Sunday, March 9, 2014

March 6: Oreos are sold for the first time!

On this date in History .... March 6, 1912:  

The first Oreo was sold in Hoboken NJ, packed in a tin and sold by the pound in bulk for 30 cents a pound.  

The first Oreo was a plain cookie with the word “Oreo” in the middle and a thin wreath embossed around the outer edge.  It is now found in over 100 countries, the biggest market being the U.S.  (China comes in second.)  

Oreos have created their own little corner of the current culture ….. “recipes galore” can be found in which Oreos are a key ingredient!  No one is sure how the cookies came to be named “Oreo.”

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