The story behind this famous fabled cookie.
| Yes there's a cookie that has it's very own holiday, and I'm not talking about Christmas cookies. Yesterday, March 6th 2020, was actually a very special day for a cookie. It was National Oreo day, and at break time we all had plenty of them at work. I had the double stuffed Oreo cookies myself, and lots of them. Over 450 billion Oreo cookies have been sold since their introduction back on March 14, 1912. the National Biscuit Company, which is now known as Nabisco introduced the Oreo cookie. However at the time it was called the Oreo Biscuit. Nine years later the Oreo Biscuit's name was changed to the Oreo Sandwich.
The very first Oreo cookies sold for 25 cents a pound in cans with a clear top. During the 1920s, the Oreo underwent a couple of design changes that included a new design in 1924, and the release of a now short lived lemon filled Oreo cookie. After World War II the Oreo Sandwich underwent another name change, becoming the Oreo Creme Sandwich in year 1948.
Over time a variety of different Oreo cookies were invented and sold in stores. Some of these Oreo cookies you may have tried and others you may never have heard of before. These include my now favorite the Double Stuffed Oreo cookie in 1974, the Football Oreo cookie in 1976, Big Stuffed Oreo cookie in 1987, Oreo Minis in 1991, Mega Stuffed Oreo cookies in 2013 and Oreo Thins in 2015. Limited edition cookies were sold to include the Birthday Cake Oreo cookie, Lemon Twist Oreo cookies, Fruit Punch Oreo cookies, Cinnamon Bun Oreo cookies , Key Lime Pie Oreo cookies, Gingerbread Oreo cookies and Pumpkin Spice Oreo cookies.
Here are some Oreo facts. Oreo cookies are now sold in more than 100 countries worldwide. Oreo cookies are 71% cookie and 29% creme filling, and often the creme filling is eaten first. Men and women eat their Oreo cookies differently. Women normally dunk their Oreo cookie, while men throw the entire Oreo cookie into their mouth and eat it whole. Did you eat your Oreo Cookie to celebrate?