REVIEW: Pillsbury Limited Edition Marshmallow Cookies with Marshmallow Bits

Pillsbury Limited Edition Marshmallow Cookies with Marshmallow Bits

What are Pillsbury Limited Edition Marshmallow Cookies with Marshmallow Bits?

Stick with me here folks; these are (supposedly) marshmallow-flavored cookies with little hot cocoa packet-style marbits.

How are they?

They’re fine, but if you’re expecting BIG marshmallow flavor, I’ve got bad news.

The cookies smelled like yellow cake mix in the oven, and I convinced myself they were going to taste like marshmallows. They ended up tasting like a sugar cookie, unfortunately.

I had to convince myself the cookie was marshmallow flavored, and it still never really seemed true. Although, on some bites, I felt like I was tasting extremely subdued cotton candy, which made little sense but was welcomed.

Is there anything else you need to know?

Pillsbury Limited Edition Marshmallow Cookies with Marshmallow Bits Raw

Pillsbury Limited Edition Marshmallow Cookies with Marshmallow Bits Baked

I ate these three different ways – as dough, hot from the oven, and cooled down.

Eating raw dough may not be recommended by that giggly punk the Pillsbury Doughboy, but we all do it. It was worth it. Don’t sue if you get sick.

They’re generic sugar cookies fresh from the oven. The marbits were so melty that they just blended in with the soft cookie and any flavor was lost.

I know the joy of baking cookies is eating them hot, but give ’em time to cool, because the marshmallows harden into a nice crisp, and that’s where the overall cookie shined brightest.

Pillsbury Limited Edition Marshmallow Cookies with Marshmallow Bits Bitten

While they didn’t taste like these specifically, the texture of the marshmallow reminded me of Linden’s Butter Crunch cookies. You know, those little yellow three cookie pouches at the convenience store? I’ve loved them since I was a kid.

I added chocolate chips to a few cookies, and they overpowered any alleged marshmallow flavor.

Conclusion:

I’m no baker, so I appreciate how simple these pre-made Pillsbury cookies are. I can pretend I baked without having the mix ingredients or clean up.

They’re good enough, low priced, and require no work. Why not try em?

Purchased Price: $2.99
Size: 14 oz (12 cookies)
Purchased at: Wegmans
Rating: 7 out of 10
Nutrition Facts: (1 cookie) 140 calories, 6 grams of fat, 2.5 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 85 milligrams of sodium, 20 grams of carbohydrates, 0 grams of fiber, 12 grams of sugar, and 1 gram of protein.

REVIEW: Fudge Covered Nutter Butter and Oreo Cookies

Fudge Covered Nutter Butter and Oreo Cookies

What is fudge?

Baby don’t hurt me. Don’t hurt me. No more.

My apologies for burdening you with that musical earworm, but I had to. You’re bobbing your head to the right like Will Ferrell right now, aren’t you? Yeah, you are.

Ok, but seriously, what is fudge?

When I hear “fudge,” I think of those chewy, gritty squares kept under glass at confectionary shops or Judy Blume books. What I don’t think of is this thin layer of waxy chocolate new “Fudge Covered” Nutter Butter and Oreo cookies are trying to pass off as the stuff.

I mean, we all know and love the cookies here, the fudge is supposed to be the draw, no? Is it even worth pulling these off the shelf when the old reliable Oreo and Nutter Butter are two feet away for the taking?

I guess that’s what I’m here to tell you, eh?

Let’s start with Nutter Butter because I’m ecstatic that classic cookie is getting some shine in the age of 4,839,320 new Oreo variations.

Fudge Covered Nutter Butter Cookies

Are you a fan of Peanut Butter Girl Scout cookies? I personally love Do-si-dos and Tagalongs, and I bet most do as well. Have you ever wished they somehow combined them into one super cookie? Well, here ya go.

These are basically a crispier, thicker Tagalong. They’re a bit dry, and the “fudge” masks the peanut butter slightly, but they’re great. I can’t stress enough how happy I am to see a spin on Nutter Butter. These coupled with the cereal have really made me appreciate a cookie that I often forget exists.

I almost feel like the Oreo version doesn’t need a review. Chances are you’ve had some kind of chocolate covered Oreo in your lifetime, and I’d wager to bet you enjoyed it. I can happily tell you that these won’t let you down. I ate seven of these with no regrets, and I usually max out on four Oreo cookies per sitting.

Fudge Covered Oreo Cookies

It’s an Oreo cookie with a chocolate coating, and while we’re not talking about decadent Belgian chocolate here (more on that in a few) it’s still an excellent combo. These are the inverse of those delicious Milka Oreo candy bars, with there being a lot more cookie than chocolate, obviously.

As good as they are, I do wish the chocolate quality was closer to Milka brand. That’s my one nitpick.

The second Google definition of “fudge” is “an instance of faking or ambiguity,” so I guess I can’t accuse Nabisco of false advertising, but I think the coating might disappoint some fudge purists.

It didn’t ruin my enjoyment, but it really is just a plasticky glob of chocolate. It’s so thin that I wouldn’t say it was necessarily bursting with too much flavor either.

That nitpick aside, I basically loved em. I’m just left confused as to what constitutes “fudge covered” vs. “chocolate covered.” Either way, go grab a box of each.

Oh, and sorry again about the earworm. You can stop bobbing your heads now.

Purchased Price: $3.99 each
Size: 7.9 oz. box/12 cookies
Purchased at: ShopRite
Rating: 8 out of 10 (Nutter Butter)
Rating: 8 out of 10 (Oreo)
Nutrition Facts: (2 cookies) Nutter Butter – 180 calories, 9 grams of total fat, 5 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 0 milligrams of cholesterol, 105 milligrams of sodium, 25 grams of carbohydrates, 1 gram of dietary fiber, 14 grams of sugars, and 2 grams of protein. Oreo – 180 calories, 9 grams of total fat, 5 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 0 milligrams of cholesterol, 105 milligrams of sodium, 25 grams of carbohydrates, less than 1 gram of dietary fiber, 17 grams of sugars, and 1 gram of protein.

REVIEW: Oreo Drink Mix

Oreo Drink Mix

What is the Oreo Drink Mix?

Oreo Drink Mix is a chocolate flavored powdered mix with Oreo “crumbs” that can be added to your favorite milky beverage.

How is it?

Oreo Drink Mix 2

As a new addition in the mixable drink category, it turns out that Oreo Drink Mix creates a delightful beverage that can be enjoyed as a quick snack or even as breakfast.

The instructions suggest adding the mix to “lowfat Vit A & D milk or your favorite dairy alternative.” As a vegan, I chose unsweetened almond milk as my base and I was glad to see that Oreo Drink Mix is also dairy-free.

Oreo Drink Mix 4

The mix complemented the almond milk without being too sweet. The chocolate taste was a delicate cocoa flavor with a hint of vanilla cream. Though I stirred vigorously, the Oreo bits quickly rose back to the top of my glass. They provided a minimal amount of texture while intensifying the cocoa taste.

Oreo Drink Mix 5

As time passed, the bits dissolved and the milk was more chocolatey, truly reminiscent of how a glass of milk tastes after being dunked with a dozen Oreo cookies. However, unlike eating and dunking a bunch of the classic cookies to get this same taste, when mixed with almond milk, this Oreo creation was a relatively healthy 100-calorie snack.

The next morning, I decided to try the mix in my usual morning smoothie. I added two tablespoons of the mix to a cup of almond milk, along with one tablespoon of peanut butter powder, a half cup of coconut milk yogurt, and banana. The verdict? I think I have a new favorite morning drink!

Is there anything else you need to know?

Oreo Drink Mix has 32 servings in a solid plastic container that can be reused. Plus, you can tell your kids their milk has cookies in it and they’ll love you even more, for a few minutes at least.

Conclusion:

Oreo Drink Mix has a higher quality taste than its longstanding competitors and is a cheaper alternative to higher end “smoothie” mixes. Bonus: watching your Oreo Drink Mix settle into your glass of milk is added entertainment!

Purchased Price: $3.99
Size: 16 oz.
Purchased at: Food Lion
Rating: 8 out of 10
Nutrition Facts: (2 tbsp) 50 calories, 0 grams of fat, 0 grams of saturated fat, 25 milligrams of sodium, 13 grams of carbohydrates, 11 grams of sugars, and 0 grams of protein.

REVIEW: Oreo Thins Bites White Fudge Dipped Original Cookies

Oreo Thins Bites White Fudge Dipped Original

Every holiday season Nabisco rolls out its Limited Edition White Fudge Covered Oreo Cookies, and every holiday season I push my cart right past them as if they’re kale.

I tried them when they first came out years ago and liked them. But when I bought another box a few years later, I learned a valuable lesson: my sweet tooth now has limits. Again, they’re good, but just one makes my taste buds feel as if it’s the ledge of a sugary waterfall. The combination of the white fudge plus white creme is too cloying to me, and that prevents me from wanting to go 80s Cookie Monster on them.

But with these Oreo Thins Bites White Fudge Dipped Original Cookies, which are basically tinier versions of the cloying cookie, I seem to have no problem eating one, two, nine, 13, 21, or the entire bag, if my sweet tooth so desires, which it oh so desires. I think it’s safe to assume these are easier on my taste buds because there’s not that much fudge and creme.

Oreo Thins Bites White Fudge Dipped Original Closeup

The two white components are obviously not made with all of the same ingredients, but the exterior coating seems to have absorbed some of the inner creme’s flavor. So, when I eat these, I can’t help but think these tiny cookies taste like what would happen if there was a whoopsy version of Oreo that involves chocolate wafers coated with white creme.

Oreo Thins Bites White Fudge Dipped Original Middle

It’s not surprising to me that I want to keep popping these into my mouth because it’s what I want to do with regular Oreo Thins. Within the coating is the same crispiness that I get from the thinner cookie, which I think are superior to the original. Don’t @ me. They have the right flavor balance between chocolate wafer and creme. While the white fudge does skew that, it does it in a way that doesn’t make them overly sweet.

This bag of Oreo Thins Bites White Fudge Dipped Original Cookies, which I wish was bigger, is hard to put down. If I didn’t have to pause in order to take the photo above and then throw the bag across the room so that it’s out of sight and out of mind, I might’ve eaten all of them in one sitting.

Purchased Price: $2.99
Size: 6.4 oz. bag
Purchased at: Target
Rating: 9 out of 10
Nutrition Facts: (8 pieces) 150 calories, 7 grams of fat, 2.5 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 0 milligrams of cholesterol, 80 milligrams of sodium, 21 grams of carbohydrates, 0 grams of fiber, 15 grams of sugar, and 1 grams of protein.

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.