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08/16/2013 11:41 am ET | Updated Aug 16, 2013

Double Stuf Oreos Don't Actually Have Double The Creme

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Oreo options abound these days. At the market, you'll find varieties like regular Oreos, Double Stuf Oreos and now, Mega Stuf Oreos, which were recently added to the brand's official lineup after a period as a limited edition product.

But how much creme is actually in your Oreo? 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. Here's what he found out:

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If these measurements are correct, Oreo has some explaining to do. Double Stuf Oreos are made with less than double the creme of a regular Oreo. (Considering the hubbub over Subway sandwiches that measured less than the advertised 12 inches, parent company Mondelez might want to up the creme in these babies.)

And Mega Stuf Oreos have only 2.86 times the creme in a regular Oreo. The prefix "mega" literally means a factor of one million, which, granted, is impossible to translate to an Oreo. Still, perhaps another name could have sufficed.

Below, examine the difference between the three types of Oreos.

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