Friday, 2 December 2011

Mini Oreo Biscuits

Oreo are frequently cited as being the world’s most popular biscuit brand, with around 7.5 billion eaten every year. In February 2011 they even set a Guinness World Record for receiving the most 'likes' on Facebook in a 24-hour period.

Oreo, a chocolate flavoured biscuit with a vanilla creme centre, were originally made in New York and became known by their slogan “America’s Favorite Cookie”. Oreo biscuits are now sold around the world courtesy of Kraft Foods, making their debut in the UK in May 2008.

If you like Oreo biscuits, you can now find a new addition to the Oreo range. Mini Oreo biscuits are cute, miniature versions of the regular variety Oreos and are slightly bigger than a pound coin. They’re available in a 115g tub with resealable lid or a 150g bag containing six snack packs of mini Oreos.

As a cream filled biscuit, Oreos aren’t too bad in the calorie stakes. Regular Oreos have 52 calories each or the new Double Stuff Oreo Cookies have 71 calories. But if you just want a tiny treat to keep the calories down, each Mini Oreo biscuit has just under 16 calories each.

Nutrition information per 25g (8 Mini Oreos)
: 120 calories, 1.4g protein, 16 g carbohydrate, 10g sugar, 5.3g fat, 2.8g saturated fat, 0.9g fibre, 0.12 sodium.
Size compared to a £1 coin

Ingredients: Sugar, Wheat Flour, Vegetable Fats (with Antioxidants: E-306, E-304), Fat-reduced Cocoa Powder (7%) ,Glucose and Fructose Syrup, Raising Agents (Sodium and Ammonium Bicarbonates), Whey Powder (from Milk), Cocoa Mass, Salt, Emulsifier (Soya Lecithin), Flavouring (Vanillin). Contains: Wheat, Gluten, Soya, Milk. (Not suitable for vegetarians).

Mini Oreos are available from larger supermarkets in the UK or you can stock up at Amazon with free UK delivery:

Oreo state that those sold in the UK are not suitable for vegetarians at this time. This appears to be because of the presence of whey powder which isn’t part of the ingredients in the US version of Oreos.

If you're after a vegetarian Oreo biscuit, you can buy US versions of Mini Oreos from Amazon. See below:


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