…En chocolate con leche!
Translation: Oreos Bathed… in milk chocolate
I’m not entirely sure what Spanish Oreos were doing on the shelves on my local Budgens, but as so often happens, they jumped into my basket shouting “Pick me! Pick me!” and begged to be eaten. How could I say no?
I must confess, I have mixed feelings about Oreos. I spent a year of my childhood living in the US and just the word “Oreo” brings back happy memories. But every time I’ve had them here in the UK, I’ve found them to be a bit dry and quite dull. I’m not sure if that’s down to European differences, or if I’ve just grown out of them.
I know Nabisco (Kraft) in the US produce a milk chocolate covered Oreo, but I don’t know how similar these are. For one thing, these are made in Spain, and for another, the chocolate coating is completely smooth. Looking at the web site, the US version appears to have a rippled effect. Perhaps someone out there in Chocablogland could compare the two…
As I carefully cut one in half for this photo, first impressions were pretty good. The chocolate coating is thick, and had a pleasant aroma, and the whole thing looked quite tempting with a nice contrast between the different layers.
And it tastes pretty good too. I do find the biscuit a little too hard for my taste, and on it’s own it is slightly dry, but the creamy filling and chocolate coating easily compensate for this. The chocolate is very nice and definitely improves the overall Oreo experience for me.
I still can’t say I’m a huge fan of biscuits/cookies, but I did quite enjoy these. They were especially good dunked in my tea.
Yes, I know… I’m a slob. A chocaslob.
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