National Oreo Day

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Get ready to twist, lick, and dunk, because we are diving headfirst into the history of everybody's favorite sandwich cookie, the Oreo, on its very own National Day. Whether you're a casual consumer, a cookie connoisseur, or someone who just can't resist the power of a delicious dessert, we've got all the crumbly details for you right here on National Oreo Day.

When is Oreo Day?

It's national oreo day on the 6th March.

A Bite into History

National Oreo Day made its online debut amidst the delightful chatter of 8150 mentions. The discussion reached its peak on March 6, 2018 – an exciting time in cyberspace when keyboard savants and touch screen titans united in their love for this sneaky-snacky sandwich. But why, you ask? Well, grab a cold glass of milk and let's breakdown the 'double stuf' behind this iconic cookie day.

The Birth of A Legend

Invented in 1912 by the National Biscuit Company (today known as Nabisco), the chocolaty Oreos took the American snack market by storm. But its popularity grew beyond American borders, soon turning into a worldwide phenomenon. That's right, folks, these delightful round treats have been making mouths water for well over a century now, adding a delicious chapter to snack history.

Twist, Lick, Dunk - The Oreo Tradition

Anyone who indulges in this popular cookie knows there's only one way to eat it: you twist it, lick the creamy center, and then dunk it in milk. The traditional munching method is not just a quirky habit; it's an essential part of the Oreo experience that has followed us from our childhoods right into adulthood. True Oreo fans know, eating an Oreo cookie any other way would just be...seemingly improper.

The Virtual Cookie Party

The celebration of National Oreo Day was publicly observed in 2018 with a high number of online mentions. As the numbers suggest, the majority of the conversation happened on the 6th of March, which has since been widely accepted as the official date for the celebration. The web was filled with an outpouring of love for this famed dessert. Social media platforms saw an influx of posts, tweets, and even short videos of people celebrating the simple joy that comes from an Oreo cookie.

History behind the term 'Oreo'


The Birth of the Oreo

In 1912, the National Biscuit Company (Nabisco) introduced the Oreo biscuit, creating a cultural phenomenon that would endure for over a century. The original Oreo featured a simple design, consisting of two chocolate-flavored biscuits with a sweet cream filling in between. Its distinct flavor and texture quickly made it a favorite among consumers, paving the way for its continued success.


The Oreo Gets Its Name

In 1921, the Oreo was officially named, taking inspiration from the French word 'Or', which means gold, symbolizing the golden color of the two biscuit layers. This unique name helped to further distinguish the Oreo from its competitors and added to its allure.


Oreo's Iconic Design

In 1948, the iconic design that we recognize today was created. The biscuit's embossed pattern, known as the Oreo emboss, features the Nabisco logo as well as an intricate floral design. This design not only adds visual appeal but also aids in providing a better grip when dunking the cookie in milk.


Introduction of Double Stuf

In 1974, Nabisco introduced a double-stuffed version of the Oreo, aptly named 'Double Stuf.' This innovation delighted Oreo lovers, offering an even more indulgent experience with double the amount of creamy filling. Double Stuf Oreos became an instant hit and remain a popular variation to this day.


Oreo's Memorable Commercial

In 1987, Oreo captured the hearts of many with their iconic commercial featuring two young boys arguing over who gets to eat the cookie first. The commercial's catchy jingle, 'o-o-o, Oreo,' became an earworm for viewers, leaving a lasting impression and further cementing Oreo's place in popular culture.


Oreo's Global Popularity

Over the years, Oreo's popularity has transcended borders and cultures, becoming a beloved treat worldwide. In 2006, Oreo surpassed iconic brands like Coca-Cola and Google to become the most popular cookie brand in the United States. Today, Oreo is enjoyed in over 100 countries, with various regional flavors and adaptations to suit local preferences.

Did you know?

Did you know that Oreos have been sold in over 100 countries and they’re the best-selling cookie in the world? That's a lot of dunking and crunching!


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First identified

8th March 2015

Most mentioned on

6th March 2018

Total mentions


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