The Oreo Cookie turned 100 years old today! I cannot at this moment think of any other icon of American Culinary Achievement that outstrips the familiarity of this cookie. Surely as it was for me, it was for others an integral part of my childhood. I even adopted a ritual for how an oreo should be e,aten. First I would twist the two halves apart and eat the creamy filling. Next I would take the two halves and dip them in milk and eat them. There were times though that I failed to complete the second stage and simply returned the stripped cookies back to the tray. My parents and siblings failed to appreciate my frugality in saving those creamless halves. I am sure many have their own memories with this tasty delight. They did earn a place in the history of the 20th century and I would bet that they will still have a place when the occasion of their 200th anniversary rolls around.
I'm over junk food now but I am amazed at how Nabisco has burned their brand so indelibly into the minds of millions. When you think about it there's probably not a soul alive in the US who hasn't pulled apart the outer cookies to eat the inside.
Loved this, Dennis. Now, I, too, twisted mine apart, but unlike you, the white center was too sweet; I just loved the plain dark chocolate cookie halves... MmmmmmmmmmmGood.
And I liked my Oreos prestine and unchanged, just to dip the whole thing in good cold milk and devour! Now they taste better in an Oreo malt! deeeeeelicious.
Yum! Oh how I loved the white cream in the middle too! It really was hard to just dunk them and resist twisting them apart! Wish I had one now!