Oreo Cakesters are one of several nostalgic snacks that have come back on the market recently, including Dunkaroos. Every brand of snacks has multiple versions of it’s main product, and Oreo is no exception, with it’s newest flavor Brookie-O (a 3 layer cream filing of brownie cream, original, and cookie dough cream, sandwiched between two of the classic chocolate cookies) being released just two days ago on September 22, 2022.
Brookie-O is actually an old flavor that was introduced in 2020, but it was just brought back. There have been over 65 flavors introduced since 2012, and many of them are likely to draw attention to your vending machine. I’m partial to the high level of stuffing in the Mega Stuff Oreo, but there’s certainly weirder flavor, like Carrot Cake Oreo and Swedish Fish Oreo. Many of them are only available for a limited time, so snack sellers like Bussin Snacks are probably the only way to find them now.
Availability of Oreo Cakesters
Oreo Cakesters, on the other hand, are readily available at any big box store or grocer, and at convenience stores and gas stations like Wawa. So, yeah, no need to worry about getting your hands on them, for now! Though I kinds do wish there was a pumpkin spice cookie with vanilla frosting version of them.
Nutter Butter Cakesters are now available as well, and just like the Oreo version they have a smooth creamy filling between two soft cakes, but instead of chocolate, the Nutter Butter Cakesters have peanut butter cakes.
So, if you’re looking for an attention grabbing item to add to your vending machine, but don’t want to break the bank with Rap Snacks or, add a weird Japanese chip flavor from Bussin Snacks, then Oreo Cakesters are probably a good fit.
Sales of Oreo Cakesters
Ideally, if you’re going to have an item in your vending machine, you’d like to understand how that item sells in the general market too. To get a sense of the demand for Oreo Cakesters, you could take a look at the number of reviews for them on Amazon and compare that to the reviews of classic Oreos.
By doing this, you’ll see that Oreos have about 10 times the number of reviews as Oreo Cakesters. This difference seems reasonable, since the Cakesters have only been on the market for about 8 months, and the classic Oreos have been on the market forever.
This is not an exact science, and until Nabisco releasees their sales numbers, I’m kind of shooting in the dark. There’s also multiple listings and sellers of both classic oreos and the cakesters on Amazon, so these numbers need to be taken with a grain of salt.
Classic Oreo, or Cakesters, or Both?
By placing Oreo Cakesters next to classic Oreos in your vending machine, you’re going to change the question for the buyer from, “Do I want Oreos?” to “Which Oreos do I want?”. They have the option of playing it safe and getting the classic snack, or if they’re feeling adventurous, they have a new variation of a tried and true favorite at their finger tips.
Since vending machine snack purchases are often impulse buys, and people tend to be a bit more adventurous with their impulse buys, then Cakesters seem like a great way to fill a spot in a vending machine, and they are much less expensive than imported cookies like Pims and Le Petit Ecolier, though Oreos are not really a healthy snack like Chubby Snacks PB and J.