How to Kick Your Oreo Addiction

As I was plowing through my secret stash of Oreos today, I remembered this news from earlier in the month:

Connecticut College students and a professor of psychology have found “America’s favorite cookie” is just as addictive as cocaine – at least for lab rats. And just like most humans, rats go for the middle first.

While this is still preliminary research, I will tell you that I have sampled a certain faux Oreo and have not clawed the bag open with the same junkie-like behavior.

4 Responses to “How to Kick Your Oreo Addiction”

  1. Steve Crook says:

    I tried Oreos and thought they were rather ordinary. I wonder if they’re just a gateway biscuit. You should try something entirely more hardcore like McVities Chocolate Digestive (plain chocolate of course) or even Ginger Nuts if you’re feeling brave…

    Are you declaring Newman – Os to be the biscuit equivalent of methadone?

  2. mem_somerville says:

    Yeah. I saw the newest brain trust (a 16-year-old that team organic is using for misinformation campaigns) post this yesterday about Halloween candy:

    A good safety tip , don’t let them eat anything with #gmos and #highfructosecornsyrup buy them healthy candy instead.

    Yeah. The healthy candy.

    This poor kid will be so embarrassed after some biology and chemistry in college that I feel bad for her.

  3. Keith Kloor says:

    Yes! That’s exactly what I was thinking! Was wondering if anyone would say methadone.

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