The National Oreo Cookie Day is celebrated every 6th of March each year. This holiday aims to celebrate the Oreo Cookie – one of the most favorite cookies by not only Americans but also people from all over the world. The Oreo Cookie was developed by the National Biscuit Company back in 19912. It is a crème filled cookie that has been a favorite of cookie lovers of all ages. It is best paired with milk, where people dunk Oreos on. The National Oreo Cookie Day is indeed a fun day to celebrate.
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About National Oreo Cookie Day
If you are one of those people who will celebrate the National Oreo Cookie Day, then be ready with your Oreo and your glass of milk. An Oreo sandwich cookie is made up of two chocolate discs that contain a sweet cream filling in between. It is now considered as the best-selling cookie in the world. Because of this, people celebrate the National Oreo Cookie Day by conducting a lot of activities involving Oreo cookies. A lot celebrate by eating tons of Oreo cookies to indulge themselves all they want and all day long. Others prepare foods made up of Oreo cookies including ice cream and cake.
The National Biscuit Company is the one responsible for creating Oreos. They did so back in 1912. It was called Oreo Biscuit that time. On March 6, 1912, the company filed for a trademark for this cookie which was granted on March 14, 1912. But during that time, it was considered as a copy of another cookie called the Hydrox Cookie which was created 4 years earlier by the Sunshine Company. The National Biscuit Company is now known as Nabisco.
Oreo Cookie in Its First Days
Oreos were first sold for about 25 cents per pound. They were sold in cans. About nine years after the first Oreo Biscuit was sold, the National Biscuit Company decided to change the name of the cookie to Oreo Sandwich. In the 1920s, the Oreo cookie underwent a lot of design changes. After World War II, the biscuit’s name was changed again into Oreo Crème Sandwich in 1948.
As the years went by, lots of varieties of Oreos were developed and sold to the people. These include the following:
- Double Stuf Oreo in 1974
- Football Oreo in 1976
- Big Stuf Oreo in 1987
- Oreo Minis in 1991
- Mega Stuff Oreos in 2013
- Oreo Thins in 2015
Some limited-edition Oreo cookies were also developed and sold. These include the following:
- Birthday Cake Oreos
- Lemon Twist Oreos
- Fruit Punch Oreos
- Cinnamon Bun Oreos
- Key Lime Pie
- Gingerbread Oreos
- Pumpkin Spice Oreos.
Origin of Oreo Cookie Day
Fortunately enough, we know why it is celebrated on the 6th of March – to mark the day when the creator of this biscuit filed a trademark for the cookie. Furthermore, we know that people started to celebrate this day on a wider scale just because of their extreme love for Oreo cookies.
This holiday is always celebrated on March 6 every year. This means that the upcoming National Oreo Cookie Day 2020 will be celebrated on Friday, March 6.
The following are the main reasons why you should celebrate National Oreo Cookie Day:
Oreo is Unique
We cannot find any other cookie or biscuit the same as Oreo. Yes, there are now lots of imitations and rivals of this cookie but we still want the original Oreo cookie which we have loved for so many years. Hence, you should celebrate this uniqueness of Oreo and for being there in your life whenever you want to eat it.
We Love to Eat Oreos
You should celebrate this day simply because you love eating Oreos. You can twist, dunk, chomp, or even share them. In any way you eat them, you will always be amazed, delighted, and satisfied. You can indulge yourself in Oreo cookies during the celebration of this day.
We Enjoy the Many Varieties of Oreo
Another reason why you should participate in the celebration of this holiday is that there are lots of varieties of Oreos that you can taste and eat during this day. you can indulge yourself non-stop to all the varieties that you want to try.
Celebration Ideas & Activities
The following are the best activities to do for your celebration of the National Oreo Cookie Day:
Conduct Oreo Tasting
One good activity to do for this day is to conduct an Oreo tasting activity. You can invite your friends and family to taste the different kinds of Oreos and gather your opinions for each one.
Make Food Using Oreo
You can also celebrate this day by making food, such as a dessert, which makes use of Oreos. For one, you can make fried Oreo cookies by covering Oreos with batter and then frying it just like a pancake. You can also make a Cookies and Cream flavored ice cream using Oreos.
Throw an Oreo Party
You can make your celebration a lot more fun and socialized by throwing an Oreo party. You can invite your friends and relatives who are also in love with eating Oreo cookies for this party of yours.
Celebrate on Social Media
You can also take your celebration of this day on social media. You can share photos of how you celebrate this day along with the hashtag #NationalOreoDay to let your friends and followers know that you are also participating in the celebration of this special day.
Facts About Oreo Cookies
- Ever since Oreos were introduced, over 450 billion pieces were already sold.
- About 100 countries worldwide sell Oreos.
- The name Oreo was first approved for a trademark back on March 14, 1912.
- The first-ever Oreo cookies were sold for 25 cents per pound packaged in novelty cans.
- In 1912, the Oreo biscuit was renamed into “Oreo Sandwich”.
- In 1948, the name was changed again to “Oreo Crème Sandwich”.
- The modern-day Oreo design was developed by William A. Turnier in 1952. It included the Nabisco logo.
- The modern-day Oreo cookie feeling was developed by Sam Procello, a food scientist.
- More women dunk their Oreos into milk than men.
- More men bite an Oreo cookie as a whole than women.
- Oreos are about 71% cookie and 29% crème filling.