Having to Reveal or Pick a Single Favorite Cookie is Impossible
I was at a wedding shower recently, where chocolate chip and oatmeal cookies were among the selection of finger foods on the refreshment table. I ate two chocolate chip cookies. They are my favorite, followed by peanut butter. I hardly ever gravitate toward oatmeal.
I started thinking about what my favorite cookie is and I realized that it really depends on where I get my cookies.
For example, in the homemade category of cookies, it is definitely chocolate chip. Hands down.
In the gourmet cookie category, it is definitely the Chocolate Trollop Brownie made by WOW! Cookies! That is not intended to be an advertisement just because I occasionally blog for WOW! Cookies! The Chocolate Trollops truly are my favorite gourmet cookie.
But, when it comes to store-bought cookies, I seem to trend with the masses in declaring the OREO as my all-time favorite. I like the original OREO. The Double Stuf is good, too. But I like the original. So much so, that I have never even tried the other OREO cookie varieties that fill grocery store shelves.
Given that the OREO turned 101 this year (March 6, 2013), I thought I would share some interesting facts with you:
- OREO is the world’s best-selling cookie, found in over 100 countries.
- The cookie-to-cream ratio in the original OREO is 71% cookie and 29% cream.
- When OREOs first came out, they cost 30 cents per pound.
- In other countries, OREOs are sold in varieties not offered in America. For example, you can find green tea ice cream OREOs in China, or dulce de leche OREOs in Argentina.
- It takes 59 minutes to make an OREO.
- OREOs are “accidentally vegan,” which means they were not intentionally manufactured to be vegan, but yet they are.
- After popular demand, OREOs became Kosher in December 1997 (no longer using pig lard in the recipe.) The conversion from non-Kosher to Kosher took about three years.
- The way that you eat an OREO says something about your personality:
- Dunkers tend to be adventurous and social
- Twisters are sensitive, artistic and trendy
- Biters are easy-going and self-confident
- Women are more likely to be twisters than men.
Bradley Sanchez Houseton is a guest blogger making regular
contributions to the WOW! Cookies! blog space.
You can find more from Bradley at The Houseton Group.