Researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology Reveal Proper Way to Split an Oreo
And here I thought this would be the most jaw-dropping, cookie news of the millennium:
But no. A team of researchers at MIT has come forward to announce that after all of these years, many of us have been splitting our Oreos completely wrong!
I’m not afraid to admit that I experimented with Oreos a bit myself when I was in college.
For a while I did the double-twist – turning one cookie clockwise, the other counterclockwise, at the same speed with the end goal of leaving one half bare and the other creamy.
Then there’s the slow turn – sure, it increases your risk of crumb creation, but you’re also more likely to create, in my experience, an even distribution of cream.
Then there’s the “hangry split” – when you’re just not in the mood and you either pull or peck away at one half of the cookie, not caring what happens to one half as long as you still have the other intact to serve as a stuffing delivery mechanism.
Or maybe you don’t split at all. You believe Oreos were created as intended.
But MIT is here to question your cookie conservatism, and finally went public with its results in the Wall Street Journal. And guess what they learned?
When you twist an Oreo perfectly, cream will likely end up almost completely on one half or the other. So if you’re keeping score: one Emerson College graduate matched a team of MIT scientists.
You can read the study here, while we await MIT's findings on which Twix to eat first.