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Not Surprisingly, Oreos Are Actually As Addictive As Cocaine

Not Surprisingly, Oreos Are Actually As Addictive As Cocaine

I guess this really shouldn’t be surprising, but according to a study at Connecticut College, Oreos are as addictive as cocaine. I guess now I sort of have an excuse for the occasional night spent going through an entire box of them in front of Netflix on my couch.

Jamie Honohan, a neuroscience senior at the college, created the study to research the effects of high-fat and high-sugar foods in neighborhoods with low socioeconomic statuses. In the study, hungry rats were put through a maze in with an Oreo on one side and a rice cake on the other side. Rats preferred the Oreo (shocking, I know), and even tended to eat the cream filling first like (most, I would presume) humans do. Keep reading »

WTF Is Oreo Thinking With These Watermelon Cookies?

Candy Corn Oreos
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Watermelon Oreos

Oreo Corporation, You know I love you, in particular for your double stuffed innovations. You guys were supersizing before there even was supersizing. But for fuck’s sake, what is with these weird ass flavor combos, guys? I have a lot of ideas for Oreo fillings, chief among them a S’mores flavor, because it obviously makes sense. But no, instead you guys insist on things like Cool Mint (found in bulk in dollar stores) and Candy Corn, and Banana Split flavor (gross.) In China, you can get Mango/Orange Oreos and Birthday Cake flavor (which sounds delicious). And in Indonesia, blueberry-flavored cookies are in vogue. But the latest flavor sensation to hit the states? How about some watermelon Oreos (made with vanilla cookies instead of chocolate)? Or maybe you’d prefer Strawberries ‘n’ Cream Oreos? Because those are a real thing, too. Guys, let’s get it together. [Laughing Squid]

 

10 Dream Oreo Inventions

Candy Corn Oreos
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The Oreo Separator
This guy invented a machine that separates an Oreo cookie from its creme. Read More »
Big Gay Oreo
Some people were offended by this Oreo. Read More »

When I was eight, pretty much all I cared about in life was My Garbage Pail Kids collection and how I could get my hands on more Big Stuff Oreos. I was allowed to have one every day with lunch, which was the equivalent of about four regular Oreos, but still, that wasn’t enough for me. In my mission to get more Big Stuffs, I befriended a girl in the neighborhood because her mom always kept them in the house. We had nothing else in common besides our love of the giant, creme filled cookies. It was a social sacrifice I was willing to make. Clearly, if I had to choose, I was, and still am, a creme over cookie person — though as Oreo is reminding us with their newest campaign, there is no wrong answer. (Check out their new site — and declare your loyalty — here.)

Anyway, when they discontinued the Big Stuffs in 1991, and I had to revert to eating a fistful of Double Stuff Oreos, I’ll admit, I went through a period of mourning. I still hold out hope that they’ll bring them back. I even joined the Facebook group in support. It’s OK to dream. But until then, I’ve been busy concocting some other kinds of Oreo inventions that would make me just as happy as the return of Big Stuffs. Maybe. Keep reading »

The Oreo Separator Machine Will Either Make You Cheer Or Cry

Big Gay Oreo
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Candy Corn Oreos
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Let's Get That Creme Outta There!

Motivated by his extreme dislike of the center of an Oreo cookie, physicist David Neevel built  a robot-like machine that separates the cookie from the creme. Neevel slaved away for .04 years on The Oreo Separator Machine (OSM), which uses scraps of wood, metal and floss to rid the chocolatey cookie halves of their creme. (BUT THAT’S THE BEST PART!)

“I don’t have a catchphrase for my machine but if I did have one I guess it could be something like ‘Let’s Get That Creme Outta There,’ or like, ‘This Creme’s No Good Get it Off the Cookie,’ or something,” said Neevel.

I can’t argue that this machine is genius. I just wish it did the opposite thing. TEAM CREME! Please save all the discarded Oreo creme for me, David! And can you invent something similar for cupcakes? I only like the frosting. [Hyper Vocal]

Put It In My Mouth: Candy Corn Oreos

Look, I know I said I’m vegan and all, but damn if these Candy Corn Oreos are not the most wonderful invention in the world. I used to eat candy corn until I was sick from it because my the sugar receptors in my body are broken or something. Anyway! These are real actual cookies that you can buy at the store and eat until you repulse yourself, so get on that, okay?

Are You Offended By This Big Gay Oreo?

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For some reason, silliness abounds anytime treating gay folks like human beings comes up. The latest comes courtesy of this big, gay Oreo cookie — a “rainbow” cookie which Nabisco/Kraft Foods posted on their Facebook page to celebrate Gay Pride this weekend. The “rainbow” Oreo included the offensive, offensive caption, “Proudly support love! June 25 Pride,” which has predictably gotten customers screeching about a boycott. Fine with me, bigots! Boycott Oreos. More cookies for meeeeeeee.  [QueertyDaily News UK]

The Turducken of Cookies: The ChocoOreoChip Cookie

It’s my birthday this week (you can send all b-day wishes care of The Frisky offices, thanks!) and my mom made me cookies. These are her special chocolate chip Oreo cookies, which are homemade chocolate chip cookies with Oreo cookies baked inside. Blam! I just blew your mind, didn’t I? This is to cookies what the turducken is to novelty Thanksgiving meats. I believe she invented this cookie, but if she didn’t, I don’t want to know. What I do want know is have you ever created a totally off-the-wall baking or cooking innovation? Keep reading »

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