Have you ever wondered what actually goes into an Oreo’s delicious cream filling? We’re about to ruin your life.
Here’s a hint: not cream.
According to ExtraCrispy.com, there is a reason why Oreo uses the word “creme” to describe its white center of the packaging. That’s because there’s no dairy in the “creme.” Without dairy, the FDA won’t let the company spell it the normal way.
In the ’90s, the company started using partially hydrogenated vegetable oil. The official recipe isn’t available, but based on the ingredients list, the creme appears to include sugar, high fructose corn syrup, soy lecithin, artificial flavor, and palm and/or canola oil. The recipe might also include titanium dioxide, a chemical whitening agent that studies suggest may be a carcinogen.