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Ever Wonder Why You Can't Stop Eating Oreos? You Should Sit Down for This


Health & Wellness  (tags: food, Oreos, food addiction, study, research, health, healthcare, Body-Mind-Spirit, AlternativeMed, study, protection )

Cal
- 428 days ago - globalpost.com
Researchers at Connecticut College say fatty, super-sweet treats are just as addictive, and maybe even more so, than hard drugs like cocaine.



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AniMae Chi (432)
Thursday October 17, 2013, 2:58 pm
Don't eat them, haven't even tried one.
All junk food is addictive.
 

Theodore Shayne (56)
Thursday October 17, 2013, 3:57 pm
Sugar is the legal cocaine. I don't eat Oreos. Tried them once and didn't like them.
 

pam w. (191)
Thursday October 17, 2013, 4:08 pm
Didn't like Oreos? SHEESH!
 

Alan Lambert (97)
Thursday October 17, 2013, 4:12 pm
Hell, 30 years ago, I remember sitting on the porch roof at my fraternity drinking beer and eating Double Stuff Oreos.No wonder I'm a lardass...
 

Roseann d. (178)
Thursday October 17, 2013, 4:55 pm
Nope! They are disgusting.
 

Roseann d. (178)
Thursday October 17, 2013, 4:56 pm
Oh and the white stuff uses dioxin to make it white. I don't know if it's still the case, but the Dioxin was harming the workers that make this stuff.
 

Aletta Kraan (146)
Thursday October 17, 2013, 5:10 pm
Glad I do not like oreo's !
 

Sheila D. (26)
Thursday October 17, 2013, 5:34 pm
I've known sugar was addictive for a very long time; quit eating Oreos long before I developed a problem with wheat. Now, if only I could stop eating potato chips....
Thanks for the article, Cal.
 

Jason S. (57)
Thursday October 17, 2013, 6:24 pm
Good posting, thanks
 

DaleLovesOttawa O. (192)
Thursday October 17, 2013, 9:07 pm
I never did get into eating them and if I get around to eating cookies, the ones that I eat are made from scratch. It is much easier to control what goes into them that way.
 

Maureen C. (3)
Thursday October 17, 2013, 9:39 pm
Oh, I'm with the majority here: don't like Oreos, and I am puzzled about why they're so popular.
 

Trina Hawkins (24)
Thursday October 17, 2013, 10:23 pm
Noted ! Yes ,been there,done that ! YUCK ! Just Too Sweet ! I like to Bake my own,usually peanut butter,Yummy ! :)
 

Phillip Ferrell (14)
Thursday October 17, 2013, 10:45 pm
I can't eat Oreos. They're too rich for my blood.
 

Susanne R. (249)
Thursday October 17, 2013, 11:17 pm
Never did like Oreos. But I've never seen a piece of dark chocolate that I could resist!
 

Fran away F. (117)
Friday October 18, 2013, 12:35 am
Oreos always seemed boring to me. I ate other junk food, such as Snickers.
 

Alfred Donovan (46)
Friday October 18, 2013, 1:03 am
I have never heard of Oreos so I have never tasted though I'm fond of a bit of chocolate.Yummm.
 

Jennifer C. (169)
Friday October 18, 2013, 1:24 am
Thanks.
 

Gloria picchetti (300)
Friday October 18, 2013, 3:01 am
But I can stop eating them.
 

Anne W. (11)
Friday October 18, 2013, 3:31 am
They are far too sweet. I don't even touch them. I bought a packet once, and ate one - and that was that!
 

Frances Darcy (225)
Friday October 18, 2013, 3:59 am
Don't eat them..... but lots of other rubbbish..... must amend my ways.
 

Lindsay Kemp (1)
Friday October 18, 2013, 4:05 am
Never tried them. But there are plenty of other sweet things out there which, sadly, I do like. I can limit how much I eat, though, so they remain a treat rather than the norm.
 

Nimue Pendragon (275)
Friday October 18, 2013, 4:14 am
Never eaten them. It's a biscuit, big deal.
 

Aileen P. (37)
Friday October 18, 2013, 5:20 am
Never tried them. Just a biscuit?
 

Fi T. (16)
Friday October 18, 2013, 5:35 am
A kind of addictiona
 

Past Member (0)
Friday October 18, 2013, 5:49 am
Actually, I can't eat anything that is too sweet (I'd rather have a pickle).
 

Sarah G. (0)
Friday October 18, 2013, 5:51 am
I hate to say it, but more than anything, this article really made me crave Oreos. I haven't had them for years and years but now I would really like, and now I can use the term correctly, a fix. (Continues to resist urge to run to store.)
 

Joy Wong (76)
Friday October 18, 2013, 6:01 am
Thanks for sharing.
 

Jav R. (0)
Friday October 18, 2013, 6:49 am
Mucha atención en esto. Gracias por publicar
 

Pat A. (116)
Friday October 18, 2013, 9:13 am
Oh dear - a world full of sugar-junkies (I am myself sometimes).... just the way the manufacturers seem to want us!
 

Past Member (0)
Friday October 18, 2013, 12:27 pm
Gingernuts are my weakness not stuff like these
 

Carol Dreeszen (362)
Friday October 18, 2013, 1:55 pm
Once in a great while when I have a sweet tooth! Other than that I can go a long time without eating them!!
 

Birgit W. (152)
Friday October 18, 2013, 3:41 pm
Scary. Thank God I don't like them.
 

Tom Edgar (56)
Friday October 18, 2013, 5:35 pm
They have them in local Supermarket. One packet purchased, not completely consumed by me as the "Chooks" will eat anything, even these apology for a cookie.
 

Vicky P. (466)
Friday October 18, 2013, 6:03 pm
I actually don't like oreos that much..
 

Dotti Lydon (112)
Friday October 18, 2013, 6:32 pm
So glad that I am not a chocoholic. Especially dark chocolate. I have been told that Oreos taste really good after smoking pot, especially the double stuff. I am just saying that "I have been told".
 

A F. (132)
Saturday October 19, 2013, 3:45 am
They are proving more and more that sugar is like the hard drugs we put people in jail for, as far as addiction levels go. Probably much worse, since it's legal and readily available everywhere you go.
 

Ruth S. (298)
Saturday October 19, 2013, 5:35 am
Maybe they put cocaine in it, that is why people can't eat just one.

I don't like them.
 

Robert B. (58)
Saturday October 19, 2013, 8:49 am
Read the Book "Sugar Blues". Try not eating any sugar for 30 days and you'll realize you are a junkie.
 

Winn Adams (203)
Sunday October 20, 2013, 12:09 pm
My Mom baked cookies, cakes, pies and bread from scratch so I had no knowledge of what store bought cookies tasted like. I don't bake but when I enjoy a cookie it's usually from the local farmers market or a local bakery. Can't relate to these cookies.
 

Debbie S. (32)
Sunday October 20, 2013, 1:24 pm
Sorry I don't buy any of that crap they are addicting....don't like them and don't buy them.
 

Amy Fisher (11)
Sunday October 20, 2013, 1:35 pm
Thanks.
 

Jeremy S. (3)
Sunday October 20, 2013, 3:05 pm
I don't eat Oreos because of an allergy to one of the ingredients. However, if not for that allergy, I probably would eat them and enjoy them--but not go out of my way to buy them. No, I prefer oatmeal raisin cookies...which should be a little better, at least. But I don't cook them myself, usually, meaning they still have preservatives and so on.
 

Esther Z. (96)
Sunday October 20, 2013, 3:36 pm
I guess I'm in the minority here, because once in a while, one Oreo is not enough! I wonder why the research article didn't make the link of the HFCS (High Fructose Corn Syrup) in the Oreo as the possible cause of addiction? If that's the case, then we need to worry more about other foods, than just an Oreo. HFCS is in just about every food that is consumed by the population, and not just in "snack" foods that have a lower rate of consumption. It's really scary stuff! Once again, I find myself asking, where's the FDA when you need them??
 

Paws for the News (589)
Sunday October 20, 2013, 8:39 pm
I havent eaten an Oreo in YEARS ... Good thing as now I know I'm much better off :)
http;//www.pawforthenew.tv
 

GGmaSheila D. (169)
Sunday October 20, 2013, 10:25 pm
My oldest used to love them, but he hasn't eaten any in years...same for me. They just didn't click on the chocolate button the way Hershey Bars do.
 

Franshisca Dearmas (91)
Tuesday October 22, 2013, 1:48 pm
Good posting. TY Cal
 

Nimue Pendragon (275)
Tuesday October 22, 2013, 6:50 pm
Yes Aileen, just a biscuit, same as another kind we have in Australia according to people who eat them both - yes we call them "biscuits", not "cookies" like you do.
 

Nimue Pendragon (275)
Tuesday October 22, 2013, 6:53 pm
Sorry Aileen I thought you were American. I don't know what you call them :)
 
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