Did you know I ate over 100 Oreo cookies in 2011?
Did you know the Oreo cookie turns 100 years old in 2012?
According to Wikipedia, the Oreo cookie was created by Nabisco in 1912 at one of its factories in New York City. Oreo cookies originally came in two flavors: lemon meringue and cream. However, the cream ended up being, by far, the most popular flavor, and Nabisco stopped producing the lemon meringue flavor in the 1920s. But enough with the free history lesson that will not provide you with any answers for any history exam you take.
So how is Nabisco going to celebrate Oreo’s 100th birthday? They’re probably first going to have Willard Scott announce the birthday on The Today Show, and then they’re going to do it with Limited Edition Birthday Cake Oreo cookies.
The naturally and artificially flavored chocolate sandwich cookies will have a creme filling with what appears to be sprinkles in it. That filling will be sandwiched in-between chocolate cookies that have a special design commemorating Oreo’s 100th birthday. I haven’t been able to dig up anything about its flavor, so I don’t know what kind of birthday cake the limited edition cookie is supposed to taste like.
Two cookies will have 140 calories, 60 calories from fat, 6 grams of fat, 2 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat (uses partially hydrogenated oil), 0 milligrams of cholesterol, 110 milligrams of sodium, 40 milligrams of potassium, 21 grams of carbohydrates, 13 grams of sugar, less than 1 gram of fiber, and less than 1 gram of protein.
The Limited Edition Birthday Cake Oreo cookies will be available in early 2012 in 10.5 ounce packages.