Oreo Double Stuf Cookies Caught in 'Shocking Scandal' -- Are You Sitting Down?

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Of all the shocking scandals we've covered here on The Stir, this shocking scandal has the most ... stuff. I'm talking about that sugary white frosting stuff that goes between Oreo cookies. A high school math class actually measured the amount of filling in Double Stuf Oreos to find out if it's really, you know, double the amount of "stuf" that you get in a regular Oreo. And guess what. IT'S NOT. Pick your jaw up off the floor. Yes, it's true. The "stuf" in Double Stuf M'Oreos came a whopping 7 percent short of double.

Everything is a lie, my friends. We can trust no one. Never again will I believe the false promises of cookies. What next -- are they going to tell us Keebler cookies aren't really made by elfin denizens of trees?

Oh I'm kidding. I'm impressed by this high school class's creativity and dedication. But honestly? I'm amazed that the stuf is off by only 7 percent. That seems pretty darn close to me. I would have pegged it at 25 percent or something like that. Aren't we all used to food companies kinda-sorta fudging their claims? Anyway, the point of those cookies isn't to get EXACTLY double the amount of filling -- it's more the idea of extra filling. If you're choosing the cookie with extra sugary shortening, chances are you're not the sort to get hung up on those little details. It's going to taste the same with or without that 7 percent more stuf.

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I don't care anyway because I scrape the white stuf out of my cookies and replace it with Nutella. Why are we not all doing this? Why doesn't this Nutella sandwich cookie already exist? That's the real question we should be asking ourselves. If anything is going to give me an existential crisis, it's how I can keep saying Nutella-Stuffed-Oreo-Cookie to the universe and yet no one is manufacturing that and putting it on the shelves. Do I have to do everything myself?

Do you care if the Double Stuf Oreos have exactly double the stuf?


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heydo... heydooney

Teaching done right!

Karen Talbott

I am totally set back. That 7% means a lot to someone who is a cookie addict like me!Why Oreo makers? Why must you lie to us addicts? Why do you give us just enough to keep us coming back for more, knowing we will no matter if there is 93% Stuff or 100% stuff? LOL! And love the Nutella cookie idea. :)

sylph... sylph_ironlight

This is horrifying. Right up there with the Subway controversy of Jan/13. Horrible lies! My life has no meaning now!


nonmember avatar Krystal

Someone will sue now just ask subway.

Chynna Rae Travis

Okay I wouldn't go as far as to scrape out the insides and refill it with Nutella...but I keep all the deliciousness that IS an Oreo, and just dunk it IN Nutella. You win both ways. ;)

Kelly Walters

That was a very creative lesson.  Personally I don't like the double-stuffed.  To much of a good thing and all that.  The regular oreo's have the right frosting to cookie ratio in my opinion.

Irela... Ireland69

That's it I CAN'T TAKE THE LIESSSSSSS!!!! toddler tantrum

oOoLe... oOoLeilanioOo

I can hardly eat a double stuffed Oreo because of all of the frosting, it doesn't need any more. I guess they can call it "almost double stuffed Oreo's".

nonmember avatar teresa

They've discovered nutella isn't that great for you either

Amanda Brown

I enjoyed this article because it is light and funny. Not judging anyone. Thanks for the laugh.


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