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March 6 is National Oreo Day

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Al, Sarah, and Ben enjoy some Oreos! Al, Sarah, and Ben enjoy some Oreos!

UNDATED (KTIV) - From traditional chocolate and cream, to trendy birthday cake and watermelon flavors, it's a day to honor the famous cookie.

So if you're looking to impress your friends will a little Oreo history, here are five things you should know about Oreos.

In 1912, Nabisco had a new idea for a cookie - two chocolate disks with a creme filling in between and thus, the company debuted the cookie.

The first Oreo cookie looked very similar to the Oreo cookies of Thursday, with only a slight difference in the design on the chocolate disks.

Little did Nabisco know that the Oreo cookie would become the largest selling cookie of all time, more than 362-billion have been sold since March 6, 1912.

The origin of the name Oreo is unknown, but there are many theories, including possibly coming from the French word 'Or,' meaning gold, since early packaging was gold or the Greek word 'Oreo,' meaning beautiful, nice, or well done.

Starting in January 2006, Oreo cookies replaced the trans fat in the cookie with non-hydrogenated vegetable oil.

So we want to know how do you eat your Oreos?

Do you eat the whole thing all at once, take one bite at a time, eat them in little nibbles, dunk it in coffee or milk.

Or do you twist it apart and eat the cream-filling first or do you eat just the cookie or just the cream filling or do you not like Oreos at all?

SHARE how you eat your Oreos on Facebook or take our poll.



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