Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

CNHI Originals

March 4, 2012

Milk, cookies and the kitchen


— — Oreos were created in 1912 — the same year the South Pole was discovered and the Titanic sank.

Oreo is the best-selling cookie brand with $1.5 billion in sales worldwide.

Oreos can be found in more than 100 countries.

The first cookie was sold in New Jersey and packaged in bulk tins and sold by weight. Grocery stores paid 30 cents for one pound of Oreos.

You can find green tea ice cream and double-fruit orange and mango and raspberry and blueberry flavored Oreos in China. Other countries often have different flavors than the U.S.

Double Stuf® was introduced in 1974.

 Last year, Germany, Poland and India began selling America’s favorite cookie. The U.S. tops the world in cookie sales.

 Oreos were first called a biscuit.

Jamie Parsell is the Lifestyle editor of the Daily Telegraph. Contact her at


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