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Feb 5, 2012 12:31 AM

100 years of Oreos!

This week, the Oreo cookie will have its 100th birthday. One Toronto newspaper dismissed the news as "it's just a cookie". I think that does the Oreo a tremendous disservice. Oreos, along with chocolate chip cookies (homemade, still warm out of the oven, of course) are the iconic North American cookies. Who doesn't remember the first time they twisted an Oreo apart, scraping off the vanilla creme, and then dipping the wafers into a cold glass of milk?

There have been futile efforts to extend the bran d - double stuff, even mint(!) oreos, but the classic is still the best. So I ask you, friends; Is the Oreo "just a cookie" to you?

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  1. It's much too iconic of a brand to be just another cookie. If a cookie looks like an oreo, we remark, "Hey, that looks like an oreo!"

    I'm in the minority - I'm a non-twister. I've always preferred to dunk the whole thing in milk.

    1. Gotta admit, I'm an old-timer who would love for the Hydroxy version to come back, but failing that, maybe I'll make an Oreo cheesecake this week (fortified with a bit of Amaretto, of course).

      1. I never liked dipping in milk. I was doing double stuff long before the company came up with the idea. In fact, since they started with double stuff, I've been able to take the next logical step - quadruple stuff! That is really the ultimate. One additional quirk of mine - I really like stale Oreos when the cookie softens a bit. Nope, it's not just a cookie to me.

        1. As a small child I learned how to scrape off that disgusting bit of sickeningly sweetened shortening that was between those two lovely bitter chocolate wafers!

          1. My faves are regular mint oreos, mint fudge covered oreos, and white chocolate covered oreos.

            I just wished Nabisco would take a little more PRIDE in the product they package. As of late, all the oreos I get are lopsided and the cookie half separates from the creme half (far too easily). As a kid, all the oreos were PERFECT -- not lopsided, and the creme might as well have been called "glue" since you had to twist pretty hard at times to separate them. Not sure why the slip in quality, but I will say that oreo cookies have been better in the past.