Who knew? Well I didn’t. 6 March celebrated the Oreo cookie’s century mark. 100 years of dunking, twisting and eating.
According to The New York Times, the National Biscuit Company sold its first Oreo sandwich cookies to S.C. Thuesen, a grocer in Hoboken, New Jersey in 1912. But urban legends always have conflict as The New York Post says the Oreo cookie was born at what is now the Food Network Studios as Chelsea Market was once the headquarters for the National Biscuit Company (NABISCO). Over 100 year the design has remained pretty constant only changing three times.
The original had an embossed wreath, two pairs of turtledoves were added in 1924, The current Oreo stamp was introduced in 1952.
In 100 years … more than 491 billion Oreos have been consumed worldwide.