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Oreo Celebrates its 102nd Birthday!

_6_oreoToday 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.

-By Alexa Lampasona (@ActiveTastyLife) for the Food & More blog

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Mr. Greenbeans

March 6th, 2014
3:52 pm

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Karl Childers

March 6th, 2014
3:56 pm

Somebody please call the nervous hospital for Mr. Greenbeans.

Oreo's best when Dunked

March 6th, 2014
4:11 pm

Get that Mr Greenbeans some Oreos and hurry!….it’s an emergency

Rick C

March 6th, 2014
4:58 pm

The best way is to use a fork by sticking it into the center. This allows you to full submerge the Oreo in milk, without getting any on your fingers.

Baltisraul....

March 6th, 2014
4:58 pm

Mr Greenbeans sure has a way of getting all of us to understand the mystery of life. Bravo!! By the way, Mr G. is a motivational speaker, tickets are still available.

Bob

March 6th, 2014
6:43 pm

Had deep fried Oreo’s in Taiwan. Just awesome!

Kar

March 6th, 2014
7:31 pm

When I was little my brother told me that the middle was made out of crisco solids and sugar.

Never ate them again.

Baltisraul....

March 7th, 2014
7:36 am

Kar……your brother must have been the ‘Amazing Kreskin’.

Ned Ludd

March 7th, 2014
8:56 am

Hate to admit it but Mr. Greenjeans is correct–nobody likes Kardashian stories!
One of my fav things to make is an Oreo cheesecake–love it!

Baltisraul....

March 7th, 2014
10:07 am

Ned…..have not made an Oreo cheesecake in years, must rectify that soon. In the last 3 mons I have made a pumpkin pie cheesecake and a salmon cheesecake for our regular potluck gathering. They just vanished. Had to stop one guy from trying to eat the plate.

No Kardashian none of the time!

Edward

March 9th, 2014
8:58 am

I like the Oreo flavors they have available in China. Every time I go I must eat some of the Green Tea Ice Cream Oreos. The middle tastes exactly like green tea ice cream and even feels cool in your mouth. They also have birthday cake flavor, and a grape/kiwi half-n-half variety. It is “interesting”.