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National Oreo Cookie Day

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About National Oreo Cookie Day

When is National Oreo Cookie Day? This holiday is always celebrated on March 6

Oreo cookies are one of America’s favorite cookies. However, it doesn’t stop there. These cookies are one of the most popular cookies in the world. Therefore, it is only fitting that one day – –  today – – is designated as National Oreo Cookie Day. On this March 6 holiday, we celebrate the creation of the Oreo cookie and take a few minutes to savor this event. As you continue to read about this day, we encourage you to pour a glass of milk, grab a handful of cookies, and chow down. 

For over a century, Oreos have been a favorite cookie of children around the world. The same goes for men and women. In 1912, Sam J. Porcello invented the Oreo cookie while working as a scientist at the National Biscuit Company. You’ve probably already guessed that this company would go on to become Nabisco Company. In 1912, it was originally called the “Oreo Biscuit”. It was sold in a tin for 25 cents per pound. Over the decades, its name was progressively changed from “Oreo Biscuit” to “Oreo Sandwich”, to “Oreo Creme Sandwich”, and finally to “Oreo Cookie”. To most of us, it is simply and lovingly called “Oreo”.

Now, if you haven’t done so already, get with the spirit of this day. Pour a glass of milk. Open up that bag of these fabulous cookies. Ahhh, enjoy!

How to Eat Oreo Cookies

There are several right ways to eat Oreo cookies Fortunately, there is no wrong way to eat them. Almost all ways of eating Oreos are best done with a glass of milk.

  • Don’t just look at them. Pick one up and eat it.
  • Dip the cookie in milk and then eat it.
  • Take the top of the cookie off and eat it. Next, lick off the icing. Finally, eat the bottom cookie.
  • Crumble up a couple of cookies and put them on ice cream.

How to Celebrate National Oreo Cookie Day

It is very easy to enjoy this holiday:

  • Eat them. They go best with a glass of milk. 
  • Give a box to family and friends.
  • Invite your children’s friends over for cookies and milk.
  • Give a box to family and friends. 
  • Bring a box or two to work and share them with co-workers.
  • For your snack tonight, have either oreo cookie ice cream or any other flavor with broken-up Oreos as a topping.

Oreo Cookie Trivia

Are you ready to become the subject matter expert for this iconic cookie? Here are some interesting trivia:

  • They first appeared on the market in 1912.
  • They were originally called “Oreo Biscuits”.
  • Unsurprisingly, Oreos are the world’s most popular store-bought cookie.
  • The most popular homemade cookies are chocolate chip.
  • How’s your eyesight? Depending upon who you ask, the wafers are brown or black.
  • Look at the ingredients. Technically, the cookies are vegan. 
  • They are now Kosher. In 1997, Nabisco took out the lard in the recipe.
  • Americans consume over 2 billion cookies a year.
  • The first flavor added to Nabisco’s line was lemon cream.
  • In 1992, Weird Al Yankovic released a song about Oreo cookies aptly called “The White Stuff”.
  • Over the years, more than 50 varieties and 10 different shapes were created and marketed.
  • Double stuff is not double. The cream filling is only 1.86 times as much as regular Oreos.

Today's Quote

“People are like oreos, the good stuff is on the inside.” – – Author Unknown

History and Origin of National Oreo Cookie Day

The creation and history of Oreo cookies is well known. However, we have not yet identified who created National Oreo Cookie Day or when. Our research tracked the origin of this day to around 2016. We celebrate this holiday on March 6, the date that Oreo cookies came on the market.

What is surprising, is the creator chose to call this a “National” day. Given the Oreo cookie’s worldwide renown, we think it has earned the right to be called a “World” or “International” day.

We found no documentation in congressional records to confirm that this is truly a national day. Nor, did we find a presidential proclamation.

Definition of “National” Days – and why it is important to distinguish true National days.

Related Holidays

People just love cookies. So, aren’t you glad there’s lots of cookie holidays to celebrate!? Here are more of them:

Bake Cookies Day

Chocolate Chip Cookie Day

Fortune Cookie Day

Homemade Cookies Day

Macaroon Day

National Cookie Day

National Sugar Cookie Day

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