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 »
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]
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. [Queerty, Daily News UK]