Gallery: Staff Picks: How Do You Eat Your Oreos?

Double Chomp vs. Twist
Double Chomp vs. Twist

My Oreo eating approach depends on the Oreo in question. Plain Oreos get chomped down in two bites, but double-stuffed cookies (which are increasingly the only ones I can find at the grocery store) get the twist. It's pretty easy to scrape the creme clean off on a double stuff Oreo and then enjoy the cookie separately. Max Falkowitz

Creme-less
Creme-less

I didn't eat Oreos that often growing up, and I only recently realized why: Because I don't really like the filling. I wouldn't ever feel compelled to buy Oreos, but if they're lying around—as they often have for the last month in the Serious Eats office—I'll eat them by gently peeling out the center creme patty using the non-cremed cookie as a spatula. Result: two cookies I actually like! (Even better if it's a "Golden" Oreo; I like those a bit more than the original ones.) Score. Robyn Lee

Creme Tower
Creme Tower

I like as much creme filling as possibly possible. As a kid, I used to take Double Stufs, remove 3 or 4 little filling patties, and smush them between two cookies. (I didn't really care what happened to the other cookies.) Actually, Robyn and I should be Oreo-eating friends. I'll take her extra filling. Carey Jones

Milk-Laden
Milk-Laden

I'm definitely in the milk and Oreo camp, but the best way to enjoy them is to dunk the Oreo in the glass of milk just to the point where it is completely saturated but still holds together. This is an incredibly tricky thing to pull off, and numerous Oreos must pay the price to reach perfection. Of course, it is required that you eat all the failures, too. Nick Kindelsperger

I prefer popping freshly milk-dunked singles, so plump and heavy they're milliseconds away from self-crumbling.Jessica Leibowitz

Dissect and Gnaw
Dissect and Gnaw

Carefully remove top cookie, not necessarily a twist, slowly chip away at the creme with my front teeth until there's only a little bit in the middle, then eat that half, then reluctantly eat creme-less half. Leandra Palermo

Oreo Cereal
Oreo Cereal

I just eat Oreos dunked in milk, no disassembly required. But my friend Talia has perhaps the weirdest method I've ever heard of: she puts three cookies in the bottom of a cup, pours milk on top, lets it sit for a moment before mashing with a spoon, and then eats the whole thing. "It's like Oreo cereal," Talia claims. The cookies mostly melt into the milk, with chunks of cream throughout. Not my preferred method, but a nice change of pace every once in a while. Ben Fishner

The Twist
The Twist

I have a weird, completely inexplicable fear of eating the Oreo in its natural sandwich-cookie state. My fingers first have to twist it apart. It all depends on the performance of the twist, but usually one cookie half ends up with 89% of the creme and the other half, a weaker smear on top. Eat the creme-heavy half first (obviously) then the plainer cookie half as a chaser. This behavior does have links with how I eat normal sandwiches; similarly, I enjoy pulling apart the bread halves (well, not in the case of ALL sandwiches, but definitely some) and eating it as two open-faced parts. Erin Zimmer

Al Dente Soak
Al Dente Soak

For my first few Oreos, I like to dunk them in milk until they're "al dente." It's a tricky proposition to guess the moment they're at this stage, and I've been known to lose some cookie to the bottom of the glass. When I'm leisurely eating my last Oreo or two, I'll twist it apart and scrape the creme off with my teeth, then let the cookie part sort of dissolve on my tongue. Carrie Vasios

Straight Up
Straight Up

I guess I'm boring, I have no special Oreo eating technique. I eat them "as is"—cookie and creme together. Alaina Browne

Precision Twist
Precision Twist

Oreos for me will always be defined by that late '80s (early '90s?) commercial in which the little kid is sitting in the playground, twisting an Oreo to the Turtles' "Happy Together." And actually, that song will always be defined by Oreos to me. In the commercial, the kid makes a point of twisting the Oreo, the cream-filling separating perfectly so that it remains entirely intact on one side of the cookie. I don't eat many Oreos, but when I do, that's how my Oreos must be. If the cream splits in half or tears, I'll quietly stick the cookies back together and exchange them for another in the pack. Kenji López-Alt

Skim Milk Dunk
Skim Milk Dunk

Milk is essential. I have pretty much no interest in an Oreo without milk. And, skim—I want my milk to be refreshing, not heavy. Maggie Hoffman

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