Today is Oreo cookie day.
National Biscuit Company, came up with the idea for a cookie that was two chocolate discs with creme in the centre in 1912. The first use of the term “Oreo” to describe their creation was on March 6, 1912. That’s why March 6 is National Oreo Cookie Day, although the trademark filing was on March 12 and was not accepted until 1913.
The most recent renewal of the trademark was 2013
“As Time Magazine notes, the origin of the word “oreo” is still a mystery. Some thought it might come from the French word “or” for gold, since the original packaging featured gold coloring. Others suggested that it comes from the Greek word for mountain, since the original test version had a hill shape that’s very different from what we know today.”
So do you split it in two and eat the centre first, dip it in milk or just eat it whole? Happy Oreo Day.
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