© Denzil Green
Oreo Cookies are an American dessert made by the Nabisco Company, currently (2010) owned by Kraft.
They consist of two chocolate wafers, with a vanilla filling inside. Over the years, several variations have been released.
Traditionally, Nabisco’s promotion of the cookies has been to have them with a glass of milk. This has held back their promotion a bit over the years in the UK, where the tradition is to dunk cookies in tea, instead. In the 2000s, however, Nabisco’s promotion of Oreos with milk has surprisingly met with success in China.
At fairs in America, you can get battered and deep-fried Oreo Cookies.
The wafers can be crushed to be used as pie crusts.
For pie crusts, other plain chocolate wafers.
Oreo Cookies were created by Nabisco at their Chelsea factory in New York City in 1912. They had had two flavour choices at first for the filling, lemon and vanilla cream. The lemon was discontinued in the 1920s.
The current design of the cookie dates from 1952.
No one, not even anyone at the company, is really sure where they got the name “Oreo” from.