Produced by the Nabisco Division of Kraft Foods, Oreo cookies have been around since 1912. Oreo cookies are recognized for their two thick chocolate cookies with a white creme filling. Through the years variations of the Oreo have been released such as double-stuff Oreos, mini Oreos and chocolate covered Oreos. Chocolate covered Oreos combine the traditional Oreo cookie with a milk chocolate covering.
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Chocolate covered Oreos are available in two types: chocolate fudge covered and pure milk chocolate covered mint. The milk chocolate covered Oreo is a simple combination of milk chocolate and an Oreo cookie, while the mint uses a mint-flavored Oreo cookie. Both types of chocolate covered Oreos contain individual nutrition information.
The milk chocolate covered Oreo starts with the basic ingredients of sugar, partially hydrogenated soybean and cottonseed oils and enriched flour. Other ingredients in the cookie include cocoa, whey, high fructose corn syrup, soy lecithin, cornstarch, baking soda and salt. The mint chocolate covered Oreo starts with milk chocolate made from sugar, cocoa butter and milk. Additional ingredients include enriched flour, sugar, palm oil, cocoa, high fructose corn syrup and peppermint oil.
One 19-gram serving of milk chocolate covered Oreos contains 100 calories. Mint chocolate covered Oreos contain 180 calories per 37g serving. Fat contributes about 45 percent of the total calories in both types of chocolate covered Oreos.
Chocolate covered Oreos contain a significant amount of carbohydrates and sugar due to certain ingredients such as sugar, enriched flour and high fructose corn syrup. One serving of chocolate fudge covered Oreos contains 13g of total carbohydrates for 4 percent of the daily recommended intake and 9g of sugars. Mint Oreos, however, contain 25g of total carbohydrates per serving and 18g of sugars. Both types of chocolate covered Oreos contain 1g of dietary fiber.
Other nutrients, vitamins and minerals in chocolate covered Oreos are found in small amounts. Protein, for example, is less than 2g per serving. Chocolate covered Oreos don’t contain vitamin A or vitamin C. Small amounts of calcium and iron--2 percent and 6 percent, respectively--are in the mint chocolate covered Oreos.