National Oreo Day is a holiday that celebrates the well-known and loved Oreo cookie. On this day in 1912, Oreo was first used on the trademark forms, which is why March 6th is known as National Oreo Cookie Day. Oreo cookies were first developed by the National Biscuit Company over 100 years ago. The first Oreos sold for $.25 cents a pound and were sold in cans. Nine years later, the National Biscuit Company decided to change the name to the Oreo sandwich. After World War II, the Oreo sandwich underwent another name change, becoming the Oreo Creme Sandwich.
Over the years, there have been a variety of different Oreos developed and sold. Some of them include the Double Stuf Oreo, the Football Oreo, Oreo Minis, and Oreo Thins. Limited edition Oreos were also manufactured and sold to the public, such as the recent Game of Thrones Oreos embossed with different house logos, Gingerbread Oreos and the Pumpkin Spice Oreos. Since 1912, over 450 billion Oreos have been sold in more than 100 countries.
If you are looking for some simple and fun ways to celebrate National Oreo Cookie Day, here are a few ideas.
- Have an Oreo tasting by inviting your friends over to eat Oreos. Track down as many varieties as you can and sample the different flavors.
- Throw an Oreo dessert party. A “desserts-only” dinner party is where everyone can bring a homemade dessert with Oreos.
- A classic way to celebrate would be to bring some Oreos to your school or office for your classmates or co-workers to enjoy.
The Bellevue University Library has some wonderful resources to get you in the mood for Oreo Cookie Day. A few are listed below:
Craving edible Oreo cookie dough? How to get your hands on the cookies and cream flavor. By Madison Roberts, People Magazine (2019).
OREO celebrates its famous “Stuf” with new most stuf OREO Cookie by PR Newswire (2019).
Oreo dunk sets are officially heading back to stores by M. Raum People, (2019).
Oreos still outstanding after all these years by Mike Spence, Pueblo Chieftain, (2019).
Oreo Tags Pop Culture by D. Sacks, (2014). Fast Company, (190), 92–112.
Holidays Calendar: National Oreo Day http://www.holidayscalendar.com/event/national-oreo-day/
National Oreo Cookie Day https://nationaltoday.com/national-oreo-cookie-day/