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!
This question appears on the FAQ website page of Mondelez, the company that–105 years later –manufactures the world’s favorite cookie.
I love the Oreo Thins. Which Oreo is your favorite?