“Oh! Oh! Oreo.” Move over Girl Scout Cookies, today it’s time to “twist, lick, dunk.” Tuesday, March 6 we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the National Biscuit Company introducing the Oreo cookie to a world of milk crying for something chocolatey to dunk in it.
The Oreo cookie was developed and produced by the National Biscuit Co. bakery in 1912 at its Chelsea factory in New York City. In the United States, they were sold for 25 cents a pound in novelty cans with clear glass tops. The modern-day Oreo design was developed in 1952.
The world’s favorite cookie has come a long way since its first sale to a grocer by the name of S.C. Thuesen in Hoboken, New Jersey, and is now an international favorite that can be bought in more than 100 countries, and brings in more than $1.5 billion in annual global revenues.
Each day, more than 95 million Oreo cookies are sold. The cookie also has more than 25 million fans on Facebook, and has a street named after it — Oreo Way — in New York City.
The Oreo takes 59 minutes to make, and consists of 12 flowers, 12 dots, and 12 dashes on each side. each cookie also has 90 ridges.
Oreos have taken on various shapes and sizes over the years, including…
- Football Oreo (introduced in 1976)
- Double Stuf Oreo (introduced in 1975)
- Big Stuf Oreo (introduced in 1984) – Sold individually, each Big Stuf contained 316 calories and 13 grams of fat. They were discontinued in 1991.
- Triple Stuf Oreo (introduced in 2006) were limited to certain cities for a one month promotional trial before being permanently discontinued.
- Mini Oreo (introduced in 1991) – These bite-sized versions of ordinary Oreo cookies were discontinued in the late 1990s and re-released in 2000.
- Triple Double Oreo (introduced summer 2011) – Three wafers with two layers of creme, one vanilla and one chocolate.
Celebrate with an easy to make Oreo Ice Cream Sandwich Cake. The recipe can be found at Kraft Foods.
Rather than dunking, Judith Klausner creates Oreo Cameos with her cookies.
And let’s not forget one other Oreo favorite, Oreo Cookie Balls from Kraft Foods!
Join us at Totally Kids fun furniture & toys – we will be serving Oreo Cookies and milk or coffee today.