Undoubtedly Oreo is synonymous to the favorite cookie for millions of people around the world.
Today on the occasion of National Oreo day we have listed out some fun facts to help you know this cookie that you love so much even better.
- The origin of the name is still a mystery - Some believe that the cookie's name was taken from the French word for gold, "or" (the main color on early Oreo packages). Others claim the name stemmed from the shape of a hill-shaped test version; thus naming the cookie in Greek for mountain, "oreo." Oreo has gone through a few name changes over the years from Oreo biscuits to Oreo Sandwich to Oreo Crème Sandwich but the core name remains a total mystery.
- The original was Hydrox - Cookies called "Hydrox" actually came first, debuting in 1908, four years before Oreos were created. Hydrox biscuits (or “Droxies”) had a crunchier chocolate cookie and a filling that is less sweet than Oreos. Milk’s favorite cookie clearly wasn’t the first to come into this world.
- Available in more than 100 countries around the world – There a number of regional flavors available in many of these 100 countries. Flavours around the world include Green Tea Ice cream (Japan), Dulce de Leche (Argentina), Blueberry Ice cream (Indonesia), Raspberry/Blueberry (China), and Orange/Mango (China).
- Introduced in two flavors – A lemon meringue flavor was introduced along with the famous chocolate crème. But this flavor was discontinued in the 1920’s.Over the time oreo has branched out to an array of other flavors.
- The pattern of Dozen - The pattern on the chocolate biscuit is made up of 12 dots, 12 flowers, 12 dashes, and 90 ridges around the edge. The designer clearly had some sort of love for the dozen.
- They are addictive - After a series of experiments performed on rats in 2013, scientists found that Oreos are as addictive as psychoactive drugs (yikes). The unique combination of fats, sugars, and salt keep Oreo-lovers going back again and again.
And we could not agree more because they are effing delicious. So go on chomp on those Oreos.