In case you were wondering what to do with those Oreo coupons from the 2/26 Smartsource insert, we just thought we’d remind you that March 6 is National Oreo Cookie Day. Of course, that doesn’t mean you can only celebrate this auspicious occasion on March 6. We believe that national treasures like Oreos should be celebrated every day of the year.
Fun Facts About Oreos
- The National Biscuit Company (today known as Nabisco) first developed and produced the “Oreo Biscuit” in 1912 at its Chelsea factory in New York City. Today, the block on which the factory was located is known as “Oreo Way”.
- The name “Oreo” was first trademarked on March 14, 1912.
- The first Oreo cookies in the United States sold for 25 cents a pound in clear glass topped novelty cans.
- In 1912, the Oreo Biscuit was renamed to “Oreo Sandwich”.
- In 1948, the Oreo Sandwich was renamed to “Oreo Creme Sandwich”.
- William A. Turnier developed the modern-day Oreo design in 1952 to include the Nabisco logo.
- Nabisco’s principal food scientist, Sam Procello, developed the modern Oreo cookie filling.
How to Celebrate National Oreo Day
According to the folks at National Day Calendar, the best way to celebrate National Oreo Day is to “Grab a glass of milk and a handful of Oreos to enjoy and use #NationalOreoCookieDay to post on social media.”
But we couponers are much more creative than that, right? Why stop at dunking when you’ve got a stockpile of Oreos to play with?
I spent a mere 10 minutes on Pinterest and came up with 98 different ideas for things you could do with Oreos. I found recipes for Oreo brownies, cookies, cakes, cheesecakes, pies, popsicles, fudge, frosting, truffles, whoopie pies, milkshakes, cocktails, ice cream, popcorn, cupcakes, S’mores, trifles… even Oreo Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies and Cookie Dough Stuffed Oreos! And OMG! Yes, please! Oreo Donuts and Waffles!