I took my own advice from the other day and wrote a friendly little email to Nabisco, parent of the Oreo brand chocolate sandwich cookie, in which I asked if there is in fact less creamy middle than there was when I was little. Like an idiot I didn’t save the email, but it went something along these lines: is there less filling, is it because of this kooky “health craze”, that’s a big mistake because it will only make people eat more cookies, is there less filling in regular Oreo’s, if the filling has been reduced as a cost cutting measure that’s pretty cheap.
It was a lot more eloquent than that, but that was the general idea. Today I got a response, found below:
Thank you for visiting http://www.nabiscoworld.com and for your interest in OREO Double Stuf Chocolate Sandwich Cookies. I was sorry to learn that you were disappointed with your purchase of OREO Double Stuf Chocolate Sandwich Cookies. Your experience is important to us, I’m sending you reimbursement to replace OREO Double Stuf Chocolate Sandwich Cookies, via first class mail, which you should receive within 7-10 business days.
I checked our records and we have not made any recent changes to this product. It sounds as if what you purchased was not up to your high quality standards, or ours. Our goal is to always provide our consumers with high quality, great tasting products.
Thank you for contacting us and please add our site to your favorites and visit us again soon!
Associate Director, Consumer Relations
Besides the fact that I seem to be getting something for free, either cookies or money, I’m not buying this. I don’t know what kind of clout an Associate Director, Consumer Relations carries, but I doubt its enough to get the inside dope on creamy filling reductions. This lame excuse is unsuitable. I encourage, nay, I implore you all to write to Nabisco yourselves about the vanishing filling. Lets turn up the heat, make them feel the pressure, put the screws to ’em. Tell your Oreo loving friends and neighbors to write or call. People unite!
Oh, and apparently its Double Stuf not Stuff.