There’s a new member of the Oreo cookie family. The Oreo Thins.
Do we really need another type of Oreo cookie? There’s already different versions like Chocolate Peanut Butter Creme, Red Velvet, Fudge Creme Coconut Delight, Fudge Cremes Double Chocolate Fudge, Golden Birthday Cake Flavor Creme and a whole bunch of other types and flavors of Oreo cookies. The Oreo Thins will come in three flavors: Chocolate, Graham and Mint.
On Monday morning, Mondelez International introduced the latest twist on the Oreo, the best selling cookie in the world. Oreo Thins are similar to the original wafers, except that they’re, well, slimmer. The new cookies are each about 4 millimeters thinner and 18 calories lighter.
But despite their meager size, the new, slimmed down Oreos are actually faced with a pretty tall task: to extend the unparalleled—and seemingly endless—rise of what is, without question, the most widely eaten cookie in history.
Oreos have always been my favorite cookies. I stopped eating them cold turkey back in 2013 cause they were so addictive. Haven’t had any since. But I might give the Oreo Thins a try.
There are many reasons for Oreo’s dominance. Perhaps most importantly, people really like them. The clearest indication of their appeal is how widely Oreos are used to enhance other foods. The cookie, after all, is gobbled up not only bare or dipped in milk, but fried in dough, mixed with ice cream, blended into milk shakes, pounded into pie crust, and crushed and sprinkled over a lot of sweets.
There’s nothing better like a throwing Oreo cookies in a blender with almond milk and low fat Turkey Hill ice cream to make a delicious milk shake.