Everything You Need to Know About Oreo Cakesters

Though it was not the first cream-filled chocolate sandwich cookie—that distinction belongs to the unsexily named Hydrox cookies that debuted four years earlier—Oreo indisputably did it the best and its popularity has only grown since it perfected (or some might stay, counterfeited) the recipe for the chocolate sandwich cookie way back in 1912. But they didn’t stop there. Since then, they’ve come out with colorful Oreos, flavored Oreos, and, of course, Oreo Cakesters. 

What are Oreo Cakesters?

When Oreo unveiled a puffier, soft baked, whoopie-pie-ish item called the Oreo Cakester, expectations were high. And, unsurprisingly, they were met, if not exceeded. The Oreo Cakester was a big hit, and received pretty universal accolades for its airy, softer variant on Milk’s Favorite Cookie. 

When did Oreo Cakesters come out? 

The brand launched the product in 2007, but then, they mysteriously discontinued Oreo Cakesters five years later. Though the reason it’s totally clear, this decision occurred at the same time that Kraft was splitting up into two companies, so with increased product scrutiny, Cakesters may just not have made the cut. And that’s the end…Actually, no it isn’t! 

Are Oreo Cakesters back?

Unlike so many discontinued products that are now a mere memory, Nabisco had the good sense not to let a good snack disappear. So if you’re walking around the supermarket or convenience store tomorrow and you see a distinctive blue package and think, “Are Oreo Cakesters back or are my eyes deceiving me?” you will be happy to know they’ve returned in full force. I had a package of them a few weeks ago and they remain as delicious as ever. Hooray, a happy ending. But alas, not everyone can enjoy an Oreo Cakester.

Are Oreo Cakesters vegan?

The answer is unfortunately no. Unlike their famously animal-product-free ancestor the original Oreo, the Cakester version is made with milk and egg to achieve its soft-baked cakiness. In fact, here’s the full list of ingredients (beware, it’s a long one): Sugar, Bleached Enriched Flour (Wheat Flour, Niacin, Reduced Iron, Thiamine Mononitrate [Vitamin B1], Riboflavin [Vitamin B2], Folic Acid), Palm Oil, Fructose, Water, Cocoa (Processed With Alkali), Soybean And/or Canola Oil, Cornstarch, Glycerin, Dextrose, Wheat Starch, Nonfat Milk, Dried Eggs, Salt, Baking Powder (Disodium Pyrophosphate, Baking Soda, Calcium Phosphate), Corn Syrup, Dried Egg Whites, Baking Soda, Soy Lecithin, Modified Corn Starch, Xanthan Gum, Propylene Glycol Esters Of Fatty Acids, Monoglycerides, Corn Flour, Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate, Malic Acid, Calcium Phosphate, Natural And Artificial Flavor, Sodium Alginate, Sodium Phosphate.

So, sure, not exactly a health food, but when you’re dealing with a snack this delicious, one that truly lives up to the Oreo name, you can maybe excuse a little xanthan gum and propylene glycol esters. 

Oreo Cakesters

Are Oreo Cakesters Good?

We tasted them to determine if Oreo Cakesters deserved to be brought back or if they should’ve remained in the 2010’s product graveyard.

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Matt Crowley

Matt Crowley is a comedy writer living in Los Angeles. He likes maple-flavored snacks, loves every kind of cheese, and is slowly learning to accept mushrooms.