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TMI: More Than You Ever Want Know About Cookie Stamping & the Oreo Design

Everything you ever wanted to know about the Oreo design and cookie stamping in general … well, too much info …

“When the Oreo was first introduced by Nabisco in 1912, it used a much more organic wreath for its emboss, later augmented with two pairs of turtledoves in a 1924 redesign. The contemporary Oreo stamp was introduced in 1952, and it has remained unchanged.”

Read more at The Atlantic.


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31 August 2011 Food 15 Comments


  • bobbyjack says:

    Even though she didn’t see this post, my wife asked me to get her all the ingredients so she can make a Oreo Cheesecake for her office, while I was in the store last night. Didn’t see any new cars, but picked up a pack of mint Oreo cookies last night!

  • danrio says:

    “The Atlantic” magazine published in June of this year stated that since Oreo cookies were introduced in 1912, over 491 BILLION have been sold.
    This sounds extremely impressive, but if you put a ridiculously high fictitious value of $10 on each of those all the way back to 1912, their value falls far short of the U.S. Government’s current financial debt. But it’s possible that the 491 billion number could be on the low side; I think I saw nearly that many at WalMart today!

  • 5oclockshadow says:

    cool. now I know. and knowing is half the battle 🙂

    I would like to try the lemon meringue Oreo. Wonder if they will ever reintroduce it.

  • danieljkurz says:

    Ummmmm….. you do know that IS a manhole cover….. right?

    • Mike Manifold says:

      um, oh, choke choke.. right. Here is the full caption:
      “Oreo manhole cover, by Andrew Lewicki, an L.A.-based artist whose work also includes crates of Southern California concrete oranges and a combination ashtray/juicer, for the perfect Parisian breakfast.”

  • Bumper Save says:

    I just had some Oreos, coincidentally.

    Who needs solidified meals, let’s just eat snack foods!

  • NascarFan says:

    maybe we can get them to come up with Manhole cover fillers?

    that way when we hit a lower that road bed man hole we don’t fly into the wrong lane or take out a tire and a wheel/combo.

  • Micky says:

    I’m going out right now to buy a bag of Oreos 🙂

  • John in Missouri says:

    That photo looks like a giant manhole cover.

    • Mike Manifold says:

      Holy cow, you are right – a chocolatey man-hole cover! I guess that means the white filling is supposed to be like rain run-off, or sewage froth.

      • John in Missouri says:

        Hilarious! I think we need to patent this idea and have all companies with round products and/or logos sponsor manhole covers across the United States!

        Some examples:
        • Hostess Ding Dong’s
        • York Mints
        • Chips Ahoy! Cookies
        • The Chicago Cubs

  • Mike Manifold says:

    Well, it’s black and round, but doesn’t have “Lightyear” on the outer perimeter, so…. neat?

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