Who hasn’t had an “OREO”? My favorite cookie of all time. So Many ways to enjoy. Eat it like it is or break it apart and lick off the icing then enjoy the cookie parts by themselves. Gotta have the MILK too. Loved by millions, so today is officially , National “ Oreo” Day! Since it’s introduction, the Oreo cookie has become the best-selling cookie in the United States.
The National Biscuit Company (today known as Nabisco) first developed and produced the “Oreo Biscuit” in 1912 at its Chelsea factory in New York City. Today, the block on which the factory was located is known as “Oreo Way”.
- The name “Oreo” was first trademarked on March 14, 1912.
- The first Oreo cookies in the United States sold for 25 cents a pound in clear glass topped novelty cans.
- In 1912, the Oreo Biscuit was renamed to “Oreo Sandwich”.
- In 1948, the Oreo Sandwich was renamed to “Oreo Creme Sandwich”.
- William A. Turnier developed the modern-day Oreo design in 1952 to include the Nabisco logo.
- Nabisco’s principal food scientist, Sam Procello, developed the modern Oreo cookie filling.
Urban legend is that a former mailroom employee at Nabisco, William Turnier, designed the embossed print seen on each Oreo cookie disk. Although Nabisco denies the rumor, Bill Turnier, William’s son, allegedly has an original blueprint of the Oreo design, featuring 12 flowers, 12 dashes and 12 dots, with his father’s signature and the date 7/17/52 written on the back.
Now , where’s that glass of milk and my tray of OREOS! Talk about died and gone to Heaven!