Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Happy 100th, Oreo!

Today, the humble Oreo cookie turns 100 years old, as reported by the New York Times:
On March 6, 1912 - before the Titanic sailed or sank, before the first Opening Day at Fenway Park - the National Biscuit Company made its first sale of Oreo sandwich cookies, to a grocer in Hoboken named S. C. Thuesen.
While I enjoy Oreos on occasion, they have never been my favorite. But variations like the Double Stuff Golden Oreo and derivatives like Ben & Jerry's Mint Chocolate Cookie ice cream make me very grateful to the National Biscuit Company for introducing the sandwich cookie a century ago.

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