Happy National Oreo Cookie Day folks! On March 6, 1912, Oreo sandwich cookies were introduced to the public in a grocery store in Hoboken, New Jersey. Whether you dunk them, twist them or eat them whole, here are 6 surprising things you should know about Oreo cookies...
The Original Oreos Were Lemon-Flavored Too When Oreos first debuted in the early 20th century, Nabisco not only released the original but also Lemon Meringue — vanilla cookies with a tart and creamy center based on lemon meringue pie. Though both flavors were a hit among customers initially, the chocolate Oreo soon came out on top in popularity. The Lemon Meringue flavor was discontinued in 1920s. The regular Oreo has stood the test of time, but fans of the cookie can't help but wonder what the other original flavor tasted like.
Double Stuf Oreos Are A Lie
With a name like "Double Stuf," one would assume that there is precisely double the amount of white stuff in the middle of the two chocolate cookies that make up the Oreo sandwich. But such is not the case.
More specifically, there's only 1.86 times more filling in a Double Stuf Oreo than the original. Mega Stuf cookies, known to have three times the filling, only have 2.68 times the creme in reality. Still, that's a lot of stuffing, so we'll let these exaggerations slide.
It takes 59 minutes to make an Oreo.Each
The perfection of an Oreo cookie is down to an exact science. The Oreo wafer is baked for exactly 290.6 seconds at a temperature of 400°F from above and 300°F from below. The cookie- to- cream ratio of an original Oreo cookie is always, without fail, 71 percent chocolate cookie, to 29 percent cream, and every Oreo cookie contains 90 ridges, 12 flowers, 12 dashes, and 12 dots.
All Oreos Ever Made Could Wrap Around the Earth 381 Times
Since they were invented in 1912, over 500 billion Oreo cookies have been enjoyed around the world. If all the Oreos ever sold were laid end to end, they would circle the earth 381 times. Put in a different perspective, if all of the Oreos ever manufactured in the world were stacked on top of each other, they would reach the moon and back more than five times.
Men and Women Eat Oreos Differently Women seem to enjoy the taste of the cream filling the most, so 41 percent of them like to screw apart the cookie before eating it. Eighty-four percent of men tend to eat the tasty treat whole, on the other hand. Dunking Oreos in milk is a popular activity among both sexes and can be done more easily by wedging the tines of a fork into the cream filling.