Food and the City: REVIEW: Oreo Thins Coconut Yum

October 09, 2017

REVIEW: Oreo Thins Coconut

I'm going to publicly state this once and for all:

I, Mel Rose, am a certified coconut addict. 

And if you happen to know me in real life, (i'm sorry in advance) then you most certainly have encountered one of my crazy coconut phases, in which anything and everything that I consume must be of coconut flavor, coconut coloring, must resemble a coconut in some way, or otherwise at least say coconut on the packaging.

I am currently in one of those phases right now and I'm driving everyone around me fucking crazy. It's been real fun, you guys.

Now, don't get me wrong, I don't only consume coconut flavored foods during these phases (I still eat this for dinner 400 times a week), but if whatever I'm about to eat does happen to come in a coconut variety, you best believe I'll be choosing it. 

This, of course, mainly pertains to desserts and alcoholic beverages (helllllo coconut mojitos/margaritas ily), and over the course of the last couple of months (i.e since this phase has started), I've tried a ton of coconut flavored products that I've been eager to review for you, whether good or bad.

Starting with these coconut Oreo Thins.

I can't take credit and say that I stumbled upon these myself. My dear boyfriend actually saw them and picked them up for me during one of his recent CVS trips. He knows how real the coconut addiction is. He has seen the wrath of me borderline throwing a tantrum if the supermarket was out of my favorite coconut yogurt or a bar we were hanging out at didn't have coconut rum.

He knows. He gets it. And he's actually a saint for putting up with it. Iluhyoubae.

ANYWAY-- needless to say that I had no idea that Oreo released a coconut flavor into their Oreo Thins line, so this was a very exciting surprise and I was very excited to try them.


At 140 calories per serving, which is 4 cookies, these Oreo's are obviously much thinner than those from the regular line. In fact, when twisted apart, the cookie is so thin, it was hard for me to even get a photo that remotely showed just how thin they are. For reference, regular Oreo's are 140 calories per 2 cookies, so 4 of these just basically make up two regular sized ones if we wanna go there.

The taste? As routine Oreo eating protocol goes, I twisted apart each wafer and immediately licked up the coconut cream off of one side. 

* Which by the way: what kind of lunatic bites straight into an Oreo? I can't trust these types of people. They are too loose with their ways.

The result: I was prettttty let down to be completely honest with you. Granted, coconut desserts, especially a cookie, should have some sort of balance and not be super overpowering. However paired with the Oreo cookie itself, the chocolate aspect kind of takes over and you soon forget you're even eating a coconut cookie at all. If someone were to put these on a plate and left them unlabeled, I would just think I was eating regular Oreo Thins. 

I think they did a good job with the cream itself, because it does have a nice hint of coconut flavoring, but the cookie as a whole fails to standout as something I'd go out of my way for.

Overall, these are delicious, because at the end of the day, they are still freaking Oreo's. And everyone loves Oreo's.

I just prefer my sweets to taste like the actual flavor label they are sporting, and not like the brand got bored and decided to slap the word coconut on the package and market it towards psychos like me.

Purchase again? Probably not.
Would eat again? Most definitely.

Final rating: 6.5/10

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