REVIEW: Limited Edition Oreo The Most Stuf

Limited Edition Oreo The Most Stuf

Most. Creme. Ever.

Those are the remarkable words I’ve dreamed of seeing since the day I was born. Or at least since the day I ripped into my first Oreo and thought, “Damn, that’s good, but what if…”

No longer are the days of dreaming, as the biggest baddest Oreo of them all is a new limited edition reality. Amidst the slew of fruity, cakey, bizarre, sometimes delicious, and sometimes dysfunctional flavors being cranked out by Nabisco, the cookie gods finally gave us what we all truly wanted – The Most Stuf.

Limited Edition Oreo The Most Stuf Tray

Opening up the package is indeed a visual show stopper. Each cookie takes up a noticeably larger space than your average Oreo and the abundant amount of creamy white filling is nearly oozing from the edges of the wafer. I expected them to be one big clump of crème, but it looks like two regular circles of crème filling smushed together to form one big blob – truly an actual double stuffed, or maybe even triple stuffed, cookie.

Limited Edition Oreo The Most Stuf Stack

The crème is soft and pliable, and biting into one causes the massive mound to squish out of the sides like an epic Oreo Whoopie Pie. The taste is immediately noticeably different, with the creme’s intensely nondescript sweetness taking center stage above the now small-seeming bittersweet wafer.

The lack of vanilla, spice, or anything to make the flavor more than just purely sweet is more apparent than ever, and while it’s no doubt a tasty, if not cloying, treat, it’s almost…too much?

Limited Edition Oreo The Most Stuf Topless

I’m not gonna lie, I felt romantically attached to these cookies before I even found them, and much like a friend who tells you a movie is the greatest film of all time before you even see it, my expectations were high just at the thought of so much stuf. I’m not sure exactly what I expected but what I’m experiencing is different from whatever notion I had in my head.

The usually slightly bitter cocoa notes get drowned out by the sugary crème, and I miss a bit of that balance that is undeniably perfect in the pink-clad Double Stuf. The epic amount of filling makes me realize how much I enjoy the Oreo’s dark chocolaty wafer, and I miss that bold flavor I usually get along with the still present crunch.

This reminds me of the idea that too much of a good thing can be a bad thing. Not that these are bad by any means, but they lack balance. I loved mashed potatoes and gravy, but I don’t want every bite of potato smothered in gravy, taking away from the nuance of the potato. I like a nice smear of mayonnaise on a sandwich, but I don’t want mayo dominating every other flavor in a nice composed sub.

The Most Stuf Oreo is a fun and whimsical junk food creation, but the ideal grocery cookie already exists, and that’s the tried and true Double Stuf Oreo, emanating perfection since 1974.

Purchased Price: 2/$3.00 (sale price)
Size: 13.4 oz.
Purchased at: RiteAid
Rating: 7 out of 10
Nutrition Facts: (1 cookie) 110 calories, 5 grams of fat, 2 grams of saturated fat, 45 milligrams of cholesterol, 12 grams of carbohydrates, 0 grams of fiber, 11 grams of sugar, and 0 grams of protein.

REVIEW: Chips Ahoy Fudge Dipped Thins Bites

Chips Ahoy Fudge Dipped Thins Bites

What are Chips Ahoy Fudge Dipped Thins Bites?

They’re basically Mini Chips Ahoy coated in fudge and shoved into a resealable bag that makes it easy to store the cookies, but also makes it easy to get to the cookies.

How are they?

I’m fine with Chips Ahoy and the fudge used, but these are not so wonderful that I’ll eat them all up, making the resealable bag unnecessary.

Chips Ahoy Fudge Dipped Thins Bites Coating

The coating tastes like whatever Nabisco uses for its other fudge-dipped snacks, like the seasonal, I-don’t-know-why-these-keep-coming-back-every-year Limited Edition Fudge Covered Ritz Crackers. The chocolatey exterior is what makes these a little more appealing than regular Chips Ahoy, and I did enjoy the snack as a whole. But, the familiar cookie flavor doesn’t come through until most of the chocolate melts away. Also, with the fudge, it’s hard to distinguish between the chocolate chips in the cookies and the coating.

Chips Ahoy Fudge Dipped Thins Bites Cookies

But, the coating is also why I don’t want to eat a whole lot of them. It’s not the best tasting stuff because it’s a little waxy and cheap tasting. For the first several pieces, I don’t mind it, but the waxiness and lower middle tier flavor build up on my tongue to the point where it gets to me and I don’t have the urge to shovel more into my mouth. I need to give my taste buds a break before I can eat more. Thank goodness it comes in a resealable bag.

Is there anything else I need to know?

Saying “Thins Bites” is weird. Also, the Oreo version works better because the Oreo is instantly recognizable, while the Chips Ahoy-ness doesn’t come around until most of the fudge melts away. Did I mention it comes in a resealable bag?

Conclusion:

Chips Ahoy Fudge Dipped Thins Bites are okay. Unless you have some issue with Chips Ahoy cookies or the fudge used, I’m sure you’ll enjoy them.

Purchased Price: $2.99
Size: 6 oz. pouch
Purchased at: Target
Rating: 6 out of 10
Nutrition Facts: (10 cookies) 150 calories, 8 grams of fat, 5 grams of saturated fat, 0 milligrams of cholesterol, 70 milligrams of sodium, 20 grams of carbohydrates, less than 1 gram of fiber, 11 grams of sugar, and 1 gram of protein.

QUICK REVIEW: Limited Edition Love, Oreo Cookies

Limited Edition Love Oreo Cookies

What is Limited Edition Love, Oreo?

We’re only two weeks into 2019 and the Oreo onslaught has started; we’ve already seen four new flavors/products drop. Love, Oreo is one of the new variety launches, alongside Carrot Cake, Dark Chocolate, and The Most Stuf. However, it stands out because it’s clearly geared toward Valentine’s Day with its candy heart message-esque cookie designs and matching peel off stickers. It also features a new sweet and tangy flavor crème that is fittingly millennial pink.

How is it?

Limited Edition Love Oreo Cookies Package

When opening the package, you can’t escape the fruit punch/fruity cereal smell. I don’t know what I was expecting with sweet and tangy crème, but it wasn’t fruit. The smell also reads a little waxy like a strawberry Laffy Taffy. But, this odd smell translates into a surprisingly decent eating experience.

Limited Edition Love Oreo Cookies Creme Closeup

When eating the crème by itself, it’s like having a bite of sour Trix or Fruity Pebbles cereal. Think of your morning cereal experience but add a sour note at the end that kickstarts your salivary glands – much like eating a sweet tart.

When eaten with the chocolate sandwich cookie, the tanginess is actually enhanced because there’s a back drop of rich chocolate. When dunked in milk, it’s a wash; it doesn’t enhance or detract from the tanginess. Also, I’m glad that there’s no weird aftertaste across the board.

Is there anything else you need to know?

Limited Edition Love Oreo Cookies Wafer Designs

I am a sucker for the four new cookie messages – XOXO Oreo, Dunk In Love, Dear Cupid Send Oreo, Let’s Twist! It doesn’t add anything to the taste, but it’s just fun.

Limited Edition Love Oreo Cookies Stickers

There are also stickers on the back of the package that I’ll never use, but I really appreciate how whimsical Oreo is being!

Conclusion:

Dear Love, Oreo: You’re not my favorite of the four new launches, but you’re unique, fun and seasonally appropriate. Love, Tiffany.

Purchased Price: $2.99
Size: 10.7 oz. package
Purchased at: Target
Rating: 7 out of 10
Nutrition Facts: (2 cookies) 140 calories, 7 grams of total fat, 2 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 0 milligrams of cholesterol, 85 milligrams of sodium, 21 grams of total carbohydrates, 0 grams of dietary fiber, 13 grams of total sugars, 13 grams of added sugars, and less than 1 gram of protein.

REVIEW: Dark Chocolate Oreo Cookies

Dark Chocolate Oreo Cookies

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.

Dark Chocolate Oreo Cookies 2

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?

Dark Chocolate Oreo Cookies 3

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.

Dark Chocolate Oreo Cookies 4

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.

Conclusion:

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.

REVIEW: Carrot Cake Oreo Cookies

Carrot Cake Oreo Cookies

Nabisco’s perpetual announcements of new Oreo flavors elicit varied feelings of jubilation, shock, and disgust from the general public. I, for one, was delighted when I learned they were releasing Carrot Cake Oreo, since carrot cake is my all-time favorite dessert.

Just like everyone else, I was surprised that this seemingly Easter-themed cookie was being released in early January. But if you don’t like that, you don’t have to buy it yet.

Carrot Cake Oreo Cookies 2

When I first opened the package, I got a strong whiff of the “cream cheese frosting flavor creme,” which I will just call “creme cheese.” On second thought, that sounds terrible. Even though the creme doesn’t use any real cream cheese, the aroma is spot on.

When I bit into the first cookie, I was amazed. Nabisco nailed it! It really does taste like carrot cake! There’s a bit of an aftertaste that doesn’t exactly mimic a real cake, but that’s a minor quibble.

Carrot Cake Oreo Cookies 3

Next, I isolated the elements. The creme tastes exactly like cream cheese frosting. I don’t know how they did it without any dairy products, but it works. (If you don’t like cream cheese frosting, stay far, far away.) It’s probably the same filling they use in the Red Velvet variety, but I didn’t compare them side by side.

On its own, the cookie is only vaguely reminiscent of carrot cake. It tastes like a graham cracker with spices; in fact, I’m guessing they took the graham cookie they use for some of the pie flavors and added “spice” to it. (“Spice” is what is named on the ingredient list.) But I’m not complaining, because it’s still a fine cookie, and it works so well with the filling. There might also be some orange-colored specks in there; it’s hard to tell.

Unfortunately, there are no carrots in the ingredients, so the stereotypes don’t apply here. These cookies won’t give you better eyesight, your pet rabbit won’t like them, and you won’t turn orange from eating too many.

Carrot Cake Oreo Cookies 4

Of course, any Oreo must be tried with milk. For this particular flavor, I didn’t much care for it when I dunked it. It made the cream cheese creme far too overpowering. But I did enjoy having the milk on the side.

I like my carrot cakes soft and moist. (I know some of you hate that word, but I don’t care. Moist moist moist!) If, however, you’re craving a carrot cake that is crunchy and dry, this is exactly what you need.

Purchased Price: $2.99
Size: 12.2 oz. package
Purchased at: Target
Rating: 9 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, 13 grams of total sugars, 13 grams of added sugars, and less than 1 gram of protein.

REVIEW: Oreo Music Box

Oreo Music Box 1

Oreo ended 2018 in peak novelty fashion with the release of the Oreo Music Box – a tiny turntable that “plays” Oreo cookies. Place any regulation-size Oreo on the disc and you’ll hear a selection of pre-loaded music. You can also record your own audio that subsequently gets tacked onto the start of the music. It comes in a tin with a selection of Oreos inside (as if anyone who would buy this doesn’t already have a stash?)

Oreo Music Box 2

I was really happy to see an Oreo holiday item that wasn’t flavor-related. I love the flavor releases, but I appreciate it when well-known brands go deep with imagination and whimsy. This product debuted in China in Fall of 2017. I was thrilled to hear it was landing on our shores and even more so to find one under my Christmas tree.

Oreo Music Box 3

The music box itself felt surprisingly sturdy, despite the cardboard and plastic exterior. When I placed an Oreo on and moved the stylus into place, it did “play” music. The volume was decent, and audio quality was exactly what I expected – not great, but not bad for what was essentially a novelty toy.

Oreo Music Box 4

As promised, as I bit chunks from the cookie, the music tracks changed. Each cut was a slightly different take on a vaguely familiar tune I think I’d heard in past Oreo campaigns. Adorable! I was a little disappointed there was no way to program your own music or audio beyond the 30-second record feature.

Oreo Music Box 5

The record feature also worked fine, although the volume was a notch lower than the pre-loaded music and the instructions had error in them. (The double red light never appeared – it went right to green and was recording.)

Oreo Music Box 6

I say “play” in quotes because this music box doesn’t work like a record player. It’s not reading information stored in the cookie. It’s reading the presence and position of an object on the turntable to trigger a programmed audio clip.

As best I can tell, it works based on five sensors on the turntable. As long as one of them is covered by a solid object, it will spin and “play.” I tried it with various objects – a Wheat Thin, a pat of butter, a quarter and a tiny slip of paper. The only one that didn’t work was the paper, I suspect because the light in the stylus could shine through to the sensor.

Oreo Music Box 7

This is a great gift for an Oreo-lover or toy for a child. It’s cute and does exactly what it says. I loved it. It’s well-made and could last, but the limited audio options make it something that may not hold attention long. The price point is a bit high for a novelty you use a handful of times, but possibly worth it in sheer delight.

Music Courtesy of Loyalty Freak Music.

Purchased Price: $19.99
Size: N/A
Purchased at: Amazon
Rating: 9 out of 10
Nutrition Facts: N/A