A Gentleman and a Rogue

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Happy Birthday Oreo!


Milk's Favorite Cookie just turned 100! It's hard to believe that Oreo has been around for that long. Since March 1912, Oreo has gone worldwide with multiple flavors.

How did Oreo get it's name? Well, it's been so long ago, no one really knows for sure. In French, "Or" means gold and in Greek "Oreo" means beautiful. Or... "RE" from cream was sandwiched between 2 "O's" to make Oreo.

Oreo got its start on March 6, 1912 in Chelsea, NY. The National Biscut Company (NaBisCo) formed in 1898. At the time in 1912, Nabisco was best known for the Barnum's Animcal Cookies. Their novelity design consisting of a cage attached to a string so they could hang on Christmas trees made them a big hit.

Oreo's are sold worldwide. In America, the Nabisco factory is in Richard, Virginia. In Europe, Oreos are made in Spain. Oreos for the Asian markets are produced in Indonesia, India, and China.

Some Quickie Oreo facts:

The top 5 Oreo eating countries are: US, Canada, Indonesia, Venezuela, and China.

Oreo's hit the store in Poland and Croatia in Feb 2011!

In Argentia, a popular flavor contains cookies with a banana filling.

In Canada, Oreos are made with coconut oil giving them a different flavor.

In 2011, Oreos were a 2 billion dollar business.

Double Stuffed Oreo hit the stores in 1974.

In 2004, the recipe was reformulated to make them trans fat free.

In 1912, when Oreos were 1st coming off the oven racks, Woodrow Wilson was President of the US, the Titanic sank, the Girl Scouts were founded and Boston's Fenway Park opened.

GIVEAWAY:
As a Birthday offering for Oreos, tell me what your favorite flavor is. Leave your name and your email contact number. I'll pick a winner randomly to receive a copy of my contemporary romantic suspense novella, The Faberge Secret.

REVIEWS:
5 STARS, Celia Yeary, Author
You will thoroughly enjoy this fast-paced tale of danger, a mystery, and a satisfying conclusion.Elise and Dimitri make sparks fly!



5 Stars, Reader's Favorites
Fabulously written, the story combines elements of mystery, action, love, and tender family moments all at the right places, making a perfect fit. If you want a good story combining history, crime, and passion, "The Faberge Secret" is the book for you.

Sue Perkins, Author
The Faberge Secret exceeded my expectations. Definitely worth reading more than once. What more can I say? It is such a good book.

5 Hearts, Sizzling Hot Book Reviews
As the love story thicken, the suspense heightens and it won't let your eyes leave the page. I recommend The Faberge Secret to all of the romance readers. Even if you have never read romance, The Faberge Secret would be a great place to start.

4 Stars, Manic Readers
A very satisifying read.

BOOK TRAILER: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nf5ujOoDRXs

One Line Teaser: "And I don't happen to knock into tall, Russian, and handsome every day. Let me enjoy the moment."

17 comments:

  1. My kids grew up on Oreo cookies. I'd be in trouble if I forgot to renew the stock. Fun post Steph. You book cover is gorgeous.

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  2. Oreo's were a mainstay when my kids were little. I tried to get them hooked on my fav, Chips Ahoy, but they preferred Oreos. That worked out better for me as I wasn't tempted to eat the whole package!

    Best wishes for The Faberge Secret!
    Maggie

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  3. My favorite Oreo is the Golden Chocolate Cream.
    Nice little trivia on the famous cookie,
    Neecy

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  4. I love Oreos. In college, like everyone else, I briefly flirted with the idea of becoming a vegetarian. When I realized that Oreos would be a banned food, I decided to remain an omnivore. LOL!

    Happy birthday, Oreo!

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  5. I've never eaten one! I don't think they have them in England and they certainly don't in Spain. Sometimes I think I'm missing an awful lot in life!

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  6. Mona, thanks for stopping in. I think Oreos are a staple for American kids, but I have to tell you they are a treat for my boys.

    Maggie, LOL!! I swear, we buy Oreos and the tempation is too great.

    Neecy, my favorite is double stuff, but I love a good mint when I can find it. I think the Orange Halloween ones are cool, too.

    Keena, your story makes me chuckle. Thank you for sharing. Who would have thought Oreos kept you a omnivore? hehe

    Jenny, According to my research the chain Sainsburys in the UK sells the cookie? I don't believe they are sold in Spain, but if you're game, I'll send you a care package with some. Let me know.

    Smiles
    Steph

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  7. Dynamite post. Oreo cookies continue to touch everyone's life here in the states. Life has changed for me now on a gluten free diet but there are substitutes. Nothing does it like an Oreo! Success with your writing. One author to another

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    1. Thanks for popping in. I agree - Oreos may be small but they touch everyone's life.

      Smiles
      Steph

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  8. I use to love the mint Oreo cookies. I haven't had one of them in years. Maybe I should treat myself to some!

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    1. I think they let the mint out on occasion for a limited time. I like them, too! I love mint. I'll take mint ice cream any day of the week.

      Steph

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  9. I love the double stuffed regular Oreos. I also adore trivia such as you posted. I think it's neat how they have various stuffing colors to fit with the season I saw red and white candy cane at Christmas and I think red at Valentine's as well. I think they have green mint and non mint too and with Easter around the corner I bet they will have colored fillings for then too. WTG Oreos. Your book looks so intriguing and the cover is really pretty the egg so tiny. I always pictured them as large beautiful eggs. Not tiny like the one in the picture.

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    1. Thanks for popping in, Kathy. Laura did a wonderful job with the cover. I think, and you touched upon it, is that that Oreo kinda changes and updates itself with the mint flavor and orange colored cream and that's what helps them keep up to date.

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  10. Double stuff. Double stuff. Double stuff. The regular ones are o.k. in a pinch, and I can't bring myself to try any other flavors. Maybe I'm just a filling junkie! lol

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  11. Okay, I'm boring, but I like the original oreo. Except, I like it fried! Does that count? Had them one year at a state fair, found a recipe, and now I make it every year for Chanukah. Oh, and it's the inspiration for my Fried Oreos blog!(www.jenniferwilck.wordpress.com)

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    1. I've never had them fried but that sounds awesome. What state fair? I'm going to be on the lookout for fried oreos so I can try them. How cool to have them for Chanukah!
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      Steph

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  12. Congrats to Neecy, winner of "The Faberge Secret!" Please send me an email to sgcardin1@yahoo.com so I can send you a copy of the story.

    Smiles
    Steph

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