The Keebler Elves Are Working Overtime in the Flavor Department
Ever since they opened The Hollow Tree Factory in 1968, the Keebler Elves have been busy making all sorts of goodies. But over the last four years or so, it appears that they have been working overtime in the Flavor Department when it comes to their classic Fudge Stripes. I don’t know if you have noticed, but the Keebler Elves have baked up 15 limited batch Fudge Stripes cookie flavors just over the last four years or so. They obviously got bored making the same flavor over and over and over again. Who can blame them? They made an executive decision to join the flavor game. And we are all thankful.
I wonder how they decide which flavor to concoct next? Do they have a meeting of the Elves where they all take a vote? I think this piece of the puzzle will always remain a mystery, but let’s go over the flavors that have made their way to the market and approximately when they were released.
First released in November of 2014
Cookies & Creme
First released in May of 2015
First released in August of 2015
First released in May of 2016
First released in October of 2016
Okay, so here is where they really starting cranking out the new flavors. Instead of two limited batch flavors a year, they started releasing around four or five new flavors per year. The head elf, Ernest, must have been feeling some pressure from other cookie brands.
First released in January of 2017
First released in May of 2017
Lemmy Num-Num and Yellow Bell-os
First released in May of 2017
Dark Chocolate Mint
First released in July of 2017
First released in May of 2018
Vanilladon and Fudge-o-Saurus
First released in June of 2018
Last, but not least, we cannot forget to mention the Whoopsy! Fudge Stripes #FullyFudged cookies that were released earlier this year. The Elves kind of threw us for a loop with these. I can only imagine the buzz in The Hollow Tree when one of the Elves mistakenly covered an entire Fudge Stripes cookie with fudge instead of stripes. He probably thought he would be in big trouble when the boss found out, but instead he was celebrated for creating such a tasty treat. Of course, we consumers are thankful for the mistake, too. And when they released the Whoopsy! Fudge Stripes #FullyFudged Cookies & Creme it was like icing on the cake. Neither Whoopsy! are marked as limited batch, so I am assuming both flavors are permanent. I wonder if they will start releasing limited edition flavors of the Whoopsy! cookies, too? Only time will tell.
Whoopsy! #FullyFudged and #FullyFudged Cookies & Creme
Released Summer of 2018
Where can I find these flavors?
Now that you have seen the many limited batch flavors that have been released over the last few years, you may be asking yourself the question above. I have some good news and some bad news. Let’s start with the bad news. Some of these flavors are currently unavailable. But have no fear, I found that quite a few of them are available through Amazon. They include: Dark Chocolate Mint, Chocolate Caramel, Birthday Cake (my personal favorite), Pumpkin Spice, Cookies and Creme, Whoopsy! #FullyFudged Cookies & Creme, Strawberry Cheesecake and Cinnamon Roll. And lets not forget Original! I can’t wait to see what flavor the Keebler Elves come up with next!
This isn’t our first time discussing cookies
Ever tried Walmart’s Twist & Shout cookies? They give Oreo a run for their money. But we love Oreo, too. Check out our reviews of Rocky Road Trip, Chocolate Peanut Butter Oreo Pie and Good Humor Strawberry Shortcake. And you won’t want to miss the Nestle Toll House 2018 Cookie of the Year. So delicious!