The Oreo Cookie Turns 100


The venerable Oreo cookie turns 100 today. So to celebrate 100 years of artery-clogging goodness, we threw together some facts about the cookie for you to check out. Here's some stuff you may or may not know about the great Oreo:

  • The first Oreo cookie was sold in Hoboken, NJ
  • The cookies were originally packaged in bulk tins and sold by weight
  • Grocers paid 30 cents per pound of Oreos
  • In the same year that the Oreo was first made, the South Pole was discovered and the Titanic sank
  • Since then more than 362 billion Oreos have been sold in more than 100 countries
  • The Oreo takes 59 minutes to make, is covered in a pattern of 12 flowers, 12 dots, and 12 dashes and has 90 ridges around the edge
  • In a research survey by Kraft, they found that 84 percent of men eat the cookie whole, while 41 percent of women twist, turn, and eat the cookie in pieces
  • Overall, 50 percent of Oreo eaters pull apart their cookies before eating

To celebrate, I'm going to get some milk and about 6 pounds of Double-Stuf Oreos. Dunking is the best way to eat them.

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