Fun Facts About Oreos

Food/Cooking - Dessert

By: BonnieDossKnight     19-Dec-2010

Introduction:

What is your favorite way to eat Oreos? Are you among the traditional Oreo lovers who twists, licks and dunks or do you just munch and crunch? Which of the different flavors of Oreo do you prefer? What fun ways do you use Oreos in cooking? Whatever you do, try not to crave a crème filled Oreo until you read the following fun facts.

How Did the Oreo Get Its Name?

Considering that even The National Biscuit Company (Nabisco) Nabisco, who introduced the Oreo Biscuit in 1912, is not certain, the origin of the Oreo name is open for speculation. My favorite among the many theories is that when the board met to decide a name they ask one of the members for a suggestion. At the time, his mouth was full of a biscuit (Oreo) and replied, "I don't know". Apparently the board thought he'd said, "Oreo". One thing is certain its name has changed over the years: in 1921 the Oreo Biscuit became Oreo Sandwich; then Oreo Crème Sandwich in 1948 and Oreo Chocolate Sandwich Cookie in 1974.

America's Favorite Cookie

Oreo is the top selling packaged cookie in the United States. Billions of the crème sandwich cookies have been produced since its conception. Currently, Nabisco packages Oreos with the slogan, "Milk's Favorite Cookie".

Traditional Way to Eat an Oreo

The top fun fact about Oreos relates to Nabisco's the huge marketing campaign - "cause a kidd'll eat the middle of an Oreo first and save the outsides chocolate cookie for last". Accordingly, one twists the two cookie halves to expose a creamy middle. After licking the crème filling from the chocolate cookie halves, one proceeds to dunk them in milk. However, according to "Project Oreo", the hypothesis proved incorrect. Among 85 kindergarten, 1st and 2nd graders tested, the most common way kids eat Oreos is by munching and crunching all three layers at once.

Different Ways to Enjoy Oreos

In attempting to determine the different ways to enjoy Oreos, I hit an impossible wall. There appear to be thousands of ways, so we'll hit the high spots. Oreos are added to a plethora of baked goods including: pies, ice cream, cakes and donuts. They are mixed in milkshakes, frozen yogurt and crushed over fruits and topped with whipped cream. Domino Pizza makes an Oreo Pizza. Have you developed an original way to enjoy Oreos?

Varieties of Oreos

Did you know that riginally, the Oreo recipe called for pork fat? In several countries, such as China, Australia, Asia and Canada, Oreo Wafer Sticks are produced. The wafer stick consists of four wafer layers stuffed with vanilla and chocolate crème. Also, Oreo Wafer Rolls are available, which are hollow and may be used like straws, to sip milk through instead of dunk. Oreo Double Stuf uses golden wafers instead of traditional chocolate. Several varieties are marketed as Oreo Fudge, with a chocolate fudge filling. Whatever shape, size or flavor one prefers, from Mini Oreos to Big Stuf, the original crème filled, chocolate cookie version remains America's most popular cookie.




Final Thoughts

Question: Did you dash to the pantry and grab an Oreo before reading the fund facts?






Comments

  • hummingbirdee 12/20/2010

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    These are some unique and fun facts about an Oreo cookie. People try to make their own, but it is never the same.

  • goodselfme 12/19/2010

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    Oreos are my favorite next to fig newtons. Thank you for the really fun, interesting and educational info. I had no idea Domino made and Oreo pizza. that is amazing.

  • Ellie 12/19/2010

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    I love this list! So many fun and interesting facts. I even saw a gigantic oreo-shaped cake pan in Sky Mall the other day.


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