What's better than the original Oreo cookie? An Oreo with twice the filling.
Behold! The Oreo “Double Stuf” cookie:
But wait! Are Nabisco’s “Double Stuf” Oreos really double the “stuf”? Not quite, according to math teacher Dan Anderson’s blog.
The Queensbury, N.Y. teacher made the startling discovery while in the process of helping his “Consumer Math” students understand the course material.
“This class is for students struggling with math so I’m always looking for hands-on activities,” Anderson told ABCNews.com. “When the Mega Stuf Oreos came out, I decided to do it.”
He designed a project that involved students measuring the creme content of regular, double and "mega" Oreos.
He split his students into groups, some measuring the regular and some measuring the plus-sized cookies.
“We weighed 10 of each -- Double Stuf, Mega Stuf and regular,” Anderson said. “And we weighed five wafers alone to deduct from the total.”
What they found was a little surprising: “Double Stuf” Oreos were only 1.86 times the size of regular Oreos, while the Mega Oreos were only 2.68 times the size of regular Oreos.
“They were surprised,” Anderson said of his students.
Naturally, a Nabisco spokeswoman denies Anderson’s findings and maintains that the cookies are indeed double the “stuf.”
“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,” she said.
Maybe Nabisco’s scales are a bit off -- Anderson’s math seems pretty ironclad:
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