Cookie lovers were marveling over a new triple stack Oreo announced last week, officially called the Triple Double Oreo. It looks a bit like a mini-layer cake, with three wafers of Oreo cookie sandwiched around two layers of cream, one vanilla, one chocolate.
Oreo’s, like so many sugar treats, can be addictive if you aren’t careful. They are the perfect snack to take one out and put the rest back in the bag and put the bag back in the cupboard. Don’t just keep eating them out of the bag. Oreos aren’t nutritious food, just tasty bites of junk food.
Oreo has been very good at coming out with new varieties in recent years to drum up more sales. There’s a red-cream-filled Christmas Oreo, for example, and of course the double-stuffed.
So, how many calories are in the new triple stack? One cookie is 100 calories, 8 grams of sugar (two teaspoons full) and 4 grams of fat, reports the Chicago Tribune. That’s not all that bad, if you can eat one or two cookies and stop. The chocolate chip cookies that Subway bakes in its stores, by way of comparison, are 200 calories each. So the Oreo’s aren’t as bad as a big chocolate chip cookie. But, remember, neither is very good for you.
Remember, we are still talking junk food here. There is minimal nutrition in one of these.
Cookies are calorie and sugar bombs, be especially careful around these new Oreo’s. Try a nice apple or other piece of fruit. A slice of cold pineapple is delicious and only 42 calories.
I have written about smart snacking a number of times:
Snacking Advice from Weight Watchers
Super Bowl Sunday Snacking
Snacking of Seaweed
Snacking as an Act of Kindness
Portion Size and Snacking
Snacking Tips from Harvard
A Love Letter to Hostess Ho Ho’s – NOT