Where Japan has taken Kit Kats (originally an English treat) to a whole ‘nother level with seasonal flavors, regional flavors, even “adult sweetness” varieties, America has taken a similar road with another chocolate goody: Oreo cookies.

Intrigued by America’s fascination with Oreos, one Japanese cook took her chances at making a fantastically American concoction: Bacon Fried Oreos. But how does the Japanese palate react? Find out after the jump.

While some people like to deny it, I am an Oreo fan and proud of it. Sure they can taste like sawdust and there are probably more chemicals used to make them than any of us would care to imagine, but hey, they’re good. As I am partial to the Double Stuf variety, with an occasional Golden Oreo thrown in, living in Japan with nothing but the standard chocolate sandwich cookie was a little rough sometimes. Too bad I didn’t know about all of these Oreo cookie concoctions from Japanese netizens at the time!

▼ For those unfamiliar with the standard Oreo selection in the States, check this out.


While America offers a wide selection of always-available cookies, they’ve taken notes from Japan and have started producing limited edition Oreos too, like the popular Red Velvet flavor. It’s actually quite surprising that Japan hasn’t gotten on this bandwagon yet!

Yet to be completely satisfied, Americans have gone and invented even crazier, more unhealthy, and thus (debatably) more delicious Oreo concoctions. What could be more American than a deep-fried, bacon-covered Oreo cookie? Pretty much nothing.

Seeking a culinary challenge of the taste buds, our Japanese-language writer Yuka Sawano attempted to make these bacon fried Oreos. Using a recipe from the website Oh Bite It, she quickly found that they aren’t very hard.

  • Ingredients


All you really need to make these treats is a package of Oreos, a package of thinly sliced bacon, some toothpicks, oil, and a pan. Easy.

  • Step 1: Prep


Again, easy. Wrap one cookie in one piece of bacon. Secure the package with a toothpick through the frosting.

  • Step 2: Cook it 


Heat up the oil and pop ’em in. Yuka said that her kitchen filled with the pungent smell of bacon, with a hint of Oreo sweetness.

  • Step 3: Eat


So here’s the big test. Japanese confectionaries are often a little less sweet and a little less rich than American treats tend to be. So how do these fare with the Japanese palate?

Yuka seemed very pleased with the texture. The bacon was crispy, the cookie was softer, and the cream had melted a bit; three textures in one bite was quite the mouthful, but a pleasant one, she said.


She also enjoyed how the sweetness of the cookie complimented the saltiness of the bacon. She likened it to the feeling you get when you eat lots of sweet stuff and then want to balance it with something salty, like senbei, Japanese rice crackers. “People who get easily addicted to things will get addicted to these.” However, she also noted that “They’re very rich, so if you eat too many, you’d probably get a stomach-ache.” A small price to pay though!

Yuka was also so kind as to find out the caloric intake from these suckers. If you’re watching your figure, you may want to avert your eyes now. The typical Japanese Oreo package comes with nine sandwich cookies, for a total of 490 calories. Nine pieces of bacon account for an additional roughly 600 calories. Add it up, and for nine bacon-fried Oreos, you’re looking at around 1,100 calories, or 122 calories per cookie. So, maybe invite some friends over to ensure that you don’t eat them all yourself…or just accept your lack of willpower and go with it.

The verdict: At least one Japanese palate can handle this all-American delicacy. Based on the previously revealed concoctions that Japanese netizens have come up with though, I’d be surprised if there weren’t more fried-bacon Oreo lovers out there.

Source: Oh Bite It
Images: RocketNews24

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