Friday, June 15, 2007

Oreo Cookies

Oreo Cookies

Oreos were introduced by Nabisco Corporation in February 1912 to mainly target the British market, whose biscuits were seen by Nabisco to be too 'ordinary'. Originally, Oreos were mound-shaped and available in two flavours; lemon meringue and cream. They were sold for 30 cents a pound in novel tin cans with glass tops, which allowed customers to see the cookies.

A newer design was introduced in 1916, and as the cream filling was by far the more popular of the two available flavors, Nabisco discontinued production of the lemon meringue filling during the 1920s. The modern-day Oreo was developed in 1952 by William A Turnier, to include the Nabisco logo.

There are many theories pointing to the origin of the name 'Oreo', including derivations from the French word 'Or', meaning gold (as early packaging was gold), or the Greek word 'Oreo', meaning mountain or hill (as the original Oreo was mound shaped). Other theories are that the 're' from cream was 'sandwiched' between the two Os from chocolate, or the word 'just seemed like a nice, melodic combination of sounds'.

As the modern design of the Oreo cookie allows it to be eaten in several ways, there is differing opinion on how to consume an Oreo. While some people eat the cookie without taking it apart, others like to 'disassemble' the Oreo into its constituent parts of wafers and filling. The Oreo may then be 'dunked' in milk The official Oreo website recommends twisting the Oreo apart, licking out the cream and dunking the remaining biscuits in milk.

If you would like to purchase this 6" x 6" oil painting on stretched canvas, please email me. This painting is priced at $100.00 plus s/h.

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Blogger Ed Terpening said...

Great fun reading the history of the Oreo (great painting, too). I used to be a disassembler, but not anymore. Perhaps it's something one grows out of :-)

2:35 PM  
Blogger Mary Sheehan Winn said...

My favorites next to chocolate chip.

8:21 PM  

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