An Oreo cupcake is something you can probably wrap your mind around, but Filled Cupcake Oreos? Now we're talking about a whole other level of crazy — and I mean that in a good way, obviously. Filled Cupcake Oreos are the newest flavor to emerge from the Oreo Wonder Vault (yes, that's a real thing, but more on that in a minute), and they're pretty much everything you ever wanted to find in your lunchbox as a kid, only better because now you're an adult and can eat them whenever you want. Seriously, when you were in elementary school, having both a cream-filled cupcake and your favorite sandwich cookies for lunch would have been a freaking dream come true. The newest Oreo, set to debut in stores on Feb. 8, combines the two for a treat that would have made you a cafeteria all-star back in the day.
What do I mean exactly? Oreo describes its latest limited edition creation as "a rich, chocolate-y treat featuring a dollop of creme filling wrapped into a crunchy cookie exterior." At first glance, it looks like you are about to dig into a chocolate-creme Oreo, but then when you open up the cookie (because that's half the fun), you'll notice a plop of vanilla — just like biting into a cream-filled cupcake:
Here's a closeup of the magic IRL:
As for the Wonder Vault? Well, that's where Oreo finds its inspiration for each new bite of happiness it brings to the world. According to Oreo, there are up to 50 prototypes in action at any time, which means even though you may think you've seen it all, the sandwich cookie universe has so much more in store for us. Cinnamon Roll Oreos joined the tasty lineup earlier this year, just as Red Velvet Oreos made their triumphant return to stores. So, even though it's only February, I think it's probably safe to declare 2016 the year of the Oreo.
Curious to see the Wonder Vault for yourself? For one day only on Feb. 2, fans can take a peek through a hidden portal located on 18th Street between Seventh and Eighth Avenues to see what the vault is churning out, and get an early taste of the new Filled Cupcake Oreo flavor. Naturally, I had to take a look for myself:
Walking down the street, you might not even notice it, but open up that beautiful cookie portal, and prepare to be thrilled by the wonder that awaits:
Just pull a magic lever, and watch as a mini package of Oreos materializes before your very eyes:
It's a pretty sweet deal, you guys.
Oreo enthusiasts who aren't in New York City don't have to wait long to try the new flavor, though. Filled Cupcake Oreos will be available Feb. 8, and besides, who knows when or where the Wonder Vault will pop up next? Want to see it in your city? Tweet your suggestion using the hashtag #wondervault, and cross your fingers that the cookie powers that be smile down on your request.
Images: Kathryn Kattalia; Oreo