nina | March 6th, 2012 - 9:00 am

Today the Oreo Cookie is turning 100 years old.  The Oreo was invented March 6, 1912, at the National Biscuit Company (now known as Nabisco) headquarters in New York City.

During this 100 years on our planet, the cookie has led to some pretty serious debates on just how you should actually eat an Oreo.  Down the hatch or twisted apart?   Possibly dunked in milk or crushed on top of ice cream? Yum!

Some 362 billion Oreos have been eaten over the last 100 years.   It is definitely clear Oreos were an American favorite from the get-go, when they sold for 30 cents a pound!!!!

Over the past 100 years the name has stayed the same, but there have been various flavors introduced over the years.  In the 1920’s there was a lemon-filled version and in 1974 the Double Stuff came out.  Argentina offers a banana and dulce de leche filling, and in China you can find green-tea-ice-cream flavored Oreos.

Once again, Happy 100th to the wonderful Oreo!

Source:  recipe.com, 2/28/12

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