Oreo Cookies are delicious snacks of two chocolate wafers with cream in the middle. They have been a popular snack in America for over a hundred years, in fact they are the country’s best selling cookie.
They’re called ‘Milk’s favorite cookie.’ But are they yours? It’s National Oreo Cookie Day, and if you’re a fan of this crème filled delight, then today is a special day indeed. Oreo cookies first hit grocery store shelves on March 6, 1912. It only makes sense that the Oreo’s birthday be the day when we celebrate one of the most iconic snacks in history.
History of Oreo Cookie Day
Our research couldn’t parse out the creator of Oreo Cookie Day. Considering it’s the cookie’s anniversary, it’s isn’t hard to guess why March 6. Funnily enough, the Nabisco Company doesn’t appear to endorse or sponsor the holiday, which seems like a bit of missed opportunity. Regardless, I doubt people need an official reason to celebrate this chocolate-flavored biscuit. Oreo Day is all about the twist, lick, and dunk.
The name ‘Oreo’ is a mystery unto itself. The meaning of the name remains unclear. Some theorize the name stems from the French word “or,” which means “gold,” referring to the cookie's original gold-colored packaging. The test version of the Oreo is said to have had a hill-like shape, so others speculate the name comes from the Greek word Oros (Όρος).
The Oreo has a specific 71 to 29 percent cookie to crème ratio. It’s a science and an art!
450 billion is the number of Oreo cookies sold since 1912. That’s a lot of crumbs
A stretch of Ninth Avenue in New York City, where the bakery that made the first Oreo cookies stood, is now named “OREO Way.”
The Oreo cookie brand is the best-selling cookie brand of the 21st Century
Sold in over 100 countries
How to Celebrate Oreo Cookie Day
Pour a glass of milk. Grab a pack of Oreos. Have at it. If you’re looking to switch it up and get creative, check out this BuzzFeed list of absolutely
mouth-watering Oreo recipes.
Oreo Day is a celebration for one and all, old and young alike. Whether it’s Double Stuf, Chocolate Mint, or the good old fashioned original classic, grab a friend, kick back, and snack on. It’s the Oreo way.
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