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The Triple Double Oreo: An example of abject failure in trying to improve upon perfection

ipsedixit Aug 19, 2011 08:24 PM

I like Oreo cookies.

The original ones. Y'know, a single layer of creme filling sandwiched between two chocolate wafers? Yes, that one.

Not the double stuff, or the whatever stuff.

The original Oreo.

It was perfect. In. Every. Respect.

Good ratio of sugar to artificial chocolate flavoring and just thick and sturdy enough to dunk in coffee, milk, or whatever your beverage of choice might be.

In an effort to reinvent the wheel and give Sisyphus some company on that little hill, Nabisco has gone and tried to improve on that perfection with the Triple Double. Total utter failure.

It's called the Triple Double. A good thing if you are playing basketball. Not so much for cookies.

This monstrosity of the latest Oreo version has both regular and chocolate filling sandwiched between three chocolate wafers.

How best to describe its problems? Well, first it's too thick. And its too sweet. And it just tastes awful.

Plus, it looks stupid.

Go try and see for yourself.

And if you do, just be aware that ONE cookie is 100 calories. Hey, at least Nabisco is good at using round numbers ...


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    montrealeater Aug 20, 2011 12:02 PM

    Hey, some children might go for this - as a 5 year old I would dissasemble Oreos, eat the white cream filling and give the chocolate biscuits to my sister. Couldn't get enough of that sweet, sweet filling.

    1. babette feasts Aug 20, 2011 05:00 PM

      Artificial chocolate flavoring? Did they stop using cocoa in the cookies?

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      1. re: babette feasts
        ipsedixit Aug 20, 2011 08:45 PM

        I don't think they've ever used cocoa.

        Itsy-bitsy bits of "chocolate" ... The "chocolate" is the very last ingredient in Oreo cookies. See ingredients list here: http://goo.gl/il6Wq

      2. babette feasts Aug 20, 2011 10:15 PM

        Cocoa (processed with alkali) is #4 after sugar, flour, and fats.

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        1. re: babette feasts
          ipsedixit Aug 21, 2011 12:30 PM

          You're right.

          I stand corrected. On the amount of cocoa, not the artificial chocolate taste.

        2. chowser Aug 21, 2011 09:54 AM

          I never cared for double stuff because the ratio was too high as you said. I would probably prefer a half stuff and years ago, asked Nabisco to come up w/ "no stuff" so it would make a good oreo cookie crust (w/out having to pay for those chocolate wafers) but heard nothing from them. I can't imagine triple double stuff.

          I had an oreo last week for the first time in years and it still tasted good. Maybe I need to revisit those vienna lady fingers that I used to love when I was a kid. Then there are those cookies that fit on your little finger that are sugar coated, or flufferbutterpeanutbuttersandwich cookie or archway dutch cocoa cookies. Childhood favorites for someone whose mother rarely baked.

          1. Davwud Aug 21, 2011 10:22 AM

            I have to believe these are still better than the Oreo Cakesters. (on left)

            Attached is a triple double picture as well. (right)


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            1. re: Davwud
              ipsedixit Aug 21, 2011 12:31 PM

              Yeah, Oreo Cakesters are like like what Oreos taste like if someone leaves the bag open for about 2 days. Perfect if you're trying to feed your grandma who has a mouthful of denture work recently done.

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              rainey Aug 21, 2011 12:37 PM

              I have NEVER understood the appeal of Oreos. Even as a kid I thought the cookie layer was more bitter than interesting and the cream layer was too sweet and lacked any real flavor.

              I have had this discussion with my husband, a good and decent man who thinks nothing -- including my home baking -- is equivalent to an Oreo. I fully understand that I'll never convince anyone. Fortunately, our 43 year marriage does not rest on compatibility in this area. ;>

              1. Kholvaitar Aug 18, 2013 06:27 AM

                No Triple Double for me...

                With all the new Oreo permutations Nabisco is just trying too hard.

                Now, where are my Hydrox?

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