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The Oreo Test

picture of an Oreo cookie

Oreo cookies seem to be a dessert that people can either take or leave. I've eaten them through the years, but only when there was nothing much else sweet to eat. If given a choice, I would definitely choose a real cookie instead! I know, though, that some people really like Oreo cookies and other Hydrox-type cookies, whatever that is.... (Sounds vaguely chemical to me....) By the way, Hydrox cookies have been around for over 100 years now. They celebrated their 100-year anniversary in 2008.

Several years ago we had a family conference at our church. The speaker for those couple of days as Dr. Greg Mazak. One of the things he did as an ice-breaker one evening was to give us the Oreo test. There are all kinds of "psychological tests" out there and I cannot vouch for the accuracy of this one, but it was a fun activity as people stood and then he read what their style of eating an Oreo showed about their personality. Here's the test for you to enjoy.

The Oreo Personality Test

Psychologists have discovered that the manner in which people eat Oreo cookies provides great insight into their personalities. First choose which method in the list below best describes your favorite method of eating Oreos. Then scroll down to see what that says about you.

1. The whole thing all at once.
2. One bite at a time.
3. Slow and methodical nibbles examining the results of each bite afterwards.
4. In little feverish nibbles.
5. Dunked in some liquid (milk, coffee...).
6. Twisted apart, eat the inside, then the cookie.
7. Twisted apart, eat the inside, and toss the cookie.
8. Just the cookie, not the inside.
9. I just like to lick them, not eat them.
10. I don't have a favorite way because I don't like Oreos.

Your Personality:

1. The whole thing all at once. This means you consume life with abandon, you are fun to be with, exciting, carefree with some hint of recklessness. You are totally irresponsible. No one should trust you with their children.

2. One bite at a time. You are lucky to be one of the 5.4 billion other people who eat their Oreos this very same way. Just like them, you lack imagination, but that's okay, not to worry, you're normal.

3. Slow and methodical. You follow the rules. You're very tidy and orderly. You're very meticulous in every detail with every thing you do to the point of being irritating to others. Stay out of the fast lane if you're going to go just at the speed limit.

4. Feverish nibbles. Your boss likes you because you get your work done quickly. You always have a million things to do and never enough time to do them. Mental breakdowns and suicides run in your family. Valium and Ritalin would do you good.

5. Dunked. Every one likes you because you are always up beat. You like to sugar coat unpleasant experiences and rationalize bad situations into good ones. You are in total denial about the shambles you call a life. You have a propensity towards narcotic addiction.

6. Twisted apart, eat the inside, and then the cookie. You have a highly curious nature. You take pleasure in breaking things apart to find out how they work, though not always able to put them back together, so you destroy all the evidence of your activities. You deny your involvement when things go wrong. You are a compulsive liar and exhibit deviant, if not criminal, behavior.

7. Twisted apart, eat the inside, and then toss the cookie. You are good at business and take risks that pay off. You take what you want and throw the rest away. You are greedy, selfish, mean, and lack feelings for others. You should be ashamed of yourself. But that's ok, you don't care, you got yours. (And be careful about tossing your cookies!) 8)

8. Just the cookie, not the inside. You enjoy pain.

9. I just like to lick them, not eat them. Stay away from cats and other small furry animals and seek professional medical help — immediately.

10. I don't have a favorite way, I don't like Oreo cookies. You probably come from a rich family, and like to wear nice things, and go to up-scale restaurants. You are particular and fussy about the things you buy, own, and wear. Things have to be just right. You like to be pampered. You are a prima donna. There's just no pleasing you.


For those of you who can't get enough Oreos, here's a product that you might enjoy — Oreo toothpaste!

picture of Oreo toothpaste

How about you, do you like Oreo cookies? Was this quiz accurate for you? 😀

I mentioned in an earlier post that one of our former "campus sons" has published a book. Here's a message from the author with a couple of links I hope you'll follow up.

As we approach Veterans Day on Wednesday, November 11th, please take the time to thank or remember a Veteran who has served, fought, was wounded or died on our behalf. Thank you to all those Veterans who have served and provided me and my family with FREEDOM. Please see the link below to a video review of the new book Inherited Freedom, by Tim Drake.


Tim is going to be in the Campus Store on November 11 for a book signing. I hope that those of you who live in the Greenville area will drop by to check it out.

Becka is having a very nice time up in Michigan with Megan, Jim, and Drew. Here's a picture Megan posted on her blog.

picture of Becka and Drew

I may not have any more pictures to post until Becka's back home — Meg and Jim's laptop died this past weekend.


"What do I do just because God is in His heaven and I love Him?" - Drew Conley

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I wonder what they used for the crust on cheese cakes before Oreos.

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17 Comments on “The Oreo Test”

  1. #1 Doodie
    on Oct 26th, 2009 at 7:36 pm

    This isn’t a comment about Oreos — I can take them or leave them, but mostly I just leave them. I’m like you; I’d rather have a “real” cookie. As I looked at the picture of Becka and Drew, I noticed the beautiful golden tree in the background. I miss autumn (I live in Florida)! I am heading up to Ohio in 3 days, and I asked my parents to tell the trees to hold on to their leaves just a little longer. I am looking forward to walking through the carpet of leaves and am hoping to see and smell fall while I’m there!

  2. #2 Dave
    on Oct 26th, 2009 at 9:33 pm

    Well, Rob…here’s the results on my Oreo test…

    I eat mine one bite at a time – so according to the test I lack imagination. Now I’m not the type of person that likes to judge myself, but I really do think that I have a very healthy imagination.

    Do you think there’s a personality test that coincides with the Oreo toothpaste? If you roll up the tube from the bottom to get paste out you’re efficient and practical…

    .-= Dave’s most recent blog post … Mowing Machine Pushed 1950’s Children to Brink of Extinction =-.

  3. #3 Vikki
    on Oct 27th, 2009 at 8:53 am

    My method of eating Oreo cookies isn’t listed there. Guess that just makes me weird (but we already knew that . . .). I eat the top cookie – hoping not to take off any filling – then I nibble around the bottom cookie and see how much cookie I can get off without taking any of the the filling, and then the remaining filling and cookie (absolute success is getting the bottom cookie off and still having all the filling!!). I prefer the filling, but don’t want to end up with two dry cookies when I’m done, so eating the top one first and part of the bottom one solves that. Guess that’s why double stuffed is my favorite. However, I would take a good, gooey, fresh baked, still warm, right out of the oven, chocolate chip cookie over an Oreo any day!

    I also eat my Hostess Cupcakes upside-down up so that I leave the frosting for last, pie from the crust end first, and my cake with the frosting and half inch layer of cake last. With chocolate chip cookies, I nibble around most of the chips so that there are more chips in the last bites and the crusts of my sandwiches first, because they’re dryer and not as tasty. Maybe I just like the best flavors last so that is the taste that lingers in my mouth after I finish.

    Maybe my original assessment of “weird” is accurate after all, and maybe that’s why I enjoy this site so much : )

  4. #4 Rob
    on Oct 27th, 2009 at 10:07 am

    @Doodie – I’m glad you share my esteem for Oreos. 🙂 Enjoy the autumn weather, colors, and smells as you’re up in Ohio. We grew up in NW Ohio and I remember very well those couple of days of fall weather each year. 🙂

    @Dave – What can I say? You’re definitely an imaginative guy; so maybe you can come up with a more imaginative way to eat your Oreos. (Check out Vikki’s method described in her comment.)

    @Vikki – I’m sorry, but I can’t imagine going to that much work to consume an Oreo. My wife and I call stuff like that “empty calories” — calories that just aren’t worth it. I’m to the point where I want any calories and fat grams to be utterly worth it. A warm chocolate chip cookie or a “hot one” at Krispy Kreme is SO worth it. But an Oreo? Nah. I did LOL at your descriptions of how you eat various desserts, saving the best part for the last. I think I may start to do the same with a piece of pie. My wife’s pie crust is wonderful, but it’s still not as good as the filling.

  5. #5 Hannah Joy
    on Oct 27th, 2009 at 10:11 am

    None of the above. I twist it apart, eat the half without the filling and then the half with the filling. Apparently my personality doesn’t exist . . .

  6. #6 Robin
    on Oct 27th, 2009 at 10:40 am

    Just what I needed during this mid-life crisis point in my life — confirmation that I lack imagination……sigh.

  7. #7 Laura
    on Oct 27th, 2009 at 12:28 pm

    Eat the top, eat the filling (scrape with teeth, not tongue), eat the bottom. Dunking is good, too, if there’s more than one cookie to mess with. I like variety.

    I pretty much gave up on Oreos when the docs said to watch sweets. After being away from them awhile, and having one later, I realized that the filling tends to coat the mouth in an unpleasant way . . . you don’t think about hydrogenated oil when you’re a kid!

    Favorite cookie: hot oatmeal raisin … second favorite: 2 hot chocolate chips with raw dough in the middle. But I don’t get them often. Once or twice a year?

    New daffy-nition from the peanut gallery: Surge suppressor — (n.) an article to prevent revolts. Have a great day!

  8. #8 Dave
    on Oct 27th, 2009 at 12:44 pm

    After reading Vikki’s comment, I have the utmost respect for her creativity….

  9. #9 heather
    on Oct 27th, 2009 at 5:08 pm

    I eat mine a different way every time… maybe that means I have multiple personality disorder??? 😉

  10. #10 A. H.
    on Oct 27th, 2009 at 7:03 pm

    A long time ago, when I had time to spare, I would try to remove the filling (in one piece) from both sides of the cookie.

  11. #11 Rob
    on Oct 28th, 2009 at 6:42 am

    @Hannah Joy, Laura, and A. H. – The possibilities of ways to consume these cookies seem almost limitless. I didn’t realize how subtly nuanced an Oreo could be.

    @Robin – Don’t sigh … the supposedly unimaginative Dave is not only quite imaginative, but also still a 20-something.

    @Laura – Your favorite cookies sound good to me. And that’s not revolting. 🙂

    @Dave – If you’ve read many of Vikki’s comments, you will know that she is indeed very creative.

    @Heather – We’re … I mean, I’m not going there….

  12. #12 Vikki
    on Oct 28th, 2009 at 9:54 am

    Why Dave – thank you! (I think . . .).

  13. #13 Kathleen
    on Oct 28th, 2009 at 5:14 pm

    I have to say, I’m reading Vikki’s comment and thinking, “Yes, that’s me, yes, I do that…” About the only one I don’t do is eat pie from the crust end, but then, I think the end crust, especially when it’s still fairly well coated with filling, is one of the best parts. Sometimes I break it off and eat it first, so I could get away with saying that I do that too. You aren’t left-handed by any chance, are you? 🙂

  14. #14 Jenni
    on Oct 28th, 2009 at 9:07 pm

    I eat Oreos different ways depending on my mood! I had Fried Oreos for the first time a couple weeks ago. They are pretty good, but I like fried Snickers MUCH better! 🙂

  15. #15 Vikki
    on Oct 29th, 2009 at 4:57 pm

    Sorry Kathleen, I’m right handed – but I’m very glad to hear I’m not alone! Actually, I don’t always eat my pie backwards. Sometimes I first break off the crust sticking up without the filling on it. THEN I start eating it backwards from the pointy end. I also don’t like my butter melted on my pancakes. I prefer to take a dab of non-melted butter in my fork, than stab the pancake and finally dip it in the syrup.

    My husband thinks I’m a little weird. BUT HE MARRIED ME ANYWAY AND NOW HE’S STUCK WITH ME! 🙂

  16. #16 Phoenix Aquua
    on Jan 9th, 2010 at 2:01 pm

    I’m commenting on the last little part of the blog. Regarding Veterans day, where you say:

    As we approach Veterans Day on Wednesday, November 11th, please take the time to thank or remember a Veteran who has served, fought, was wounded or died on our behalf. Thank you to all those Veterans who have served and provided me and my family with FREEDOM.

    I am sorry to inform you that your are seriously disillusioned if you think that these young boys who have been brainwashed into picking up arms and killing other living beings is for “our” freedom. Sir, we have no freedom, and what we are desperately fighting for is our Liberties, which have been removed by our government.

    I assure, there is NO freedom in the USA. Furthermore, it’s really considered the Divided States of America. This Illusion of a free America is just that.

    Additionally, I still do not have rights to marry whom I wish. I do not have the right to decide what I put in my body, and currently the government is working on taking away our rights to elect to have health insurance.

    This message brought to you by Phoenix Aquua, Arise from the Illusion

  17. #17 Rob
    on Jan 11th, 2010 at 7:16 am

    @Phoenix Aquua – If you have looked around on my blog, you have seen that I am no fan of the current “health care reform” and its assaults on our liberties. While I agree with you that our country is deeply divided and that liberties in America are being attacked and taken away with almost every legislation that comes out of Washington recently, I do not think you would actually want to live in a country where every person is free to do whatever he wants to do. Think about all the atrocities and crimes that people want to do but don’t do because of the legal consequences. It’s bad enough as it is with the lawbreakers, let alone if we all had the total freedom to do whatever we wanted to do.

    Thank you for stopping by and sharing your perspective.