Thursday, June 24, 2010

Oreos Versus Snackwells - the Vanilla Cookie Standoff

As the summer approached, my palate abandoned my post-lunch chocolate ache for a refreshing vanilla cookie craving. Having Vanilla Creme Snackwells in the snack machine was bad for two reasons, 1) I used up my stash of change for meters, and 2) my nutritionist would not approve. Then I get home last night and found that my adorable husband brought home a bag of Vanilla aka Golden Oreos. This brings me to my posting, a comparison between the two.

Snackwells are kind of like the Vienna Finger, the slightly more bland cookie, like an off-brand animal cracker can be. However, I think they put some kind of little kick (chemical probably) that gives it a nice boost and gives it an addicting quality. Because it's not completely sweet, I find it perfect.

Vanilla Oreos are pretty amazing. The creme is heavier, the cookie is fab, but I got that OUCH from my teeth on sugar overload.

As Nabisco corners the market here (they own both Oreos and Snackwells), it's difficult to compare the two labels side by side for an easy determination of what is better for you by serving size or grams.
At first glance, it almost looks like Oreos (right) are better, however, you have to rely on the daily value % to give you some kind of comparable scale. Snackwells (left) are better for you, well, as better as cookies can be for you. So good in fact they sell them in 4 packs. If anyone knows how to do the math to figure out 4 snackwells VS 4 vanilla oreos, you win!


TJ Shay said...

For the complete sugary overload, one must turn to the hard to find "Double Stuff" Golden Oreo. For those of us who do not enjoy chocolate, these cookies aree heaven in a sack.

One thing that you left off your blog is the necessity to eat them in the traditional crack-one-layer-off and then eat-the-outsides-first method which is preferred by those under 10 and, well, me. Double stuff = more of the goodness to love.

Although Snackwells are Perhaps slightly healthier, they ale in the TJ consumption model listed above.

Dave Lara said...

But sometimes a bland baby cookies is what you want.

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