Happy 100 Years, Oreos!

My friend Amanda and I have been discussing one of our favorite cookies:  Oreos!  And did you know that this year marks the 100th anniversary of the introduction of the Oreo?  Wow! Happy Birthday Oreo! And . . . that's 100 years of YUM! Here's more . . .

When Hoopie asked me about doing a story on the 100th Anniversary of Oreos, I hopped in my car to hit up the cookie aisle of the grocery store. It was time to eat some Oreos to inspire my writing. The new birthday cake Oreos had been released earlier this year, and I hadn’t taste-tested them yet, so this was a great excuse. But do we really need a reason to eat Oreos? I think not!

Unfortunately, my grocery store didn’t have the birthday cake ones. So to make up for that, I bought four bags of different Oreos, plus a pack of mini Oreos. Why not have a battle of the Oreos while downing some Lactaid milk? Yes, long gone are the days since I could drink regular milk while chowing down on Oreos. I think that’s when my Oreo-eating habits ended.

When I was in middle school, I was diagnosed with lactose intolerance. Prior to that, when I would come home from school, I would drink at least two tall glasses of milk with a large helping of Oreos. But I haven’t really purchased or eaten many Oreos since then. And to my shock, there were way too many types of Oreos.

After purchasing all my Oreos, I couldn’t wait to get home and taste-test. First up, the Cool Mint Creme Oreo. And all I had to say is that these are genius! If Girl Scout season is over and you’re craving those tasty Thin Mints, look no further than this green Oreo.

In between tastings, I would chow down on the Mini Oreos, which are great for on the go, but not my favorite. My least favorite were the “Heads or Tails” Oreos. I ended up just eating the frosting and chocolate side, while throwing out the vanilla cookie. Oops?

Ultimately, I had to decide on of the four which I liked best, and I must say that the “Double Stuf” take the cookie! The varieties of flavors and types of Oreos definitely expanded since that first Oreo came out in 1912. I had no idea that they now have ice cream-inspired flavors before writing this piece. I’m not sure I’ll be straying from the classic flavor though, but I will say “Happy 100 years Oreos!”

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