They’re probably one of my favourite cookies. In fact they’re probably one of YOUR favourite cookies too! Today that bag of Oreos on your kitchen shelf are 100 years old (well, not that exact bag, I hope!).
Developed by Nabisco in 1912, 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. But there is much folk-lore around where the “Oreo” name actually come from.
Did you know that Oreos from the US actually taste different than those from Canada? Apparently the ones from Christies (who manufacture them in Canada) are made with coconut oil, whereas the ones in the USA, that are made by Kraft/Nabisco, do not. In China, apparently, the sugar content has been lowered to take into account local taste.
Anyway, if I wasn’t trying to lose weight, I’d be celebrating the Oreo’s birthday by trying to beat the feat of a girl in the Philippines who consumed 3000 Golden Oreos in a span of 12 hours!
So…. Happy Birthday to the Oreo!!!