Is It Black Or Is It Brown?

November 9, 2018

Weʻve all heard the big question..."Do you hear Yanny or Laurel?"  Well now the internet is torn once again over OREOS!!  There’s s big debate taking over social media right now about Oreos and whether theyʻre brown or black?

It all started when someone noticed that on the official Oreo website it says, "We do not have a color assigned to the cookie portion of an Oreo.  Some people think the Oreo is a shade of brown, while others view the color closer to black."

So what color are they? They're made from cocoa beans, which are brown.  But the cocoa is processed with alkali, which darkens the powder a LOT. In fact, cocoa powder with alkali is called "black cocoa powder."

What do you think?!  Are they black or are they brown?