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I have heard many people for years go on about Oreo cookies and how they are so delicious and addictive, but until recently I have been a Oreo virgin.
One of the main excuses for not trying them sooner, was that there were already so many different types of cookies and biscuits available in the high street stores, so I never really felt the need to branch out and try them.
The other day however, I was shopping down the 'naughty' biscuit aisle at my local Supermarket; when I saw a special offer on the Oreo Vanilla Cookies. The offer was buy one get one free, so I thought, why not just try them out.
The price was not too bad either priced at £1.00, it was good offer, especially if I am getting one extra for free.
The cookies came wrapped tightly in a 154g long foil packaging. The packaging had a blue coloured
background and a picture a of an Oreo cookie splashed in milk plastered on the front.
Packaging as expected was tightly sealed keeping the cookies circular shape intact and condition fresh.
Typical values Per 100g Per Oreo (11g)
Energy 1964kJ 216kJ
- kcal (Calories) 471kcal 52kcal
Protein 5.7g 0.6g
Carbohydrate 65g 7.2g
of which sugars 41g 4.5g
Fat 21g 2.3g
of which satu 11g 1.2g
Fibre 3.6g 0.4g
Sodium** 0.49g 0.05g
**Equivalent as salt 1.2g 0.1g
Contains Wheat. Contains Milk. Contains Soya\Soybeans
WHAT IS AN OREO COOKIE?
An Oreo cookies is basically a cookie sandwich with a vanilla flavoured filling.
The name Oreo was said to have originated from the early test version of the cookie, where they apparently made it to a shape of a mountain; and Oreo in greek can be translated into 'mountain'. Resulting in the name 'Oreo Cookies'!
DID IT LIVE UP TO THE HYPE?
When I first opened the Oreo packet, the first thing i noticed was the dark colour of the biscuits, and the nice pattern on the front of each cookie.
Taste wise, they were really nice. They slightly sweeter than I had originally imagined, but still they tasted great.
The chocolatey flavoured biscuits at first taste seemed a little dry, but as soon as I broke through the biscuit and into the vanilla cream it instantly took away any thoughts of being too dry, or me rushing for some water.
They had a nice crunchy texture, and finished with a nice creamy vanilla essence washing over my taste buds.
There are a few ways to eat the cookies. I was a little bit adventurous and tried them with ice cream, crumbled into milkshakes, and of course the classic method; dipped in milk.
I think the best way to eat the Oreo cookies, is to dip them in milk. Mainly for the reason being that it tastes so nice! but also because the double biscuits had an added affect on absorbing the milk, making for a much fuller and creamer taste.
They are also nice dipped in Tea and Coffee, as the cookies absorb the liquid easily it turns the cookies into a nice vanilla coffee/Tea flavour.
The only downside to these are the calories, 52 calories per Oreo is not the highest amount I have seen in one cookie, but it is still a lot more than I personally should be having. Especially because once I start eating them, it can be hard for me to stop!
However because they are quite sweet, I didn't find myself finishing a whole bag of them. If this was Jaffa cakes for instance I could easily finish a whole box. This for me is a plus, hence not eating as many calories.
Overall I would recommend these to any one that has a sweet tooth, that likes chocolate or who loves biscuits during Tea time (I mean tea bag tea, not tea as in dinner lol). It is a great way for getting me to drink more milk, as I am not usually a big fan of drinking milk on its own. So thanks to Oreo cookies, I am now getting a lot more calcium in my diet!
I am a healthy eater, and I've given up on many processed foods including biscuits containing cream.. but the Oreo - those innocent looking black round biscuits with a delectable layer of vanilla cream in the middle - never fails to tempt.
Oreos is one of the product under the Nabsico family, and I believe they have been around for a very very long time. Today, Oreos are not just synonymous with the classic vanilla cream in the middle - you've got double Oreos (Oreos with a THICK layer of vanilla cream), or chocolate oreos (chocolate cream in the middle), or those with white chocolate wrapped around an entire oreo (one of my favourites - what indulgence!) and in various countries, strawberry/kiwi etc Oreos. Imitation Oreos can also be easily found in similar packaging but they in no way taste the same as these, of course. Many food companies have also tried to bank on the love for Oreos by incorporate Oreos into their foods -- oreo milkshakes, McFlurry with Oreos, whatever you name - you've got it.
Nabisco's Oreos are easily recognisable by the deep blue packaging that they come in. Regardless of the variation, it always has this standard look which I think is an awesome way of branding as it creates brand recognition among consumers. There are various packs that Oreos come in. You've got the snack packs - in which there are either 4 or 6 - the perfect way to control how many Oreos you eat. You've also got the bigger tube roll packs in which I think there are about 15 Oreos or so. They've also got the Mini-Oreos packs, in which the Oreos come in bite-sized portions and it's quite fun to share with your friends. The most economical way of buying oreos is of course to buy the roll packs as you can often find them at half pried (about 49 p) at Tesco. It's probably the cheapest I've seen in all Europe.
The Oreo is a sandwich biscuit. The classic Oreo has two chocolatey tasting biscuits with a trademarked face with the word OREO, and a equally thick layer of vanilla cream in the middle. There are several ways of eating it. My favourite is to just crunch at all three layers (two layers of biscuit + one year of cream) because I can get a burst of awesome chocolatey and vanilla flavours all at once. I've also tried separating it out before, or dunking it in milk, but I would say the best is still to enjoy the biscuit in its entirety.
As much as the Oreo is such a lovely biscuit, it is definitely not one for the dieter or the calorie counter. At 7 g of fat a serving (a serving is about 3-4 biscuits) and 14 g of sugar, it is definitely not something you eat for sustenance, but more for the kick. In some countries I know that they have a reduced fat version, but watch the sugar content as it is about the same.
The Oreo is one of my favourite biscuits, and in my opinion an awesome treat for me on a gloomy day.
Strangely, even though I have always been a strong advocate for biscuits and cookies, I never became aware of Oreo's until the mid-nineties, upon seeing an episode of The Simpsons, with Mo the Bartender's quip about a 'big bag of irregular Oreo's'. Seldom did I see them for sale however, and on the rare occasion of finding them, weren't really that fussed about trying these choco-creme treats. I vaguely remember eating some upon a trip to the USA, and found them quite tasty. Now, of course, they are abundant in UK stores up and down the country. Here's are my thoughts on this American cookie classic.
Oreo cookies originate from the United States by the snacks company Nabisco, a subsidiary company of food giant Kraft foods. Released in 1912 from Nabisco's headquarters in New York, the cookie (originally called Oreo Biscuit and later renamed the Oreo Sandwich) is a traditional two-piece biscuit of chocolate bakes with a flavoured cream filling. The first flavours available were the now ever-popular vanilla crème and a Lemon meringue, the latter being discontinued in 1920, but has since made the odd guest re-appearance. Although originally being designed to appeal to the British market, (British style biscuits were coined as ordinary) the cookie was never was rolled out fully over Britain until 2008, with a memorable TV advertising campaign with the slogan, "twist it, lick it, dunk it!"
The unique design on the face of the cookie was introduced in 1952 and mainly credited to a William A. Turnier, with the Nabisco logo in the centre of the design. Since being acquired by Kraft Foods in 1993, no printed evidence of the association with Nabisco is now present on all Oreo packaging, apart from the cookie design itself. In a similar vain in the British Jaffa cakes, the Oreo brand have since produced various spin-off products and flavour types, including a double and triple crème filling, luxury chocolate, banana filling and cake versions. The cookie is now very well known around most of the world, and in commonly incorporated into home recipes and cross-branded products, such as Kentucky Fried Chicken's "Crush Em's" beverage range and McDonald's "Flurry" Ice Creams. As of today, over 491Billion cookies have been sold in total around the world, this makes them the best selling cookie of the 20th century.
--Price and Packaging--
Price for the Oreo in it's various size ranges can vary greatly from retailer to retailer. A mini packet can set you back 30p, a large box anything from £1.49, or a mere 99p from the ones I buy, a 154g tube packet. Frequently, 2 for 1 deals are available for the boxes or mini-bags, but you shouldn't be looking at more than £3 for a large box.
I have found the packaging on all Oreo products rather dull to say the least. The tube packet is a medium blue, with light blue highlighting the wording. The title is in a clear but plain font, in a white colour in the centre of the label. An image of a single Oreo in a splash of milk is depicted next to it. All very simple. The packet is a single sealed layer of plastic sheet, with no inner foil or protective layer, so freshness of the cookies may suffer due to this. Thankfully, it is all fully recyclable.
--Taste and Texture--
With a mild but pleasent sweet chocolatey aroma, at approximately 4cm across, the biscuit does look quiet appealing if a little boring save for the unique design on the face of both sides. They are very eat to bite into, with little effort and only a hint of crunch. It crumbles nicely in the mouth, and is simple to swallow, leaving sometimes a few cloggy clumps of biscuit in between the teeth. If you eat many in quick succession, you may feel a dryness at the back of your throat however. The filling largely goes unnoticed in texture, mixing seamlessly with the dominant chocolate flavour.
It is this presence of very sweet chocolate, with little coco taste, that makes the crème again almost invisible to taste. If you try the "twist it, lick it...etc" method, them you can taste the creme, but only just. A sugary and bland half-set cream, there is only the slightest of vanilla flavour to it, and to be honest, may as well be a basic butter-cream. Some people find this very tasty, but I however look for a little more substance to a filled biscuit. The sweetness of the biscuit is a tasty part though, and somewhat morish as well. This may be too sweet with little flavour for some, and on the whole, even with the crème filling, the cookie is surprisingly dry too. As a general cookie, this all equates to a nice, but dull biscuit excluding the artwork of the design, thus not avoiding the "ordinary" tag Nabisco marketed it away from in the early days.
--Ingredients and Nutritional Information--
There are all the relevant GDA guidelines printed in the packet, but apart from a URL, no healthy eating tips. The sugar content is quite high for the biscuit size, but the calorie level is lower than some traditional biscuits. Eating a whole packet may take up your entire sugar allowance from the day.
Vanilla Filling (29%), Wheat Flour, Sugar, Vegetable Fats with antioxidants (E306, E 304), Fat-reduced Cocoa Powder (7%), Glucose-Fructose Syrup, Raising Agents (Sodium and Ammonium Bicarbonate), Whey Powder, Cocoa Mass, Salt, Emulsifier (Soya Lecithin) Vanilla Flavouring.
Allergy Information: Contains Wheat, Milk, Soya and Gluten.
Quantity per Biscuit.
Energy - 219 kj / 53 kcal
Protein - 0.6g
Fat in total - 2.3g
Of Saturates - 1.2g
Carbohydrate in total - 7.2g
Of Sugars - 4.5g
Fibre - 0.4g
Sodium - 0.05g
As a quick snack to finish a lunch or an accompaniment to a cup of coffee, Oreo's are fine, but these are not the type of biscuits or the party tray from my liking. Although pleasent enough, they are rather boring, and although you may get a quick fascination by accidentally chewing through an entire packet, nothing to will really tempt you into planning on buying them again. More of an impulse buy at the supermarket or corner shop, these American mainstays are non-offensive but not enticing either. Worth a bite now and then, but that's about it. I would lean towards a higher quality if chocolate biscuit myself if your are looking for a more satisfying sweet snack.
For more information on Oreo Cookies, visit - www.Oreo.eu.
Also on Ciao.co.uk
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Oreo biscuit/cookie Review
- About Oreo's
The first oreo was created in 1912 in New York City and the oreo brand is part of Kraft Foods (nabisco). The name oreo is thought to be derived from the greek 'oreo' meaning mountain - which is what the original oreos looked like. Oreo is stated to be Americas Favorite cookie - although I think it is actually a biscuit (here goes the ye olde biscuit/cake...cookie debate)!
- Did you know?
"If all the Oreo biscuits ever made were stacked up, they'd reach to the moon and back five times! If put side by side, they'd encircle the earth 381 times at the equator!" Oreo eu
"Rumour has it that 7.5 billion biscuits are eaten every year! Or 20.5 million a day!" Oreo eu
Sugar, wheat flour, vegetable fats (with antioxidants: E-306, E-304), fat-reduced cocoa powder (7%), glucose and fructose syrup, raising agents (sodium and ammonium bicarbonates), whey powder (from milk), cocoa mass, salt, emulsifier (soya lecithin), flavouring (vanillin).
Contains: Wheat, Soya and Milk!
- Nutritional information
Per 11g oreo, contains the following:
52 calories (which is 3% of the guideline daily amount)
2.3g of fat (which is 3% of the guideline daily amount)
7.2g of carbohydrates
4.5g of sugar (which is 5% of the guideline daily amount)
- Packs available and types of oreo's (vanilla, chocolate and mini)
There are various size packs of oreo biscuits including: 176g packet, 220g 'bumper box', 66g snack pack and the 154g pack - which is what I have. There are also different types of biscuits including: mino oreos (a new addition) and oreos with a chocolate filling instead of the original vanilla filling. There are other types which I believe are only sold in America including: the oreo brownie, oreo fudge creme cookies, peanut butter oreos and an oreo cookie pie crust for baking.
- Packaging (Information on the packaging, etc)
I like the packaging, it looks quite retro/american to me. It is brightly coloured and it quite a lot of information on it. The information on the packaging includes: nutritional information, ingredients, guidelines for the daily amount of fat, carbohydrates and protein - for adults and children which I think is quite useful. It also contains contact information such as the addresses, website (link below) and phone number.
The oreo cookies/biscuits have changed in terms of their appearance since their launch in 1912. They were supposedly called 'oreos' as the greek meaning is mountain or mound, which is what the oreo's in 1912 were stated to look like. The appearance now is quite flat and does not resemble a mountain at all - although they can look like a mountain if you stack them...Anywho, they are flat, they have the 'oreo' brand name printed on the front and they raised pattern on the front only too. The top section is printed, then there is the vanilla filling (or chocolate which ever you buy) and then there is the back section which is plain with no printed design on.
- How to eat an oreo (or how you are supposed to eat them)
The adverts for the oreo have been targeted really at children and how to eat an oreo - the oreo is supposed to be twisted, then licked (the vanilla filling) and then dunked into milk. This is shown on all of the oreo advertisements I have seen and I don't follow this oreo rule (rebel), mainly as I hate milk. I just eat them normally really, just like a normal biscuit, although oreo cheesecake is rather good!
- Taste, after taste and the evidence left behind...
The oreo has two main flavours, the chocolate biscuit sections and the vanilla filling inside. the biscuit of the oreo is dark in colour and I don't know if it is that colour because of the type of chocolate it is made from - dark or milk chocolate. On the ingredients the chocolate component is "reduced-fat cocoa powder" but to me it tastes like dark chocolate - it is a little bitter than milk chocolate and the colour and taste led me to think that the biscuit is made from dark chocolate cocoa powder - I think I am analyzing too much into this!
The second main flavour is the vanilla filling, which is in between the chocolate biscuits. The combination of chocolate and vanilla is a classic and it works really well here. The slightly bitter chocolate biscuit and the fairly sweet vanilla compliment each other quite well.
I like the two flavours together and I don't really like them apart - alone I think the vanilla filling is not very nice but with the chocolate biscuit is works well and tastes nice. I also don't like the chocolate biscuit sections with out the vanilla - so for me they work well together and shouldn't really be eaten separately - not nice!
One thing I don't really like about this product is that it can get stuck in your teeth - like cheap sweets - which is not very nice and especially as the chocolate biscuit is dark in colour - it would show up more (so probably not the best thing to eat before going to the dentist). This makes the after taste fairly bitter, like the chocolate biscuit section, but it does not last very long.
I find that they are fairly messy to eat, due to the crumbly chocolate biscuit sections they do create a lot of crumbs, which is not good, especially if you are like me and do not like cleaning!
I find that they are quite filling for me, I don't really eat too many sweets/biscuits and one/two of these are more than enough for me. Also they can become quite sickly after a while, so I would not eat a few of these at once - unless your are Adam Richman from 'man vs food'.
- Other ways to use/eat Oreo's
While on a Royal Caribbean med cruise last year one of the desserts on the menu (Royal Caribbean international cookbook - savour - volume 2 is the cookbook which I purchased while on the ship) was an Oreo cheesecake, which was rather amazing. Other ways to eat/use oreos is to crumble them over ice cream, which is especially nice with vanilla ice cream, like the vanilla filling in the oreos.
- Price and availability
I bought the 154g pack (which contains 14 normal size oreos) from tesco and they were 99p if I remember correctly. The 175g pack is 1.20 at tesco and the oreo mini 150g pack is £1.58, also at tesco. They can be bought from most supermarkets and online.
*Useful product information on the packet (guideline amounts)
*Nice filing snack - for me anyway
*Can be used in different ways - such as a oreo cheesecake which is great!
*Flavour combination of chocolate and vanilla work really well - although the chocolate biscuit part for me is a little bitter
*Does contain 2.3g for fat, 52 calories and 4.5g of sugar in each 11g oreo!
*Can be a bit sickly after a while - for me anyway
Would recommend oreo biscuits?
I would recommend oreos for an occasional snack, but due to the sugar and amount of fat in each oreo I would not recommend them to be consumed regularly. I would also recommend them as they can be used as a great ice cream topping and they can be used to make an oreo cheesecake which is also great!
For more information: http://www.oreo.eu - with information such as nutritional information, on the other oreo biscuit varieties.
Thank you reading my review - this review
Vanilla Oreo Cookies (often called just Oreos ) are the original variety of a brand that now has dozens of varieties, from different flavoured cookies to ice cream to cakes, cereal and more. Although they are comparatively new in the UK market compared to in the USA where they've been around for decades, I can't imagine there are many people now who don't know what they are, even if they've never tried them.
Oreos are a sandwich cookie, which means two biscuits sandwiching together a cream filling. It's a tried and tested approach, used in everything from custard creams to bourbons, but only Oreos have managed to achieve fame based on brand name rather than biscuit type / filling flavour.
Oreos are round, black biscuits. The biscuit is supposed to be chocolate flavoured, but I think that is stretching it above. Of course there's always a difference between chocolate and chocolate flavour, but even taking this into account, I would say the resemblance is minimal to say the least. That's not to say they are entirely devoid of flavour, because they're not and I do quite like them, but had I not been told they were supposed to be chocolate, I wouldn't have guessed easily.
The cream in the middle is vanilla flavoured but to me tastes more like a plain, sugary fondant than a proper vanilla bean taste. I listened to an interesting Podcast recently that said we believe things taste a certain way because of the colour of them, and what that tends to be associated with. White represents plain or vanilla, so you believe that's what it tastes of. It would be interesting to get hold of the special Oreos, like Halloween and Christmas ones, where the cream is coloured, to see if that affects perceptions of taste.
Although the combination is a good one, I do think that the cream in these Oreos is on the thin side. Yes, it's sweet, but I think they could easily double the amount without it getting sickly. This is perhaps the reason the company later launched Double Stuff Oreos which, as the name suggest, have a more generous filling. Even though I think it's a little lacking, the fondant in all Oreos is soft and fluffy and wonderfully creamy, much nicer than in some own brand versions where it can be sticky or dry. They are sweet but not sickly, though I can eat fewer of these than some types as the taste is just sugar really, not an extra bonus like peanut butter or strawberry.
Oreos look nice because the cookies have an embossed design on them, though I'm not sure this texture adds much to the overall eating experience. I will say, however, that I have recently tried various Oreo knock offs (Colombians are big biscuit eaters) and none of them compare. You don't necesarily realise how nice Oreos are until you try the cheap, inferior versions. A lot of the difference is down to the biscuits themselves. Oreo cookies are just the right level of softness without being either crispy or soggy. They are not thin and hard like wafers, but they still have a nice bite to them. Some cheap versions here taste like biccies that have been left open for a week - not nice. Oreos are best straight from the pack, but stay nice and fresh for some time as long as you fasten or tie them up somehow, or put them in an airtight biscuit tin. The standard guidance is to store out of direct sunlight, but the street vendors here sell them from stands sitting in the sun, and the warmth doesn't seem to do them any harm (since of course they cannot melt, not being chocolate).
Oreos in general are a bit crumbly, but at least they're so dark that you can see the crumbs easily, and pick them up before the ants get them. They're not as messy as, say, wafers (Oreo Wafers = yummy) but they are on a par with your average digestive or shortbread. They are also just as noisy to eat - I brought some to an exam I was invigilating, to eat and review while my students did the test, and was very conscious of the crunching I was doing. In the UK I quite like the tubs of Mini Oreos which are smaller versions of the original, and less messy as you eat them in one go rather than biting into them.
Some people do weird things with their Oreos. With the exception of making mine into mini cheesecakes (split a white chocolate covered one, top with Philadelphia) I tend to eat them straight up. I don't split them in half and lick out the middle, or dunk them in my milk. They are, however, advertised as being great with a glass of the white stuff which I think is to counteract any claims that they are a bit dry - mainly because, in my opinion, they don't have quite enough filling. I know they've had years to perfect it, but I really do like the consistency of Oreos. The cream always ends a sensible distance from the edge, so even if you press down on them, it doesn't squidge out at the sides.
If you're after a tempting, vanilla smell you might be disappointed by these. While some Oreo types have a strong scent related to their fondant flavour (the Strawberry ones smell lovely and fruity) these just smell generically sweet
I love individually packed treats for taking for snacks or lunch to work, but Oreos let me down in this department. The single packs of these contain not 1, not 2, but 4 cookies which I think is too many. I'm not saying I couldn't eat them all in one go, but if I was reaching for the biscuit tin for a quick snack, I'd normally help myself to 2 biscuits. Having 4 means, ok I will eat them all, but it's more than I need, and hardly helpful to the waistline (a 4 pack contains 170 calories and 7g of fat - for that I'd rather have something properly chocolatey like a Galaxy Ripple). For this reason I would prefer to buy a standard tube of Oreos and divvy them up myself - this way is also understandably a cheaper way to purchase them most of the time.
I have eaten a whole lot of Oreo related products over the years, and though I like these, I do think the Vanilla Cream Oreos are a little basic and, well, ordinary. My ranking would put them not quite at the bottom, but fairly low:
Golden Oreos (ick)
Chocolate Cream Oreos (not for me)
VANILLA / CLASSIC OREO COOKIES (not bad)
Mini Oreos (getting better)
Double Stuffed Oreos (twice as nice)
Oreo Cakesters (mmm)
Strawberry Oreos (lovely)
Oreo Wafers and Oreo Wafer Sitcks (yum)
Peanut Butter Oreos (hell yeah)
White Chocolate Covered Oreos (orgasmic)
Overall I would say these are a high quality product with just a slightly above average taste. I'll happily eat them if offered, but might choose another Oreo type if in the shop myself. For the price I think they offer good value for money, as the taste and texture is better than cheap, value biscuits, but the cream is to thin and the vanilla flavour too subtle for me. As for the title, IF I am choosing a basic, vanilla sandwich cookie, I will go ahead and choose Oreos. For me, it is a case of one you go black, you never go back.
Current UK Selling Price (21st June 2011)
Tesco / Sainsburys 99p
Box with 4 snackpacks (16 cookies total)
Tesco / Sainsburys £1.20
Ok, so you must be reading this review because you are interested in purchasing these biscuits.....Well I am going to tell you about these biscuits, what I'm not going to tell you is all about the company who manufacture these biscuits or the life long history of these biscuits. I intend on telling you exactly what I would want to know, if I myself were interested in buying these biscuits for the first time and then you can decide if you think they are worth going out and buying for yourself.
What I'd want to know...
Firstly, I got about 15 actual biscuits in the 154g packet that I bought, always important I think, people want to know how many biscuits they are actually getting, at least I like to know. They're smaller than the average biscuit about 1 and 3/4 inch diameter, this is something to take into account because if your like me and maybe give your children a couple of biscuits at a time, with these being that little bit smaller you may find another biscuit is needed for the kids to make up for this. They are made up of two, round, very dark brown chocolate biscuit slices, held together by a white smooth creamy vanilla filling. Each biscuit slice is covered with a pattern and has the word Oreo in the middle. I don't suppose it's that important to me in particular, what the actual biscuit looks like, I'm more interested in how these biscuits taste.
Well, the biscuits in my opinion taste very nice, quite a rich, if not somewhat sickly, chocolaty taste coupled with a smooth creamy vanilla flavor thrown in. I personally couldn't smell anything from the biscuits until I had the biscuit literally up to my mouth, then I could detect the smell of chocolate and a very slight vanilla smell. Once bitten into, the biscuit crumbles and I found that little tiny bits of biscuit stuck to my fingers whilst other crumbs decided to fall here there and everywhere. It might just be me but I find these biscuits to be quite messy to eat. My son decided to try the "Twist it, Lick it, Dunk it" test, the top twisted off without breaking, good start, licking it he had no problem with, however before he got a chance to dunk it, the biscuit broke and fell onto the floor in bits. So I say the test was unsuccessful. These biscuits are very crumbly and seem to break up very easily.
Another thing I noticed about these biscuits was the fact that the way they have been sandwiched together, is not all neat, precise and exact like you would expect from a more expensive biscuit. No, they just seemed stuck together anyhow, this did not make them look particularly inviting as the majority of the biscuits just looked like any old random pack of value biscuits that you'd pick up for 30p from any supermarket. Some people may not think anything of paying £1.00 for a packet of 15 biscuits which makes them around 6.5 pence per biscuit, I actually paid 99p for these biscuits, but I still think it's a lot when I compare them to value biscuits, which I might add do often taste just as nice as the more expensive ones. The actual packet the biscuits come in is of quite good quality though, quite thick packaging, keeping the biscuits securely in place without fear of the packet splitting and the biscuits falling out all over the place. For those who are interested, I'm usually not, there is a list of nutrition information, ingredients etc. written on the packet. I realize a lot of people like to be aware of these things for whatever reason, but personally I just want to know what flavor they are, how many I'll get and what they are going to cost me. A biscuit is a biscuit at the end of the day, all I want to know is, are they worth paying a little extra for.
So, summing up these biscuits then, I like them but I don't buy them all the time. I personally think there are a lot of cheaper versions out there that taste just as good as these. But occasionally I will buy myself a packet of these Oreo's to treat myself. I wouldn't go out of my way in order to try and find these biscuits, if I couldn't see them in the shop I would just as happily pick something else. You can pick Oreo biscuits up from most supermarkets, they appear to be widely available.
I'm going to give these Oreo's 4 stars, I would have given 3.5 but as I can't I will give them the benefit of the doubt and give them 4.
I hope this has helped you in your decision as to whether you want to buy these biscuits or not. Everything I have told you is everything I would want to know before I went out and bought these biscuits for the first time.
Thank you for reading my review which may also be posted on other sites.
I absolutely adore chocolate and whilst I try to resist the temptation as often as possible for fear of putting on any excess pounds, Friday and Saturday evenings are the perfect excuse for me to indulge in a little passion. No, the passion is not nibbling my husband's ear and whispering sweet nothings - it's with a chocolate bar or a chocolate mousse or chocolate biscuits. A product that I love is Oreo Cookies and I would like to have written the review myself, but I was pushed from the keyboard to enable Oreo to give his opinion from the perspective of a cookie and I hope you enjoy reading.
LET ME INTRODUCE YOU TO OREO
Hello, my name is Oreo and as you probably know I'm somewhat of a superstar as I've appeared in some unforgettable television adverts where I initially appeared with a cute little boy and his dog. That was an experience I will never forget, as we bonded quite well and we're still very good friends. I'm sure that you are well aware of my latest role where I star alongside a little girl and her dear grandmother with the rather lengthy tongue. If you're in my fan club you will probably be well aware of the lick race that is due to end in 44 days where you can upload your video and be in with a chance of winning some great prizes.
Anyway, let's tell you a little about me. I'm every woman's dream with my perfect and very loveable looks, as I'm dark and rich with a smooth appearance and of course, my adorable and very tasty soft centre. I originated from America almost 100 years ago and am the most popular cookie worldwide. How I was given my name is a mystery and whilst there are a few suggestions, I am keeping my lips sealed, as I am not prepared to reveal all. However, my popularity is absolutely huge as 7 billion of little old me are consumed by both adults and children every year, so you can see that I am totally irresistible to you humans.
I am available to you in a few sizes, but my owner, namely Alyson generally tends to purchase me in a 154g packet, which is primarily of two shades of blue with my name splashed across the upper section in large white lettering. There's a stunning image of me situated directly below my name where I'm posing naked whilst splashing around in the milk swimming bars; a place I visit on a twice-weekly basis to keep my body well toned. I smell simply divine and whilst I don't enjoy splashing myself in Brut or All Spice I give off a delicious chocolately aroma. Unfortunately, Alyson got a little carried away earlier today and stuffed several of me in her mouth whilst she enjoyed a cup of PG Tipps and as a result, she's not sure how many of me were in her pack, but we've had a little think about it and we believe there were 14.
I have a physique that most other biscuits and cookies just envy with my measurements of just 4 cm in diameter. There's no middle-aged spread for me, as my depth is 1 cm, which is perfect in every way. My appearance is far superior to any other cookie that has crossed my path, as my name is printed on each and every single cookie on both the upper and lower sides. I also display dozens of tiny images, which makes me a cut above the rest. I am described as a chocolate flavoured sandwich biscuits although I prefer to be known as a cookie. As I am sure you are aware, I can be eaten in many ways with my manufacturer, namely Kraft marketing me as twist, lick and dunk in a glass of milk. Basically, that means that you twist either my lower or upper section until it comes apart and then you lick my delicious vanilla fondant cream, which almost reaches my edges.
Whilst Alyson says that I'm not too chocolately, she states that this is okay, as quite often rich chocolate biscuits can be a little too sweet and she loves me just the way I am. Alyson has a weakness for fondant creams, but I'm not too sickly if that's what you're thinking. The idea is that you then dunk me in a glass of milk. Alyson is far too ladylike for that and doesn't enjoy milk after a bad experience with warm milk whilst in infant's school, so she simply nibbles around my hard biscuit outer edge and she likes the fact that I do not make too many crumbs unlike those rough and ready digestive biscuits. Ladies - what more could you ask for? A superb physique, dark, rich and I don't make a mess.
If you're wondering, I am also very house proud as I do not leave my underwear lying around or leave the toilet seat up. I've referred to myself as being appealing to the ladies, but I'm just as resistible to the male population, but I'm sure that you already know that. Once Alyson has bitten slowly around my edges she reaches my vanilla cream, which unlike my cheap and nasty biscuit associates is simply delicious and of the highest quality, as it's fairly thick as opposed to a slither. I'm always rather tasty when dunked into a cup of hot tea although it's wise not to hold me there too long as I tend to fall apart and my cream oozes out.
THE BAD THINGS ABOUT ME
Whilst I feel I am perfect in every way I had best be honest and let you know my bad points. Although I'm well toned for my age due to the endless sessions in the local gym and milk swimming baths I weigh just 11g and will give you 216kJ of energy. My mate Jammy Dodger and I are always arguing about our calorie content with one of me containing 53kcal, which okay isn't great, but a little of something naughty every now and again isn't really that bad, is it? One of me will give you 0.6g of protein and 7.2g of carbohydrates with 4.5g of me being sugars.
As you are aware, my exterior is considerably hard and rugged looking, but inside I am very soft and adorable. Whilst I am not prepared to divulge all of my ingredients, as they are rather too lengthy for me to list, I can advise that I contain 29% vanilla flavour filling and as far as I am aware I have full mental capacity, as I don't believe I was created in a nut factory. If you can bear to save the remainder of me for another day I should be stored in a cool dry place and my wrapping can be recycled once I've been devoured.
If you wish to purchase me I would advise that I am priceless and can be found in most of the supermarkets on the biscuit aisle where I will generally cost you around 99p. You may be aware of my mate, Double Oreo Stuff, but he's another story. Alyson has advised me to award the star rating to myself, so I'm going to give myself five and she has nodded in agreement.
I hope you enjoyed learning about me and would thank you for reading.
Oreo also posted this review on Ciao under the same user name.
When I was a young child, my family lived on a military base in Germany, and in the main shop on the base they used to stock a stunning array of American candy and food . Time went on, I moved to England, and such snacks became impossible to get hold of and were largely forgotten about .
Recently though, certain snacks from my childhood have become available in the UK - Reeses, Fluff, and of course Oreo cookies being prime examples of this . And when I saw that the latest Ciao POTW was Oreo cookies, I needed no better excuse to go buy a pack.
I purchased mine in a tube shaped plastic pack, costing me 50p for 154g . These were on offer, with the regular price being 98p, at least in Asda . The packaging is mainly a mixture of dark and light blues, with some detailing in other colours, such as white milk splashes, and white lettering. All the relevant allergy and nutritional information is present, with there being a handy info box on the front telling you the nutrition at a glance per biscuit.
I would guess that my packet contained about 12 biscuits, however I didn't count BEFORE my boyfriend got hold of them, and sadly only three remain at the time of writing.
I've seen these available in other formats - I've seen large plastic buckets containing bite size mini Oreo cookies, and also snack packs containing just three or four . I believe there are also varieties with banana or chocolate flavour filling.
Essentially, these sre chocolate sandwich biscuits, with two dark brown bicuits sandwiching a vanilla cream filling. They are circular, with each biscuit bearing the Oreo name and some fairly attractive detailing - ridges round the circumference , and a nobbly patterned design to the biscuit. They are really quite pretty looking, though I can't help noticing they are somewhat small - between an inch to an inch and a half across.
I did have a little sniff, and there is no real scent to these except a tiny hint of bitter cocoa.
I've been told that the best way to eat these is with milk . The idea is to twist the biscuits apart, lick up all the creamy filling, and then dunk the remaining cookie into milk.
I'll be honest - seems like a lot of faff for a biscuit! I simply chose to bite into mine, and I really found it quite pleasant . The biscuit itself was satisfyingly crunchy, and had an initial sweet, yet slight bitter cocoa taste. Mingled with the cream, I can't in all honesty say I really picked up on the vanilla element, but it added a smooth texture and a subtle sweet something into the mix.
I did find there was a slight tinge of saltiness in the overall flavour, but this wasn't unpleasant at all, and actually rather complimented the overall flavour .
I found that bits of the Oreo got stuck in my teeth, which meant I sort of sat swishing round my mouth with my tongue for a while after each biscuit trying to clean it out. It's worth noting that because these biscuit are so dark, the bits that get stuck in your teeth are pretty visible . I also know from prior experience that, if you're eating the mini versions out of a bucket, you get cocoa powder stuck under your nails! It's always a good idea to quickly glance in the mirror after eating some - just in case.
Although I didn't use the recommended twist and lick method, I certainly agree that a glass of milk compliments these wonderfully (and that these cookies hold up well to a good dunking) . In fact, I would go one step further, and recommend that if you have a blender, you have a bash at making a milkshake from crushed up Oreo cookies, ice cream, and milk. It really is a delicious treat. If you fancy something a little more adult, why not make a cocktail - my local bar has one wittily named the OREO speedwagon, which has Kahlua added to ice cream and milk, and is very thick and tasty .
Overall, I think these are pretty tasty . I like the crunchy texture matched with the creamy filling, and find the slight hint of saltiness helps prevent them from being too sweet . They're quite small - one or two bites, and they're gone - but they have a nice strong flavour that does linger, in part to this being a real teeth-sticker of a biscuit.
I'm awarding these four stars - One off for the fact that eating these leaves me with oddly dark teeth!
My children and I are biscuit lovers so I tend to buy biscuits on regular basis. The kitchen cupboard is almost filled with different types of biscuits and other confectioneries for us, my nieces and nephews when they do visit us.
One of our favourite biscuits is Oreo. There are many tasty biscuits available in supermarkets but for some weird reason my boys and I just can't get enough of Oreo biscuits. Meanwhile my husband is more like a savoury kind of guy.
=== Oreo's claim ===
Kraft claimed that Oreo biscuits are the world's No1 biscuit with well over 7.5 billion biscuits eaten a year!
== Oreo, the design ==
An Oreo biscuit consists of two round chocolate biscuits which are sandwiched together with a thick and sugary white filling. The DARK chocolate biscuits looked rather cluttered with decoration. The decorations were the flower-patterned shapes all over the roundish biscuit with Oreo in the centre. This design has been Oreo's trademark for many years now.
The biscuits came in a basic looking dark and light blue foil wrapper. The name "Oreo" was printed in the middle of the pack in addition to a picture of an Oreo biscuit dunked in a glass of milk.
On the back you see the usual info with rather funny instructions on how to eat it. Each biscuit weighs around 10g each which is a bit on the heavy side methinks.
== Double the pleasure ?==
The biscuits are good sized ones and made out of dark chocolate, they look very dark indeed. As for the texture, the slightly thin chocolate biscuits are rough and dry while the filling looked white and it was thick, smooth and creamy. As for the smell, the strong aroma of bitter cocoa was definitely there and the white filling smelled sweet with a hint of vanilla.
The filling is quite generous taking about 29% of the biscuits "as mentioned on the wrapper". I first twisted the biscuit so that it split into two parts, one with white filling while the other was plain. I tried the plain biscuit on its own; I found that the biscuit was slightly bitter and dry. I tasted the bitterness of the cocoa and the sugar granules but it wasn't bad at all. Then I ate the second half of the biscuit with the "creamy" filling and it tasted a lot better. The white stuff looked creamy but it didn't taste creamy. In fact it was extremely sweet and sugary, it was spread thickly on the biscuit which made me realise why the chocolate biscuit was bitter.
== What do we think of it? Is it really Milk's favourite cookie? ==
Oreo biscuits are a tad dry even if the sweet filling managed to make it slightly moist. Usually, we have it with a drink, a glass of milk for the boys and a coffee for me.
As for eating it, my boys like to eat it like the slogan says, Twist, Lick, and Dunk it! I do the same but I take a slightly different approach, I like to separate it into 3 layers. I take off the first layer, then carefully and gently detach the white filling to get two plain chocolate biscuits and the sugary paste. I usually tend to dunk the chocolate biscuit and leave the creamy filling until the end!
I found that a few of biscuits are more than enough for one person, the sweetness of the vanilla layer is a bit sickly also I would like to point out that you might experience a bitter aftertaste due to the strength and the bitterness of the cocoa.
So to summarise the above thoughts, we liked the biscuits, they are tasty and moreish but sometimes the sugary paste can be sickly sweet when too much of it is eaten. In addition, the dark chocolate biscuits can leave a bitter aftertaste. My boys just love dunking it in milk especially in warm milk. Personally I prefer the second method of eating it because the biscuit is slightly dry so dunking it with warm milk makes it softer but of course it gets a lot messier.
== Ingredients ==
Sugar , Wheat Flour , Vegetable Fats (with Antioxidants: E-306, E-304) , Fat Reduced Cocoa Powder (7%) , Glucose and Fructose Syrup , Raising Agents (Sodium and Ammonium Bicarbonates) , Whey Powder (from Milk) , Cocoa Mass , Salt , Emulsifier (Soya Lecithin) , Flavouring (Vanillin) , Contains: Wheat, Soya, Milk .
== Warning ==
Before consuming these biscuits please note that they Contain Wheat, Milk, sunflower seeds and Soya\Soybeans. So if you are allergic to any of these ingredients please stay away from this product.
== Nutritional Values as per biscuit ==
Kcal (Calories) 52kcal
of which sugars: 4.5g
of which saturates: 1.2g
== Further info ==
Produced in the EU for Kraft Foods UK
FREEPOST SWC 3320
Website : http://www.nabiscoworld.com/oreo/
== Prices and availability ==
Oreo biscuits are widely available in supermarkets and many other shops like
Poundland. They come in various sizes; the most common one being a 154g pack with approximately 16 biscuits for 98p at Asda.
I am currently attempting to improve my diet and reduce my bad snacking habits but the temptation for biscuits is just too great! I am a real biscuit addict and I have a killer sweet tooth, so Oreo biscuits are one of my favourites. They are an American creation that is also hugely popular over here in the UK, and you can find Oreos in most supermarkets, where a 154g packet will cost you 99p. If you have a Poundland shop nearby, it's worth checking them out as they sometimes have Oreos in and do a special offer of 2 packs for £1.00.
Product description: No 1 biscuit brand in the world.
Delicious, smooth vanilla crème sandwiched between two crunchy chocolatey biscuits
Fun and intriguing "twist, lick and dunk"
The biscuits come in a plastic foil backed wrapper to keep the biscuits fresh. However, the packaging is not resealable so it's advisable to transfer any leftover uneaten biscuits (ha, as if!) into a biscuit tin or some other suitable storage container.
These biscuits taste amazing, I love Oreos and think they have a lovely unique taste. Oreos have a sandwich style look to them, and there are two bicuits stuck together with a lovely cream filling. The biscuits are a very dark colour, almost black, and they have a nice crunchy bite to them as well as a light chocolate flavour. The cream filling between the two biscuit halves has a super sweet vanilla taste to it and this works perfectly together. Oreos have quite a small size compared to other biscuits such as digestives or rich tea, so it can be easy to help yourself to several at a time, but they are actually quite filling thanks to the double layer.
Sadly these biscuits are a no go for dunking. I love having biscuits with a nice cuppa on my tea break, but the cream centre means they are prone to separating and disintegrating! There are plenty of other ways to enjoy your Oreos though, such as crushing them and mixing with ice cream for a delicious sundae, or having a fancy milkshake from Shake King where they do an Oreo blend milkshake! I've also seen a recipe in my cupcake cookbook that includes Oreo cookies as part of the cupcake batter mix, which has intrigued me greatly.
Oreos are great biscuits that taste yummy, but are not so good for your body. I love them but my waistline doesn't thank me for it if I eat too many, they really are addictive! 5 stars for flavour, but it's sooo tempting to just keep on munching once that packet is opened. They have that distinctive flavour and look that made Oreos famous around the world. I would definitely buy the Oreos again and have not found another biscuit like them.
Ingredients: Sugar, Wheat Flour, Vegetable Fats (with Antioxidants: E-306, E-304), Fat Reduced Cocoa Powder (7%), Glucose and Fructose Syrup, Raising Agents (Sodium and Ammonium Bicarbonates), Whey Powder (from Milk), Cocoa Mass, Salt, Emulsifier (Soya Lecithin), Flavouring (Vanillin), Contains: Wheat, Soya, Milk.
Nutritional values per 11g biscuit:
Energy - 216 kJ - 52 kcal
Protein - 0.6 g
Carbohydrate - 7.2 g
of which sugars - 4.5 g
Fat - 2.3 g
of which saturates - 1.2 g
Fibre - 0.4 g
Sodium - 0.05 g
Equivalent as Salt - 0.1 g
Oreos are originally from America however they made it to the British shelves a few years ago due to their increasing popularity. You can find them in any supermarket or corner shop, and I managed to bag myself a packet from Sainsburys for the price of just 40p. I'm a sucker for all things sweet and chocolately so Oreos are right up my street! They are manufactured by Kraft foods, and sit perfectly with a glass of milk.
Oreos are described as a chocolate flavored sandwich biscuit. Sounds delicious! Like the advert says, (you know, the one with the dog!) first you twist it, then you lick it then you eat it but I prefer to eat it in one because I'm quite greedy, however it's entirely personal preference on how you devour these chocolate filled treats. Oreo is a basically two dark chocolate biscuits with a creamy, sweet filling jam-packed in between. 'Oreo' is printed on the front aswell as a decorative pattern. Overall, a very attractive cookie!
The taste is quite unique, not like any ordinary chocolate biscuit. When you bite into it you get the sharp, bitter taste of the biscuit shortly accompanied by a sweet, light cream. Although the biscuit is strong, it doesn't overpower the filling, there seems to be a perfect balance of flavours. Once eaten, there is a mild chocolate aftertaste, and I just love that. They are quite easy to chew, they aren't too crunchy or hard and the cream just melts in your mouth, the texture is to die for. The taste of these snacks is simply delightful. For an extra treat, eat with a glass of milk however I think they taste better just on their own.
Oreos are available in three different forms. Mini Oreos, Packet form and individual lunchbox packets. Recently, I brought the packet form, which is a long, tube like structured packet containing around 20 medium sized cookies inside. The packaging is a lightweight, thin plastic skin and has a handy tearable opening to retrieve the biscuits. Just tear the seal and behold these wonderful treats! In packet form it weighs around 154g. Lunchbox sized packs are different to the packets. They are contained in a cardboard box, along with 4 individual packets inside containing precisely 4 oreos in each. Each pack is small, and easy to open so they are ideal for on-the-go. I'm sure your kids would appreciate a packet in their lunchbox now and again! Each individual pack is air tight, and made with foil and a thin layer of plastic to keep them fresh. Each pack weighs around 100g each. Finally, mini oreos! Mini oreos can be found mostly in newsagents - they are a plastic bucket containing about 30 mini sized oreos. Each one is bitesized and easily chewable. Mini oreos are about half the size of an origional oreo. A tub of these weighs around 200g, so they are obviously not ideal for transporting.
A regular packet of Oreos contains:
Per 100g serving:
Energy - 1964KJ, 472 calories.
Protein - 5.7g
Carbohydrates - 65g
Sugars - 41g
Fat - 21g
Fibre - 3.6g
Sodium - 0.49g
As you can see, quite alot of calories! But it's fine in moderation to treat yourself. You can find Oreos in all good supermarkets including; Tesco, Asda and Sainsburys. The usual retail price is no more than £2, however they have special offers on all the time so expect to buy them at a lower price.
Overall, a deliciously rich biscuit filled with a fluffy cream. I love both the taste and the texture. Why not try them if you haven't already? They make great snacks, lunchbox fillers and you can also use them in baking too! I recently used the chocolate biscuit to make a base for my keylime pie and it worked perfectly! There are so many uses. Remember to eat Oreos in moderation as part of a balanced diet. Enjoy!
The times I've heard these biscuits mentioned in American programmes made me curious about what exactly these were, they seem to have an iconic status there in a way that custard creams just really don't... they never seem to mention that they are 'cookies' just ramble on about Oreos.... A bit like grits and hash browns, I'm still not entirely sure what they are! So when I saw Oreos in Tesco a couple of weeks ago I had to put them in my basket.
My youngest was delighted to see them emerge from my shopping bag, apparently my mam has been buying them for ages for when my little niece calls around, My youngest (who at 17 can't really be considered 'little') had been scoffing them too and loves them.
The pack I bought cost 93p for a 'snack pack' box, containing 4 individually wrapped packs of 4 biscuits. I like this idea as it keeps the rest of the pack fresh only opening one pack at a time. If you were to eat the whole 4 biscuits it would set you back a big 208 calories (as the biccies are 52 cals each), so I would say not really one for the school tuck box, but if you have a thing for biscuits and don't mind the calories ideal for and adult lunchbox perhaps, or day out with or without the kids. Oreos do come in other pack sizes too, and are made by Nabisco/Kraft.
The packaging is a nice blue colour with the Oreos and a splosh of milk being the main focus. The biscuits themselves are chocolate flavour and come with a white vanilla flavour filling (which are the ones I bought) or a chocolate filling. On opening the pack you are met with a strong appetising chocolatey, vanilla smell, which is nice, and something you don't normally get so strongly from shop bought biscuits. The colour is a deep dark chocolate brown, and the biscuits look well made, decorated with an embossed pattern and the word Oreo in the middle just in case you thought you'd found something alien nestled in your pack of biscuits. The vanilla filling looks a nice creamy white and very inviting. My youngest really likes these and I have to buy them every week now, but I have to admit that if it were just me to think of I would not bother with these again.
The texture is hard and crunchy rather than crisp and crumbly, and after giving it a good chew it never (to me, though my daughter differs here) develops that melt in the mouth quality that most biscuits do, going straight from slate to mush without that intervening melty crumbly texture. Also for me the chocolate flavour is a little harsh and un-natural, leaving a bit of a bitter taste at the back of the tongue, nor does the (very thin) layer of filling live up to the promise of the vanilla aroma, being a little bit on the bland side, giving me the distinct impression that there is no filling. I wouldn't say that the biscuits are sickly, but there is something not quite right about the flavour, they are definitely sweet, but not in a satisfying way.
The slogan of Oreos - which features in most of its advertising, is "twist, lick and dunk"... Ooo er missus... sorry it had to be said.... Or maybe it didn't? .. On this point my daughter and I agree that it is a disappointing waste of time. The company marketing says that the ritual is not an instruction of how to eat Oreos, but rather a little ritual which takes you back to childhood and connects families with memories of sitting round a blazing fire roasting.... Oh hang on I've slipped into the wrong bit of schmaltz there.. but I'm sure you get the idea.
The youngest being prone to trying out advertising suggestions before doing things her own way gave the suggestion a whirl, as did I... just to keep her happy you understand. We twisted.. the biscuit broke, after a few times we did manage to prize a couple apart without any collateral damage. Then in for the lick, the texture of the filling is rather solid, and it was a bit like licking melamine... We didn't even bother with the dunk (recommended into a glass of milk) as I'd already tried it in a cup of tea and the biscuit is so hard it repels moisture and stays stoically unaffected by the 'dunk'. In short I wouldn't bother with the 'twist, lick and dunk', unless you are like us and *have* to give it a try 'just to see...'.
Oreos are not something I would personally recommend over any other type of biscuit, in fact I would actively avoid them, but then I'm not a particularly 'biscuity person' anyway. There is nothing intrinsically wrong with Oreos, they are well put together, and one of my daughters and my niece absolutely love them. I think like most foods it is very much a matter of personal taste, they aren't for me, but you would probably need to try them really to decide whether they are for you.
A couple of months ago I shocked my work colleagues by telling them that I had never tried Oreo's! They were raving so much about how brilliant and tasty they were that I decided to buy my first packet. I decided on the original Oreo's with the vanilla cream centre. All I can say is 'wow' they are truly amazing and I became hooked!!
A normal packet of Oreo's are packaged in a plastic sleeve like wrapper in a eye catching dark and turquoise blue. There is a picture of a oreo splashing into a glass of milk on the front. Each packet contains 154g and has the nutritional information for each cookie clearly displayed on the front (I'm not sure if this is a good thing or not!!).
Nutrition Information (1 oreo cookie):
Calories: 52 (3% of an adult's guideline daily amount)
Sugar: 4.5g (5% of an adult's guideline daily amount)
Fat: 2.3g (2.3% of an adult's guideline daily amount)
Saturates: 1.2g (6% of an adult's guideline daily amount)
Salt: 0.1g (2% of an adult's guideline daily amount)
An Oreo cookie consists of two circular rich chocolate flavoured biscuits sandwiched together with a sweet vanilla cream filling. They also come with a chocolate cream in the centre, although I do prefer the vanilla as the chocolate are a little to rich and much harder to eat the packet without feeling a little queezy!!
A packet of Oreo's costs approximately 90p per packet but my local poundland have a constant offer of two packets for £1, a complete bargain in my opinion.
I have also found two of my favourite things to do with Oreo's the first is rather simple and is dunking an oreo in hot chocolate which make the vanilla filling melt deliciously! The other is a little more complicated but most definitely worth the effort. The recipe I am listing below is one that I found on the UKTV food website. I made them for my work colleagues and I have many requests for them since.
Cookies and Cream Truffles
500 g Oreo biscuits
250 g cream cheese, softened
400 g milk chocolate
100 g white chocolate
1. In a blender,
1. Crush cookies.
2. Pour into a bowl, add cream cheese and mix until there are no traces of white.
3. Using a teaspoon, roll mixture into balls, place on a baking paper lined tray and refrigerate for 45 minutes.
4. Break milk chocolate into pieces and pop in a microwaveable container, melt gradually stirring every 20 seconds until smooth.
5. Coat balls thoroughly with melted chocolate, place back into fridge to cool.
6. Finally melt remaining white chocolate and using a fork drizzle melted white chocolate over balls.
All I can say is that if you love Oreo's then make these truffles they are heavenly.
I first came aware of Oreo cookies on a trip to America back in 2000. I instantly became hooked on the uniqueness and on various trips back to the USA between 2000 - 2007 i would always leave room in my luggage for a few packs of the special treats, as they were not available in the UK.
Imagine then my excitement when that advert of the little boy, oreo's, a a glass of milk and his dog appeared on our TV screens. Even more exciting was the first day i saw them in my local super market!
With blue packaging and big, bold, white letters spelling out OREO, these cookies stick out from all the other biscuits brands and so does there price. Usually on offer for around 86 pence - 1 pound for about 16 cookies they are a bargain! Inside the box of cookies they are wrapped in 4 cookie snack packs in shiny foil. This makes them perfect for school lunchboxes of adults on the go.
The actual biscuit are quite small and have 3 different layers. The top and bottom layers are a chocolatly biscuit with the word Oreo and a pattern embossed on them.
There are a few ways to eat these biscuits. The first is traditional (and rather boring) just simple eating of all three layers together. The second is to twist and dunk. This involves twisting the top layer off biscuit off, licking the cream filling replacing the top layer then dunkin' the whole biscuit in milk (this is particulary great for kids!). Oreo biscuits have also began appearing mixed with ice cream in a famous fast food restaurent and blended with ice cream and milk to make yummy milkshakes.
These biscuits are a yummy treat and i have never met a person who have not been instantly hooked!
Oreo is probably the most American cookie or biscuit that I can think of, apart from say Maryland cookies. According to their recent advertising campaign, the one with the boy and the dog in the garden, they go brilliantly with milk, but I already knew that. Biscuits and cookies with juice or water has always seemed wrong to me.
There are lots of different varieties of Oreo around the world but the original is still the best selling. They can come in tubes, packets or little snack packs. I got two 154g packs at Poundland. This is pretty good as one packs costs 93p at Sainsbury's.
The Oreo packaging is as I remembered it: An all over bright blue colour that is designed to catch the eye and stand out on the shelf. Each Oreo is a sandwich style biscuit, that is, it has two layers of dark biscuit and a centre layer of vanilla crème in the middle. The contrast between the layers in terms of colour is quite startling to see and it looks good visually.
These are very sweet, sickly perhaps. Even just opening the pack up you will detect the amount of sugar in the air, each cookie holding roughly 50 calories. They are very chocolatey in taste, though there is a thick layer of vanilla, it is overpowered by the chocolate of the cookie. The advert advises twisting them apart and licking off the crème but I don't see that as particularly appealing and would rather just eat them in one go.
The downside of these cookies is the mess. They have a tendency to break easily and go into pieces and as this is dark cookie, it can make the carpet messy. They are nice overall though, with or without milk.