The OREO cookie, first manufactured on March 6, 1912 turned 100 years old yesterday!
North America's most popular cookie, or "OREO Sandwich", as it was referred to in a 1924 advertisement was originally two chocolate wafers with either a vanilla or a creamy lemon filling. Soon after that they stopped making the lemon OREO.
Not nearly as secretive as "how they get the Caramel in the Caramilk chocolate bar, the following video describes the OREO making process.
Who named the OREO, and what did it stand for is unknown. Oreo means "nice and perfect" in Greek, was this the genesis for the name of this iconic cookie?
OREO cookies are made differently in Canada where we use coconut oil in the manufacturing process.
My favourite cookies are 1) Peek Frean's Fruit creme, and 2) Dare's Lemon Creme.
Are OREO's your favourite cookie? ... and if so, how do you like to eat them?
Chris Smith CSSBB
Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage