Oreo

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Oreo
Oreo.jpg
Oreo cookies
TypeCookie
CountryUnited States
IntroducedMarch 6, 1912[1]
Websitewww.oreo.com

The Oreo is a cookie sandwich or cream biscuit. It is made by the Nabisco division of Mondelēz International. The cookie has a sweet, white filling of "creme" or "cream". The creme is in between two circle-shaped chocolate or golden cookie pieces.

Oreos come in many different flavours like chocolate,[2] vanilla,[3] red velvet,[4] caramel coconut,[5] chocolate marshmallow[6] and many more.[7]

The origin of the name "Oreo" is not known, but there are many ideas for why they are called that.[8] It may have been named after a plant genus called Oreodaphne,[9] but it could be named after the French word or (which means gold in English) and it could be named after the Greek word ωραίος (oreos), which means 'nice' or 'attractive'.[8]

References[change | change source]

  1. "How Did the Oreo Get Its Name?". ThoughtCo. Retrieved 4 February 2022.
  2. "OREO Chocolate Creme Sandwich Cookies". www.oreo.com. Retrieved 2022-02-22.
  3. "Oreo Golden Oreo Review". SheSpeaks. Retrieved 2022-03-19.
  4. Salaky, Kristin (2020-02-21). "Red Velvet Oreos Are Being Discontinued And It's OK To Cry". Delish. Retrieved 2022-03-19.
  5. "OREO Caramel Coconut Flavored Creme Chocolate Sandwich Cookies". www.oreo.com. Retrieved 2022-02-22.
  6. "REO Chocolate Marshmallow Sandwich Cookies". www.oreo.com. Retrieved 2022-02-22.
  7. "OREO Flavors | OREO Cookies". www.oreo.com. Retrieved 2021-07-07.
  8. 8.0 8.1 Feldman, David (1988) [1987]. Why do clocks run clockwise? and other Imponderables. New York City: Harper & Row Publishers. pp. 173–174. ISBN 978-0-06-091515-5.
  9. "Why is Oreo Called Oreo? | Rewind & Capture". Retrieved 2021-07-07.