Oreos made their first appearance to the world in 1912 when they were first released in packets of 3, marketed as biscuits instead of cookies! The National Biscuit Company developed and produced the original Oreo in Manhattan, New York. Over 100 years later, we are still unsure where the name Oreo came from. Some believe it comes from the French word for gold. Others think it came from a prototype that never made it to shelves which was shaped like a mountain as the Greek word for mountain is Oreo. No matter where the name truly came from, it is the cream center and crispy cookies that made this treat famous! There is a very specific cookie to cream ratio for the original cookie, exactly 71% cookie and 29% cream. Every Oreo cookie has this exact cookie to cream ratio, aside from other flavors with different proportions including Double Stuf Oreos, Mini Oreos, Mego Stuf Oreos, and Oreo Thins! Double Stuf Oreos have about 1.9 times the amount of cream compared to a regular Oreo! Mega Stuf is about 2.7 times the amount of cream- YUM! Though the traditional cookies and cream Oreo cookies are arguably the best tasting, Oreo has released dozens of other flavors throughout the years. They are known for making limited edition, holiday, and out-of-the-ordinary flavors that hit everyone’s sweet tooth and so you never get bored of the famous Oreo! Get a FREE pack (14.3-15.35oz) of Oreos with a $20 purchase, this week at Fresh Madison!