Great moments in pedantry: Double Stuf Oreos not actually double stuffed

In fact, the Double Stuf Oreos tested by a high school math class in Queensbury, N.Y. contained only 1.86x the amount of stuff that was in a regular Oreo. A Nabisco spokeswoman, responding to the scandal, says the measurements must have been inaccurate.

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  1. Are we talking double the stuff by weight, or volume. Seems to me the volume is quite possibly double, but the double stuffed are much creamier. I'm guessing that means the filling is whipped with much more air. The regular stuffed seem stiffer. Devil. Details. Have the methods been posted for peer review?

    I have officially used up all my Oreo allotted brain cycles.

  2. The measurements were by weight, so maybe Nabisco is avoiding a lie because they measure by volume.

    Either way, it's an embarrassment for them.

  3. The teacher has a follow-up post, doing another test with some more cookies:

    I'm still not convinced with his methodology, do we know if the wafers are all the same size for all types of Oreos? He doesn't seem to split out Double Stuf or Mega Stuf wafers and weigh them separately, but rather weighs them all together. This calls for more science!

  4. My dad turned 80 yesterday and told me that he still eats four regular-sized Oreos a day. He says that he can stop at two when eating other kinds of cookies but when he eats Oreos he has to have four. I think he prefers regular Oreos to the Double-Stuf ones though.

  5. I'm in the same camp as your dad. Regular beat Double Stuff hands down. I'm waiting for 1/2 Stuff, or Stuffless.

    Hmmm, now I'm contemplating the ramifications of Negative Stuff Oreos. Or how about iStuff Oreos? Should those be square, or would that make them into -1Stuff Oreos again?

    Then there are the flavored stuff Oreos. They have some sort of imaginary flavoring, so maybe that makes them iStuff. Or is it part imaginary, part real? Some sort of Vector Oreo.

    Guess that makes the Oreo sticks some sort of Non-Euclidean Stuff Oreos.

    Yeah, I'm a mathematician and it's past my bedtime. If only I had milk and cookies.

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