The Oreo Cookie turns 100 Today! When was the last time that you had an Oreo?

Posted on Mar 6, 2012

Oreo, the cream-filled cookie often tied to nostalgic memories, was first founded on March 6, 1912 in Chelsea, New York City. It’s now the Chelsea Market filled with wonderful venues for all kinds of delicious foods. 

Celebrate the fun of this historic cookie at its birthplace and Discover New York and Beyond will include visits to the High Line, art galleries and a visit to an artist studio! 

Oreo is a trademark by the Nabisco Division of Kraft Foods.

More than 491 billion Oreo cookies have been sold since they were first introduced, making them the best selling cookie of the 20th century, according to a 2007 FoodProcessing.com article, which named its top picks for trademarks that have “withstood the test of time and forged an emotional connection with consumers.”

“In today’s hectic world, people have more responsibilities and pressures than ever before,” said John Ghingo, Senior Director for OREO Global. “Despite this, the simple act of enjoying an OREO cookie and the ritual of twisting, licking, and dunking continues to speak to a universal, human truth: Inside all of us, whether grown-up or still growing, there’s a kid that deserves to be set free every once in a while.”

Let us know how you eat your Oreo’s: Whole, twisting them apart, or dunking?

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