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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