Trader Joe’s Candy Cane Joe Joe’s better watch out, because Oreos is releasing a new Peppermint Bark ($3) flavor this year that sounds *very* similar and has already garnered a five star rating on Target. We just finished celebrating Mickey’s 90th with the Birthday Cake flavor, and now we’re moving onto mint chocolate, a staple combo in our diet during the holiday season. We reached out to Oreo to share all the deets. Here’s what we know.

Oreo released a peppermint cookie back in 2013, but this year’s Peppermint Bark Oreos are different in a significant way. Though they are similar in that the chocolate-y cookies sandwich a minty creme, the creme is now filled with red, crunchy sugar crystals to give it the texture of crushed candy canes. Even if you dunk your cookie in milk, those crystals will give a delightful contrast to every bit. For the record, TJ’s version does have actual crushed candy cane in the filling. We have yet to try the two side-by-side to determine which is the very best… so BRB while we hunt these two products down.

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