Open a Filled Cupcake Oreo and you'll find white creme in the middle. The star is the chocolate fudge, though.

Open a Filled Cupcake Oreo and you'll find white creme in the middle. The star is the chocolate fudge, though.

Hannah Wise

The first thing to know about Oreo's new Filled Cupcake cookies is they don't taste like Ding Dongs you so loved as a child. The photo on the front of the packaging would make you believe you're eating a cookie version of the beloved Hostess Brands treat, but this is actually just an Oreo with chocolate fudge in the middle.

And it's damn good.

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A team of Dallas Morning News tasters tries nearly every new Oreo flavor -- and there are many -- and the new Filled Cupcakes are nearly as good as the group favorite Oreo, Brownie Batter.

The Filled Cupcake Oreos have a dot of white creme in the middle, but the star is the chocolate fudge.

Filled Cupcake Oreos become available nationwide Feb. 8 at retailers that sell Oreos. If you're a cookie fiend, look out for Cinnamon Bun Oreos, a new flavor we highly recommend. Skip the new Red Velvet Oreos with cream cheese creme; you can find better Valentine's-colored cookies elsewhere.

Brentney Hamilton, Britton Peele, Mandi Thomas and Hannah Wise contributed to this story.

Chocolate on chocolate, with a dab of white creme. That's Oreo's new Filled Cupcake cookie.

Chocolate on chocolate, with a dab of white creme. That's Oreo's new Filled Cupcake cookie.

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