REVIEW: Nabisco Coconut Delight Oreo Fudge Cremes

Nabisco Coconut Delight Oreo Fudge Cremes

Meet the cookie I am sure Guantanamo Bay serves to its residents.

Nabisco’s Coconut Delight Oreo Fudge Cremes.

They do have a coconut-ish flavor. They are delightful, if you enjoy getting punched in the stomach. They are not Oreos. They are indeed fudgy, if waxy chocolate is the definition for fudge. They are not creamy or creme-mey. I could leave it at that and you would know all there is to know about these cookies.

I’m not a cookie whore. When I want something sweet, it’s either chewy Starburst (I prefer the Sugus brand if you can find them in Asian markets) or vermouth. However, I do have a soft spot for sandwich cookies. If you place a Nutter Butter or a no-name lemon sandwich cookie in front of me, I’ll gobble them up shamelessly. I’ll even eat the Dolph Lundgren of Oreos, Hydrox.

When I first heard of these “delights,” I was expecting a normal Oreo cookie with coconut flavored cream in the middle, and then dipped in fudge. Like my parents, expectation leads to disappointment.

So what is this thing Nabisco is doing to an Oreo? The cookie is a single Oreo wafer with coconut cream layered on top and then dipped in chocolate “fudge.” It neither resembles nor performs like the beloved sandwich cookie.

It’s as if Outback Steakhouse came out with a new Aussie cheese fries and they were just stupid ‘ol potato chips with bacon bits sprinkled on top with Greek yogurt plopped thoughtlessly. Boooooo!

That’s not Aussie cheese fries and this is no friggin’ Oreo. I want to twist that cookie and selectively deconstruct it with my tongue as I eat each element separately. I want to dunk it in a cold glass of whole milk. I want to pretend that these things are poker chips as I stack them in edible columns. In short, I want an Oreo.

Not even on Earth-Three where the Justice League is villainous, Wonder Woman is even hotter and the Joker is a good guy, would anybody there consider this an Oreo. I was reluctant to write this review because I had to filter my strong dislike to write something coherent.

My first draft went something like this, “I fucking hate these fucking cookies that are not fucking good at fucking all because they fucking suck the fucking dog’s fucking tongue for fucks sake!”

Yeah, I agree with you… it’s a run on sentence.

Nabisco Coconut Delight Oreo Fudge Cremes Packaging

Upon opening the cookies, you are slapped in the face with this fake buttery smell. It was a bit off-putting but my father-in-law and wife seemed not to mind. I shrugged and hesitated to eat one because of the strange smell.

The coconut creme was nutty and tasted artificial. Furthermore, the white stuff was similar to paste and a bit chalky. I couldn’t stomach the so-called chocolate fudge because it was very plastic and had an excessive fake buttery flavor. It’s akin to I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter with its weird, not quite butter smell and flavor.

Nabisco Coconut Delight Oreo Fudge Cremes Closeup

The sole saving grace was the cookie, which was crisp and deep with cocoa flavors.

I was hoping this Oreo would be close to a Mounds candy bar, but the cookie as a whole tasted like an overly-buttery, too-sweet, and nutty mess. I ate a few because I thought maybe the flavors would temper a bit. But nope.

Nabisco also succeeded in creating something with almost every unpleasant texture to mouths everywhere. In fact, if these were soggy, then this depressing cookie would be complete.

I champion Oreos and their foray into assorted flavors, but this specific variety I cannot. My father-in-law devoured them but the poor guy is totally restricted from all things sweet and fatty. Take that for what it’s worth.

I’m all for trying new twists on familiar subjects but more often than not, they fail miserably like the Americanized 1998 Godzilla (who was awesomely killed off in 2004’s Godzilla: Final Wars), but I’m also not for torturing my taste buds. Sorry Nabisco, but we’ll always have the Creamsicle Oreo.

(Nutrition Facts – 3 cookies per serving – 180 calories, 80 calories from fat, 9 grams of fat, 5 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 0 milligrams of cholesterol, 70 milligrams of sodium, 60 milligrams of potassium, 25 grams of carbohydrates, 1 gram of dietary fiber, 20 grams of sugars, and 1 gram of protein.)

Item: Nabisco Coconut Delight Oreo Fudge Cremes
Purchased Price: $3.99
Size: 11.3 ounce package
Purchased at: Publix
Rating: 3 out of 10
Pros: The cookie is crisp and definitely chocolate flavored. Cookie whores. Coconut is nutty. Trying to come up with positive things to say about this Oreo variety. American Godzilla getting vaporized by the Godzilla we all know and love. Oreo taking chances on different flavors.
Cons: Waxy chocolate, pasty creme and fake buttery flavor. Trying to find something positive in something terrible. Being restricted from all things sweet and fatty. Earth-Three Lex Luthor sucks.

16 thoughts to “REVIEW: Nabisco Coconut Delight Oreo Fudge Cremes”

  1. Thanks for the review, I’m a sucker for chocolate and coconut and I would otherwise have pounced on these.

    1. I am a cookie whore, and I just thought these were AWFUL. So disappointing. I could not really taste coconut, but felt like I was eating pure sugar surrounded by fake chocolate.

      Impulse buy…regret wasting the money.

  2. I found these about three weeks ago at my local grocery store. Being a coconut freak I grabbed a bag and tore into them on the way home. This review is spot on – coconut these are NOT. Save your money.

  3. I bought these recently but couldn’t get past more then a few of them. It’s not the cookies fault or the coconut filling. Those were both tasty. It’s the disgusting fudge covering. It’s just TOOOO much and it destroys the flavor of the rest of the cookie. I hope that they take the coconut flavoring over to their regular oreo line. I will buy those by the cases if they do. As for these, these are going to sit a long time in my pantry until I figure out what to do with them.

  4. I wish that Nasbico would put real coconut in the oreos that would add texture and give more coconut flavor

  5. I love coconut too so got excited when I saw the review title (was thinking I would track these down when I go to the States in November) but waxy chocolate was definitely not what I had in mind! It’s a shame they were so disappointing as on paper they sounded awesome!

  6. ” I’ll even eat the Dolph Lundgren of Oreos, Hydrox.”

    I don’t think Hydrox are made anymore.

  7. Yeah the originals taste “bleh” and coconut’s my least favorite flavor in chocolate, so you can probably see where I stand on this little number, lol.

  8. Call me odd-person-out, but I really liked these cookies. I probably should add that I’m not a fan of the conventional Oreo cookies. I thought the coconut flavor was a nice addition. Also I’m not a big fan of many store-brand cookies, but I would definitely recommend and purchase these delicious cookies. They’re really good.

  9. I was excited about this cookie flavor when I saw it….but I could not taste the coconut flavor AT ALL! I love chocolate and cocunut flavor together…not necessarily with coconut pieces, but these just tasted overly sweet to me.

    1. I’m with ya. They’re not the best cookie ever, I wouldn’t purchase them again but I will finish the box before tossing it out.

      I give them a 5/10.

  10. I tried these yesterday and I had to give them away because of the same exact reasons that you’ve stated. The kicker is then that the person who took them then put the entire box in his company’s lunch room to get rid of them after trying one and apparently they were still there by the end of the day. This is just bad all around.

  11. I liked them.

    In fact, they were delicious.

    Now, they were no Candy Corn Oreos, but they were a far cry better than Candy Cane Oreos (although, truth be told, I liked those Candy Cane Oreos, too. They tasted a bit like creme-filled thin mints…).

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