National Oreo Cookie Day

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Ever found yourself dreaming of a bundle of creamy goodness sandwiched between two circular pieces of heaven, also known as an Oreo cookie? Well, you're not alone! Turns out there's a whole day dedicated to celebrating this marvelous treat: say a warm and chocolatey welcome to National Oreo Cookie Day!

When is Oreo Cookie Day?

It's national oreo cookie day on the 6th March.

Glazing Over The History

On March 6th, we honour the king of cookies, the round wonder, the milk's best companion – the Oreo. But, you ask, why? Well, on this triumphant day in 1912, the National Biscuit Company (also known as Nabisco) sold its first Oreo cookie. Fast forward a bit and, as of, 2017 we see a whopping 3580 mentions of National Oreo Cookie Day online!

The Day The Internet Went Cookie Crazy

The most mentions were on March 6th, 2017. The internet was swept up in a whirlwind of Oreo obsession, leaving a trail of crumbs that leads right to our collective love for this iconic cookie. People celebrated by sharing their favourite methods of eating an Oreo: energetic dunkers, delicate twisters, feverish munchers and imaginative bakers alike all took to their platforms to pay homage. There were Oreo stack challenges, recipes for Oreo-themed desserts, even Oreo-themed fashion statements!

Anticipating The Return of The Cookie Day

Now, National Oreo Cookie Day has become an event anticipated just as much as a bite into a chilled Oreo that's been basking in a glass of cold milk. Whether you’re a single-stuffed or a double-stuffed type, there's no denying the universal appeal of this scrumptious sandwich cookie. So mark your calendars, gather your loved ones and let's all look forward to the time of the year when we can cherish every bite of this cookie that's filled not just with creme, but also tradition!

History behind the term 'Oreo Cookie'


Invention of the Oreo cookie

In 1912, the iconic Oreo cookie was first introduced by the National Biscuit Company (Nabisco). The cookie was initially called the Oreo Biscuit, and its design was inspired by the Hydrox, a similar cookie that was already available in the market. The original Oreo had a lard-based filling and featured a wreath-like design on the outer cookies.


Introduction of the Oreo 'Sandwich' Cookie

In 1948, the Oreo cookie was transformed into the sandwich cookie we know today. Nabisco introduced a new design featuring a creamy white filling between two chocolate-flavored wafers. The new sandwich concept quickly gained popularity, and the Oreo became a household name.


Introduction of Double Stuf Oreos

In 1974, Nabisco introduced a new variation called Double Stuf Oreos. These cookies had double the amount of filling compared to the original version, making them even more indulgent. Double Stuf Oreos became a huge hit among Oreo lovers, adding to the brand's growing legacy.


Oreo becomes the best-selling cookie in the United States

In 1987, the Oreo cookie achieved a remarkable milestone by becoming the best-selling cookie in the United States. Its popularity continued to soar, and it has remained at the top ever since. Oreo's delightful combination of chocolate cookies and a delectable cream filling continues to captivate taste buds around the country.


Expansion of Oreo varieties and international presence

By 1998, Oreo had expanded its range with various creative flavors and limited editions, including mint, peanut butter, and birthday cake. The brand also spread its influence beyond American borders and gained international popularity. Oreo became a beloved treat worldwide, with different countries putting their own spin on the classic cookie.

Did you know?

Did you know that Oreos have been to space? In 2005, astronauts aboard the Space Shuttle Discovery enjoyed 'space-safe' Oreos. That's literally out-of-this-world delicious!


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First identified

4th March 2016

Most mentioned on

6th March 2017

Total mentions


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