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A Semi- Scientific Survey Of Oreo Cookies

I would like to conduct a semi-scientific survey.

Please answer the following questions:
(1) How do you eat Oreo cookies?
(a) Do you take regular consecutive bites until the cookie is finished? Yes or No?
(b) Do you twist the two cookies apart? Yes or No?
(i) If yes, What do you eat next : The cookie without the cream, saving the cookie with
the cream for last?; or
The cookie with the cream first, the cookie without the
cream last?
(2) After twisting the two cookies apart do you eat the cream filling next without eating the
two cookies until the cream is gone?
(3) Do you eat your Oreos with a glass of cold milk? (a) always; (b) sometimes; (c) never?
(4) How old are you?
(5) Are you (a) male; (b) female; (c) neither; (d) unsure?
(6) Do you usually buy your Oreos regular size or double cream center?
(7) How many years have you been eating Oreo cookies?
(8) Is your present method of eating Oreos new or have you always eaten them this way?
(9) How many Oreo cookies do you usually eat at one time? (i) less than six; (ii) more than
six;(iii) the whole box?
(10) After how many cookies do you feel guilty?
(11) Do you eat your Oreos differently when you are alone than when you are among
friends?
(12) Is there another cookie that you prefer to Oreos? If yes, please name.

Thank you.

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  1. OOH - scientific experiment! I'm a scientist so anything to help my fellow researchers.

    I eat Oreo cookies by:
    1) twisting them apart and first eating the cookie that doesn't have any cream filling on it.

    2) I then scrape off the cream filling on the other side of the cookie and eat that side of the cookie (I hate the cream filling)

    3) I always eat them with a glass of milk, white milk only -no chocolate or any other flavoured milk) and I will occasionally dunk the oreo into the milk as I eat them

    I've been eating them since I was little and have always eaten them the same way. Usually 4-6 Oreos - too full after that since I'm usually drinking 2 glasses of milk with them.

    1. When they stopped making Hydrox, I stopped eating cream-filled chocolate cookies.

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      1. re: brentk

        I too love Hydrox. This past winter they were available for their 100th anniversary. They were packed with a $1 off two pkg sticker on them. Market Basket supermarkets hadx them at 2/$3, with the sticker they were $1 a pkg. I ate plenty.........
        I still have twenty boxes in the freezer.

        We never ate oreos growing up because they were made with animal fat (lard). Hydrox were made with vegeatble shortening.

        My wife says the new oreos made with vegetable shortening don't compare with the old and she no longer eats them.

        1. re: bagelman01

          Actually, the non-transfat shortening used now in both Oreos and the temporary Hydrox might be called a cookie-fail.

      2. I haven't had an Oreo cookie in 50 years. I ate them in irregular non-consecutive bites alternating with head cheese.

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          1. re: Sam Fujisaka

            You're a weird dude, Sam.
            I like to dunk them in a glass of ice cold milk, and hold the cookie in the milk for a 3-count so they soak up some of the liquid.
            If I am without milk I'll usually just shove the whole thing in my mouth at once.

          2. I eat mine frozen with ice cold milk.
            Two cookies.
            Two bites each cookie.
            aaah.

            1. (1) How do you eat Oreo cookies? I twist it apart, and then eat each half, starting with the cream half.
              (a) Do you take regular consecutive bites until the cookie is finished? Yes or No? Nope
              (b) Do you twist the two cookies apart? Yes or No? Yes
              (i) If yes, What do you eat next : The cookie without the cream, saving the cookie with
              the cream for last?; or
              The cookie with the cream first, the cookie without the
              cream last? The cookie with the cream first
              (2) After twisting the two cookies apart do you eat the cream filling next without eating the
              two cookies until the cream is gone? Nope
              (3) Do you eat your Oreos with a glass of cold milk? (a) always; (b) sometimes; (c) never? (c) sometimes
              (4) How old are you? 19
              (5) Are you (a) male; (b) female; (c) neither; (d) unsure? (b) female
              (6) Do you usually buy your Oreos regular size or double cream center? regular
              (7) How many years have you been eating Oreo cookies? At least 10
              (8) Is your present method of eating Oreos new or have you always eaten them this way? Always eaten them this way
              (9) How many Oreo cookies do you usually eat at one time? (i) less than six; (ii) more than
              six;(iii) the whole box? (i) less than 6
              (10) After how many cookies do you feel guilty? 3
              (11) Do you eat your Oreos differently when you are alone than when you are among
              friends? Nope
              (12) Is there another cookie that you prefer to Oreos? If yes, please name. Anything homemade

              1. (1) Twisted apart
                (a) Yes
                (b) Do you twist the two cookies apart? Yes
                (i)The cookie with the cream first, the cookie without the
                cream last?
                (2) Yes
                (3) (a) always
                (4) 44
                (5) (b) female
                (6) regular size
                (7) 40+ years
                (8)always eaten them this way
                (9) (i) less than six
                (10) 4
                (11)no
                (12) Chips Ahoy

                1. 1. covered in chocolate. :) so a. consecutive bites. Same way when not covered in chocolate.
                  3. no milk
                  5. female
                  6. regular
                  7. a lot
                  8. found choc covered when I was about 18.
                  9. 1-2
                  10 - I don't because I don't really eat them any more. :)
                  12. now I prefer vanilla joe joes from trader joe's. :)

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                  1. re: jujuthomas

                    if you like the vanilla joe's, you should consider trying one of my more recent innovations for a friend of mine... reduce raspberry preserves over medium heat til syrupy, then let cool. then, dip the joe's (one side or both) wafers in the preserves, shake off and allow the cookies to dry. melt and/or temper some white chocolate and allow cool just a little (so it doesn't harden). dip the jam soaked cookies in the chocolate and allow to dry and harden on a cookie rack... White Chocolate Raspberry Joe-Joe's...

                    1. re: Emme

                      Now that's just evil. I think I love your friend! ;-)
                      I might "make" those as xmas gifts this year! my family would go nuts.

                  2. Oreo's have never been my favorite - but I do enjoy one every so often.

                    (1a) at the moment - I will take a full bite - until the cookie is done.
                    (3) -b- sometimes
                    (4) 42
                    (5) -b- female
                    (6) usually regular - sometimes doube stuff
                    (7) - all me life!
                    (8) NO - When I was younger I always seperated the cookies, scraped the cream off with my teeth, ate one side of the cookie, discarded the other side.
                    I will still do this every so often.
                    (9) one to two
                    (10) -one!
                    (11) - No
                    (12) Yes, several - too many to mention

                    I would like to add that I came up with a crazy combo with Oreo's that I absolutely LOVE.
                    Take an Oreo and put a nice dollop of sour cream on top! YUMMMMM the taste combo is absolutely delicious!!!!
                    I seldom get to do this because I have to have both Oreo's AND sour cream in the house at the same time....hmmmm maybe I'll have to go to the grocery store later!!

                    1. Always twisted apart. Usually non-cream side in one bite then cream side in second bite. Sometimes I will designate one cookie half as the "cream cookie" and scrape the creams off of several cookies onto one. Then I eat all the naked cookie halves one at a time followed by the giant pile of cream on a single cookie (think of it as an Oreo canape). If the Oreos are double-stuffed I will put to cream sides together and have quadruple-stuffed, mostly because it's fun to say. If I'm feeling especially decadent and I will get mini-Oreos, pour them in a bowl, add milk, and eat like cereal.

                      The canape, quadruple-stuffed, and cereal methods are only employed with no one else around. My Oreo consumption is fairly rare, maybe twice a year. I buy Lance Choc-O-Lunch cookies more frequently, not really a preference thing, more convenience since the Lance version is more readily available from vending machines at work.

                      1. 1) How do you eat Oreo cookies?
                        (a) Do you take regular consecutive bites until the cookie is finished? Yes or No?

                        No.

                        (b) Do you twist the two cookies apart? Yes or No?

                        Yes.

                        (i) If yes, What do you eat next : The cookie without the cream, saving the cookie with the cream for last?; or The cookie with the cream first, the cookie without the cream last?

                        I eat the cream, then the cookies without the cream.

                        (2) After twisting the two cookies apart do you eat the cream filling next without eating the two cookies until the cream is gone?

                        Yup.

                        (3) Do you eat your Oreos with a glass of cold milk? (a) always; (b) sometimes; (c) never?

                        Sometimes

                        (4) How old are you?

                        Old enough to know better. (43)

                        (5) Are you (a) male; (b) female; (c) neither; (d) unsure?

                        Female

                        (6) Do you usually buy your Oreos regular size or double cream center?

                        Regular

                        (7) How many years have you been eating Oreo cookies?

                        My whole life (or at least since they've been around. I don't feel like checking their website to find out how old they are.)

                        (8) Is your present method of eating Oreos new or have you always eaten them this way?

                        No. I've probably always eaten them that way. But I don't remember. It's been 43 years for cryin' out loud.

                        (9) How many Oreo cookies do you usually eat at one time? (i) less than six; (ii) more than six;(iii) the whole box?

                        Eight. Or seven. But I split them in batches so I might eat four, then stop, then eat the rest in a half hour or so.

                        (10) After how many cookies do you feel guilty?

                        0. I've got bigger and better things to feel guilty about.

                        (11) Do you eat your Oreos differently when you are alone than when you are among friends?

                        I don't eat Oreos among friends.

                        (12) Is there another cookie that you prefer to Oreos? If yes, please name.

                        Sunshine lemon cookies.

                        Thank you.

                        You're welcome.

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                        1. re: Missy2U

                          1) I don't.
                          4) 46
                          5) Female
                          7) never
                          12) oatmeal

                        2. Oreos don't exist anymore. They were ruined by the transfat police.

                          And don't get me started about the loss of Hydrox.

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                            1. re: brentk

                              One word: Keebler.

                              'Nuf said.

                              OK, two words: Droxies.

                              OK, OK, one more thing: when "Hydrox" were reissued last summer, they bowed to the stickin' transfat police. You need the transfat to get it right. Somethings should not be messed with.

                              1. re: Karl S

                                I noticed they just didn't taste right. Perhaps my taste buds had changed but I had no Proustian moment when I bit into the cookie.

                                1. re: brentk

                                  You couldn't. It was not Hydrox, just like Oreos are no more.

                                  What we need is cookie makers to take a tip from Pepsi and have "Throwback" versions that unapologetically use the old ingredients, and let consumers choose.

                          1. I like to mix it up to maximize the flavor and sensation of eating them. Say I have a six pack of oreos. I start out with a couple dry, eating them bite by bite. I might have one twisted apart. Then I will dunk them in milk (white, whole, cold) and I will alternate between cookies fully soaked in milk and cookies which are crunchy.

                            1. (1) How do you eat Oreo cookies? Nothing unusual, except sometimes I dip them in peanut butter
                              (a) Do you take regular consecutive bites until the cookie is finished? Yes or No? Yes
                              (b) Do you twist the two cookies apart? Yes or No? No
                              (3) Do you eat your Oreos with a glass of cold milk? (a) always; (b) sometimes; (c) never? Never, I don't like milk
                              (4) How old are you? 31
                              (5) Are you (a) male; (b) female; (c) neither; (d) unsure? Female
                              (6) Do you usually buy your Oreos regular size or double cream center? Regular size, I like the chocolate
                              (7) How many years have you been eating Oreo cookies? 30 - I don't remember a time when I didn't eat oreos. They were my mom's favorite. She always brought them to the beach with our pb&j sandwiches for lunch, and I still do the same thing.
                              (8) Is your present method of eating Oreos new or have you always eaten them this way? Always the same
                              (9) How many Oreo cookies do you usually eat at one time? (i) less than six; (ii) more than
                              six;(iii) the whole box? Less than 6
                              (10) After how many cookies do you feel guilty? I don't feel guilty. Especially if I eat the mini ones. Mini = less calories. It doesn't matter if you eat the entire bag, they are still less calories ;)
                              (11) Do you eat your Oreos differently when you are alone than when you are among
                              friends? No
                              (12) Is there another cookie that you prefer to Oreos? If yes, please name. NO

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                              1. re: soxchik

                                Please answer the following questions:
                                (1) How do you eat Oreo cookies? I just bite them.

                                (2) After twisting the two cookies apart do you eat the cream filling next without eating the
                                two cookies until the cream is gone? IF I twist them apart, I eat one side and then the other. I don't like the filling so I would never eat it first. It needs to be eaten with the cookie to be tolerable.

                                (3) Do you eat your Oreos with a glass of cold milk? ( (b) sometimes;

                                (4) How old are you? 31

                                (5) Are you ; (b) female;

                                (6) Do you usually buy your Oreos regular size or double cream center? Never double...again, I hate the filling. I buy regular, and I actually prefer the reduced fat....filling is less disgusting.

                                (7) How many years have you been eating Oreo cookies? I'd guess about 25

                                (8) Is your present method of eating Oreos new or have you always eaten them this way? I used to separate and eat the cream first

                                (9) How many Oreo cookies do you usually eat at one time? (ii) more than
                                six....probably 8

                                (10) After how many cookies do you feel guilty? 2 LOL

                                (11) Do you eat your Oreos differently when you are alone than when you are among
                                friends? Yes, I eat faster and more pig-like when alone :)

                                (12) Is there another cookie that you prefer to Oreos? Homemade chocolate chip. Girl Scout Thin Mints and Samoas.

                              2. I usually eat Oreos by separating them and eating the plain cookie first, then nibbling the cookie with cream slowly. I almost always have an ice cold glass of 2% milk with them, but I never dunk- don't like the crumbs in my milk. I have eaten them this way as long as I can remember.
                                Normally, I will eat 5-6 cookies with a large glass of milk. I usually only have Oreos once or twice a year; I would prefer my grandmother's Cowboy cookies most any day. However a properly deep fried Oreo is a beautiful thing in my book...

                                1. (1) How do you eat Oreo cookies? With my hands!
                                  (a) Do you take regular consecutive bites until the cookie is finished? Yes or No? (Yes)
                                  (b) Do you twist the two cookies apart? Yes or No? (Sometimes yes, sometimes no)
                                  (i) If yes, What do you eat next : The cookie without the cream, saving the cookie with
                                  the cream for last
                                  (2) After twisting the two cookies apart do you eat the cream filling next without eating the
                                  two cookies until the cream is gone? No
                                  (3) Do you eat your Oreos with a glass of cold milk? (b) sometimes
                                  (4) How old are you? 16
                                  (5) Are you (b) female
                                  (6) Do you usually buy your Oreos regular size or double cream center? Regular size
                                  (7) How many years have you been eating Oreo cookies? 5 years, on and off
                                  (8) Is your present method of eating Oreos new or have you always eaten them this way? Always
                                  (9) How many Oreo cookies do you usually eat at one time? (i) less than six
                                  (10) After how many cookies do you feel guilty? 2-3
                                  (11) Do you eat your Oreos differently when you are alone than when you are among
                                  friends? Yes
                                  (12) Is there another cookie that you prefer to Oreos? If yes, please name. Nope!

                                  1. 1- in tiny nibbles, with a vodka chaser
                                    1a - my attention wanders as Oreo is not among my favorites, but it is a cookie (and cookies are utterly irresistible ) so no, there is nothing consecutive about my nibbles.
                                    1b- thou shalt not twist
                                    2 - I don't twist.
                                    3- No milk- ever
                                    4- 35 + 3
                                    5- Lady
                                    6- My husband likes these better so he chooses- lots of times it's double stuffed
                                    7- All my life
                                    8- New, previously I would eat them much quicker.
                                    9- I can only do 3 or 4 they are not my cookie of choice
                                    10- there is no guilt in eating cookies (but I'd feel like shit if I ate a dozen)
                                    11- yes, I wouldn't eat them among friends unless I had guarantees that I could run to brush my teeth very quickly afterwards. I HATE that oreo sediment mouth...
                                    12- I loved Stella D'Oro but we are no longer on speaking terms. I had a pack of Archway Frosted Lemon cookies that were soft, buttery and tart, but the second pack we got tasted like chemicals and lard. So I'll mention this kick-ass cookie from the Sam's Club bakery- it's Oatmeal Walnut Spice- omg, you have got to taste them. They are full of love.

                                    1. I only have oreos a couple times a year, too...but this post somehow inspired me to buy some today. Had them in the way I described earlier. Thanks for the inspiration, they were great!!!

                                      1. Please answer the following questions:
                                        (1) How do you eat Oreo cookies? The first one or two as a normal cookie, then i do the twist and separate thing.
                                        (a) Do you take regular consecutive bites until the cookie is finished? Yes or No? At first yes.
                                        (b) Do you twist the two cookies apart? Yes or No? yes, after the first couple
                                        (i) If yes, What do you eat next : The cookie without the cream, saving the cookie with
                                        the cream for last?; scrape the filling out with my teeth, eat the scraped cookie, then the plain half
                                        (2) After twisting the two cookies apart do you eat the cream filling next without eating the
                                        two cookies until the cream is gone? yes
                                        (3) Do you eat your Oreos with a glass of cold milk? (c) never
                                        (4) How old are you? over 50
                                        (5) Are you (a) male
                                        (6) Oreos regular size
                                        (7) How many years have you been eating Oreo cookies? about 50
                                        (8) Is your present method of eating Oreos new or have you always eaten them this way?absolutely, over the objections of grandma and sometimes mom
                                        (9) How many Oreo cookies do you usually eat at one time? (i) less than six (4-6 usually)

                                        (10) After how many cookies do you feel guilty? 4
                                        (11) Do you eat your Oreos differently when you are alone than when you are among
                                        friends? depends on the refreshments preceding the oreos
                                        (12) Is there another cookie that you prefer to Oreos? If yes, please name. do you count mint oreos? Not a commercial cookie that I can think of.

                                        1. 1) How do you eat Oreo cookies? Dunk 1/2 in milk, take a bite, repeat with the other half. Take a drink of milk to wash it all down!
                                          (a) Do you take regular consecutive bites until the cookie is finished? Yes
                                          (b) Do you twist the two cookies apart? No
                                          (3) Do you eat your Oreos with a glass of cold milk? (a) always
                                          (4) How old are you? 36
                                          (5) Are you: (b) female
                                          (6) Do you usually buy your Oreos regular size or double cream center? Regular
                                          (7) How many years have you been eating Oreo cookies? 30?
                                          (8) Is your present method of eating Oreos new or have you always eaten them this way? Always eaten them this way
                                          (9) How many Oreo cookies do you usually eat at one time? (i) less than six
                                          (10) After how many cookies do you feel guilty? None, I refuse to feel guilty over what I eat!
                                          (11) Do you eat your Oreos differently when you are alone than when you are among
                                          friends? No
                                          (12) Is there another cookie that you prefer to Oreos? yes
                                          Store bought-Pepperidge Farms Milano
                                          Homemade-snickerdoodles

                                          1. (1)
                                            (a) No
                                            (b) Yes
                                            (i) eat both cookies and then toss the cream or it goes to double up SO's oreo
                                            (2) n/a
                                            (3) (c) never
                                            (4) 39
                                            (5) (b) female
                                            (6) regular size
                                            (7) 20+
                                            (8) always this way
                                            (9) (i) less than six
                                            (10) 4
                                            (11) No
                                            (12) Digestives

                                            1. (1) a, no.
                                              (2) Do not twist it apart.
                                              (3) b
                                              (4) 25
                                              (5) F
                                              (6) regular
                                              (7) 22
                                              (8) yes
                                              (9) (i) less than six
                                              (10) 3
                                              (11) no
                                              (12) For grocery store cookies, no. Good thing I don't buy cookies at the grocery store.

                                              1. 1) How do you eat Oreo cookies? Twist apart, scrape off white stuff with lower teeth then lick it clean then dip cookie part in milk until so soft I have to daintily drop it in my mouth (with only a tiny crunchy part left where my fingers held it).
                                                (a) Do you take regular consecutive bites until the cookie is finished? Yes or No? No
                                                (b) Do you twist the two cookies apart? Yes or No? Yep.
                                                (i) If yes, What do you eat next : The cookie without the cream, saving the cookie with
                                                the cream for last?; or Cream then cookie
                                                The cookie with the cream first, the cookie without the
                                                cream last? Cookie after cream.
                                                (2) After twisting the two cookies apart do you eat the cream filling next without eating the
                                                two cookies until the cream is gone? Yep.
                                                (3) Do you eat your Oreos with a glass of cold milk? (a) always; (b) sometimes; (c) never? A
                                                (4) How old are you? 43
                                                (5) Are you (a) male; (b) female; (c) neither; (d) unsure? B
                                                (6) Do you usually buy your Oreos regular size or double cream center? Regular - not a fan of the cream. I put up with it.
                                                (7) How many years have you been eating Oreo cookies? Since I had teeth I suspect. Now, I buy a bag of oreos maybe once every other year.
                                                (8) Is your present method of eating Oreos new or have you always eaten them this way? Always ate them that way.
                                                (9) How many Oreo cookies do you usually eat at one time? (i) less than six; (ii) more than
                                                six;(iii) the whole box? Less than 6.
                                                (10) After how many cookies do you feel guilty? If I ate the whole pack I would feel guilty... and sick.
                                                (11) Do you eat your Oreos differently when you are alone than when you are among
                                                friends? I never vary on this.
                                                (12) Is there another cookie that you prefer to Oreos? If yes, please name. I like nutter butters and I eat them the same way. I also like these very crispy almondy thins. The name escapes me. They come in a small sleeve. I usually make cookies. Lots of oatmeal... usually with something devilish tucked in. Recently soemone gave me a recipe for what I call matzo toffee crack cookies. They are sick good.

                                                1. (1) How do you eat Oreo cookies?
                                                  (a) Do you take regular consecutive bites until the cookie is finished? Yes or No? NO
                                                  (b) Do you twist the two cookies apart? Yes or No? YES
                                                  (i) If yes, What do you eat next : The cookie without the cream, saving the cookie with the cream for last?; orThe cookie with the cream first, the cookie without the cream last? I SAVE THE COOKIE W/ ICING LAST.
                                                  (2) After twisting the two cookies apart do you eat the cream filling next without eating the
                                                  two cookies until the cream is gone? NO
                                                  (3) Do you eat your Oreos with a glass of cold milk? (a) always; (b) sometimes; (c) never? B: MILK IS READILY AVAILABLE AT WORK/HOME
                                                  (4) How old are you? 20'S
                                                  (5) Are you (a) male; (b) female; (c) neither; (d) unsure? B
                                                  (6) Do you usually buy your Oreos regular size or double cream center? DOUBLE CREAM
                                                  (7) How many years have you been eating Oreo cookies? 20+
                                                  (8) Is your present method of eating Oreos new or have you always eaten them this way? ALWAYS
                                                  (9) How many Oreo cookies do you usually eat at one time? (i) less than six; (ii) more than
                                                  six;(iii) the whole box? I
                                                  (10) After how many cookies do you feel guilty? 3
                                                  (11) Do you eat your Oreos differently when you are alone than when you are among
                                                  friends? YES
                                                  (12) Is there another cookie that you prefer to Oreos? If yes, please name. NUTTER BUTTERS

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                                                  1. re: LeahBaila

                                                    I recently started buying oreos again because now I have a 5yo and he requests them. I usually eat them whole. I pop it into my mouth. After a while, I start to twist them apart and scrape off the filling and discard. I just like the cookie part. I often not always eat them with milk. Im in my 40's female. I buy regular oreos but if my son knew there was double stuff, he would request that because he just likes the filling and will often take my filling and make a double stuff with it! LOL. I like Thin Mints, Chips Ahoy, Famous Amos, and the Peppridge Farm cookies!