Tonight’s review is a special one. Finally, a snack has arrived that fits this blog to a T! Side note: I no longer fit in any of my Ts, on account of all the Oreos I’ve eaten lately.
While the rest of the world continues to lose its mind over the recent Limited Edition Oreo flavors, Chocolate and Lemon Oreo Thins hit shelves too. Nabisco has gone to great lengths to clarify that Oreo Thins aren’t a “diet” snack (especially in my case, when I eat them by the package), but they are basically a classy version of Oreo cookies. And nobody does classy better than Snack Cellar. So put on your finest attire and stick out your pinky–it’s time to go HAM on some Oreo Thins.
At first, I wasn’t sure which flavor to start with. Then I remembered that the theme for the evening is “classy.” Wine is classy. Wine is often paired with chocolate. I like to eat chocolate. Chocolate Oreo Thins contain chocolate. Also, this is all wasted time that I could be spending eating Chocolate Oreo Thins. So, we’ll start tonight’s review with Chocolate Oreo Thins!
The wafer-thin cookie of Oreo Thins is noticeably different in a couple of ways. It has a distinct crispiness and is much lighter than a standard Oreo cookie. The cookie tastes somewhat floury and salty at first, but it evolves into a deep cocoa flavor. Somehow, there’s more depth here than in a normal chocolate Oreo cookie. The creme is rich and carries a strong fudge-like flavor, leaning more toward a milk chocolate taste.
Put together, however, the chocolate flavors of the cookie and the creme run together a bit too much in a way. The deep cocoa of the cookie fades, and the richness of the creme mellows. Chocolate Oreo Thins are good, but the flavors offset each other too much to be fully appreciated.
Lemon Oreo Thins have the same cracker-like cookie, although this one has a Golden Oreo flavor to it. The cookie is slightly sweet and buttery, and brings a rich quality to the delicate cookie. The creme is also sweet, with a creamy citrus flavor and noticeable tartness throughout.
Combining all of these elements, the Lemon Oreo Thin is a really enjoyable Oreo. The cookie bolsters the sweetness of the creme and provides its own distinct flavors as well. The creme is both sugary and tart, providing a well-balanced and refreshing lemon taste. In all honesty, I had a hard time putting these back in the pantry.
If you’ve enjoyed Oreo Thins in the past (or even if you haven’t, but think you might enjoy a more cracker-like cookie), both of these flavors are worth trying. The Chocolate Oreo Thins are good, but the Lemon Oreo Thins have a bright fruit creme and decadent cookie that makes them hard to put down. Hey, look on the bright side: if you’re going to eat these by the dozen, at least you’ll look classy doing it.
|Item:||Nabisco Chocolate and Lemon Oreo Thins|
|Price and Place of Purchase:||$2.99 each at Target|
|Nutrition Facts (serving size-4 cookies):||Chocolate: 140 calories, 50 calories from fat, 6 grams of fat, 2 grams of saturated fat, 100 milligrams of sodium, 55 milligrams of potassium, 21 grams of carbohydrates, less than 1 gram of dietary fiber, 12 grams of sugar, 1 gram of protein.
Lemon: 150 calories, 60 calories from fat, 6 grams of fat, 2 grams of saturated fat, 90 milligrams of sodium, 15 milligrams of potassium, 21 grams of carbohydrates, 11 grams of sugar, 1 gram of protein.
|In a Nutshell:||Contrasting flavors in Chocolate Oreo Thins are good, but become a bit duller when combined. Lemon Oreo Thin has great citrus taste and flavorful cookie. Oreo Thins are dangerously snackable. It’s hard to look classy when your car is full of empty Oreo packages.|
|Overall Score:||Chocolate: 7 out of 10
Lemon: 8.5 out of 10
Our friends at Junk Banter also reviewed Nabisco Chocolate and Lemon Oreo Thins. Check it out!
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