Oreo, typically a sandwich cookie that consists of two circular chocolate wafers along with a sweet creme filling in between, has been bringing a smile on our faces for over 100 years. The interesting journey of Oreo has two brothers involved in it. The end of business partnership of Jacob and Joseph Loose as the owners of the American Biscuit and Manufacturing Company, lead to the establishment of the National Biscuit Company (Nabisco) by Joseph. Before it gets too boring for you to understand, let us know something more interesting about the creamy delight.
2. First introduced in 1912
Oreo cookies were first manufactured in 1912 by the National Biscuit Company (Nabisco) and were released as part of a trio of “highest class biscuits” that included Mother Goose Biscuit and Veronese Biscuits, according to Gizmodo. The latter two are long gone, but Oreo was able to stand the test of time.
3. Biscuit to sandwich
You will be surprised to know that the Oreo Biscuit was renamed to Oreo Sandwich in 1921, and later it became ‘Oreo Creme’ Sandwich’ in 1948 and at last, it was reintroduced as ‘Oreo Chocolate Sandwich Cookie’ in 1974.
4. Plural of Oreo is Oreo
Though nothing is documented on this note, people believe that the plural of Oreo is Oreo. From the website to social media they use the same style and word ‘Oreo for cookies.
5. The logic of name
While there is no official declaration regarding the name of the cookie, the fans have created their own version and the most unique is: Oreo represents the cookie itself with the two ‘O’s’, where the ‘re’ means cream.
6. Cookie and cream ratio
Wondering what makes the cookies so perfect as compared to contemporaries? The answer is- specific cream and cookie ratio. According to a source, the ratio of cookie and cream in Oreo is 71% and 29% respectively.
7. Extensive marketing and advertising changes
This is one of those companies that has changed its slogan and jingle five times in the span of 10 years. The famous ones are: “For the Kid in All of Us,” “America’s Best Loved Cookie,” “The One and Only.”
8. Song on Oreo
Weird Al Yankovic released his album “Off the Deep End, ” in 1992, and as a tribute dedicated a song to Oreo.
9. Best-selling cookie
According to a report, Oreo is the best selling cookie in the world. If we go by the figures, Oreo manages over $2 billion annual sales. The partial credit also goes to the massive social media presence of Oreo as a snack and beverage item.
10. Oreo Way in New York City
Though Google has purchased the building now, in 2002, an entire stretch of Nabisco headquarters in New York City was renamed “Oreo Way” to commemorate the cookie. It was done to celebrate the impact of cookie on the country.
11. Cookies are vegan
Yes, Oreo cookies are vegan and include sugar, flour, cocoa, oil, cornstarch, salt, soy lecithin, chocolate, and vanilla. They were categorized as kosher in 1997 when lard was removed from the ingredient list.
12. Black or brown wafer
According to the FAQ page of Oreo, there is no logic behind the black and brown color. While new flavours have been launched by the label, but the wafer remains the same, as the signature style of universally loved cookie brand. “
13. Limited edition flavours
In 2010, Oreo introduced the concept of limited edition cookies with exotic flavours. And since then it has become a regular marketing strategy of Nabisco.