July 8, 2015

Berry Creme Oreo Cookies

oreosberry.jpgIím not sure how long Berry Creme Oreo Cookies have been around, but I saw them on the shelf at Safeway recently and bought a bag. Of course, Iím a big fan of Oreos, and not just the original chocolate wafers-with-white-creme-filling ones. There are many Oreo varieties that are delicious. Now, Iím adding Berry Creme Oreos to this list. The cookies are great, perhaps the best Oreo Iíve ever eaten. From the picture on the front of the bag, it appears that the folks at Oreo were going for a raspberry/strawberry flavor. I canít say for sure that this is the flavor of the berry filling. All I know is that I love how it tastes. Give me a stack of these cookies and a big glass of cold milk and Iím in Oreo bliss. Definitely Phoood approved!

Phoood rating: Outstanding!

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September 27, 2012

Triple Double Oreo Neapolitan

oreotd.jpgThe folks at Nabisco have taken the Oreo cookie a long way from its original form Ė two chocolate cookies with white creme filling between them. Now, there are all kinds of odd bastardizations of the iconic Oreo. One of the newer Oreo products is Triple Double Oreo Neapolitan. They're made with three vanilla cookies with strawberry and chocolate creme between them. On paper, it sounds pretty good: an extra cookie (kind of like the middle bun on a Big MacÖ) and two flavors of creme. Unfortunately, it just doesn't work. The extra cookie doesn't improve the Triple Double in any way and in fact makes the entire cookie fall apart while you are eating it. The strawberry and chocolate cremes taste all right by themselves, but they donít go together as well as I hoped they would. If you really want the taste of vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry, get yourself a half-gallon of Neapolitan ice cream, grab a spoon, and dig in. I reckon youíll enjoy it much more than Triple Double Oreo Neapolitan.

Phoood rating: So-so

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May 13, 2011

Krusteaz Chocolate Chunk Cookie Mix

krusteazcookie2.jpgEven though good chocolate chip cookies are very easy to make, sometimes it makes sense to take the easier route and use a cookie mix. Itís quicker and thereís not as many things that need to be cleaned when youíre done. The problem is that the pre-made cookie mixes that Iíve used have not resulted in very good cookies. Theyíre okay, but nothing to be proud of. Krusteaz Chocolate Chunk Cookie Mix, however, makes cookies that are - dare I say it - as good, if not better than most made-from-scratch cookies that Iíve eaten. Really, they are so good that I doubt I will ever make homemade chocolate chip cookies again. When baked for just the right amount of time (the key to any great cookie...), the cookies have a firm exterior and chewy interior, just as they should. They have a good amount of chocolate in them, too. Sit down with a pile of these cookies and a tall glass of cold milk and youíll be in heaven.

Phoood rating: Outstanding!

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October 2, 2010

Trader Joe's Triple Ginger Snaps

triplegingersnaps.jpgGinger snaps are not my favorite type of cookie, but Iíll eat them in a pinch. Trader Joeís Triple Ginger Snaps, however, are not your typical ginger snap cookie. They are made with fresh, crystallized, and ground ginger, which gives them a fantastic flavor. Youíd think that with three types of ginger, the cookies would be over-the-top gingery. Fortunately, thatís not the case at all. They have a very pleasant ginger flavor that isnít overpowering. The flavor gets even better when you bite into a piece of the fresh ginger. I donít think Iíve ever eaten a Trader Joeís product that I didnít really like, and Triple Ginger Snaps are no exception. They are a delicious treat that I strongly recommend.

Phoood rating: Outstanding!

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March 30, 2010

Golden Chocolate Oreos

oreogoldenchoc.jpgMy friend Paul thinks that any Oreo cookie other than the original - chocolate cookies with white creme filling - is an abomination. Heís unwilling to eat any other variety of Oreo. Iím a bit more open minded. Yes, classic Oreos are delicious. But so are Golden Oreos, as I described in my review of them way back in 2004. Thereís also a variety of Golden Oreos with chocolate creme in the middle, called Golden Chocolate Oreos. I bought a bag recently to try them for the first time. Let me just say that the cookies didnít last very long. Yea, the whole bag was gone by the next day. Iím not sure that I like them quite as much as Golden Oreos, but theyíre pretty close. The chocolate creme has a nice flavor and the cookies go really well with a glass of milk. Sure, original Oreos still reign supreme, but Chocolate CrŤme Oreos arenít that far behind. Come on Paul, give Ďem a try! You might just like them.

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April 23, 2009

Oreo Fun Stix

oreofunstix.jpgRecently I tried Oreo Fun Stix on a whim, as they happened to be resting uneaten in my pantry. As I removed the interesting straw-like wafers from the wrapper, I was immediately reminded of Pepperidge Farm's Pirouettes, my favorite of all snacks, which set my expectations a little higher. The similarity was very close, except the Oreo Fun Stix contained a membrane of classic Oreo fill in its hollow. I poured a cold glass of milk and took a swig. I was impressed by the way the inner fill created the perfect straw, but it did not change the taste of the milk as I had hoped. After downing the glass, I bit into the nicely sogged crumble wafer and found it to be just like the original Oreo in taste, which I had predicted and hoped for. A tasty treat if you love your Oreos and milk, but mostly just a novelty for a younger demographic. Not a must-buy for hardcore snackers, as the Oreo Fun Stix amusement does not quite meet up with its price and lack of versatility. Want a true wafer? Pick up some Pirouettes.

Phoood rating: So-so

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March 21, 2009

Bergers Cookies

bergers.jpgI had never heard of Bergers Cookies until a Phoood reader, Sebastiano, recently sent me an e-mail in which he lavished praise on them. I later found out that the cookies have been produced in Baltimore, Maryland since 1835 and are distributed in the greater Baltimore region. I was able to get my hands on two boxes of the cookies and immediately knew why Sebastiano liked them so much. These cookies are certainly one of the most unique desserts that Iíve ever eaten. Yet, the cookies are incredibly simple: a buttery, soft, vanilla wafer-type cookie drenched in chocolate fudge. In fact, there is so much chocolate on them that itís hard to tell if it is a cookie topped with chocolate or a glob of chocolate with a cookie hidden inside. This is not a subtle cookie that you would serve at a tea party. They are heavy, dense, and deliciously decadent. Think of it as the Hummer of cookies. Donít bother trying to eat more than a couple of them at a time, because youíll likely give yourself a stomach ache. If you donít live in the Baltimore area, you can still enjoy the cookies by ordering them through the Bergers Cookies web site. They are a delicious piece of American history that I highly recommend you try.

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January 31, 2009

Pepperidge Farm Tim Tam Chocolate CrŤme

timtam.jpgPepperidge Farm has brought Australia's Tim Tam cookies to America, and I'm sure glad they did. I had never heard of Tim Tams before, but it only took about two cookies for me to understand why they are so popular in Australia. They are among the most delicious cookies Iíve ever eaten. They donít have anything in them that isn't in countless other cookies, but Tim Tamís combination of chocolate fudge, chocolate wafers, and chocolate crŤme is just about perfect. Yet despite their decadence, they are not overly sweet like many cookies are. The only negative thing I can say about them is that the 7 ounce package is much, much too small. I need at least a pound of Tim Tams! You had better hurry If you want to try Tim Tams, mate. They are available exclusively at Target, but only through March 2009. And if you need more encouragement to by some Tim Tams, you can get a $1 coupon on the Tim Tam web site.

Phoood rating: Outstanding!

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April 22, 2008

Strawberry Milkshake Oreos

strawberryoreo.jpgEver since I was a young lad, I have loved Oreos. I've tried all the previous variations, Double Stuf, Mint, etc., and they have never measured up to the original. Today, while wandering through the grocery store in search of bread, I discovered Strawberry Milkshake Oreos- Limited Edition. Absolutely delicious! The first thing I noticed was that they smell wonderful when you open the package, The brown and pink color is a little unusual, but I really didn't mind when I bit into one. They have a nice crunch, with a little softer "chew" than a classic. The strawberry cream mixes perfectly with the chocolate cookie halves, neither flavor overpowering the other for a taste reminiscent of Neapolitan ice cream. (If you leave out the vanilla part like I do.) My only gripe is that they are a limited edition. I hope Nabisco decides to make them permanent.

Phoood rating: Outstanding!

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October 29, 2007

Newman Oís CrŤme Filled Chocolate Cookies

newman-o.jpgAt a recent visit to my local natural foods store (yes, thereís a first time for everything), I bought a bag of Newmanís Own ďNewman-OísĒ chocolate filled crŤme cookies. Normally, I wouldnít have bothered, but they were on sale for a good price and I was curious to see how them would compare to Oreos. I figured that because they were being sold in a health food store and are made with organic ingredients, they may not taste as good as the venerable Oreo cookie. In reality, they taste every bit as good as Oreos, and maybe a little bit better. I didnít have any Oreos in the cupboard, so I was unable to do an A-B comparison. But, I really like the chocolate flavor of the Newman-Oís and think that the crŤme filling might have a better texture and flavor than that of an Oreo. In short, they are definitely worth buying as an Oreo replacement. I wonder what other good stuff the natural food store has that I might likeÖ

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September 1, 2007

Mother's Fudge Vanilla CrŤme Cookies

motherslogo.jpgNew on my local supermarket's shelf are Mother's Fudge Vanilla CrŤme cookies. They are made of two chocolate cookies with an Oreo-type crŤme filling. All in all, they are very tasty, with a strong chocolate flavor that chocoholics will probably love. The creme filling is overpowered by the chocolate and not too noticeable. But then again, most people are going to eat these for the chocolate, not the creme. My only real complaint was that the cookies broke apart very easily when eating them, due to the softness of the filling. Side note: Mother's Cookies have been around since 1914, but it does not appear that they have a web site. They aren't even on Wikipedia. I can't remember the last time I came across a major company that didn't have a web presence.

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September 14, 2005

Oreo Double Stuf Peanut Butter Creme

oreopeanutbutter.jpgNew on my supermarket shelf are new Oreo Double Stuf Peanut Butter Creme cookies. There are no big surprises here, just your typical chocolate Oreo wafers filled with peanut butter creme. Like most combinations of chocolate and peanut butter, these cookies are pretty good. I think they taste like the combination of an original Oreo and a Nutter Butter (yum). The peanut butter creme is only OK, it could have a better flavor and texture. I didn't dunk them in milk like I should have, but I'm sure they would be good this way. Overall, itís a pretty good cookie.

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July 5, 2005

Phoood Hall of Fame: Motherís Circus Animal Cookies

mothers.jpgEvery since I can remember, my favorite cookies have been Motherís Circus Animal Cookies. To this day, my mouth still waters every time I see a bag of them as I walk down the cookie and cracker aisle. These pink and white-frosted cookies with sprinkles are probably aimed at the 10-and-under market, but I donít care Ė I love them anyway. Iím donít know if Motherís cookies are available in all states. If theyíre not, then I feel sorry for those of you that canít get them. You are really missing out. Keebler makes a similar cookie, and Iím sure other cookie makers do to. But Iíve never tried these others Ė it would be like cheating on a girlfriend. Did you know that you can improve the taste of these cookies by putting them in the freezer? Itís the only way I eat them. For some reason (maybe a scientist could explain in to meÖ), they just taste better when frozen. Try it and I bet youíll agree.

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June 11, 2005

Pepperidge Farm Soft Baked Snickerdoodle Cookies

snickerdoodles.jpgA co-worker was raving about these new Pepperidge Farm Soft Baked Snickerdoodle Cookies the other day. Being a snickerdoodle connoisseur, I knew I had to give them a try. These cookies do not taste like any other snickerdoodle I have ever had. They are much darker, with a strong molasses-like flavor Ė a lot different than the light golden color and cream-of-tarter flavor that I love I'm used to. They are also much too chewy, in my opinion. The cinnamon and sugar covering the cookie are the only things that even make me think that it is a snickerdoodle. Hey, Pepperidge Farm Ė you guys should have hired me as a consultant when developing this cookie. I would have told you how a snickerdoodle really should be.

Phoood rating: So-so

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February 27, 2005

Almond Joy Cookies

almondjoy.jpgI spotted these new Almond Joy Cookies in the local Kwik-E-Mart and thought Iíd give them a try. If you didnít already figure it out, these cookies are made to taste like an Almond Joy candy bar. Well, sort of. The cookies have a crispy chocolate wafer in the middle, which isnít found in the candy bar. And missing from the cookies are the almonds found in the candy bar. Actually, there is a tiny bit of them that you will hardly notice unless you look for them carefully. The coconut and milk chocolate are what gives the cookie a quasi-Almond Joy taste. Misleading product name aside, the cookies are ok, but nothing to get too excited about.

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June 17, 2004

Golden Oreos

goldenoreos.jpgI finally got around to buying a bag of Nabiscoís new Golden Oreos, and was not disappointed. The creme in the middle tastes the same as the creme used in the original Oreo cookie. The two golden-colored cookies surrounding the creme have a very good flavor that is surprisingly addictive Ė almost as addictive as original Oreos. The cookies were also delicious when dipped in milk, which is my preferred way of eating them. If you are a traditionalist and balk at the idea of a non-chocolate Oreo, it will be your loss. Youíll miss out on a great tasting cookie that can proudly sit beside original Oreos on the supermarket shelf.

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