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Happy Birthday, Oreo! Our favorite Oreo recipes list

by Gourmet Food World
Happy Birthday, Oreo! Our favorite Oreo recipes list

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Oreo cookies turn 101 years old on March 6th, and we thought to honor this most delicious treat by giving you some fun facts about these extremely popular cookies, along with our favorite Oreo recipes!

What’s in a Name?

The name “Oreo” is a household name, but what does it really mean? Well, nobody really knows! It seems that the origin of the name has been lost over time, and today we can only guess where it came from. Some think it comes from the Greek, where the word “oreo” means beautiful, and others claim it comes from the French word “or”, which means gold (the original packages were gold). One thing’s for sure, whatever Oreo means, it must be synonymous with “delicious”!

International Flair

We all know and love the chocolate-and-cream flavor of Oreos, but a lot of countries have taken the original flavor and adapted it to the local palate. Argentina, for example, has a Dulce de Leche Oreo that comes with caramel filling; Canada has a Strawberry Milkshake Oreo with strawberry flavor; Japan and China have a Green Tea Oreo; Singapore, Indonesia and Malaysia have a Blueberry Ice Cream Oreos and Orange Ice Cream Oreos! And that’s just a few of Oreo Cookies international offerings.


Although the traditional shape of the Oreo is round, there have been some variations throughout the years. In 1976 Nabisco introduced Football Oreos, in the shape of, you guessed it, an American football. There’s also Oreo Fudge Rings, Oreo WaferStix, Oreo Sippers (in the shape of “straws”), Oreo Fudge Cremes, and many other variations!

Twist and Dunk

During the Super Bowl blackout of February 3, 2013, Oreo’s official Twitter account tweeted, “power out? No problem. You can still dunk in the dark”. That tweet was re-tweeted almost 15,000 times!

And finally, here’s our favorite Oreo Recipes

Oreo cake recipes from around the web

oreo cake slice

Bakerita’s Oreo Cake is a little slice of Heaven

cake with crushed oreo

The folks at TheKitchn crushed a few Oreos into this delicious looking cake.

Whether you twist them, lick them, dunk them, or blend them, Oreo cookies are always delicious! So thisMarch 6th, raise your glass of milk and toast to America’s favorite cookie!

This entry was posted in Desserts, Baking and Sweets, Cooking and Recipes, Gourmet Blog and View All Posts on March 5, 2013 by Gourmet Food World

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