Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Oreo Cookies Turn 100 Today!

Happy 100th Birthday Oreo (limited edition cookies)
Photo Credit:  theimpulsivebuy http://www.flickr.com/photos/theimpulsivebuy/6867990819/

Happy Birthday to one of our favourite cookies.  They are made by Nabisco a Division of Kraft Foods. In Canada Oreo's are manufactured under the Christie name. The Oreo was born March 6, 1912 at the Chelsea Market Bakery in Manhattan, N.Y. but did not come to Canada until 1949.  The Oreo did not get introduced to Germany, Poland and India until last year, 2011.

Apparently, different countries feature different fillings for their Oreos.  To my friends in other countries other than Canada, please let me know about your wonderful Oreo fillings.

Noone knows where the name came from but this is my take on where the name came from.

O.K. there are two O shaped cookies separated with filling in between.  So the First O in oreo represents the first cookie the RE represents the filling (the middle letters in cream are re) and the other O represents the other cookie. 
Photo Credit:  Evan Amos http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Oreo-Two-Cookies.jpg#file
OR if you have a better idea of where the name for OREO's came from let me know.  Let's see how creative we can get.

The Foodnetwork has a recipe to actually make Oreo type cookies.  Let's all try to make the best Oreo clone cookie in celebration of OREO'S 100TH BIRTHDAY! Or if you have a great recipe that uses Oreo's as an ingredient and want to share it--send me your pictures and we will display them on the site and give you credit.

The Toronto Eaton's Centre is hosting a 100th birthday party for Oreo.  This celebration takes place at the Toronto Eaton's Centre at Yonge and Dundas from 12 to 9 p.m. (Albert's Way).  The celebration includes free cookies, free milk an Oreo lounge to twist your oreo in style, contests, prizes and other surprises.  If anyone attends please send me your photographs so we can show the world how Toronto celebrates Oreo's birthday.  Snap DowntownToronto has all the details.

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