Today is National Oreo Cookie Day!

A March 7, 2012 photo shows a plate of Oreo cookies in Washington, DC. Technically they're "chocolate sandwich cookies," a baked concoction of sugar, vitamin-enriched flour, canola oil, high-fructose corn syrup and, at the bottom of the list of ingredients, chocolate. But the Oreo cookie -- first baked in New York city 100 years ago on March 6, 2012 -- is much more than that. It's an American icon, the best-selling cookie in the nation, with plenty of fans around the world to boot. AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN / AFP PHOTO / Mandel NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Today is National Oreo Cookie Day!

The day is celebrated annually on March 6.

Here are some Oreo Cookie facts, according to International Business Times:

  • Oreo cookies were first created in a New York City bakery and sold in a tin for 25 cents per pound
  • They were initially named “Oreo Biscuits.” But the name changed to the “Oreo Crème Sandwich” in the 1940s and to the “Oreo Chocolate Sandwich Cookie” in the 1970s.
  • The original Oreo recipe included pork fat for the creamy center.
  • Oreos are the world’s best-selling cookie.
  • They can be found in more than 100 countries.
  • It takes a total of 59 minutes to make an Oreo.
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