Oreos. The stuff that noms are made of. But how much Stuf is in the stuff Oreos are made with?
This is what Dan Anderson asked the students in his “Consumer Math” high school course. He asked them to determine whether the Oreo Cookies were, indeed, double and mega stuffed.
It seems the math might not add up the way Oreo may have hoped. Anderson said his class “weighed 10 of each – Double Stuf, Mega Stuf and regular, and we weighed five wafers alone to deduct from the total.”
What they found was that the Double Stuf Oreos were 1.86 times bigger and the Mega Oreos were 2.68 times bigger, according to the calculations. A spokeswoman for Nabisco reacted to the news thusly:
“While I’m not familiar with what was done in the classroom setting, I can confirm for you that our recipe for the Oreo Double Stuf Cookie has double the Stuf, or creme filling, when compared with our base, or original Oreo cookie,” the spokeswoman said.
Granted, they may have left cream on the wafer and maybe someone dipped their finger in the Stuf. Or maybe Nabisco is ripping us all off.
Maybe this is a job for the Mythbusters.