What is Dark Chocolate Oreo?
A chocolate sandwich cookie filled with a dark chocolate creme — otherwise known as the Oreo you would have been excited for had Oreo not concurrently released a Carrot Cake flavor.
How is it?
Chocolatey in every sense of an adjective that is not strictly governed by the FDA. There is definitely an extra level of cocoa satisfaction in the creme, which is thicker than most Oreo fillings and almost ganache-like in body.
However, even though the creme makes you go, hmm, that’s almost artisanal for about 0.7 seconds, any notion of sophistication is quickly dispelled due to the overwhelming sweetness of the creme.
Is there anything else you need to know?
Even though Oreo missed a chance to capitalize on the dark chocolate flavor by swapping out the standard wafers for dark cocoa ones, the entire cookie is still better and more chocolatey than the standard chocolate version.
Although, to be honest, that isn’t saying a lot. Also, sugar is the first ingredient. Why? Because it’s always the first ingredient in Oreo cookies, that’s why. And it absolutely kills any of that deep dark cocoa aftertaste you might expect.
An 82 percent fair trade organic cocoa bean inspired cookie, this is not. Still, considering some of Oreo’s clear misses in the chocolate category, the Dark Chocolate Oreo is respectable enough for those of us who tend to be a little less picky in our cookie binges.
Purchased Price: $2.50
Size: 12.2 oz. package
Purchased at: Kroger
Rating: 6 out of 10
Nutrition Facts: (2 cookies) 140 calories, 6 grams of total fat, 2 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 0 milligrams of cholesterol, 65 milligrams of sodium, 21 grams of total carbohydrates, 0 grams of dietary fiber, 12 grams of total sugars, 12 grams of added sugars, and less than 1 gram of protein.