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"original" Oreo® cookie
3/4 inches or 4.445 cm (width)
inches or 8mm (height)
345 billion Oreo®
cookies sold to date would fill up the world's largest freight
train, consisting of 660 freight cars, more than 45 times.
The St. Louis Arch (630 feet) is 15,120 Oreo®
The Golden Gate Bridge (4,200 feet) is 28,800 Oreo®
If every Oreo®
cookie ever made were stacked on top of each other (more than
345 billion...), the pile would reach to the moon and back more
than five times. Then again, if placed side-by-side, they would
encircle the earth 381 times at the equator.
all the Oreo®
cookies sold to date were stacked on top of each other, the height
of the stack would be equivalent to the height of 9.8 million
Sears Towers. The Sears Tower is 1,454 feet tall.
In order to keep up with this voluminous demand, the Oreo®
cookie recipe calls for 18 million pounds of cocoa and 47 million
pounds of creme filling. An Oreo®
cookie is 29% creme, 71% cookie
cookie has been America's most popular cookie since it was introduced
in 1912. More than 345 billion Oreo®
cookies have been consumed to date. More than 7.5 billion Oreo®
cookies are consumed each year, which comes out to 625 million
per month and 20.5 million per day.
floral design on the Oreo®
consists of 12 flowers per side.
are 11 varieties of Oreo®
(as of 8/03): Original, Mini, Chocolate Creme, Chocolate Creme
Mini, Reduced Fat, Oreo®
Double Stuf, Fudge Covered, Fudge Mint Covered, & Double Delights
(PB and Chocolate), (Mint and Creme), (Coffee Creme). Oreo®
Promotion -- UhOh Oreo™s lasted for 5 months (opposite Oreo®s
-- chocolate cookie with white creme filling)
(100 year span)
• 1898 National Biscuit Company (NaBisCo) founded
• 1912 Oreo®s
• 1974 Official name of cookie became Oreo®
Chocolate Sandwich Cookies
• 1975 DOUBLE STUF Oreo®s
• 1987 Fudge covered Oreo®s
• 1991 Halloween Oreo®s
• 1995 Christmas Oreo®s
• 1998 Oreo®s
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