Of all the snacks I've encountered in my European travels, one of my favourites has to be the chocolate covered Oreos. They haven't reached these shores yet, and I'm very sore about that, but popping into B&M the other day I found this alternative. They're Fressers Chocolatey Covered Sandwich Cookies. Now that's a catchy name.
Now, as you can probably tell from the title, these are an imitation of the covered Oreos that cannot explicitly say so. You can probably also tell from the title that the stuff on top isn't proper chocolate, seeing as they've stuck a "y" on the end. Truth be told, the coating is pretty bad. It's a "cocoa milk" coating, and while it does have a little creaminess to it, it pretty much just tastes like cocoa powder. The cookie underneath is definitely not an Oreo either, but actually it's not too bad. It's somewhat softer than a regular Oreo, giving it a cake-like texture, and that actually works in the coating's favour, as the cocoa taste combines well with the soft texture to give an all round chocolate cake experience. Not a great chocolate cake experience by any means, but the innards make up for the shortcomings of the outer shell, and it evens out to a decent enough effort to replicate those fantastic covered Oreos. Until those come out over here, we're left with these, but it's not such a bad thing.
My rating: 3/5