Original vs. Oreo®: A Battle of Classics

This week’s contest in the First Ever Cheesecake Playoffs pits two American classics – The Original Cheesecake Factory Cheesecake versue Oreo® Cheesecake.  The Original comes in favored as the #5 seed, while Oreo® enters the playoffs with the #12 seed…

However, don’t let the wide differences in seeds fool you – this is not a slam dunk for the Original!

In the regular season, the Farris family ranked each of these very closely – the Original earned 22 of a possible 30 points, where Oreo® came in close behind with a score of 21 (you can see our original rankings here…).  In fact, each cheesecake ranked a 7 with each of us, except for Monroe, who gave the nod to the Original with a score of 8.

This certainly will be a tough contest!  The Original is the classic of classics – creamy and delicious (and you can never go wrong with ordering this simple treat!…), but Oreo® is a classic in and of itself, and mixed in with cheesecake?!…  Mmmm… 

This Friday, we plan to grab both from the Thousand Oaks Cheesecake Factory and bring them home to engage in the fork-to-fork combat.  We’ll post the results this weekend to let you all know who advances to take on the #4 seed, Chocolate Mousse Cheesecake

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I currently serve as Vice President of Decision Science at CenturyLink. I've previously served as a leader in the Advanced Risk & Compliance Analytics (ARCA) practice at PwC and as Director of Data Science & Analytics Engineering at Areté Associates. I've served the public as Chair of the Thousand Oaks, CA Planning Commission. I have been married to my wife Stephanie since 1993, and we have a wonderful daughter Monroe. Learn more about me »

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