The Indian OREOs


Before I start, I must confess I never thought I’d be writing about food. ūüôā¬†What inspired me to write the post was a friend of mine giving me a couple of “Sunfeast Dark Fantasy” biscuit packets. And hey if it’s interesting(and yummy) to write about then, why not ?

Sunfeast Dark Fantasy 

So this is about…yea you guessed it. The delicious and delectable¬†OREO cookies and its Indian counterpart. I had my first OREO cookie courtsey my elder brother who had¬†been to Germany and back. (Well when vegetarians go abroad, they end up eating cookies and stuff like that. Vegetarian food is really expensive ūüėČ ) Till then I was blissfully unaware of a “biscuit” by the name of OREO. But once I was introduced to it, I wanted more!! After finishing off the packets¬†my brother¬†had got home in record time, I had to wait again till he’d¬†go to the US of A and come back with more OREO. And once again it was gone in no time!! ūüėÄ Brittania’s Pure Magic¬†has always been good, but is never a match for the OREO.

Various Oreos

A few facts about OREO:

  • It’s called a “sandwich cookie.” (We Indian’s simply call it cream biscuits)¬†– It has two chocolate cookies with Vanilla cream in between.
  • Oreo WaferStix – long wafer sticks with cream filling and covered by chocolate
  • Uh-Oh Oreos¬†¬†¬†¬† – reverse/Inverse OREO’s. They have Vanilla wafer’s and chocolate cream.
  • Other Oreos include Golden Oreos, Mini Oreos, Double Delight Oreos, Flavored Oreos, Double Stuf Oreos, Big Stuf Oreos, White fudge Oreos, Milk Chocolate Oreos, ……..

Sunfeast Dark Fantasy:

Sunfeast Dark Fantasy made by ITC is pretty good. Though a poor substitute to OREO, it’s as god as a desi OREO can get. It’s definitely better than Britannia’s Pure Magic¬†ones. But for the health conscious, hey its supposed to contain a lot of calories. So watch it!! Don’t just indulge ūüėČ

Sunfeast Dark Fantasy

For people who will swear by OREO and will not take a substitute, its avilable across all “Nuts n’ Spices” outlets in Chennai I think. It was also available in “Singapore Shoppe” in Thiruvanmiyur and “My Shoppe” in Neelangarai. ¬†