What Can I Say?

Except that apparently we’re on the right mailing list.  Oreo is coming out with yet another limited-edition treat for your summer enjoyment.  Truthfully, I don’t think they’ll ever top the last one, S’Mores.  I’ve been hoarding them like a kid with Halloween candy.  I found a package of them at Target last week and I’ve put them away.

I’m not entirely sure they’ve come up with a hit this time, but I’ll tell you about it anyway.  Beginning on July 13, Oreo Thins will be available on grocery store shelves everywhere.  Oreo Thins come in the original chocolate, vanilla, and mint.  The promotional information calls it a “more grown up treat.”  Apparently, we’re supposed to nibble on these with an afternoon latte or cup of tea.

I’m not going to bother to talk about the taste because we’ve all had these before, right?  Truthfully, I’ve never really been a fan of regular chocolate Oreos.  Making them thinner and putting less creme in the middle is not going to help.  I like the vanilla ones, and I’m pretty much all in on the mint ones.  Let’s talk about something more important.

The promotional information also clearly states that these are not diet cookies.  They’re simply thinner than the regular ones.  I did a little research, thinking that surely thinner equals fewer calories.  Here’s what I found out.

One Serving of Regular Oreos

  • One serving of regular Oreos is two cookies.
  • .Contains 150 calories
  • Total fat is 9 grams
  • Total carbohydrates is 16 grams with 2 grams of dietary fiber
  • Contains 3 grams of protein

One Serving of Oreo Thins

  • One serving of Oreo Thins is four cookies.
  • Contains 140 calories
  • Total fat is 6 grams
  • Total carbohydrates is 21 grams with <1 gram of dietary fiber
  • Contains 1 gram of protein

So what is the verdict?  I suppose it depends on what you want out of a snack.  Here at our house, we’re paying attention to all these numbers.  Oreo Thins don’t come out ahead of the regular version, but on the other hand, you don’t have to eat a whole serving.  If you only have two, you cut all those numbers in half.

But to be honest, it’s like the people at Oreo just ran out of ideas.  “I don’t know.  Let’s just make them skinnier.”

I’ll be hanging onto my S’Mores.  Don’t be a Judgy Judgerson.