I have spied Oreo Thins on varying American websites and now they have finally skipped across the pond and hit our shelves. Thin does bring apprehensions because there is nothing better than a delightfully squidgy Oreo a la the American style, but never one to turn down a biscuit these were a must try.
Oreo Thins currently comes in two flavours, Original and Chocolate Creme. I am not really a Chocolate Creme fan but I cannot have one without the other here. The premise behind these Thins is apparently because they wanted to give us adults a ‘sophisticated’ on the go snack that isn’t meant to be twisted and dunked. Now twisting an Oreo is essential, I may even dunk but not every time, just the twisting is crucial, so I refute that this twist and dunk action is exclusive to kids.
Chocolate Flavour Sandwich Biscuits with a Vanilla Flavour Filling (32.5 %). Per 4: 118 kcal, 2.4g sat fat, 9.5g sugar, 1.2g protein. Chocolate Flavour Sandwich Biscuits with a Chocolate Flavour Filling (32.5%). Per 4: 117 kcal, 2.3g sat fat, 9.2g sugar, 1.3g protein.
Each box comes with 16 skinny Oreos separated into two foil packs and are suitable for vegetarians. I like the foil pack idea to keep them fresh, yet I would have preferred them in serving sizes like the snack packs. I picked these up from Sainsbury’s for 75p a pop instead of £1.00. 75p seems more apt given you are getting less Oreo for your money.
I did try twisting these apart and yes it isn’t possible to do without them snapping. Across the board for both I was pretty impressed that they weren’t just dry biscuits as I had expected. In actual fact I found the creme was more prominent in flavour than the usual bitter cocoa biscuit. Both had a good crisp biscuit and smooth centre, the vanilla creme was subtle in flavour but brought a lightness to the biscuit. The chocolate creme had a lovely smooth chocolate flavour to it that seemed to complement the biscuit more than the standard version and was certainly my favourite of the two.
What can I say, Oreo Thins are the way forward. Do I agree that they are a ‘sophisticated’ snack for us adults, no I can’t say that came to the forefront of my mind, however they are delicious and have not been compromised by being slimmed down. Of the two, most surprising to me, the Chocolate Creme is my favourite and would be my choice out the two.
Have you jumped onto the Thins biscuit train? Let me know your thoughts.
Nibbles ‘n’ Scribbles x