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Oreo Thins

Oreo Thins

Taste: We've seen a proliferation of new varieties of Oreos since we started reviewing them, mostly in terms of new flavors, so it was surprising to spot this change of form. Unlike the previous shape change, Fudge Cremes, which did away with one of the two cookies before applying the fudge coating, this one stayed true to the sandwich cookie concept, promising only thinness.

I opened the peel-open-top package to find that the sandwiches were indeed quite a bit thinner than conventional Oreos. There were two rows of 20 sandwiches each, as the thinness allowed a whole lot of them to fit into the space. The two cookies in each sandwich had the standard Oreos markings on their exterior faces, and each one appeared to be about half the thickness of the original. (I don't own any specialized cookie-thickness-measuring equipment, nor did I have any regular Oreos on hand to compare against, so this is my best estimate based on many years of eating Oreos.) The filling looked to be about the same thickness as the original. I crunched in to find a maybe slightly crispier crunch but the standard Oreo taste. The different crunch and lower amount of cookie made it a slightly different experience, but I still felt like I was eating an Oreo.

I tried pulling one sandwich apart, just to see what would happen. It pulled apart easily, and just about all of the filling stuck to one half. Just like the original.

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Aroma: The usual Oreos smell. Nice.

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"A thin, crisp, elegant take on the original" ... "thin & crispy sandwich cookies"

This snack was discovered by Jeremy at Star Market (formerly Shaws, and Star Market again before that), Porter Square, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Review published .

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