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Happy Birthday, Oreos!



Oreos, the iconic sandwich cookies, are 100 years old this year.

Introduced by the National Biscuit Company in 1912, the cookies are still produced by Nabisco, now a division of Northfield-based Kraft Foods. Originally called the “Oreo Biscuit,” the name changed to “Oreo Sandwich” in 1921, then the “Oreo Creme Sandwich” and in 1974 to “Oreo Chocolate Sandwich Cookie.”

Nobody knows where the name “Oreo” came from, but the cookies’ fame has certainly surpassed the even older Hydrox brand they were an imitation of. The first cookies rolled off the line on March 6, 1912.

This week, local Dominick’s stores will be celebrating with discounts on Oreo products.