Are These Red Velvet Oreos Real?

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This past week, the Internet was all abuzz with talk that Nabisco might release a new limited-edition Red Velvet Oreo flavor in the near future. Of course, the internet has been fooled before with fake flavors—but this might be the real deal.

Check out the evidence after the break…

The Verge noted that in pictures of the alleged Red Velvet cookies, the net weight appears to be off. Limited edition Oreos typically come in packages with a net weight of 12.2-ounces, and this one comes in at 10.7 ounces. Secondly, the site notes that for all the limited-edition Oreos, the cookie portions remain standard (either chocolate or vanilla) so the red-tinged cookie seems off as well. Additionally, Snopes.com noted that the Facebook page that was connected to the promotion of several alleged Red Velvet Oreo marketing materials recently released a message saying that the whole thing was for a school project.

Nabisco also offered this statement to the Verge:

“OREO limited-edition flavors are constantly a source of excitement and speculation. Over the last few years, we’ve seen a number of made up flavors ‘leak’ online, but we’ve also seen actual flavors leak too. When we have more information to share about any of our new limited-edition flavors, we’ll be sure to let you know.”

Not exactly a denial, but it seems like it’s a fake at this point. However, a number of undisclosed sources reached out to the Verge to say that Nabisco plans to release Red Velvet Oreos next year, probably around Valentine’s Day, and that the smaller packages were for sampling purposes. Furthermore, another source sent another image of the cookies with a note saying that the cookie features standard creme with a “taste of that of Red Velvet icing”. So is this the real deal?

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