National Oreo Day 2017: 10 Fun Facts About Oreos and 10 Oreo Recipes

National Oreo Day is right around the corner. To celebrate this delicious cookies n’ cream flavored cookie we’re bringing to you 10 fun facts about Oreos and 10 Oreo recipes to go along with them.

  1. Cookie to Cream ratio. An Oreo cookie is 71% cookie and 29% creme. (Here’s a recipe when we used both).
  2. Are Double-Stuf actually double stuffed? Double-Stuf Oreos are only 1.86 times bigger than the regular-sized Oreos. (Check out these double stuffed Oreo Creme Filled cupcakes we made).
  3. Oreos are vegan? That’s right, Oreos are indeed vegan, meaning they do not contain any animal products like milk or eggs. However, they are manufactured in an area with non-vegan products, so there is no guarantee it does not cross with the milk in the facility. (We made a Chocolate Oreo Cake with strawberries that can be easily made vegan).
  4. They’re different in China. China carries flavors that the United States never offered: Oreo green tea ice cream, Oreo wafers, and Oreo Double-Fruit in 2 flavors: Orange & Mango and Raspberry & Blueberry crème. (Here’s a recipe where we combined Oreos and fruit to create Chocolate Blackberry Tartlets).
  5. How many flavors did you say?? There about 40 different flavors of Oreos in existence in the U.S., some including: S’mores, Pumpkin Spice, Red Velvet, Cookie Dough, Limeade, Caramel Apple, Strawberries n’ Crème, Watermelon, Candy Corn, Candy Cane, Lemon Twist, Creamsicle, Root Beer Float, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup and more. (Check out our Red Velvet Oreo Truffles we made using Red Velvet Oreos).
  6. Cookies n’ Crème flavored cookies and cream cookie?!? Sounds confusing, but ironically there is a Cookies n’ Crème flavored Oreo too. (Check out these Cookies n’ Cream Cookies we made using Oreos).
  7. Oreos were created the same year the Titanic sank. The Oreo was invented on March 6, 1912 making March 6 National Oreo Day. The cookie was created by Sam J. Porcello and one of the original flavors was lemon meringue. (Learn how to make Princess Leia cupcakes using Oreos for your next movie night).
  8. Oreos are one popular cookie. Over 7.5 billion Oreo cookies are consumed each year and about 20.5 million are consumed per day. (Isn’t that bananas…anyways you should try some of this Oreo Monkey Bread).
  9. People ate Oreos for breakfast. In 1997 Oreo O’s, Oreo cereal, was created. It was discontinued everywhere except South Korea in 2007. (Check out this Oreo Biscotti fit for breakfast).
  10. The original recipe called for lard. Pork fat was a a main ingredient in the creme filling. Oreos then became kosher in 1998 due to problems this caused. (Luckily this Oreo Popcorn doesn’t call for lard either).

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