April 25, 2019
4th of july oreos
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They actually pop in your mouth.

This story originally appeared on by Corey Williams

Firework Oreos are back, baby, and they're as explosive as ever.

We mean that quite literally—these limited-edition cookies will actually crackle in your mouth, Pop Rocks-style.

Our friends at Food & Wine tried Firework Oreos when they debuted in 2017. While their testers couldn't come to a consensus about the cookies (reactions ranged from "utterly delightful" to "no … no"), most agreed that they were pleasantly surprised by the popping candy.

"While Oreo has experimented with some weird flavors before (waffles anyone?), the Firework Oreos are basically your classic cream-filled cookie. There's no real taste difference, just a slight gritty texture from the popping candies in the frosting, although not as grainy as the sugar-laced Peeps Oreos from this Easter. All in all, it doesn't seem any different than a regular old Oreo… at first. After you chew for a bit, the popping candies begin to dissolve and fizzle in your mouth, sometimes for just a few second and sometimes, we found, for minutes afterward. And if you don't hate Pop Rocks (or joy), it's a surprisingly enjoyable addition to an already delicious cookie."

Delish reports that Firework Oreos are available at select Walmart locations now—but check with your local store before you commit to bringing a box to your July Fourth party.

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