Tidbits: Yet more Oreos

Yet more OreosNew from Nabisco — yes, another kind of Oreo cookie. Mr. Tidbit was beginning to think it wasn't possible, but he was beginning to be wrong.

Nabisco has offered fudge-covered Oreos in one version or another, on and off, for quite some time. Those are regular Oreo sandwich cookies coated with one or another kind of "fudge."

New Oreo Fudge Cremes — original or mint — are something different. Each is like an open-faced Oreo cookie (an Oreo from which the top cookie has been removed), which is then coated with fudge. Actually, the cookie is thinner than a regular Oreo cookie and there's less white filling, too.) There are 21 Oreo Fudge Cremes in an 8.5-ounce box. (There are 45 complete Oreos in an 18-ounce bag that sells for just about the same price.)

Mr. Tidbit, who enjoys an Oreo now and then, must say that he prefers the ratio of cookie to filling that has made the regular Oreo so popular, but that's just Mr. Tidbit. On the other hand, Oreo Fudge Cremes cost more than twice as much (per ounce or per cookie) as regular Oreos.

It's Greek to you


When Mr. Tidbit spotted new Yoplait "Greek yogurt," he assumed it was made in Greece. No. Nor does the label say "Greek style yogurt." But apparently that's what it is, and after a while Mr. Tidbit finally recognized what that seems to mean. It's yogurt that's been strained to make it thicker — it's what folks far west of the Mediterranean used to call "yogurt cheese."

The Yoplait nonfat version is marketed as having twice the protein of the leading yogurt. Mr. Tidbit is not aware that there is any lack of protein in the typical American diet, but the Greek version indeed has 12 grams of protein in a 6-ounce cup, and most of Yoplait's regular yogurt has 5 grams of protein). At one store, where regular Yoplait was 69 cents, the same amount of Greek-style Yoplait cost $1.09, 58 percent more per ounce.

— McClatchy Newspapers

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