High School Students Blow The Lid Off Oreo’s Double Stuf: There’s Only 1.86 Times The Stuf

If you’re the kind of person whose world can come crashing down when a long-held snack belief is blown into a million pieces, well first of all — don’t be so dramatic. But second — you might not like to hear that Double Stuf and Mega Stuf Oreos are not, in fact, doubly stuffed and the mega amount has been called into question as well. Maybe you should sit down for this.

A high school teacher in upstate New York was having trouble making math connect for some of his students in a “Consumer Math” course (which sounds like the best, most useful class ever, right?) so he decided to break down something that really matters: Oreo stuffing.
Specifically, how much Stuf is actually in the Double Stuf and Mega Stuf versions.

“This class is for students struggling with math so I’m always looking for hands-on activities,” he explained to ABCNews.com. “When the Mega Stuf Oreos came out, I decided to do it.”

He split his students into different groups to measure the cookies’ heights and weights.

“We weighed 10 of each – Double Stuf, Mega Stuf and regular,” he said. “And we weighed five wafers alone to deduct from the total.”

From there on out it was a matter of crunching the numbers: The students found that the Double Stuf Oreos are only 1.86 times the size of regular Oreos, while the Megas clocked in at 2.68 times the size of regular Oreos. Of course, there’s no specific expectation of the exact measurements required to dub something Mega, but interesting nonetheless.

“They were surprised,” said the teacher. And probably debating whether or not to create their own hugely stuffed Oreos.

*Thanks for the tip, Derek!