Happy 100th Birthday to Oreo Cookies!

Today is Oreo Cookies 100th Birthday!! I had no idea that they had been around so long.

We tried the limited edition Birthday Cake Oreo cookie and they are sooooo yummy! They even smell like a birthday cake. I had to hide the bag from Bridget who kept sneaking into the cupboard and eating them. She hardly left any for the rest of us!

Here’s some fun facts about this iconic cookie!

  • 100 years ago, Oreo was created in a bakery in Chelsea, New York. This same year, Canada’s population was around 7.2 million people; the Calgary Stampede welcomed its first cowboys; and the Grey Cup was established.
  • Oreo cookies were originally sold in bulk for 30 cents a pound.
  • Now available in 100 countries, more than $1.5 billion of Oreo cookies are sold every year. Canada is the fourth biggest Oreo market in the world, following the United States, China, and Venezuela.
  • Today, the Canadian Oreo bakery on Viau Street in Montreal bakes more than 1.1 million Oreo cookies in an eight hour shift.
  • There are more than 23 million Oreo Facebook fans in 183 countries, including 40 in Vatican City and 850,000 in Canada.
  • Each Oreo cookie face has 12 flowers stamped in the design.
  • It would take a stack of 69,159 Oreo cookies to reach the height of the CN Tower in Toronto. Laid side-by-side, it would take 289,646 Oreo cookies to span the Confederation Bridge that links Prince Edward Island with New Brunswick.
  • Every year, more than $1.5 billion of Oreo cookies are sold around the world.
  • Canada is the fourth biggest Oreo market in the world, following the United States, China, and Venezuela.
  • You’ll never be without Oreo when travelling the globe… In China, check out the Oreo Green Tea Ice Cream flavour; in Argentina, try an Oreo Duo in banana and dulce de leche flavour; and in Indonesia pick up an Oreo Double Delight in Chocolate and Peanut.
  • Oreo has a street named after it – Oreo Way – formerly known as West 15th Street between 9th & 10th Avenues in New York City. This is where the first Oreo cookie was made.
  • 50% of all Oreo eaters pull apart their cookies (Twist, Lick and Dunk) before eating, with women twisting them open more often than men.

I’m just curious- do you twist, lick and dunk your Oreo? I don’t and prefer to eat them intact quickly!

Disclosure: I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample of the product for compensation. 

Stacie Vaughan

Stacie is the mom of two girls and lives in Ontario, Canada. She enjoys cooking/baking, photography, reading, DIY and is fueled by lots of coffee!

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