We Tried Those Hot Chicken Wing Oreos So You Don't Have To

By Matthew Bossons, December 13, 2018

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'We Try It' is a regular series where we try the latest off-beat food and beverage offerings.

There are some unlikely and truly delightful combinations in the culinary world, like fried chicken and waffles, melted chocolate on a cheese pizza and, who could forget, soft-serve ice cream and McDonald’s French fries. (If you haven’t heard of that last one, you’re welcome). The new(ish) junk food Frankenstein from American snack producer Nabisco we’re presenting to you today, though, is not worthy of the aforementioned list: the hot chicken wing Oreo. 

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Although we only recently stumbled across the bizarre cookie-chicken hybrid at a 7-Eleven store in Guangzhou, the snack was first launched in China back in August, along with wasabi flavor Oreos (which we have yet to find).  

As our long-term readers will know by now, we have something of a passion for trying peculiar foodstuffs (see cheese tea, baijiu burgers and 7-Eleven’s prepackaged cheese hot dogs for reference) and simply could not resist the chance to sample the biscuit’s strangest offering since 2013’s watermelon Oreos.

Below, five That’s staffers share their thoughts on the hot chicken wing Oreo and provide a rating from one to five.  

Wesley Zhang

Department: Sales
Rating: 3/5
“Actually, I like the flavors of chocolate and spicy chicken, but separately. The chicken is salty and the chocolate sweet, so it’s a bit weird combining them.”

Ryan Gandolfo

Department: Editorial 
Rating: 2/5
“The salty and spicy cream filling overpowered the chocolate shell, making this classic cookie taste more like a potato chip. It kind of reminds me of a very salty and slightly spicy pretzel and I don’t want to know what Nabisco put into the cookies’ filling.”

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Tristin Zhang

Department: Editorial 
Rating: 3/5
“The cookie cranks up the saltiness by more than a notch and the spicy aftertaste is lovely.”

Matthew Bossons

Department: Editorial 
Rating: 1/5
“Not the worst thing I’ve tried, but I prefer my chicken wings in a pub setting while watching a hockey game. Oreos, on the other hand, I like sweet and with milk. I would not recommend these and definitely not spend money on them again.”

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Image by Matthew Bossons/That's

Peggy Ngai

Department: Marketing
Rating: 2/5
“I don’t like it; it tastes super weird. Spicy plus sweet? No!”

The final verdict (an average of all five ratings provided above): 2.2/5

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[Cover image by Matt Bossons/That’s] 

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