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Oreo's might be as addictive as cocaine a study shows

jrvedivici Oct 17, 2013 10:58 AM

My only questions is will the filling clog the straw once I chop them up?

http://newsfeed.time.com/2013/10/16/o...

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    beevod Oct 22, 2013 08:03 AM

    The heavenly joys of Oreos were cited in a new book, "There is a God." Mallomars not far behind.

    1. paulj Oct 21, 2013 07:38 PM

      So rats can solve an SAT like question:
      Oreos are to rice cakes as:

      - cocaine is to saline
      ....
      ...

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        gfr1111 Oct 19, 2013 07:26 AM

        I recommend Michael Moss' "Salt, Sugar, Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us," available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, etc. I do not think the "Bliss Point" described in the book is as diabolical as the author seems to think. The food giants simply want to create the most delicious cookies (or whatever) possible so that they can sell more of them. He implies that there is an addictive quality to foods which have had their "Bliss Point" maximized (such as Oreos), but isn't this what Thomas Keller, Eric Ripert, Joel Robuchon, Alain Ducasse, Paul Bocuse, Auguste Escoffier, Marie-Antoine Careme, Jacques Pepin, Julia Child, the Troisgros family all strive (or strove) for? Except, possibly, for Bocuse, none of these chefs were worried about calories, salt, sugar, or fat. They are or were trying to create the most delicious foods that they possibly could.

        As someone who can take or leave Oreos, I hardly think that they are as addictive as cocaine (a substance which I have not tried, but which seems to addict a lot of people).

        1. LotusRapper Oct 17, 2013 11:35 AM

          This book I've started recently is particularly insightful on the food industry's ways to get us addicted to various foods and drinks. "Bliss Point" is the silver bullet they um, aim for:

          http://www.amazon.ca/Salt-Sugar-Fat-G...

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            tpigeon Oct 17, 2013 11:00 AM

            You are supposed to lick the filling out first before you snort the cookie crumbs. Everybody knows this...

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            1. re: tpigeon
              jrvedivici Oct 17, 2013 11:06 AM

              Actually that makes a lot of sense, you use to lick the residue when you were done snorting, so this is more or less the same!

              1. re: jrvedivici
                melpy Oct 17, 2013 11:13 AM

                You seem to know a lot about this process ;)

                1. re: melpy
                  jrvedivici Oct 17, 2013 11:17 AM

                  Many moons ago............

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                    Veggo Oct 17, 2013 11:17 AM

                    I think jrvedivici and I read the same articles in Readers' Digest. A wealth of street knowledge from the comfort of your own mirror.

                    1. re: Veggo
                      jrvedivici Oct 17, 2013 11:33 AM

                      I have been in, around, involved in the restaurant, bar, club scene for all of my life. From dishwasher to owner I have literally done it all...and let me tell you a few truths of the industry.

                      1.) Everyone smokes......I don't care who in your family has had cancer or respiratory problems work in a restaurant longer than a month you start smoking.

                      2.) Everyone sleeps with each other.......don't ask me how or why but it happens.

                      3.) Cocaine is everywhere in the business.

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