National Oreo Day: 6 fun facts about the cookie

Fill up a tall glass of milk because Monday, March 6, marks National Oreo Cookie Day!

The sandwich-style cookie, made up of two chocolate disks containing a sweet cream filling, is loved by millions.

In honor of the special day, here are six fun facts about the cookie that you probably didn’t know:

  • 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.

(Facts provided by National Day Calendar)

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