It was the high school math class experiment that rocked the very foundations of our trust in cookies, a discovery so shocking it would change the way we think about slick marketing from huge companies forevermore: A high school class in upstate New York has uncovered the terrible truth about Double Stuf Oreo's. They ain't double. Just very, very close to double.
Actually this sounds like the coolest math class ever. Called “consumer math,” the class aims to teach kids who have trouble in mathematics by using real-life subject matter. Teacher Dan Anderson decided to test whether Double Stuf Oreo's really had double the stuf(f) after the cookie company released a Mega Stuf version.
From a story on ABCNews.com:
Anderson, 32, brought his class one package each of regular Oreos, Double Stuf and Mega Stuf. He then split his students into different groups, with some measuring the cookies' height and some their weight.
“We weighed 10 of each – Double Stuf, Mega Stuf and regular,” Anderson said. “And we weighed five wafers alone to deduct from the total.”
Using mathematical equations to determine the creme content of the cookies, Anderson's students found that the bigger Oreos might disappoint.
The Double Stuf Oreos were 1.86 times the size of regular Oreos, while the Mega Oreos were 2.68 times the size of regular Oreos, by the students' measure.
Anderson documented the experiment on his blog.
Now we just need to get a dedicated English teacher to blow the lid off the real scandal here, which is the horrific spelling of the word “stuff.”
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