I suppose it was only a matter of time.
For years, Nabisco has been on a quest to take over the breakfast table. We’ve seen Cinnamon Bun Oreos, Fruity Crisp Oreos, Waffles & Syrup Oreos, and Jelly Donut Oreos. The only problem? With all of those Oreos based on breakfast foods, we didn’t have any drinks to wash ’em down.
So Nabisco brought in the big guns.
Dunkin’ Donuts Mocha Oreos are available now for a limited time. Well, “available now” varies depending on where in the U.S. you’re located. Earlier this month, Mondelez was hit by a huge cyberattack that disrupted their shipments, including the launch of these brand new Dunkin’ Donuts Mocha Oreos. Here’s an actual text conversation that occurred between Mrs. Snack Cellar and me during the 2+ weeks that I waited for them to show up:
Dunkin’ Donuts Mocha Oreos feature a chocolate Oreo cookie and mocha flavored creme. When opening the package though, there’s not a hint of mocha in the scent coming from these Oreos. Uh oh–I wonder if the guy behind the counter messed up my order. Did he give me a latte instead of a mocha, and more importantly, did he misspell my name on the cup as “Sack Seller” again?
Nope, this is definitely mocha! Despite the misleading aroma, there’s an obvious mocha taste in the creme. It alternates between a straightforward (but not bitter) coffee flavor and a sweet, creamy chocolate. Nabisco really struck the perfect balance here–the coffee flavor isn’t too strong, but it’s not lacking either. Toss in the chocolate cookie, and these Dunkin’ Donuts Mocha Oreos are excellent.
Out of curiosity, I decided to pit Dunkin’ Donuts Mocha Oreos against Trader Joe’s Mocha Joe-Joes, since I had never had those before either. I’ve gotta say, I love coffee, and I would easily choose the Dunkin’ Donuts Mocha Oreos ten times out of ten. The Mocha Joe-Joes creme leans way too heavily toward pure coffee flavor for my liking, as though someone just poured five tablespoons of coffee grounds directly into my mouth. I know some people out there love the Trader Joe’s version, but I’ll take the snackability of these Oreos any day.
After weeks of waiting and a few dozen panicked texts to my wife, I’m happy to report that Dunkin’ Donuts Mocha Oreos were well worth the wait. They have a sweet, creamy mocha flavor that does a great job of striking the balance between chocolate and coffee. And as Mrs. Snack Cellar pointed out when she started talking to me again, these would work great as an after-dinner cookie with a cup of coffee.
It looks like Nabisco’s breakfast domination is almost complete. Up next: Orange Juice Oreos?
|How Much It Cost and Where I Bought It:||$2.99 at Target|
|Just the (Nutrition) Facts:
Serving size—2 cookies
|140 calories, 60 calories from fat, 6 grams of fat, 2 grams of saturated fat, 90 milligrams of sodium, 40 milligrams of potassium, 21 grams of carbohydrates, less than 1 gram of dietary fiber, 13 grams of sugar, less than 1 gram of protein.|
|In a Nutshell:||Mocha creme strikes great balance of coffee and chocolate flavors. Dunkin’ Donuts Mocha Oreos easily beat Mocha Joe-Joes. Getting the silent treatment because of a junk food shortage.|
|Overall Score:||8.5 out of 10|
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