(Washington Times) Researchers at Connecticut College threw some lab rats into a maze, stacked one side with rice cakes and the other with Oreos, recorded their reactions to each — and, a few scientific tests later, concluded “America’s Favorite Cookie” is as addictive as morphine and cocaine.

The tests were aimed at discovering whether fatty and sugary foods can be as addictive as drugs. And according to the research: Yes.

“We found that the behavior they exhibited was equally as strong for Oreo cookies as it was for cocaine or morphine,” Joseph Schroeder, a professor and director of the Behavioral Neuroscience program at the college, told WCBS 880.

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