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.
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.
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