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Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Greetings Infomaniacs,

Did you know that more than 450 billion Oreos have been sold in 100 countries since their debut in 1912?

If you laid them side-by-side, the cookies would wrap around the equator 382 times. I would like to follow that trail of cookies!

Enjoy!

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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "There is only one difference between a long life and a good dinner: that, in the dinner, the sweets come last."

HINT: (1850-1894), was a Scottish novelist, poet, essayist, and travel writer.

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RANDOM TIDBITS

The first Oreo cookie was made in 1912 at the original Nabisco bakery in New York City. The factory is now located in Chelsea Market.

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Two flavors originally debuted in 1912 - original and lemon meringue.

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The origin of the name Oreo is unknown, but the leading theory is the name was derived from the French word "or", meaning gold. The early packaging was a gold tin.

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According to Nabisco, it takes 59 minutes to make a single Oreo.

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Oreos were sold by weight when they first came out, about 30 cents a pound. Now they retail for about $3.50 for a package of 24-30 cookies.

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The traditional Oreo's cookie-to-cream ratio is 71 percent cookie, 29 percent cream, according to Time magazine. Oreos also come in Double Stuf and Mega Stuf varieties.




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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "There is only one difference between a long life and a good dinner: that, in the dinner, the sweets come last."

ANSWER: Robert Louis Stevenson.

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