Friday, May 23, 2014

Oreo Creme Filled Chips Ahoy! - Wegman's: Cherry Hill, NJ

Oreo Creme Filled Chips Ahoy! - Wegman's: Cherry Hill, NJ
I picked these up on the same day as the Birthday Frosting variety. Admittedly I am more of an Oreo cookie fan than the creme filling, but I couldn't pass up the chance to try something new.

I already discussed the packaging in yesterday's post, so we're going to get right into the review!

When I peeled the packaging back I noticed that the Oreo cookies are the same size as the Birthday ones, but they look less...sad. The birthday cake ones were so soft that they were lopsided in the container, and these seem to be really soft as well, but they don't have that weird dent from sitting on their side in the tray.

Even though I found these cookies more appealing, I thought it was only right to embellish them with chocolate chips.

Is it just me, or does this look like some kind of cookie muppet?

At first I thought these smelled just like the Birthday cake cookies, sweet, processed, artificial, so I grabbed them to do a side-by-side sniff-comparison.

When compared, they actually smell pretty different. These Oreo cookies have the same processed smell as all Chips Ahoy! cookies, but the icing aroma is a lot milder. The birthday cake cookies have this bold, almost waxy, vanilla aroma that reminds me of candles and the filling to Little Debbie's Oatmeal Creme Pies, while the Oreo Version has a generically sweet, but still waxy, aroma.

I took a bite, and again these cookies smelled a lot like they taste. Everything is very artificial, and the filling adds this shortening-like coating to your tongue as you chew. I don't feel like the icing adds anything to these chocolate chip cookies, but I was never a Chips Ahoy! fan to begin with.

I managed to eat some of the creme on it's own, to see if it was really Oreo cookie creme, and it does appear to be the same exact filling as an Oreo. The "creme" texturing is denser than the birthday variety, which is whipped and fluffy, but there is such a thin layer of the filling that the cookie's flavoring overpowers it when eaten whole. 

Both cookie flavors are 150 calories per serving (Serving size is only two cookies), but that is honestly not as terrible as I thought it'd be. My boyfriend and I ate mini scones from Aldi last weekend and one little scone was 200!

I am really not crazy about either of these cookies, but I prefer the Birthday ones since they have a prominent vanilla flavoring in the filling. This Oreo variety tastes like a sweeter sweeter version of standard soft Chips Ahoy! cookies, and I found them to be pretty boring.

If you plan on picking up just one of these flavors, give the Birthday Frosting ones a go, but don't stress out trying to find them. These are pretty disappointing to be honest. I'm glad I got them for this blog so that I could review them for myself, but I wouldn't be bummed if I missed out on these as a general consumer. 
© Maria Smith
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