|This was the best idea they had.|
|Avert your eyes, children!|
The licking of inner creme held no delights, only horror. It is the prime source of the chemical scent and it tastes like it. Imagine spraying your tongue with Scrubbing Bubbles mixed with sugar and that is the flavor you get. It is awful. The rest of the cookie is, well, standard chocolate Oreo, and eaten as a whole it does a good job of mitigating the terror of the inner creme, which surprised me. It's still very chemical in taste, but the two cremes manage to wrangle a chocolate and filling flavor that is almost but not quite unlike a Hostess Cupcake, which I imagine was the inspiration for this...thing.
Hostess Cupcakes are, in fact, sort of fake tasting. One can easily imagine them being prepared not by baking, but by mixing several chemicals into a bowl and having the cupcake spring forth wholly formed. However, the chemical hints are just that...hints, and they certainly aren't the focus of the snack. This takes all the wrong aspects and translates them into cookie format, and it forgets the most important one: Cupcake flavoring. This is just...not very good at all.
On the FACE Rating System, this gets 1 frowny face. The inner creme is vile, and would get 3 frowny faces on its own, but with the rest of the cookie, it is not nearly as bad. It's still bad though, and only the truly dedicated Oreo fan should even consider trying these, if only for the experience. Everyone else? Stay the hell away. Get your jollies elsewhere, cookie lovers! Though, upon reflection, I suppose you already have.