06 March, 2012

Celebrating...100 Years of Oreos

Happy 100th Birthday to the Oreo Cookie!!  It's been 100 years today since the Oreo cookie was introduced to the world!!  Two dark chocolate cookies sealed together with a luscious creamy filling...yum!  Did you twist them apart and eat the creamy center first?  Or did you dunk the intact cookie into a tall, cold glass of milk?  I like to save the best for last so I would twist the cookie apart and scrape the creamy center onto my finger, eat the cookie parts and then eat the cream filling. And I must admit that I still eat them this way today.

Through the years there have been many additions to the Oreo line...Double Stuf...mint...fudge covered...holiday versions with differently decorated cookies and a variety of color fillings...there's even a Golden Oreo Cookie.  So many cookies...so little time!!

This site has a few interesting facts about the Oreo.  And Wikipedia has a listing of the various iterations and flavors and variations.  Who knew that there was a Banana Split Oreo?  Wikipedia also lists the various forms that Oreos have taken...such as Oreo Sippers (straws that give your milk an Oreo flavor), cereal (Oreos for breakfast?) and pie crusts.  It's interesting, in a useless information kind of way, to read about the Oreo and see all of the countries where this cookie lives.

So join in the celebration of the birth of America's best selling cookie (with over 491 billion sold they must be doing something right), read a little history and by all means stop by your local store and pick up a package!  You might be fortunate enough to find the Birthday Oreos with the birthday cake flavored filling and sprinkles inside! 

Happy 100 years Oreo!!  Wishing you at least 100 more!!

Luv Ya!!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thinking of those bat cookies - yum.