This just in…you may be addicted to Oreos. Yeah, tell us something we didn’t know.

By Evan-Amos (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

By Evan-Amos (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Holy Oreos, Batman. A new study unveiled last week that there might be an actual scientific reason that you can’t eat just one. Oreos may be addicting—in the same way as cocaine. Now we knew we were “addicted” to these black and white circles of heaven but this type of claim takes it to a whole new level.

The study, which was performed on lab rats, finds that sugary, fatty foods caused the same brain reaction as addictive drugs like cocaine. This is your brain on drugs…and as it seems, oreos.

This study is definitely drawing some media attention and has earned a response from both sides. Oreos were used as the food of choice because, and I quote, “they are highly palatable to rats.” However, the study really aims to point the finger at all sugary, fatty foods as the not-too-happy folks over at Nabisco were quick to clarify. But come to think of it, we can’t ever remember meeting a person who didn’t like Oreos, even those infamous chocolate-haters (for shame!).  What do you think of the results of this study? Tell us in the comments below!

Fun fact: Rats, just like people, go for the cream filling first. However, we imagine that it may be difficult for them to dip their cookies in milk. 😉

Arielle Sidrane is the Associate Editor of Spa Week Daily. 

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