How Many Oreos Are In A Package And How To Enjoy Them The Most!
Oreos might be some of the best snacks out there. I particularly find nothing better than eating a few Oreos with a glass of milk for breakfast or for my afternoon snack. And how about a Oreo-made dessert?
If you love Oreos, or just want to use them for a recipe, then you might have wondered before how many Oreos are in a package. I have too, and I want to help you find the answer to save you some time and money.
Let’s start by figuring out how many Oreos are in a package? How can we use Oreos? Maybe even find some recipes for Oreos.
Let’s Talk Oreos!
I can tell you that a regular size package has 36 cookies or around 14.3 ounces. The larger packages come with 48 cookies or around 19.1 ounces. If you are going for the smaller package, then you can expect to have 6 cookies, or 2 ounces.
How about nutritional value?
If you are wondering about how many calories, sugar, or added ingredients you are consuming, then you need to figure out more about your Oreos.
A regular serving size for Oreos is 3 cookies. Each serving has 160 calories and around 58 calories from fat.
Each serving also has the following:
- Total fat: 7g or 11 percent daily value
Saturated fat: 2g or 10 percent daily value
Trans fat: 0g
- Cholesterol: 0mg
- Sodium: 190mg or 8 percent daily value
- Potassium: 0mg
- Total carbohydrate: 25g or 8 percent daily value
Dietary fiber: 1g or 4 percent daily value
- Protein: 2g or 4 percent daily value
Overall, Oreos aren’t the worst snack to have in terms of added sugars and total carbohydrates, but they should be consumed in moderation.
What is Really in my Oreos?
Oreos are made by Nabisco, and the company uses white powdered sugar for the white filling inside, but they also add vanilla extract, water, granulated sugar and vegetable shortening.
Here are some of the secondary ingredients:
- Sugar: it’s used as a preservative for Oreos, but it also intensifies the sweetness of the cookies we know and love.
- Unbleached Enriched Flour (wheat flour, niacin, reduced iron, thiamine mononitrate, vitamin B2 and Folic acid): this is a refined carbohydrate and isn’t absorbed by the body. It is used mostly to allow more shelf life.
- Canola or Palm Oil: these are monounsaturated fats, and they don’t have any trans fat. These oils are common in baked goods and fried foods, and they are certainly better than trans and saturated fats.
- Cocoa: this one is processed with alkali in order to reduce bitterness and darken the color.
- High Fructose Corn Syrup: this ingredient is used to make products extra sweet, it is created by converting dextrose from corn syrup into fructose. HFCS might be one of the hardest ingredients for our bodies to digest and thus isn’t recommended for consumption.
- Leavening: like most baked goods, Oreos have either baking soda or calcium phosphate.
- Soy Lecithin: this ingredient has a creamy texture that is used to emulsify fats in baked goods.
- Vanilla Flavoring: this one is used because of its rich flavor and because it’s more cost effective than natural vanilla flavor.
- Chocolate: it is made primarily of cocoa butter and cocoa solids.
Now, it’s hard to avoid all these ingredients as most products have a mix of at least 2 of these, and sometimes all of them. Oreos taste delicious, but you should consume them with care and restraint. If you want, you can always make your own version of Oreos at home.
I Want New Flavors!
Don’t worry, Oreos aren’t just chocolate and cream. If you’re not a chocolate fanatic, or simply want a change, you can also find a very large variety of flavors for Oreos. Keep in mind though that these vary depending on where you are in the US and in the world.
Here are some of the common and most popular flavors:
- Golden Oreos: vanilla cookies replace chocolate, but also with vanilla cream.
- Peanut Butter Oreos: these are chocolate cookies with peanut butter filling.
- Brownie Batter Oreos: chocolate cookies with brownie batter-flavored cream.
- Chocolate and Dulce de Leche Oreos: only sold in South America these are filled with either chocolate or dulce de leche instead of vanilla cream.
- Birthday Cake Oreos: vanilla cookies with birthday cake-flavored cream.
- Lemon Twist Oreos: vanilla cookies with lemon cream filling.
- Green Tea Oreos: available in China and Japan, the cream filling is green tea-flavored.
- Milka Oreos: these cookies are filled with Milka chocolate cream.
These are only a few of the flavors available, there are limited edition ones and some only for certain countries, but you won’t want to miss them!
Using Oreos in your Recipes
Whether you like cake, milkshakes, cookies, cupcakes, and even rice crispie treats, Oreos can always be included. Maybe try this recipe out:
Oreo Rice Krispie Treats
- 6 cups Rice Krispie cereal
- 50 Oreo cookies
- 5 cups marshmallows
- 3 tbsp butter
- Mix your Rice Krispie cereal with mashed up Oreo cookies. Heat butter and marshmallows together in a pot on medium heat, until they melt together. Pour butter and marshmallows on top of the Oreo and Rice Krispie mix.
- Spread the whole mix on a baking pan, use a spatula to spread evenly and make sure everything is combined well. Let them cool and serve once completely cold and dry.
I’m Ready to Dig Into My Oreos
Now that you know you can do so many things with Oreos and have so many options as well, you should remember how many Oreos are in a package. Don’t forget it’s 36 cookies in the regular package and 48 in the larger one.
I gave you some information on what Oreos are made of and how to use them, but do you have your own recipes? Let me know what you think and what is your favorite Oreo!