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: Post Nutter Butter Cereal

Post Nutter Butter Cereal

Eating a bowl of Post Nutter Butter Cereal makes me feel bad.

Oh, there’s nothing wrong with its flavor. But its peanut-like shape makes me feel as if I’m eating the corpses of Planters’ Mr. Peanut and his extended family. It would’ve freaked me out if there were also cereal pieces shaped like top hats, canes, and monocles. But that’s not all I found weird about the cereal’s shape. Nutter Butter Cookies are flat but every single piece in the box bends at the middle.

As you can read on the box, this cereal is made with real peanut butter. Of course, that’s if you consider peanuts, dextrose, hydrogenated vegetable oil, and salt as peanut butter and not peanut butter spread. But it’s not as if there’s a thin layer of peanut butter on every piece. Although that would’ve been amazing and messy.

Post Nutter Butter Cereal 2

Instead, there’s a powdery coating on the cereal that gives it a strong, sweet peanut butter aroma and flavor. The coating also gives the cereal a cool texture. Yes, it’s still a crunchy cereal, but around it is a flavoring that melts when you bite into it. I don’t know if “melt” is the best way to describe it. But whatever it is, it gives the cereal a creaminess. A powder turning creamy is kind of a weird mindscrew.

All it took was popping one piece into my mouth to know that I would love this cereal. The bold peanut butter flavor, while not exactly like Nutter Butter cookies, makes me want to find the biggest bowl in my kitchen, dump the whole bag into it, and snack on it all day. It has a slight saltiness and doesn’t taste artificial. In fact, there were times when it reminded me of boiled peanuts. Even in milk, the peanut butter flavor stays true because the coating doesn’t wash off. The milk at the bottom of the bowl doesn’t get all peanut buttery. But I’m not too sad about that.

With its great peanut butter flavor, there are so many things I want to do with this cereal. I want to eat it with chocolate milk. I want to make milkshakes with it. Heck, I’m going to eat another bowl right now.

If you miss Peanut Butter Toast Crunch Cereal, this is more than a worthy replacement. With its strong peanut butter flavor, sweetness that’s at a level that takes me back 80s cereal, and creamy texture, I have to say it’s the best peanut butter cereal I’ve ever had.

Disclosure: I was provided a free sample by Walmart. The fact that I got it for free did not influence my review.

(Nutrition Facts – 1 cup – 150 calories, 40 calories from fat, 4.5 grams of fat, 0.5 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 1 gram of polyunsaturated fat, 2.5 grams of monounsaturated fat, 0 milligrams of cholesterol, 160 milligrams of sodium, 45 milligrams of potassium, 25 grams of carbohydrates, less than 1 gram of fiber, 13 grams of sugar, and 2 grams of protein.)

Purchased Price: Received for free
Size: 19 oz. box
Purchased at: Available as a Walmart exclusive until 4/1/18
Rating: 9 out of 10
Pros: The best peanut butter cereal I’ve had. Bold, sweet peanut butter flavor. Peanut butter coating gives the cereal a creaminess when it melts in your mouth.
Cons: Pieces not flat like actual Nutter Butter Cookies (is it hard to make flat cereal pieces?). Shape makes me feel as if I’m eating Mr. Peanut and his family. Milk at the bottom of bowl not peanut buttery.