We celebrate America’s number one cookie each year on its very special day on March 6 with National Oreo Day. At National Today, we love a good cookie. And good cookies stem from the classics. In fact, one of our absolute favorites is a timeless classic: the Oreo. With crisp chocolate cookies and creamy filling, these little cookies have captured our hearts and our stomachs. The Oreo was first introduced in 1912 and it has been the best-selling cookie in America ever since. We love to dunk them, twist them, and straight up take a bite. Here’s to the delicious Oreo!
History of National Oreo Day
The late Sam J. Porcello, a former Nabisco food scientist, is known for his work in terms of the modern Oreo cookie, which has been a creamy favorite snack for decades. This cookie creation is without a doubt one of his most notable achievements in his 34 years at Nabisco. And frankly, we believe that life has been sweeter ever since, since we at National Today just cannot get enough! The Oreo cookie is nearly 108 years old, and is enjoyed by cookie lovers of all ages across the globe.
Let’s face it: classic never goes out of style. And, at over 100 years old Oreo cookies are available in various colors, sizes, flavors. There are more inventing flavors coming every year. There are double stuffed, thins, mini, Neapolitan, and the aptly named Mega Stuf. We can even savor the flavor in an Oreo cake! Dunk them in milk, have them after a meal or a snack, share them with friends or covet them for yourself. However we want them, we can have them, as there is no shortage of ways to enjoy the beloved Oreo!
National Oreo Day timeline
The Oreo cookie was first sold to a grocer in Hoboken, New Jersey.
With the original cream flavor being far more popular, the lemon meringue flavor was discontinued by Nabisco.
This means even more cookie lovers-those with food restrictions, could enjoy this classic cookie snack!
The limited edition and now permanent flavor, Birthday Cake cookie was released to celebrate the centennial milestone.
National Oreo Day FAQs
How many Oreo cookies have been sold worldwide to date?
As of 2019, more than an astonishing over 450 billion cookies have been sold worldwide.
Why are they called Oreo cookies?
Why are they called Oreo cookies?
This is still a mystery. No one truly knows from where the name “Oreo” originated.
What was the cookie-to-cream ratio of the original Oreo cookie?
Our favorite cookie has evolved quite a bit overtime, however the original cookie-to-cream ratio was 71 percent to 29 percent.
National Oreo Day Activities
Have an Oreo Tasting
Invite your friends over to eat Oreos! Track down as many varieties of these tasty cookies that you can, and have a tasting of Oreo flavors. Cool Mint? Golden? Birthday Cake? Original? Do minis taste different than regular? Ask the hard questions, and enjoy!
Throw an Oreo Dessert Party
Throw a desserts-only dinner party where everyone has to bring a homemade dessert with Oreos! Pie with Oreo crust, ice cream with Oreo mix-ins, cake with Oreos incorporated in the batter. Get creative! And enjoy the versatility of this cookie.
Keep it simple and eat some Oreos
Kick it old school on National Oreo Cookie Day and simply eat some of these classic cookies. Buy a pack on your way home from school or bring a package into the office for everyone to enjoy. Whether you keep them all to yourself or share the love, you’ll feel great after eating this delicious cookie.
5 Facts About Oreo Cookies That Will Blow Your Mind
Just call him Mr. Oreo
Cookie founder Sam J. Porcello was often referred to as “Mr. Oreo” after he introduced us to our favorite sugary sandwich treat.
The original recipe called for pork fat
When invented, lard was a central ingredient to making the Oreo cookie.
Double Stuffed Cookies made their debut in 1975
The original recipe didn’t change much over the years until the favorite Double Stuffed Oreo Cookie was introduced.
Oreo cookies are sold in over 100 countries
Cookie lovers around the world are able to enjoy this tasty treat! The top five countries in terms of sales for Oreo cookies are the United States, China, Venezuela, Canada, and Indonesia.
Oreo cookies could circle Earth 381 times
From end to end, these classic cookies could circle the globe over 300 times if lined up along the equator. A tower of Oreos could reach the moon and back at least five times.
Why We Love National Oreo Day
There is only one Oreo
There are a lot of imitators, but there is only one Oreo. Every now and then we will try out other brands to see if they’ll taste as good, but we keep coming back to the original. They got things perfectly right, and we commend them for it.
We love them every which way
There are a million ways to eat an Oreo, and we love all of them. Twisting, dunking, chomping, sharing — each way is amazing. How someone eats an Oreo is also such an insight into their personality! How do you eat your Oreo?
We love to try all the varieties
There are dozens of varieties of Oreos, some only available in certain counties, and we love the challenge of trying to taste all of them.
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