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The average "original" Oreo® cookie

1 3/4 inches or 4.445 cm (width)
.314961 inches or 8mm (height)


  • The 345 billion Oreo® cookies sold to date would fill up the world's largest freight train, consisting of 660 freight cars, more than 45 times.
  • The St. Louis Arch (630 feet) is 15,120 Oreo® cookies high.
  • The Golden Gate Bridge (4,200 feet) is 28,800 Oreo® cookies long.
  • If every Oreo® cookie ever made were stacked on top of each other (more than 345 billion...), the pile would reach to the moon and back more than five times. Then again, if placed side-by-side, they would encircle the earth 381 times at the equator.
  • If all the Oreo® cookies sold to date were stacked on top of each other, the height of the stack would be equivalent to the height of 9.8 million Sears Towers. The Sears Tower is 1,454 feet tall.
  • In order to keep up with this voluminous demand, the Oreo® cookie recipe calls for 18 million pounds of cocoa and 47 million pounds of creme filling. An Oreo® cookie is 29% creme, 71% cookie
  • The Oreo® cookie has been America's most popular cookie since it was introduced in 1912. More than 345 billion Oreo® cookies have been consumed to date. More than 7.5 billion Oreo® cookies are consumed each year, which comes out to 625 million per month and 20.5 million per day.
  • The floral design on the Oreo® cookie consists of 12 flowers per side.
  • There are 11 varieties of Oreo® (as of 8/03): Original, Mini, Chocolate Creme, Chocolate Creme Mini, Reduced Fat, Oreo® Double Stuf, Fudge Covered, Fudge Mint Covered, & Double Delights (PB and Chocolate), (Mint and Creme), (Coffee Creme). Oreo® Promotion -- UhOh Oreo™s lasted for 5 months (opposite Oreo®s -- chocolate cookie with white creme filling)

    Oreo® Timeline:
    (100 year span)
    • 1898 National Biscuit Company (NaBisCo) founded
    • 1912
    Oreo®s introduced
    • 1974 Official name of cookie became
    Oreo® Chocolate Sandwich Cookies
    • 1975 DOUBLE STUF
    Oreo®s introduced
    • 1987 Fudge covered
    Oreo®s introduced
    • 1991 Halloween
    Oreo®s introduced
    • 1995 Christmas
    Oreo®s introduced
    • 1998
    Oreo®s made kosher

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