Happy 100th Birthday Oreos! My Own and Others’ Take on the Semi-Classic/New: Triple Double Oreo Neapolitan Cookies
Junk Food Nation, today marks the day that Oreo turns 100 years old!!! WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! I love Oreos. I’ve reviewed different varieties of Oreos on this blog six or seven times, including the recently released Limited Edition Birthday Cake Oreos, commemorating Oreo’s 100 years.
All over the world, Oreo is celebrating its 100 year birthday in many different ways. In Canada, they’re opening their factory up to the public. A Google search on “Oreos” and “100 years” turns up 2.26 million hits already. Oreos bring people together; they provide common ground. In fact, as I noted waaaay back in the beginning of this blog:
“…Oreos are the perfect party item to bring. It doesn’t matter if its a college-style party, a wine and cheese joint, or a reception. PEOPLE LOVE OREOS. It reminds them of their childhood and is a great conversation starter. I think its because they are so reliable and people don’t go out of their way to buy them (unless you’re me). After a party filled with beer-covered snacks, or a shindig with stuffy croquettes and crudite, people like a good creme wafer cookie. They just do. Try it next time – I promise they’ll be a hit. I’m having them at my wedding.”
To commemorate Oreo’s birthday, I’ll be reviewing Triple Double Oreo Neapolitan Cookies – they aren’t the most recently new Oreo cookie (the Birthday Cake ones are), and these aren’t even really that new, per se (they’ve been out since august), but I haven’t had them yet. And since Oreos, to me, are a communal thing, I’ll be featuring some great quotes and links from other blogs who have already reviewed these cookies!
Triple Double Oreo Neapolitan Cookies, you complete me. I think. I really enjoy strawberry, vanilla, and chocolate ice cream all together, so let’s hope these give me the same rush! Here’s what the Foodista had to say about these:
“These artery-clogging sweets combine three Golden Oreo wafers with layers of chocolate and strawberry cream for a stacked treat that will wreak havoc on your diet.”
Yeah, I kinda expected that. Read the rest of Foodista’s review here.
Triple Double Oreo Neapolitan Cookies are like a layer cake from Heaven shrunken down into the palm of my hand. My fat, fat, fat hand. According to Wiki, Neapolitan ice cream was named in the late 19th century as a reflection of its presumed origins in the cuisine of the Italian city of Naples, and the many Neapolitan immigrants who brought their expertise in frozen desserts with them to the United States. Nice.
A distribution note from super-duper-blog, Foodbeast:
“We now await word from Nabisco about further distribution for both the initial Triple Double Oreos and now, the Neapolitan version. Word on several streets is that some Walmart stores have them in stock ($3.00).”
In fact I got these at Walmart. See the rest of Foodbeast’s post here.
Triple Double Oreo Neapolitan Cookies are 110 calories a cookie. 110!!! That means if you eat three cookies you might as well be having a McDonald’s Cheeseburger! Good lordy.
HuffPostFood covered these:
“Each cookie has a whopping 110 calories — more than double the calories in a normal Oreo. …The Neapolitan cookies have the same form as the slightly older Triple Double Oreos, which sandwich chocolate and vanilla creams in between three traditional chocolate cookies. The normal Triple Double Oreos now have national distribution, while Neapolitan Oreos are only limitedly available.”
Read the rest of that post here.
Because of the format of Triple Double Oreo Neapolitan Cookies, sure you’re still getting a bigass Oreo cookie combo, but there’s only approximately 6 cookies per row, 18 cookies per box! And if this cost you ~$3.60, that’s about 20 cents per cookie. Would you pay two dimes per Triple Double Neapolitan?
Let’s see what the Fat Guy at Fat Guy Food Blog says:
“It is pure genius. Two things that are delicious apart from each other. Take great qualities from each and combine them into a SUPER SNACK. That’s the category the Triple Double falls under from now on. This is a next generation cookie. This is extreme. When we were kids they wouldn’t have had the balls to do this, but they do now.”
I like the sound of Super-Cookie! Read the rest of his review here.
Triple Double Oreo Neapolitan Cookies use Golden Oreo cookies…
…And sandwich in strawberry and chocolate cream. I’m waiting for the Quadruple Doubles, which also feature white cream. If they can make it an inch thick and dip it in half fudge, half white fudge, that’d be great too..
But how do these Triple Double Oreo Neapolitan Cookies TASTE? Well, I offer up two opinions. First, my friend Adam over at GrubGrade:
“You’re essentially getting a Double Stuf filling here, but the cream isn’t your standard Oreo cream. It’s more ‘lickable’ and frosting like, and in the case of the strawberry cream, much sweeter. Actually, the strawberry cream really dominates the chocolate cream in a reverse of the classic Neapolitan conundrum in the cookie. Whether eaten in one fell swoop or by itself, the chocolate cream is exceptionally weak. There’s no chocolate flavor and only a mild hint of cocoa. I considered it a major disappointment, and while I enjoyed the golden Oreo crunch, I found myself missing the depth of cocoa flavor one finds in the standard black sandwich cookie.”
Read the rest of his post here.
And the opinion from The Impulsive Buy, the granddaddy of food blogs:
“The color scheme looks like they would make an ugly pair of knee high argyle socks, but as a creme sandwich cookie, it’s not bad looking. …The issue I have with the Triple Double Oreo Neapolitan is that the strawberry creme’s flavor overwhelms the chocolate creme. ….Having what is basically a strawberries and creme Oreo is fine and it’s good, but the chocolate creme needed to stand out more in order for the cookie as a whole to stand out.”
Read the rest of his funny review, here.
So what do *I* think of these Triple Double Oreo Neapolitan Cookies? Well, I love Oreos. And the Impulsive Buy and Adam at GrubGrade are absolutely correct – the strawberry flavor is the overwhelming force here. The golden Oreo cookie is nice and crunchy and gives good vanilla flavor, but the chocolate creme flavor is basically nonexistent unless you take the cookie apart and just eat that layer.
In seeking a mix of cocoa and strawberry, I much prefer the Berry Burst Ice Cream Oreos, where at least the cocoa cookie gives some contrast and bitter to the berry sweet cream. That being said, I did enjoy these. I just thought of them as strawberry creme Golden Oreos. Not going to pay for these again, most likely, but for Oreo’s 100th – I’ll sit back, forgo food for the rest of the day, and munch on several of these stackers.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, OREO!
Sincerely, Junk Food Guy