March 6th marks the 100th anniversary of this famous legendary Oreo cookie. In 1912 the first Oreo cookie was formed with two chocolate disks and cream filling. It looked very similar to todays’ Oreo with the only difference being the design on the chocolate disk.
The Oreo cookie is the best selling cookie of the 20th century. In fact we have all been brought up with the Oreo cookie and most of us have found some exciting way to eat the ever loved cookie. Whether it’s dunked in warm milk or sprinkled in your ice cream just about every one loves Oreos.
Did you know:
- Oreo has it’s own street where the first Oreo cookie was made called Oreo Way in New York.
- Know matter where in the world you are, you will never be without an Oreo cookie.
- It takes 69,159 of staked Oreo cookies to reach the top of the CN tower in Toronto.
- 50% of Oreo cookie eaters pull apart the cookie before eating.
- Women twist and open them more often than men.
- If you lay 289,646 Oreo cookies side by side it will span the confederation bridge that links PEI and New Brunswick.
- In an 8 hour shift, the Canadian Oreo bakery in Montréal bakes more than 1.1 million Oreo cookies.
Where does the Oreo name come from?
No one really knows! Here are some of the top guesses:
- From “or,” the French word for gold, which was the main colour on early Oreo cookie packages.
- The combination of “re” from “cream” and placing it between the two “o”s in “chocolate” making it “o-re-o.”
- From the Greek word Oreo, which means hill or mountain. Initial Oreo creations were shaped like a baseball mound.
How do you eat your Oreo cookies?
To check out some great recipes you can make with your Oreo click here.
To celebrate this milestone Kraft has generously offered to giveaway 2 boxes of the 100th anniversary addition and one original box of Oreo. Two winners will be randomly selected on March 6th 2012.
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