Dark Chocolate Oreo cookies with a cocoa filling are coming to a store near you

Dark Chocolate Oreo cookies with a cocoa filling are coming to a store near you

I don't know about you, but if my wallet and (my nutritionist) would let me, I'd probably spend the vast majority of my free time eating Oreo cookies. They're so moreish, aren't they? Just hand me a packet, perhaps a glass of milk for variety, and you've got me occupied for at least an hour.

But like with most things, even eating those delicious sandwich biscuits can become distressingly monotonous if you don't change things up once in a while. Oreo have been with us for over 120 years (since Nabisco brought them to Manhattan in 1912), so it's only natural that there've been twists on the classic cookie.

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Hot Cocoa, Peppermint Bark and Most Stuf Oreo are but three of the latest strains to make their way into our mouths, but have you ever had an Oreo made with dark chocolate? I haven't, but I might not have to wait much longer to sample that rather unique flavour.

Take a look, folks.

Dark Chocolate Oreo Credit: Oreo

It's the Dark Chocolate Oreo (if my intro didn't already make that clear), and that filling you see there is made from cocoa creme, rather than your traditional white stuff. And while most of your out-there Oreo flavours are here today, gone tomorrow, you can expect the Dark Chocolate Oreo to be a permanent fixture on the Oreo roster.

Unless, of course, it sells really badly. Which I don't think it will.

Described by Oreo themselves as a "dark chocolate-flavored creme sandwiched between two classic Oreo chocolate wafers," this new strain of Oreo will "help fans embrace the darkness and add a dose of playful excitement to the shorter and colder days ahead". I'm holding them to that.

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This winter theme that Oreo is going for is underlined by the fact that they've decided to announce their new flavour on the occasion of the winter solstice; the darkest day of the year, as well as the official beginning of winter. Sunshine might not be around for a while yet, but at least you'll have dark chocolate to go along with the darkness in your soul.

That being said, we won't actually see the Dark Chocolate Oreo until early 2019, so you've got a couple of weeks of anticipation to work with before sinking your teeth into them. But when you do, you'll notice that there's another Oreo making its debut at the same time: the Most Stuf Oreo, which you won't be surprised to hear has a lot of Stuf.

Responding to the popularity of Double Stuf and Mega Stuf Oreos, the Most Stuf cookie is perhaps the natural conclusion of humanity, and its unquenchable thirst for more Stuf in their Oreo.

An Instagram post by the ever-reliable Junk Food Aisle clued us into this one back in October, but time's absolutely flown since then, and we can expect them on shelves alongside the Dark Chocolate Oreo. We might even get Most Stuf Dark Chocolate Oreo.

What a time to be alive.