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Critic's Cupboard: Oreo Cakesters

Staff Writer
Mount Shasta Herald

Jim Hillibish: I don’t understand it. Why take a great, trusted, mouth-watering name such as Oreo and slap it on a culinary tragedy called a Cakester? Oh, it’s marketing!

To those of us expecting something good out of the Oreo, this odd-tasting Cakester is going nowhere but the trash can. I could not bring myself to finish it.

Amazingly, they have taken chocolate and peanut butter flavors and destroyed them.

One package of three serves up a quarter of your day’s fat recommendation, so these better be good. They are not.

Did I mention the aftertaste and sticky teeth? Let Oreos be Oreos and forget the fakes.

Jennifer Mastroianni: Bless my Aunt Mary’s heart, she loves buying treats for my kids.

She thought they would love the Oreo Cakesters she found on sale and gave to them during a recent visit.

My gang ripped into the packages, naturally expecting the soft snack cakes to be a take on an Oreo cookie.

One bite and all three of them grimaced, then looked at me with angst over what to do with the rest of it without hurting their great aunt’s feelings.

The cake tasted stale, and the filling (which is nothing like the inside of an Oreo) was waxy. Now I know why they were on clearance. I’m guessing Oreo knows they are awful and is trying to unload them.

The Repository (Canton, Ohio)