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Happy 100th Birthday Oreo!


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Happy Birthday Oreo!! Hard to believe the Oreo cookie has been around for 100 years today!

According to Wikipedia:

The Oreo was originally called the Oreo Biscuit. The name was later changed to the Oreo Sandwich in 1921. In 1948, the name was changed again to the Oreo Creme Sandwich. It was then changed to the Oreo Chocolate Sandwich Cookie in 1974.

There are many theories pointing to the origin of the name ‘Oreo’, including derivations from the French word ‘Or’, meaning gold (as early packaging was gold), or the Greek word ‘Oreo’, meaning beautiful, nice or well done. Other theories are that the ‘re’ from cream was ‘sandwiched’ between the two Os from cookie, or the word ‘just seemed like a nice, melodic combination of sounds’.

How ever it came about, I know one thing is for sure! Everybody has their own way of eating them! I personally can not eat one without twisting them apart and eating the cream inside first then the cookie, and of course if a glass of milk is near by then dunking is a must! How do you eat Oreos? The whole thing at once? Dunked, Twisted apart? Don’t tell me your “one of those” that that will twist it apart, eat the inside and throw the cookie away…Shame on you!

Here is a great Oreo ad from 1940.

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Be sure to check out the Oreo Cookie Birthday Celebration!




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