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Monday, 21 November 2016

Oreo

HISTORY

The Oreo sandwich cookie was first developed and produced by the National Biscuit Company (today known as Nabisco) in 1912.

Oreo was launched as an imitation of the original cream-filled chocolate cookie, Hydrox, which was introduced by the Sunshine Company four years earlier.

Oreo cookies were first made in a New York bakery. They sold for 30 cents per pound in what is now Chelsea Market.

The first Oreo was sold on March 6, 1912 to a grocer in Hoboken, New Jersey.


The name Oreo was first trademarked on March 14, 1912. Although the origin of the name "Oreo" is unknown, there are many theories. According to one Oreo executive, the name mimics the two O-shaped cookies that make the sandwich. Others claim the "re" comes from the "cream."

In 1997, Oreos became kosher when the lard was removed.

THE COOKIE

Oreos have a 71 percent to 29 percent cookie-to-cream-ratio.

Oreos are vegan-friendly since the cream doesn’t contain any dairy products.

The two-bar cross on an Oreo cookie is a medieval European symbol for quality. Monks used it on manuscripts they copied to say they did the best they could.

There are seven flavors of Oreos: original, berry, chocolate, chocolate golden, lemon golden, mint and peanut butter.


When the Oreo was made it 1912, there was also a lemon meringue flavor. It was discontinued in 1920.

Oreo's first unusual flavor was Birthday Cake, released in 2012 for its centennial celebration.

It takes 59 minutes to make an Oreo.

SALES

Oreos are the best-selling cookie in the world.

More than 450 billion Oreo cookies have been sold since they were created.


They can be found in 100 countries.

The United States, China, Venezuela, Canada, and Indonesia are the top five countries in terms of sales.

Sources Ibtimes.com, Popsugar.com/

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