Do you need that much Stuf?

If you haven’t checked your Oreos lately, be advised that the Double Stuf variety falls short of its denomination:

Math teacher Dan Anderson, who runs the blog A Recursive Process, did the math for us.

He weighed 10 regular Oreos, 10 Double Stuf Oreos, 10 Mega Stuf Oreos and 5 wafers, then performed some basic calculations to determine the creme content of the aforementioned cookies.

Anderson discovered that the Double Stuf contains, not 2.0 units of Stuf, but a mere 1.86. And you should not be surprised to hear that the Mega Stuf doesn’t even qualify as a Deka Stuf.

Says Walter Olson at Overlawyered:

[W]ho would like to predict whether some law firm will file an intended class action over this problem within the next twelve months, on a scale where zero indicates “completely confident that there will not be such a lawsuit” and 10 indicates “completely confident that there will be”?

Put me down for 8.14 (which, incidentally, is 10 minus 1.86).

You know, we never had these problems with Hydrox.



  1. hatless in hattiesburg »

    22 August 2013 · 12:39 am

    just call lionel hutz*, noted for his lawsuit charging false advertising against “the never-ending story”.


  2. fillyjonk »

    22 August 2013 · 7:14 am

    I saw this on the news, and my reaction was exactly that: “Class action lawsuit coming in 3…2….1…..”

    The makers of Oreo could just claim that by putting slightly less ‘stuf’ in the double stuf, they are saving us from ourselves?

    (I like Oreos but don’t like to think too hard about the ingredients of the ‘stuf’)

  3. Charles Pergiel »

    22 August 2013 · 4:24 pm

    “Hydrox was always considered the alternative “cult” favorite despite its unappealing name.” Not “despite”, “because of”. Oreo’s succeeded because of “The Wizard of Oz”. Remember the soldiers marching back and forth in front of the castle? Or-E-Oh. Oh-re-Oh. Or-E-Oh…

  4. CGHill »

    22 August 2013 · 5:19 pm

    Product placement in 1939? Who knew?

  5. nightfly »

    23 August 2013 · 2:18 pm

    hatless beat me to it. That’s what I get for skipping a day of Dustbury!

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