I’ve discovered that eating cookies with creme filling always requires some sort of work.

For example, eating Oreos requires pouring yourself a tall glass of milk and getting your fingers wet as you dip the deliciously unhealthy cylinders of sugar/flour/shortening into it. One should never eat Oreos without milk. In fact, I actually dislike Oreos without milk — they’re way too sweet that way.

But today, no milk or dunking was needed, as I was eating Fudgee-os. For those who don’t reside in Canada, these are basically Oreo cookies, but with a chocolate filling and a more chocolatey cookie. I find Fudgee-os awfully good…once the filling is scraped off. I’m not sure why I find the filling so disgusting — maybe it’s because of their stiff texture, or their mutated “chocolate” flavour, or the shocking amount of oil they leave on my fingers after touching them. Or perhaps it’s because it’s actually possible to peel the filling off the surface of the cookie with your fingers neatly, so that you have an almost dent-free perfect circle of sugar, shortening, and artificial flavour to…uh… Well, to throw away, in my case. I’m not sure what one would want to keep that stuff for, anyway. The fact that this “creme” can keep its shape so well proves that it’s not what it claims to be.

But then again, we can’t expect real, quality ingredients when we buy cheap, commercial cookies.

In any case, once the filling is removed, the Fudgee-o cookies actually taste wonderful — a crumbly texture matched with a slightly bitter chocolate taste. Sure, they’re no match for a bar of Lindt Excellence 70%, but they’re not bad when you just need something to nibble slowly on.