Are Double Stuf Oreos Really Double Stuffed?

We've never met an Oreo we didn't like. Even the controversial carrot cake flavor of the popular cookie still has a pretty solid fan base, and now there's a myriad of flavors and variations of the beloved classic snack. Nostalgia of time spent dipping Oreos into a cold glass of milk (do you twist open and eat the cookies and-filing separately? Or are you a full-on cookie chomper?) brings back happy and carefree childhood memories. But listen here — when it comes to analyzing whether we're really getting our bang for our buck (especially in the world of food advertising), we take our cookies very, very seriously.

Similar to the age-old question of "How many licks does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop?" we find ourselves wondering, are Double Stuf Oreos really double stuffed? We realize that finding an answer takes a little more than just eyeballing an Oreo before taking a bite and comparing it. There's some serious math and data involved to determine if Double Stuf really means double.

The truth about Double Stuf Oreos

So, there's some good news and some bad news. The good news is that a high school math class did the hard work for us in determining the exact ratio of regular Oreo versus Double Stuf Oreo filling. The bad news is that you probably won't like the results.

According to the Huffington Post, math teacher Dan Anderson conducted an experiment to determine if Double Stuf Oreos are what they claim to be. After weighing several regular Oreos, Double Stuf, and Mega Stuf Oreos, and doing some basic mathematical calculations, Anderson discovered that Double Stuf Oreos do not, in fact, have exactly twice as much filling as their regular Oreo counterparts. Rather, the real amount is approximately 1.86 times the "stuf," and honestly, we feel a little betrayed by Nabisco (via Business Insider). Nabisco had better watch out for future lawsuits about false advertising for their products; 11-inch footlongs didn't turn out so great for Subway, after all (via Milwaukee Journal Sentinel).