100 years of Oreo cookies
March 6th, 2012
05:45 PM ET
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Whether you twist them, split them, snap them or just chomp on in, it's a slam dunk for lovers of the iconic Oreo cookie. The first one was sold to a Hoboken, New Jersey, grocer 100 years ago today.

While the traditional chocolate wafer and single filling layer reigns supreme with consumers, to the tune of more than $2 billion in global annual revenues, Nabisco began offering variations such as the "Double Stuf" (with twice the standard amount of icing) in 1975, and the 100-calorie-per-cookie "Triple Double" (three wafers, and a layer each of standard and chocolate icing) in 2011.

Due to public health concerns, Nabisco phased out lard from the original filling recipe in favor of trans-fats, which themselves came under fire in 2003. As of 2006, all classic-format cookies have been made with non-hydrogenated vegetable oil.

The cookies are sold in over 100 countries around the world, offering regional twists such as a green tea flavor in Japan, a "Duo" featuring strawberry and standard filling in Argentina, and a vanilla cream edition in China, among others.

Nabisco has released a sprinkle-filled 100th anniversary Birthday Cake limited edition throughout the United States and is celebrating with a dedicated website and fan festivities around the world.


We suggest a "S'moreo"

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  1. Dan

    I eat them with a fork like this.


    December 8, 2012 at 1:56 am | Reply
  2. kat

    i put them in a bag, mash them up then put them in a bowl of milk, i like to be creative with my food

    March 10, 2012 at 1:14 pm | Reply
  3. Tara & Jeffrey

    Must have a cup of milk. End of story.

    March 9, 2012 at 11:20 am | Reply
  4. Dale

    Nutter Bitter Peanut Butter cookies are better tasting and go with milk better than Oreos'.

    March 8, 2012 at 7:38 am | Reply
    • Christine

      Oreo's are a classic, and less people have allergies to Oreos. BOO Nutter Butters

      March 8, 2012 at 8:05 pm | Reply
  5. Sporky

    I am having flashbacks of the Oreo O's cereal from the 90's- OMG. Then one time when I was at college, my aunt brought me a package of oreos. I ate a whole row, realized this was not a good idea, and put a "free cookies" sign on them- in an all girls dorm, vanished within an hour.

    March 8, 2012 at 1:20 am | Reply
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