated, the crispy cookie is the standard vanilla flavor. The peanut butter creme is smooth with a slightly grainy—but not unpleasant—texture, similar to a Nutter Butter.

It's tougher to pin down the flavor of the jelly side. It's got a bright, lightly tart fruity taste, and while it's tough to deduce exactly what flavor they were going for, we're going to guess it's some kind of berry. It's also got a slightly milky taste, making it more similar to mixed berry smoothie with ice cream than a straight jelly.

Oreo Peanut Butter & Jelly cookies stacked

Of course, the real test comes in the tasting. While both flavors are alright separately, they're even better together, giving you the real PB&J experience. You're free to taste test them alone, but once you've gotten that out of your system, we recommend taking a look at your cookie and setting the divide between peanut butter and jelly dead center so you get an even amount in every bite.

Oreo Peanut Butter & Jelly cookies open-faced

Or, you can go even one step further and follow these steps to make the perfect double-stuffed peanut butter and jelly Oreo. Take two cookies, remove one top biscuit from each and smoosh the two creme sides together so that peanut butter is on top of jelly and vice versa. With this cookie, every bit will be flawless no matter where you bite.

peanut butter jelly oreos double stuffed


And if you also spend your days dreaming of creative new ways to eat Oreos, click HERE to find out how to make your own Oreo cookie butter.