On Oreos

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Oreos – a long-lasting brand from Nabisco (National Biscuit Company). From its March 1912 patient/trademark registration to announcing its appearance to American consumers, Oreos have treated multiple generations.

From the Oreo Biscuit to the Oreo Sandwich to the Oreo Creme Sandwich to just Oreos, this cookie is an iconic American brand with global appeal. Think back to the days when Oreos were just Oreos – simply two embossed chocolate-flavored wafers with a sweet vanilla cream filling in between. Did you bite into them whole or did you separate the wafers to then scrape the creme with your teeth?


Yes – those were the days – the days when Oreos were just Oreos. To Nabisco’s credit (now part of the Kraft empire), Oreo is now more than a classic cookie – it is a very successful brand. A brand that has transformed the iconic treat into a buyer’s dilemma.

Do you want some Oreos? Do you want regular size, king size, Thins, Bites, or Thin Bites? Do you made a small package, family size, or just a sleeve? Oh wait – they also come in Go-Packs, lunchbox size, convenience pack, and party size! You should consider 2 packs, 4 packs, multiple packs boxed as 4, 12, or 18 counts . Don’t forget a case of boxes!

Do wafer do you want: Chocolate, Golden, Heads or Tails (one of each)? Reminder – there is also a triple layered! (That’s three layers with two layers of creme.)

If you want Chocolate wafers, what stuffing flavor do you want? Your choices are vanilla, strawberry cheesecake, pistachio, cherry cola, birthday cake, double delight, mint creme, cool mint, red velvet, Mississippi mud pie, chocolate egg, cookie dough, brownie butter, chocolate chip cookie, peppermint bark, strawberry creme, peanut butter creme, banana split, Reese’s peanut butter, butter creme, Dunkin Donut mocha, chocolate peanut butter pie, rocky road trip, hot & spicy cinnamon creme, fireworks with popping candy, spring, winter, and Halloween

Don’t forget the fudge dipped and white fudge covered – which is different from the white chocolate fudge.

If you want Golden wafers, what stuffing flavor do you want? Your choices are salted caramel, cinnamon bun, waffles & syrup, blueberry pie, fruity crisp, candy corn, lemon creme, pumpkin spice, chocolate creme, rainbow sherbet, jelly donut, strawberry shortcake, kettle corn, and popping candy.

How do you want the creme: double-stuffed, mega-stuffed, or just the standard?

Oh, you want Reduced Fat Oreos? That can be done – but the choices are limited.

For me on this day, I didn’t buy any Oreo’s because they didn’t have what I wanted – a snack pack of Mini Bytes Heads or Tails Thins with double-stuffed salted caramel filling that are dipped in fudge. What’s a person with a craving to do in the age of Oreos not being just Oreos any more?

97 thoughts on “On Oreos

  1. Cincy,

    A magnificent alternative to whatever mumbo jumbo is clogging up the airwaves right about now!

    Personally, I’m a purist. Gimme the standard pack and I’ll need a cold glass of milk and some privacy. As for your question as to whether we bite right in or scrape the creme off the wafers? In my case . . both.

    I’ve tried certain of the varieties- cherry cola, lemon, birthday cake, cinnamon bun, kettle corn, pumpkin spice, Halloween orange, spring yellow and popping candy fireworks. But my favorite specialty creme filling is the peanut butter. I also dig the mini Oreos, those little puppies pack a punch!

    Sweet post Frank! 🙂

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  2. I have not thought of Oreos in awhile and did not realize all the current variations I would have to wade through if I wanted to buy some. I did always twist them open and enjoy the cream first! In fact, double-stuffed was a great idea! Thanks for the sweet treat memory!

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  3. I’ve heard of Oreos of course, who hasn’t? But they aren’t here, though I’m sure there’s a commercially made type of biscuit (cookie) that resembles it. It’s so interesting finding out about the different national tastebuds isn’t it.

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  4. Sorry for your dilemma, Frank! 🙂 I don’t know the last time I had an Oreo. I don’t buy packaged cookies, and even when my girls were at home, I mostly baked our cookies. Oreos don’t really taste like chocolate to me. But if I did eat one, of course, I’d take it apart and lick the filling. 😉

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    • Tim,
      No question that Hollywood should make a movie about the link between Oreos and Freemasonry and Knights Templar. Perfect role for Nicholas Cage. Thumbs up to the school project!


  5. Somebody bought me a tin of Oreos for Christmas, as I am a vegan and can actually eat them (only two varieties though). Still working my way through the tin and must say they are very good with a cup of tea when I need a sugary boost. 🙂

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  6. I remember that cute commercial. I had no idea there were so many “options” in the Oreo department. I think I’d prefer to stick with the original. I’m with Fannie. I never have them within arm’s reach. They’re a danger to me. 🙂

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    • Debra,
      Next time you are at the grocery store, stroll down the cookie aisle to see the amount of space Oreos have on the shelf! But you don’t have to buy any 😉 … then when you are in the freezer section, buy some Graeter’s ice cream. 😀

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  7. I remember reading an article that said that, give the costs and pitfalls of brand-new product development, lots of companies turn their energy to reinventing their biggest hit. your Oreo post demonstrates this perfectly. The people who make M&Ms also do a good job.

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  8. I’ll be honest, I don’t like Oreos, never did. Worst cookie, ever.

    I don’t have much of a sweet tooth. There is no sugar in my house, as I never use it. I do have a bit of honey and maple syrup. They last a long time.
    The big dessert for me is my homemade pies – wholewheat/vegetable shortening crust. Fresh fruit fillings, no sugar, just a couple tablespoons of honey. Oh, and I make a very healthy banana bread. Again, no sugar. I use really ripe bananas. That’s enough sweet for me.
    Seems my sugar consumption is in red wine.

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  10. Loved Oreo’s as a kid. You might temp me with one if I see you eating it. Problem is right after consumption the dizzies start. I can’t tolerate sugar. I’m happy for those who can.
    I can consume a giant bag of potato chips – love the new baked ones. The saltier the better though I don’t think my blood pressure would agree. LOL
    I was definitely a Twist – Sensitive cookie eater. Split them open and get to the milky white sugar blast. I’m not a chocolate fan either but the outer layer with a glass of milk was yummy – no dunking though. I enjoyed the ten facts about oreo’s. Who knew a blog post on this cookie cook create so much dialog. Superb, aFrank.

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  11. Somehow I missed this one… in cleaning up my inbox, I have found it.
    I, sir, am a purist. Gimme the original… none of that fancy-schmancy wacko flavours. No changing of the insides or the outsides. No vanilla cookie, no PB filling.
    Nope. Depending on my mood, I shall crunch through the whole thing, or twist and scrape… of course, an ice-cold glass of milk is a necessity…both to dunk and to wash down!

    I will, however, buy the cookie in crumb form so I can use it as a base for a cheesecake…;-)


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