For years I've thought it was hilarious that Egypt's answer to Oreos was Borios. Borio, kinda like an Oreo but boring! You could buy Oreos but they were hella expensive, imported from America and all. Now there's an affordable pack of 6 that are made in Saudi. Here's a side by side comparison between Oreos and Borios.
The color difference is the biggest thing but to be honest, the Saudi Oreos aren't so dark because they're more chocolatey, more on that later.
Here you can see the circumference and the cream. The Oreo cream is definitely superior in texture, taste and quantity.
The other thing is that I highly suspect these Oreos contain some food coloring to give them that dark chocolatey look. I know this because of, well...lets just say, I received reports of the effects of said food coloring on excrement. And well, that just doesn't happen with real cocoa.
I find it really, disturbing that this and many other products in the Middle East are of a lesser quality and under the same brand name. This is true for lotions, diapers, hair products, and many other items. Why is that? I guess when you don't know the difference it's all the same to the corporations. Use cheaper materials and the consumers are none the wiser. They think they're getting the real deal, a genuine American product.
In the end, this isn't me complaining about cookies, but the principle of the matter. Why do we get the crappy version? What do you think?