Happy 105th Birthday to Oreos!

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The world’s favorite cookie, first sold to a Hoboken grocer on March 6, 1912, was known then as an Oreo Biscuit.

At that time, the recipe called for lard. But after a lengthy (over three years) and expensive conversion, Nabisco earned kosher certification for the cookie in 1997.

A bit more trivia:

  • The Oreo name was trademarked on March 12, 1912.
  • Nabisco’s second Oreo flavor? Lemon! It lasted from 1920-1924.
  • The Oreo Big Stuf proved slightly more popular than lemon Oreos. After a seven-year run, the cookie was discontinued in 1991.

For a short history of the Nabisco company–and how it got its name–see a post I wrote last summer for Midwest Almanac: Nabisco and the Oreo Color Challenge.

The Oreo Dunk Challenge

How does Shaq dunk an Oreo? See the video and all the details on how you can win $2000 and a VIP trip to an Oreo Celebrity Dunk event. The challenge ends on April 30, 2017.

The Oreo Color Challenge

There’s no prize for this one, only good-natured controversy!

“What color is Oreo: black or brown?”

This question appears on the FAQ website page of Mondelez, the company that–105 years later –manufactures the world’s favorite cookie.

Your Turn

I love the Oreo Thins. Which Oreo is your favorite?

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