Today marks a celebration many children (and even their parents) will want to be a part of. Oreo, “America’s Favorite Cookie” turns 102 years old.
Let’s be honest here. It is hard to sneak an Oreo. Besides the crinkly, blue plastic that wraps the sandwich cookies, there is the inner clear tray that does wonders to keep each cookie crackless and uniformly lined up in the most tempting way. Yet, that darn tray always seems to pop and crackle.
Whether you are a child, sneaking a handful before dinner, or you are trying to discreetly nosh in the office, someone will hear the snap as you break the package. They’ll hear the smooth scrape of plastic as you slide the tray towards your eagerly waiting hands. Ears perk up at the sound of nostalgia.
And never mind the new resealable top. That sticky tape is either too hard to get off or too useless that it doesn’t even keep the cookies fresh.
Then there is possibly one of the largest debates in cookie history. Commercials have been made about it, children have stopped talking to lunchmates because of it, and some of us may have even gotten in Twitter battles over it. What is the best way to eat an Oreo?
I’ll leave that up for debate. As for me, it’s all about opening the two cookies and using my front teeth to scrape that flavorless (yet somehow delicious) cream center onto my tongue. And of course- to dunk, dip or munch the cookies dry?
Regardless of how you sneak and eat your Oreos, it seems like there’s always the evidence of fine chocolate crumbs lining the corners of your mouth. You will get caught.