Do Oreos Have Chocolate? – Answered

Most people recognize the structure of Oreos as being a sandwich of two outer wafer cookies with a creme center. The wafers have a dark chocolate color so naturally, people wonder if Oreos have chocolate.

Do Oreos Have Chocolate?

Oreos have the following ingredients:

Unbleached Enriched Flour (Wheat Flour, Niacin, Reduced Iron, Thiamine Mononitrate {Vitamin B1), Riboflavin {Vitamin B2}, Folic Acid), Sugar, Palm and/or Canola Oil, Cocoa (Processed with Alkali), High Fructose Corn Syrup, Leavening (Baking Soda and/or Calcium Phosphate), Salt, Soy Lecithin, Vanillin – An Artificial Flavor, Chocolate.

Oreos have chocolate per the ingredient list. However, chocolate isn’t the most predominant ingredient. The ingredient used in the greatest amount is listed first (unbleached enriched flour), the second ingredient (sugar) is the second most predominant ingredient, and so on.

The manufacturer of Oreos, Mondelez International, does not specifically indicate how much chocolate is its cookies. However, it is minimal based on being listed last in the ingredients list.

Cocoa is a more predominant ingredient in Oreos that does help produce a chocolate flavor in some foods. However, according to Food Crumbles, the cocoa is intensely alkalized, eliminating the chocolate flavor.

Overall, Oreos have chocolate but the flavor is subtle.

Do All Oreos Have Chocolate?

No, some Oreos do not have chocolate. Examples of Oreos without chocolate include Golden and Lemon Oreo cookies. Keep in mind that most Oreos have chocolate in them. Be sure to check the Oreo packaging for the ingredients before purchasing if consuming chocolate is a concern for you.