Oreo is a brand of cookie that the Nabisco division of Mondelez International makes. It consists of two chocolate wafers with a sweet cream filling in between.
Oreos were first introduced in 1912 by the National Biscuit Company, which later became Nabisco.
The original design of the cookie was inspired by a popular cookie from the late 19th century called the Hydrox.
The name "Oreo" is believed to be a shortened version of the French word "or," which means "gold."
The first Oreo was sold in Hoboken, New Jersey, and the cookies quickly became popular across the United States.
Oreos were originally sold in only one flavor, but today there are over 50 different varieties available, including double-stuffed, mint, and birthday cake.
Oreos are the best-selling cookie brand in the world, with over $2 billion in annual sales.
The classic Oreo design features a wreath around the edge of the cookie with the word "Oreo" written in the center.
In the early 2000s, Oreo introduced a "My Oreo Creation" campaign, allowing consumers to vote on and create new Oreo flavors.
Oreos are also available in different flavors outside the US, such as green tea in China and tiramisu in Italy.
Oreos have been used in several creative ways, such as making ice cream, as a crust for cheesecake, and even as a pizza topping.