Oreos are beloved by fans because they’re continually offered in new, sometimes quirky, limited-edition flavors like cotton candy, cinnamon bun, and watermelon, apart from their original chocolate-and-cream rendition.
But the latest version of the treat is filled with matcha, a type of creamy Japanese green tea that’s totally taking over the culinary scene across the world at the moment. And the resulting cookie looks fantastic.
According to Delish, filled with an almost electric, green tea-infused cream, the Oreos are exclusively available only in Japan. We are not only jealous that the trendy tea has made its way into Oreos across the ocean, but we also wish to have our Oreos came in individually wrapped sleeves à la Girl Scout cookies.
Even though they’re only in Japan right now, they are widely spread and available at sweet shops and grocery stores across the country for about 238 yen ($2.10), which means you might be able to order online or ask a kind and faithful friend backpacking through Japan to pick some up.
While Oreo has not expressed plans yet to release the flavor in other countries, enough fan clamour can actually help facilitate the sale of the variant in the United States.
If you’re wondering why anyone would ever want to layer crispy chocolate cookies with green tea, think again. Matcha and chocolate is actually a classic pairing in Japanese cuisine, with Japanese desserts like matcha cream puffs filled with chocolate mousse while chocolate-matcha cakes have become pretty popular, even in the U.S.
Saying that the cream center was “rich, milky, and buttery with a sweet flavor that whirls around the mellow bitterness of green tea, Rocket News 24 was able to acquire a bag of the new flavor. The wafer cookies are dark chocolate, which only complements the sweet matcha notes. Whatever it is, the new flavor sounds like a hit.
Here is one of the Japanese ads promoting the new flavor: