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The average "original" oreo
3/4 inches or 4.445 cm (width)
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
- The floral design on the
oreo cookie consists of 12 flowers per side.
are 11 varieties of Oreos (as of 8/03): Original, Mini, 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
Oreos lasted for 5 months (opposite oreos -- chocolate
white creme filling)
Oreo Timeline: (100
• 1898 National Biscuit Company (NaBisCo) founded
• 1912 Oreos introduced
• 1974 Official name of cookie became OREO Chocolate Sandwich Cookies
• 1975 DOUBLE STUF Oreos introduced
• 1987 Fudge covered Oreos introduced
• 1991 Halloween Oreos introduced
• 1995 Christmas Oreos introduced
• 1998 Oreos made kosher
found at FunTrivia and
various other locations