You find them filthy or very tasty: the American Oreo cookies that you could only get at specialty stores a long time ago. In the meantime, typical American products have become commonplace.
The own brands of various supermarkets now offer their own Oreo cookies, which are usually called cream cookies.
By the way, the story of the Oreo cookies started over a hundred years ago in New York with the National Biscuit Company (now Nabisco).
In 1912, the latter introduced the sandwich biscuits with a layer of vanilla cream on the market. The original cookie would have had a laurel wreath and that would also explain the later name Oreo. Oreodaphne is Latin for the laurel family.
Incidentally, there would only be one way to eat the cookies, namely according to the twist, lick and dunk-method. In other words: twist, lick and then dip in a glass of milk. Although I can well imagine that many Dutch people know nothing about this.
Judging by the appearance and nutritional values of the cookies, it seems that there are three manufacturers of this type of cookies.
Although it remains a guess because the private labels usually only leave a freepost number on the packaging.
Lidl’s Neo biscuits (Sondey) were the first to fall off in the blind test (“Musty, cheap copy of the original”). The tastiest ones remain the original from Oreo, followed by Jumbo, Albert Heijn, 1 de Beste (Dirk/Dekamarkt) and Plus.
1. The original version of Oreo, of which there are many variants, were the best of the best. “Delicious brittle biscuit, good black.” “Good balance between biscuit and cream.” €0.87 per 154 gr
2. Jumbo ended up in second place. “Excellent cookie, good, creamy vanilla flavour.” “Delicious, but very crumbly!” €0.96 per 176 gr
3. “I really taste some chocolate and the cream is pleasant”, someone shouted about the Albert Heijn cookies. “Tasty! Can I have one more?” `€0.99 per 180 gr
4. Huismerk 1 de Beste van Dirk/Dekamarkt has to make do with a fourth place. “These are a bit crunchier than the others, I don’t taste much chocolate.” “Fine, nothing wrong with that.” €0.96 per 176 gr
5. A fifth place goes to Plus, which sells the biscuits as Fairtrade cocoa biscuits. “Crispy biscuit, little chocolate flavour.” “Tasty! Also cracks fine.” €0.99 per 176 g