Aldi often imitates name-brand foods and sells them at a lower cost. Sometimes the imitations work really well, as is the case with Aldi’s knockoff version of name-brand Oreo cookies. I recently picked up a package of Aldi “Oreos” when one of my kids wanted to make Black Forest ice cream sundaes as a treat.
Benton’s Double Filled Chocolate Sandwich Cookies are $1.55 for a 15.35-oz. package at the time of publication. A similar-sized package of Double Stuf Oreos cost $2.99 at Target and $2.83 at Walmart at the time of publication.
Aldi also sells more traditional Benton’s Chocolate Sandwich Cookies without the “double” filling, but why go for less when you can get more? The Double Filled Chocolate Sandwich Cookies contain about 15 two-cookie servings per package. The package states they’re “made with real cocoa” and “great for dipping.”
Each two-cookie serving has 140 calories, 6 grams of total fat (8% of your daily value), 2.5 grams of saturated fat (13% DV), 0 mg of cholesterol, 105 mg of sodium (5% DV), 20 grams of total carbohydrates (7% DV), 12 grams of added sugars (24% DV), and 1 gram of protein.
The primary ingredients are sugar and unbleached enriched flour. They also contain cocoa (processed with alkali) and high fructose corn syrup. The cookies contain soy and wheat, and they may contain eggs, milk, tree nuts (pecans, almonds, and coconut), and peanuts.
It’s no surprise: these are certainly not health foods, but they taste every bit as good as the more expensive name-brand Oreo cookies. These are pretty much the same as Double Stuf Oreos, with extra cream filling between the two crispy chocolate cookie layers. The Aldi cookies are excellent for snacking, with a generous extra amount of cream filling that is soft and sweet. These cookies also worked well crushed and served in our Black Forest ice cream sundae dessert.
Aldi’s Benton’s Double Filled Chocolate Sandwich Cookies are like Double Stuf Oreo cookies. They taste great and are practically indistinguishable from Oreos. Highly recommended.
Better than Oreo cookies – these are my favorite.
I’m a little morally conflicted with this one. They are delicious, but upon comparison online, the ingredients are identical to Oreos, as well as identical blue packaging. If you weren’t reading carefully, you’d think you had a pack of Oreos. Most knockoffs diverge some from the original. What makes it worse is they’re called “Original” chocolate sandwich cookies. How is it ok to steal a recipe and call it “original”? A blind taste test online also showed the subject was unable to distinguish the two, bringing into question the recipe as well. Not sure how the legal stuff works, but it feels sketchy at best to me. I do love Aldi though… this just surprised me.
Excellent! These really do taste just like good Oreos do. And I’m not all all conflicted morally, I don’t care if the’yre a copy. Plus, Real Oreos have been tasting a little weird lately.
Maybe because if you live in the West, they probably come from the Mexico factory. Really. (In fact, almost all Nabisco/Mondelēz products sold in the Western US are made in Mexico. And that, I’m not so crazy about.)
Where are the Benton’s golden double filled cookies I have not seen them at ladies in months