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May 13th, 2003

Illegal Oreos

Thanks to Mike and Rob for pointing out this frightening news story: Suit Seeks to Ban Kids From Eating Oreos.

Stephen Joseph filed suit in a Marin County superior court against Nabisco for not discloing how much trans fat is used in their product. He alleges that the Oreos are just too dangerous for children to eat and that they should be banned.

People are really ban-happy, aren’t they? I will admit, I’d rather attend an Oreo burning than a book burning. It would smell better.

While I definitely agree that trans fat content needs to be listed right alongside saturated fat information on nutrional labels, because trans fat is just as bad or worse than sat fat, this frivolous type of law suit ain’t going to do the trick. It may act to raise awareness a bit, but still, there are better ways to go about it.

In the meantime, just watch out for those partially hydrogenated oils: they mean trans fat and trans fat ain’t good. But please, don’t touch my Oreos.

Posted in The Oreo Family

FROM: Dave Walls [E-Mail]
DATE: Tuesday May 13, 2003 -- 10:16:45 am
This is the last straw.

You don't EVER mess with another man's Oreo's.

Hey, I agree that trans fats are bad. That's why we don't live on Oreo's...ok, we may eat a good portion of em occasionally, but if we banned all the foods that are bad, We'd be taking in food tablets with water.

Common sense should tell a person that Oreo's are not exactly health food. As for being banning Oreo's from kids, the only thing that will do is make kids want em more. Only in America could a kid have an easier time getting cigarettes than Oreos.

FROM: jk
DATE: Tuesday May 13, 2003 -- 10:53:19 am
Boy, I just hope no one sues McDonald's for making their kids fat!!!

FROM: Chris [E-Mail]
DATE: Tuesday May 13, 2003 -- 11:02:43 am
We really need litigation reform in this county to make these kind of suits dissapear. If you don't want to eat Oreos then just don;t eat them. Personally, I'd rather die a few years younger while enjoying Oreos, beer and all sorts of things that are bad for me.

Also, I assume Nabisco is adhering to all applicable FDA food labeling the suit most likely will get thrown out anyway.

FROM: towinlovinit
DATE: Tuesday May 13, 2003 -- 11:23:57 am
Seems to me that father is too lazy to fix good meals for his sons, so because they are always hungry(boys are always hungry) have to find something to eat and cause noone has taught them how to cook, they eat packaged foods and oreos are easy to get. He needs to be laughed out of court! I don't think his sons got fat on oreos alone, do you think?

FROM: Ryan
DATE: Tuesday May 13, 2003 -- 11:24:33 am
There's a push to add trans fat to the food labeling standards... clearly, that's the answer, though I bet snack food manufacturers would fight it every step of the way.

FROM: Chris [E-Mail]
DATE: Tuesday May 13, 2003 -- 2:12:47 pm
The average american consumer doesn't read labels anyway. They could put "this product has been shown to cause impotence in mice" on the label and nobody would notice until some idiot that did read the label sued thinking that the warning made the product a suitable form of birth control.

FROM: Stevie Gee
DATE: Tuesday May 13, 2003 -- 3:05:22 pm
You realize, of course, that the only responsible thing Nabisco can do is to change the Oreos jingle:

"Well a kid'll eat the middle of an Oreo first...

...and drop dead from the lethal amounts of artery-clogging trans fat."

FROM: Matt
DATE: Tuesday May 13, 2003 -- 4:34:39 pm
Maybe dumb fucks should be banned from trying to ban things.

FROM: Dave Walls [E-Mail]
DATE: Tuesday May 13, 2003 -- 7:14:02 pm
I've got a plan: Let's rename Oreo's "Freedom Cookies", and see how many morons come to critisize them...

FROM: Paul
DATE: Wednesday May 14, 2003 -- 8:42:17 am
"Freedom Cookies". Brilliant.

FROM: Allan
DATE: Wednesday July 9, 2003 -- 9:14:00 pm
Hmmm, if you take away a man's free will to eat horribly fatty foods and kill himself, you take away his humanity.

FROM: lloyd
DATE: Saturday July 26, 2003 -- 8:28:59 pm
Thats fucked up they gonna take away oreos for making kids fat...ohh wow like that dosent happen anyway...some people are just ignorant, assholes for no reason...since they cant b hapy they make othere peoples life miserable...
if they take away my oreos, i will b highly upset...and walk to to rob and mikes quarters of living and give them a piece of my mind...

FROM: spelling police
DATE: Saturday July 26, 2003 -- 9:48:22 pm
Funny that Lloyd can master the double l in his name yet can't spell anything else! Swearing reduces your credibility, just so you know.

FROM: lia
DATE: Sunday August 22, 2004 -- 1:31:28 am
Oreos are America's favorite cookie and I hope they don't ruin the original.

FROM: fat bastard
DATE: Sunday August 22, 2004 -- 6:44:03 pm
pleez help me. I've been eating oreols every morning since I was five. Now am fat and I cant even leave the bafroom. I have to type on my wireless keypad from the damn torlet!

Maybe Maury could help me, do you have his email address? Ooohhhh god save the children.

FROM: Joseph
DATE: Monday August 23, 2004 -- 12:55:05 pm
Does anyone remember Oreo Sprinkles? They were regular Duble-Stuf Oreos but they had chocolate sprinkles (some call them jimmies, some call them ants) in the filling part. I think they also had a version with rainbow sprinkles.

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