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Aug 16, 2011 01:44 PM

The virtues of Doublestuff Oreos

I don't like the stuff in regular Oreos. I dislike the doublestuff doubly. However, the doublestuff is thick enough to peel it off the chocolate cookies. Oreos without the stuff. Chocolate heaven! No fair scraping off with a knife.

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  1. I'm pretty sure the Nabsico Famous Wafers are just the cookie part. You could just buy those.

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    1. re: acgold7

      Easier said than done. I have never seen those in stores, although maybe I should be haunting Dollar stores. Anyway they are evidently thinner cookies than the oreo cookies.

      1. re: chocolatetartguy

        That article's pretty old. I've seen them in most supermarkets in my area, but they may be only regionally available. Amazon has them, as do a few eBay resellers and some other online vendors, including some food service suppliers. They may not in fact be what you want, but they are available for anyone who wants them.

        1. re: acgold7

          Left work early yesterday after finishing a project and found Famous Wafers at the 2nd store I looked, a Safeway (and the 1st was a drug store that has little selection). There were only 6 boxes and they were shunted to the side with the Pepperidge Farm and odd brand cookies. Funny thing was that a couple walking by me at checkstand saw the box, got very excited and asked where they were stocked. She said they were very hard to find in Northern Ca and they ended up in line behind me.

          They were very like Oreo's and may be the same batter. They are crisper as one might expect from their thinness. I think I like Oreo's better and for the price of one box of Famous Wafers, I can buy 2 of Oreos at the Grocery Outlet. I had never heard of them before your post.

          1. re: chocolatetartguy

            Well, at least I'm glad you were able to find and try them. Like you, I too prefer the cookie part of the Oreo to the filling -- I guess that makes us heathens. I use the Famous Wafers for pie crusts when I don't want all that Crisco + Sugar in them, especially when the recipe calls for added butter and sugar anyway.

            But it is ironic that the wafers are way more expensive than the Oreos (or maybe not -- I guess shortening & sugar as raw materials are cheaper than the whole Oreo process). What's weirder is that at my local Restaurant Supply place, broken Oreo *pieces* are more expensive than whole Oreos.

            I remember reading the Post article years ago and assuming they weren't available locally anymore and panicking and overpaying for a whole bunch online, and then being chagrined to find that all my local stores had them, and to this day mostly still do....

            1. re: acgold7

              Well, thank you for telling about them. I have eaten Nabisco cookies all my life and nver heard of them here in California. I was really looking forward to a difficult search for Famous Wafers but there they were, albeit away from the other Nabisco products.

              Next thing, you're going to tell me there are crispy Lorna Doones!

              I suppose there are better crispy chocolate cookies around, but aside from those at Greens To Go in San Francisco, I can't think of any.

              1. re: chocolatetartguy

                Um.... about those crispy Lorna Doone's.... some of the articles that came up when I Googled the Famous wafers *did* mention some other flavors, but they are long since discontinued.

                Have you tried the crispy Mini Chocolate Chip cookies at Trader Joe's? My kids can go through a two-pound tub at one sitting. The clerk at our local store says she likes them with milk poured over them, like cereal. Ethereal.

                1. re: acgold7

                  Not a fan of TJ's, but shop for my mom there and will look for those mini CC cookies.

                  I seldom eat cereal with added sugar, which allows me to binge on sugary treats that are supposed to be sugary. For me the stuff in the Oreo is not worth the calories.

                  I think I'll eat the rest of my oreos tonight.

                2. re: chocolatetartguy

                  Just for fun I checked around today and for those of us on the left coast, both Safeway and Albertson's have Famous Chocolate Wafers on the shelf with all the other cookies. About $4.75 per box, more or less.

        1. They should make "Just Stuf" Oreos for those you just want the insides.

          1. The stuffing in the middle of the Double Stuff Oreos is thick enough to be peeled off in one piece. This means you can stack multiple layers of double stuffed filling between two chocolate wafers.

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            1. re: jpc8015

              Always good to know I'm not the only one out there making quadruple stuf'd oreos.

                1. re: kathleen440

                  Like I said, I don't like the stuff, but you are a mad genius. How long did it take to fashion that oreo stuff tower?

                  1. re: chocolatetartguy

                    Ha! Sadly, not my creation - it's popped up on Reddit a few times and I'm just cross-posting it here.

                  2. re: kathleen440

                    That is brilliant!

                    I am NOT a fan of commercial Oreos - never have been, never will be. Homemade are far better in my opinion. However, if someone were to force me to choose between the wafer and the filling I would pick the filling.

                  3. re: mpjmph

                    The same technique also alllows you to make quadruple stuff'd E L Fudge's

                2. I read in my paper this morning that they're about to roll out "Triplestuf Oreos" (or are they "Double Double Stuf"?). There will be three chocolate cookies filled with one layer of vanilla cream and one layer of chocolate cream. This type of Oreo apparently has been available previously in Argentina and now they're going to introduce it in the States.