Health Breakthrough: Trans-Fat Cookies Fried In Non-Trans-Fat Oil

Today the Times paid a visit to the Great Indiana State Fair, where a reporter discovered the heartening news that unhealthy food fried in oil that doesn't contain trans-fats still tastes good! Thank God. People can go on being fat, and their arteries will be a little less clogged! "Yes, Deep-Fried Oreos, but Not in Trans Fats," reads the headline. There's just one little thing, though: Oreos themselves contain trans-fats.

According to the Kraft website:

Like most baked goods, Oreo cookies do contain some trans fat.

A serving of our regular Oreo cookies — which is three cookies — contains 7 grams of fat, 1.5 of which is saturated fat, and 2.5 of which is trans fat.

A comparable serving of our reduced fat Oreo cookies contains 3.5 grams of fat, including 1 gram of saturated fat and 1 gram of trans fat.

So, yeah. Bloomberg, are you listening?

Yes, Deep-Fried Oreos, but Not in Trans-Fats [NYT]
Update: Trans Fats and Oreo Cookies [Kraft]