What’s an Orr-eEEe-oOoOoo?
Easy! An Oreo is a the most popular manufactured biscuit in the entire world.
It’s usually a vanilla sweet creme filled, round sandwich cookie consisting of two (traditionally) chocolate wafers. Many have said, they’re simple, delicious and best served with cold milk. (Photo Source.)
Once upon a time (in 1912, to be exact) New York was rapidly changing as many progressive technological advances left the world craving a delicious snack.
To solve this issue, the World’s best selling cookie was created in a quiet Manhattan factory.
“Not only is Oreo the best selling cookie in the world with over $2 billion in annual sales, but it has increased its parent company Mondelez’s net revenue by 2.1%”. Source.
The “Oreo Biscuit” was birthed from the National Biscuit Company (currently known as, Nabisco).
The first Oreo was sold on March 6, 1912, to a grocer in Hoboken, New Jersey; which means March 6 everyone needs an OREO BIRTHDAY CAKE or OREO BIRTHDAY CAKE COOKIES!
Oreos are made without hurting animals, which was a positive change that cost a lot of money! (Way to make a positive impact on the planet, Nabisco!)
“Oreo cookies were made with lard until the mid-1990s, when Nabisco swapped the animal fat with partially hydrogenated vegetable oil due to growing health concerns. (Later, in 2006, the company switched to non-hydrogenated vegetable oil.) In 1997, Nabisco also earned kosher certification — a process that took over three years. “It was probably the most expensive conversion of a company from non-kosher to kosher,” said Cornell professor Joe Regenstein, who served as an “informal consultant” to Nabisco during the transition. According to Regenstein, Nabisco had about 100 ovens spanning the length of a football field, and each needed to be cleaned by a rabbi wielding a blowtorch. Furthermore, every oven needed a replacement belt at the cost of $150,000 each!” Source.
Healthy, Happy Habits!
If you’re anything like me, you’re the sweet, but somewhat, chunky creme stuck in between those delightful wafers.
While GIVE Nation definitely supports healthy diets and active lifestyles, we also relish in the enchantment brought to a eyes of a child when their favorite delicacy is placed in their perfect little palms.
Don’t Worry, Mom! Healthy Oreos Exist!
GIVE Nation knows you worry about how much sugar and processed foods go into your child’s diet, which is why we say, moderation is key. Here’s a great way you can make your cookie…and eat it, too!
Healthy Homemade Oreo Recipe
Desserts with Benefits give us a great recipe for “Healthy Homemade Oreos” which are all natural, sugar free, dairy free, gluten free, and whole grain!
This way, those have dietary restrictions or preferences can enjoy ‘Oreos’, and possibly indulge a little more?
You can use this recipe like you would any other Oreo Recipe without the guilt!
If you’d like to take things even a step further to the HEALTHIEST “Oreo” Option, visit my friends at Minimalist Baker. They have ‘raw’ recipe for many of my favorite snacks!
By; Minimalist Baker (one of my favs!)
HOW TO OBSERVE
Easy! Pop open some Oreos, bake some of the above mentioned recipes for healthier options, share some with those you love!
Our friends at National Day Calendar tell us to celebrate the day by taking a poll of family and friends to see how they enjoy these little sweet treats.
A. Twist them apart, eat the cream center, and put them back together
B. Twist them apart, eat the cream and cookie side first, and cookie only side last
C. Twist them apart, eat the cookie side first, and the cookie and cream side last
D. Any combination of the above while dunking in milk
E. Eat them whole (No milk)
F. Eat them whole ( with milk, but no dunking)
G. Eat them whole (dunking all the way)
H. Some other interesting combination the world has never heard about
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