Sunday, August 21, 2005

Why Oreos are Good for You

Many dieticians think Oreo cookies are not part of a “healthy” diet. Apparently they have never examined an Oreo carefully and made the connection to the wholesome, nutritious ingredients. Let’s examine an Oreo as a health food.

The “cookie” part of an Oreo is the color of dark chocolate and has a chocolate flavor. It must be chocolate. Chocolate contains flavonoids and is now being touted as an anti-oxidant. Additional ingredients include flour. Flour is made from grain. Grains are good for you. Therefore, the cookie part of an Oreo is good for you.

Now for the center. The center of an Oreo (the part you lick after separating one of the cookie layers) has a smooth creamy center similar to cream cheese or yogurt. Cream cheese and yogurt are high in calcium and protein and are good for you. Therefore, the center part of an Oreo is good for you.

Do you dunk your Oreo in cold milk? Ummmmmyummm, dunked Oreo. Soggy and drippy with cold milk and squishy in your mouth. Oh, sorry, I got carried away. If you dunk your Oreo in milk, you increase your calcium and vitamin intake.

Conclusion: Oreos are good for you.


  1. Oh, I like that. Let's start the Oreo diet. Especially now that the low-carb diets have fizzled out. Also allowed on the Oreo diet is plenty of beer, which, as you surely know, contains barley, a basic cereal grain. I had a boss once who liked chocolate chip cookies with beer. Guess he was way ahead of his time. Cheers!

  2. Anonymous9:34 PM

    CQ has know about the merits of oreos for years. It is his favorite and I am sure he wouldn't be eating anything that wasn't good for him!!! I buy a pack of double stuff everytime we leave town.

    Love ya,

  3. Anonymous2:24 PM

    Most ridiculous thing i've ever heard. Just because they contain traces of beneficial nutrients doesn't make them healthy. Moreover, they certainly aren't helpful to anyone trying to lose weight.

  4. Geeze, Anonymous, of course this post is ridiculous. It's meant to be! Where's your sense of humor? Please don't read my January 18, 2009, "Unscientific Reasons Why M&Ms are Good for You.” That one will really tick you off. Suzz

  5. Anonymous12:45 PM

    lol this is hilarious!

  6. Anonymous6:32 PM

    Actually my friend went on an Oreo cookie diet last month and she now weighs 10 pounds less =)

  7. Anonymous7:46 PM

    Uhh i <3 oreos

  8. Anonymous7:48 PM

    Oreos taste amazing and i really believe this..
    (for the win)
    i think i will go watch Pokemon now......

  9. Anonymous11:05 AM

    I am reading these comments and eating alternately Double Stuff Vanilla and Double Stuff Chocolate Oreos..MmmmmmMmmmmm!!!!