Study: Oreos as Addictive as Cocaine

    FILE - In this Feb. 9, 2011 file photo, a shopper selects Oreo cookies by Nabisco - part of the Kraft Foods Inc. family of brands and products, are seen at a Ralphs Fresh Fare supermarket in Los Angeles. Kraft Foods Inc. said Thursday, Aug. 4, 2011, that it plans to split into two publicly traded companies, with one concentrating on snacks like Oreo cookies, Trident gum and Cadbury chocolates while the other focuses on the North American grocery business which include Kraft cheese and Maxwell House coffee. (AP Photo)

    Tell us something we don’t already know. A new study by undergraduates at Connecticut College has found that Oreos, and their creamy white filling in particular, are very addictive. So addictive, in fact, that lab rats in their study were just as focused on obtaining Oreos as they were powerful drugs like cocaine and morphine. The study was intended to show how addiction to foods with lots of fat and sugar is a significant part of the obesity epidemic.

    Read it at the New York Post