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Limited Time Originals Peppermint Chocolate Sandwich Cookies vs. Oreos

December 7, 2016

So, because I’m a disgusting glutton, I bought packages of both the cookies on the prominent all-peppermint display at the grocery store, as well as from the Oreo display. I mean, ’tis the season, right?! And because pleasure must be analyzed and quantified, I shoved both in my mouth (washed down with delicious Ritchey’s Reduced Fat 1½% Chocolate Milk which beat all contenders; possibly more on this later) and weighed the results.

The box of Giant’s store brand advertises “double filled with candy cane crème filling,” and the Oreos appear to be roughly Double Stuf thickness as well. I agree with Operation Nutrition’s assessment (don’t know what a nutrition and fitness blog is doing reviewing candy cane sandwich cookies, but whatever) that the “Limited Time Orignals” store brand is actually better than Oreo’s Peppermint creme cookies. Of course the Oreos aren’t bad—they rarely are—but the candy cane crème filling in the Limited Time Originals pretty much does what it says on the tin—it tastes like a mint—whereas the filling in the Oreos tastes like peppermint-flavored Oreo filling, if that makes any sense. That is, the Oreo crème is sweeter, and tastes like the standard Oreo filling with peppermint flavor added, whereas these other sandwich cookies, perhaps freed from the strictures of preconception, just taste like a candy cane, slightly mintier than the Oreos. In addition, there are little tiny crunchy chunks of peppermint candy, which is less unpleasant than maybe it sounds.

In the end, both leave your tongue feeling a bit frosty, but back to back, I think I slightly prefer Giant/Martin’s. Of course, I wouldn’t turn down the Oreos for the holidays, but at over twice the price by weight (even with your bonus rewards card) I don’t see ever getting them for myself if the Limited Time Originals Peppermint Chocolate Sandwich Cookies are around.