REVIEW: Nabisco Oreo Thins Cookies

Oreo Thins

It was tenth grade.

Math.

Permutations and combinations, a late afternoon with a blood sugar dip, and time ticking down to come up with an semi-believable excuse for another day without my homework.

Sometime during the teacher’s explanation of how Jimmy has five pairs of pants and twelve pairs of shirts and blah blah blah blah blah, I think, in an act of defined desperation, I may have blurted out, “Who the fudgemuffin cares?”

Oreo cookies, for lack of a better analogy, have become like that. It’s not that the endless amount of flavors and limited time only combinations aren’t great, but at some point, yea, they aren’t great. It’s all just too much, and not only do I have a waistline to prove it, but I find myself wondering if, like Jimmy donning a classic polo and khakis every day, the standard chocolate wafer and creme filling aren’t the end all be all of Oreo experiences.

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The new Oreo Thins go back to the basics with that premise, with the caveat that each cookie is about 18 calories less than your standard Oreo.

Like anything that’s lower calorie, there’s a catch (more on this later). Fortunately the cookies’ texture and flavor aren’t part of that catch, because you’re actually getting a cookie that tastes nearly identical to the standard Oreo.

The cookies are crisp and not crumbly, sweet but not cloying, and taste like a good old fashioned Oreo. Do you love this taste? The answer, if you’re a human being, is probably yes. Interestingly enough, the difference in the amount of creme is negligible.

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When I weighed the creme from both the Oreos and the Thins, there was only about a half a gram difference. And even though the marketing buzz has played up the idea that the cookies should be eaten “as is,” I found the center to hold its form much better than the standard Oreo, which peeled off worse than a temporary Pac-Man tattoo on a hot day.

Oh yes, and that “sophisticated” routine of eating the cookies as-is? Don’t let it stop you from enjoying the Thins with a nice, cold glass of whole milk. You’re not missing out on the proverbial pleasures of the dunking experience, although you may want to use a smaller glass.

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Now, the catch. Each package is just 10.1 ounces, less than both original Oreos (14.3 ounces) and the standard (not LTO) Double Stuff varieties, which clock in at 15.4 ounces. So basically, you’re getting a lot less bang for your buck. You’re also getting a less substantial cookie in terms of the chocolate flavor. There’s a definite muffin top effect going on with the thin ones. They can replicate the taste and texture pretty well, but there’s a harder to describe element of “heft” that gives you a more pronounced chocolate taste with the thicker wafers from the original Oreos.

The differences between Oreo Thins and the original Oreos are about as pronounced as the differences between college football in the ACC and in the Pac-12. Are there differences? Well, I mean yeah. North Carolina is never going to run as up-tempo as Oregon. But really, it’s college football at the end of the day. And above all, Oreo Thins are Oreo cookies at the end of the day, and a welcomed reminder that sometime the best combination takes a page from the original.

(Nutrition Facts – 4 Thins – 140 calories, 50 calories from fat, 5 grams of fat, 2.0 gram of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 0 milligrams of cholesterol, 95 milligrams of sodium, 21 grams of carbohydrates, less than 1 gram of dietary fiber, 12 grams of sugar, and 1 gram of protein.)

Item: Nabisco Oreo Thins Cookies
Purchased Price: $3.49
Size: 10.1 oz.
Purchased at: Giant
Rating: 7 out of 10
Pros: Classic Oreo taste and texture with 18 less calories per cookie. Actual amount of creme filling is close to the standard Oreo. Wafers twist off easily.
Cons: Creme ratio can’t come close to Double Stuff. Wafer lacks substantial chocolate heft of original Oreo. Horrible price per ounce compared with other Oreo varieties.

31 thoughts on “REVIEW: Nabisco Oreo Thins Cookies

  1. If I want Oreos I’m going to buy Oreos. Same with everyone else. I worked at a grocery store for several years and NEVER seen anyone buy low calorie snacks.

      1. I have to agree with you, they are the good and the golden are the best. I can hardly wait for the chocolate and the golden thins to hit the market. OREO, if you have not thought about making chocolate and vanilla thins, please do so…

  2. This looks like such a scam, you could eat 2 larger cookies for the 140 calories.

    If they made the ounces near the same it would be fine, but just eat less oreo’s if you’re worried about calories.

    1. These were developed in China for Chinese (and maybe other Asian) consumers, who prefer lighter snacks. The Chinese figured out how to deal with the problem of easy breakage since it’s a thinner cookie, which required changes in the machinery and the recipe I think. The idea of making them pricier is undoubtedly the American contribution.

  3. These were developed in China for Chinese (and maybe other Asian) consumers, who prefer lighter snacks. The Chinese figured out how to deal with the problem of easy breakage since it’s a thinner cookie, which required changes in the machinery and the recipe I think. The idea of making them pricier is undoubtedly the American contribution.

    They probably will sell well here, though, if they’ve kept the taste. They look easier to eat than the full size ones.

  4. a lot of people are against these, i see, but i bought the golden ones today and love them. they taste just like regular sized oreos, but with a lighter crispy texture. if they don’t appeal to you, just keep buying the regular oreos, but i like them and hope they come out with more flavors!

  5. These are awesome. I only like the chocolate wafer part, and the creme is much thinner (at least on the mint ones). These are perfection.

  6. I ABSOLUTELY LOVE them, especially the thin mints, the best oreo hands down, and im not big on cookies, someone asked me to try it and now I’m hooked!

  7. i think these would be perfect for a treat once in awhile for a WLS patient! I would give these a try just for that Oreo taste! I would not eat 4 cookies tho probably one would be just fine!

    1. Hi! I had Gastric Bypass 13 years ago. I lost 300 pounds and I’ve kept it off which is crazy amazing since I LOVE me some junk food. Luckily for me, the WLS left me lactose intolerant and I’m still pretty sensitive to sugar & salt. I love that I can just have a few bites of ANYTHING and not feel deprived AT ALL! I love the mint Oreo Thins!!! I can eat 2 and I’m in a heavenly chocolate mint bliss. WINNER! If you are a WLS person as well, I sincerely hope you are doing well & staying healthy. ?

  8. No. No. No. NO! The cookie part needs to be the same original cookie with less cream. I don’t like the amount of cream in the original. They made Double Stuff for the people who wanted more cream. They need to make one with less cream for this who prefer a more cookie to cream ratio. These thins have the same cookie to cream ratio as the original. I was disappointed. Back to buying the original & throwing part of the cream away. Sigh.

    1. That’s what I wanted and thought they’d be too! I was disappointed to see that they didn’t keep the ratio. I want more cookie and less creme, damnit!

  9. These are terrible. Took weeks to find in stores and they are horrible. Both the cookie and the cream lack the taste and the texture…will never buy again and probably will not finish these…no flavor and hard texture….not the same cookie, not the same frosting—taste over cooked, bad, bad, bad.

    1. LOL when I read your comment I chuckled because I feel just the opposite. Forget the calorie count. I was not a fan of the regular Oreo cookies because they had too much cream and chocolate. This is a perfect cookie for my taste buds. Thin and crispy. I love them. I will buys these now.

  10. Forget the calorie count. I was not a fan of the regular Oreo cookies because they had too much cream and chocolate. This is a perfect cookie for my taste buds. Thin and crispy. I love them. I will buys these now.

  11. As an Oreo connoisseur I must say the thins are good; however, just not enough of the filling to match the amount of chocolate on the outside. It must be even.. the double stuff is too much cream and the thins is too much chocolate. The balance is just right with the original. The ratio needs to be just right with the Thins that’s all there is to it

  12. As an Oreo connoisseur I must say the thins are good; however, just not enough of the filling to match the amount of chocolate on the outside. It must be even.. the double stuff is too much cream and the thins is too much chocolate. The balance is just right with the original. The ratio needs to be just right with the Thins that’s all there is to it

  13. I must say my prayers have been answered since Oreo Thins came out. I don’t care if the have less calories or whatever, but the taste!!! Omg!!! Thank you Nabisco for realizing not everybody is crazy about the stuffing

  14. Oreos (3 cookies) = 34g, 160 cal, 2g saturated fat

    Oreo Thins (4 cookies) = 29g, 140 cal, 2g saturated fat

    So the Oreo Thins have more calories per gram, and more saturated fat per gram. Plus they cost more. Not a good choice.

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