Think those Double Stuf Oreos are really double-stuffed?
Well think again. A New York high school math class found the cookies don’t really live up to their name.
Dan Anderson, a math teacher from Queensbury, N.Y., assigned his students an experiment to see whether Oreo Double Stuf Cookies contain twice as much creme filling as their original counterparts.
After weighing and measuring, the students concluded that Double Stuf Oreos contain only 1.86 times as much filling.
Anderson visited Fox News on Tuesday to explain the findings to Shepard Smith.
And Smith, who grew up on Oreos, was none too pleased.
The Fox News anchor Smith introduced the segment in melodramatic fashion.
“A high school math teacher says his class has uncovered another potential, enormous nation-shaking controversy,” he began. “The kids now report to us that Double Stuf Oreos do not have double the stuff.”
A spokeswoman for Mondelez International, the snack brand’s parent company, disputed the findings.
“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,” the statement said.
Still, the situation is like Subway deja-vu.
Earlier this year, an Australian Subway patron posted a picture of a footlong subway that was only 11 inches long. Subway Australia initially said the name was not intended to be an exact measurement of length, but rather a descriptor.
But customers weren’t buying the line. Lots of outcry later, Subway pledged to make things right.
“We freshly bake our bread throughout the day in our more than 38,000 restaurants in 100 countries worldwide, and we have redoubled our efforts to ensure consistency and correct length in every sandwich we serve,” the company said in January.
Think this controversy will spark a similar outcry?
Courtesy of Los Angeles Times