Five Food Finds about Oreo Cookies

  1. The Oreo cookie celebrates it’s 100th birthday on March 6, 2012
  2. Some believe that the cookie’s name was taken from the French word for gold, “or” (the main color on early Oreo packages). Others say the name is a combination of taking the “re” from “cream” and placing it between the two “o”s in “chocolate” – making “o-re-o.
  3. They were originally called the “Oreo Biscuit” later changed to the “Oreo Sandwich” in 1920’s Now they are simply Oreos
  4. Oreos were not an original idea, Originally the Oreo came in chocolate and vanilla flavored cookies with cream filling, very similar to Hydrox cookies first introduced in 1908.
  5. Oreos are the most popular cookie of the 20th century.