Oreo’s newest cookie is a candy bar

Milka Oreo Big Crunch Chocolate Candy Bar
Milka Oreo Big Crunch Chocolate Candy Bar

If Oreo, purveyor of the world's most perfect chocolate sandwich cookie, ran for president it would win — Hydrox cookies be damned. Today, Oreo releases its newest concoction, something that may get cookie fans to head for the candy aisle: Oreo Chocolate Candy Bar and Oreo Big Crunch Bar hit shelves today and will be sold nearly everywhere candy bars can be found (near check-out counters, in grocery store candy aisles) by January 2017.

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The cookie-candy bar concept isn't new (Twix, Hershey's Cookies and Cream), but this is the first time Oreo fans will find Oreo cookies inside of a candy bar. The new product is in partnership with Milka, originally a Swiss chocolate company that is now owned by Oreo's parent company, Mondalez. Oreo's new Chocolate Candy Bar (in 1.44-ounce (.98 cents); 2.88-ounce ($1.69); and 3.52-ounce sizes ($1.79)) is a layer of Oreo creme mixed with chocolate wafer bits and then enrobed in milk chocolate.

The Oreo Big Crunch Bar (10.5 ounces; meant to be shared; $4.99) is a solid layer of Oreo cookie sandwiched by Oreo creme (it's like an inside-out Oreo!), coated on both sides with milk chocolate.

Oreo's new candy bars hit Europe last year, and were a huge success, according to the company. So now they'll be sold Stateside, too.

So what do they taste like? They are surprisingly addictive, almost like eating Oreo cookies with milk — almost. Somehow, despite all of the creme and milk chocolate, they aren't too sweet and the cookie maintains its crunch.

On a scale of Swedish Fish Oreos (awful) to Oreo Churros (good) to the OG Oreo (perfection), this new Oreo product is pretty great and definitely worth a taste.