National Oreo Cookie Day

National Oreo Cookie Day – We all know and most of us love that chocolate cookie sandwich with icing center … the Oreo Cookie! It is a holiday for those yummy cookies.

National Oreo Cookie Day

These cookies are yummy themselves. We can even make cookies and cream treats with them too. A lot of people love to take the cookies apart and lick the center icing part.

National Oreo Cookie Day

This holiday is held annually on March 6.

Oreo Cookie Day celebrates the iconic sandwich cookie, which was introduced by Nabisco (now part of Mondelez International) on March 6, 1912. The day commemorates the delicious treat’s anniversary, giving fans a reason to indulge in their favorite snack.

Oreo sandwich cookies are great with milk. You can drink the milk with it and/or dip your Oreo cookie in the milk.

Oreo Cookie Day a day for fans to indulge in their love for this beloved treat, whether enjoying them plain, dunked in milk, or incorporated into various desserts.

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What is an Oreo Cookie?

An Oreo cookie is made up of two chocolate disks containing a sweet cream filling. Because of that, it is often called a cookie sandwich. It is said that the Oreo cookie is the best-selling cookie in the United States and is loved by millions of people.

Oreo is a popular sandwich cookie that consists of two circular chocolate wafers with a sweet cream filling in between. It was first introduced by the Nabisco division of Kraft Foods in the United States in 1912 and has since become one of the best-selling cookies in the world.

Over the years, many different flavors and varieties of Oreos have been introduced, including Double Stuf Oreos, Golden Oreos, Chocolate Oreos, and even limited-edition flavors like Pumpkin Spice Oreos and Watermelon Oreos. The Oreo has also been featured in various desserts, such as Oreo ice cream, Oreo cheesecake, and Oreo milkshakes.

The way people eat Oreos has also become a subject of debate, with some people twisting the cookie apart to eat the cream filling first, while others prefer to dunk the cookie in milk before eating it. Regardless of how it’s eaten, Oreo remains a beloved treat for many people around the world.

Red Velvet Oreo Balls Recipe

You can even find generic versions as well.

The National Biscuit Company (today known as Nabisco) first developed and produced the “Oreo Biscuit” in 1912 at its Chelsea factory in New York City. Today, the block on which the factory was located is known as “Oreo Way”.

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Facts about the Oreo Cookie

  1. The name “Oreo” was first trademarked on March 14, 1912.
  2. The first Oreo cookies in the United States sold for 25 cents a pound in clear glass topped novelty cans.
  3. In 1912, the Oreo Biscuit was renamed to “Oreo Sandwich”.
  4. In 1948, the Oreo Sandwich was renamed to “Oreo Creme Sandwich”.
  5. William A. Turnier developed the modern-day Oreo design in 1952 to include the Nabisco logo.
  6. Nabisco’s principal food scientist, Sam Procello, developed the modern Oreo cookie filling.
  7. Over 450 billion Oreos have been sold since their introduction.
  8. Oreos are sold in more than 100 countries worldwide.
  9. More women dunk this cookie than men.
  10. More men bite this cookie whole than women.
  11. Oreos are 71% cookie and 29% creme filling.
  12. Sold is over 100 counties.
  13. Some Countries the cookie varies what type.
  14. From beginning to end, it on average takes 59 minutes to produce a single Oreo cookie.
  15. Oreo Double Stuff cookies are only 1.68 times bigger than original Oreos.
  16. Oreo filling was once made using lard.
  17. Hydrox cookies were invented by a company called Sunshine in 1908 and it was basically the same as an Oreo except a little crunchier and less sweet.
  18. Initial OREO creations were shaped like a baseball mound.

Other names for Oreo Cookies

  • “Oreo Biscuits”
  • “Oreo Crème Sandwich”
  • “Oreo Chocolate Sandwich Cookie”

The name “Oreo” is believed to have come from the Greek word “Oreo,” which means beautiful or nice, and was chosen by Nabisco because they thought it would be easy to remember and pronounce. ωραίο (o̱raío)

Others believe The origin of the word “Oreo” might be from the French word for gold (or) because the packaging in the beginning was gold, but no one knows for sure. From “or”, the French word for gold, which was the main color on early OREO cookie packages. A combination of taking the “re” from ” creme ” and placing it between the two “o”s in “chocolate” – making “o – re – o.”

Oreo display at the Jefferson City, TN Food City​
Oreo display at the Jefferson City, TN Food City

Flavors of Oreo Cookies

  1. Original
  2. Double Stuff
  3. Golden
  4. Golden Double Stuff
  5. Mint
  6. Peanut Butter
  7. Peanut Butter Cakesters
  8. Red Velvet
  9. Birthday Cake
  10. Pumpkin Spice
  11. Peppermint
  12. S’mores
  13. Space Dunk
  14. Cakesters
  15. Oreo’s Cereal
  16. Mega Stuff
  17. Blackout
  18. Chocolate
  19. Dirt Cake
  20. Black & White
  21. Churros
  22. Sour Patch
  23. Star Wars (Dark Side — Light Side)
  24. Many other seasonal or limited edition options.

Know any more facts about the Oreo cookie or flavors?

Feel free to share those in the comments below.

First published March 6, 2018. Last updated or republished March 6, 2024.

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