Are Triple Double Oreos Worth the 100 Calories? We Tried Them!

triple double oreoAfter months of anticipation, the new Triple Double Oreos are finally in stores. Affectionately referred to as the "Big Mac" of sweets, it's three layers of cookie, one layer of original creme, and one layer of chocolate creme.

Obviously you know that the calories in all of that sugary cookie-creme goodness add up. But even managing your expectations, the calorie count is staggering: 100 calories and 1.5 grams of saturated fat for just one cookie!

Are Triple Double Oreos really worth splurging on? We got a hold of a package to find out ...

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The general consensus in The Stir office after sampling them: The overall taste of Triple Double Oreos just isn't good enough to warrant all the extra calories. Here are some of complaints that came up over and over again in our taste test:

  • The most common criticism was that the three layers of crunchy cookie made it crumbly and "too hard to eat." And, if you are one of those people who twist off the top of your Oreos and eat them one layer at a time, you'd better quit your day job because you'll be here a while.
  • "Too much crunch, not enough creme."
  • "The chocolate creme had a chemical taste." Or, "It wasn't chocolate-y enough."
  • "Way too sugary."

But here's the thing almost every member of our staff pointed out: A regular Oreo with two cookies and one layer of vanilla creme is practically perfect on its own. And at only 50 calories a pop, it's one of those sweet treats that (provided you can limit yourself) most people don't feel guilty indulging in now and again. Adding all those extra layers -- and, subsequently, the calories -- is unnecessarily messing with a good thing. Why bother? Sometimes you really can have too much of a good thing.

Have you tried the new Triple Double Oreos?


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