Thursday, March 8, 2012

Oreo Cookie celebrates 100 Birthday

Aah memories of the Oreo cookie. How many ways did I eat it? Well I tried it all. I broke it, licked the white middle, dipped it in milk, chomped straight into the cookie...

Few brands make it this far but Nabisco has a winning formula although the ingredients have changed slightly. Instead of lard, they used trans-fats. Then when the latter became the subject of health in 2006, they switched to non-hydrogenated vegetable oil. Did anyone notice the difference? Well my intake severely curtailed as I got older and had to watch my figure.  But love those mini Oreos which my kids also favor.

This black and white cookie is adding to the green bottomline of Nabisco to the tune of $2 billion in global annual revenues. 

The cookies are sold in over 100 countries around the world, offering regional twists such as a green tea flavor in Japan, a "Duo" featuring strawberry and standard filling in Argentina, and a vanilla cream edition in China, among others. In the US there was the "Double Stuf" (with twice the standard amount of icing) in 1975, and the 100-calorie-per-cookie "Triple Double" (three wafers, and a layer each of standard and chocolate icing) in 2011.

Oreos are used for baking cakes and other delectable desserts.   The minis make great edible dessert ornaments. The one below takes 10 minutes to prep and 20 minutes in the refrigerator!

No Bake Cheesecake with Oreos

 Do you have a favorite way of eating Oreos? Or recipe? Share it here!

Nabisco has released a sprinkle-filled 100th anniversary Birthday Cake limited edition throughout the United States and is celebrating with a dedicated website and fan festivities around the world.