Remember the joy of dunking your Oreos or of twisting the two sides and licking or scraping the inside then chewing up the cookies in your mouth and smiling so you could show off your chocolate laced teeth??!?!? Or of seeing who could stack these yummy cookies the highest? Yep, I do and what better reason to do them again!!! No matter what age we are, Oreo turns 100 years old today!! :-)
So, in celebration - Five Fun Facts:
|1. A 1920s ad for the cookie. A Nabisco worker shows off a ’70s-era Oreo press mold. |
The National Biscuit Company factory (now Chelsea Market) before 1932, when the
High Line rail was incorporated. Source: NY Post
|2. Oreos can be bought in more than 100 countries and rake in $1.5 billion |
in global annual revenues. More than 95 million cookies are sold each day.
|3. Did you know that the cookie, which takes 59 minutes to make, consists of 12 flowers, |
12 dots and 12 dashes on each side. Each cookie has 90 ridges?
|4. Oreos are made from 29 percent creme and 71 percent cookie. They are |
made in 21 bakeries around the world. Kraft Foods estimates that more than
500 billion Oreos have been sold since 1912.
"Oreo Celebrates 100 Years of Twisting, Licking and Dunking" - ABC News, March 6, 2012
"The Big O - The Chelsea-born Oreo cookie celebrates its 100th birthday" - NY Post, March 6, 2012
"The Oreo Turn 100, With a Nod to the Past" - NY Times, February 27, 2012