Did you wake up feeling a little happier and bouncier than usual this morning and perhaps wondering why? Chances are it’s not your birthday. Or Christmas. Or anniversary. So, what is it then?
It’s March 6th — National Oreo Cookie Day, of course!
Oreos — That little creme-filled bundle of crispy, chocolaty goodness we have come to love over the years. Since its introduction years ago, the Oreo Cookie has become the best-selling cookie in the United States. No surprise there. A mere glance at my cupboard would confirm that fact.
Nabisco (originally The National Biscuit Company) first developed and produced the “Oreo Biscuit” in 1912 at its Chelsea factory in New York City. The block on which the factory was originally located is now known as “Oreo Way”. Wouldn’t you like to go to work each morning to a place called “Oreo Way?”
Here are some other fun facts about Oreos from the National Day Calendar folks —
- The name “Oreo” was first trademarked on March 14, 1912.
- The first Oreo cookies in the United States sold for 25 cents a pound in clear, glass-topped novelty cans.
- In 1912, the Oreo Biscuit was renamed to “Oreo Sandwich”.
- In 1948, the Oreo Sandwich was renamed to “Oreo Creme Sandwich”.
- William A. Turnier developed the modern-day Oreo design in 1952 to include the Nabisco logo.
- Nabisco’s principal food scientist, Sam Procello, developed the modern Oreo cookie filling.
Oreos now come in a wide variety of flavors, including Banana Split, Berry Burst Ice Cream, Birthday Cake, Candy Cane, Candy Corn, Cool Mint, Creamsicle, Pumpkin Spice, and many others. And of course, not to leave out Golden Oreos, and maybe my personal favorite, the Double Stuf Oreos!
What is your favorite way to enjoy an Oreo Cookie? Do you dunk it? Bite into and crunch it? Or are you a twister, like me? My favorite way is to carefully twist the two cookie halves apart, crunch and enjoy the plain half first, and then slowly savor the creamy goodness of the other half. Mmmm — creamy goodness.
Thanks for visiting and spending part of your day with us. Now, go treat yourself — it’s National Oreo Cookie Day! — Jim (and Red!)
“Happiness is a tall glass of milk and Oreo Cookie in each paw.” — Little Red Bear
“Health food may be good for the conscience, but Oreos taste a hell of a lot better.” — Robert Redford
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2 thoughts on “Happy National Oreo Cookie Day!”
Happy Oreo Cookie Day James!
Our family loves these cookies. It’s fun to talk about when a new one comes out and if we all think it will be tasty.
(I hope the makers of Oreo’s doesn’t see this, but do you remember the cookie “Hydroxs?” Shh, I won’t ask too loud.) We looked for those the other day and didn’t see them. They seemed to be the cookie of our days growing up. I’m thinking because they were less expensive, but we all did like them.
Thanks for your fun post today!
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I liked the Hydrox Cookies, too! To me, they had a bit of a different flavor than the Oreos, and while Oreos still probably remained my favorite, I enjoyed the Hydrox for a change of pace, just as I prefer Coca-Cola, but love RC Cola now and then for a change of pace. 😀