Happy Birthday, Oreo Cookies! I can't believe you're 100 years old today! How are you planning to celebrate this auspicious occasion? :D
How about you, dear readers - are you Oreo fans? I'll be honest - if there were an Oreo and a shortbread cookie on the table, I'd go for the shortbread 99 times out of 100. I liked Oreos better as a kid. My dad really liked them, so we'd have them in the house every once in a while. I remember hearing debates about the Oreo vs. Hydrox; I didn't even know what a Hydrox cookie was until I was in my twenties! :D
Even though it's not my favorite, I have fond memories of Oreos. I very clearly remember when the Double Stuf Oreos came out - my sister and I would beg our parents to get them! I think we got our way once or twice. For me, it was once of those instances where I wondered what all of the hype was about.
When my first husby Dan and I took our first trip to Canada (Sault Ste. Marie, ON) in 1991, I found this bag of Oreos in the Dominion grocery store (which, alas, is no more; they're called Metro grocery stores now). I wrote about this bag before - almost exactly one year ago, on March 11. I lamented that I had thrown it away. But after some box rearranging in our basement, BINGO!! It was unearthed!
I love that it's bilingual. I love the tininess of the bag (or that it's even a bag; we have the plastic "rows" of cookies here in the States). I love the colo(u)red filling! I love how the brand is Christie north of the border, instead of Nabisco. I love how horrendously expensive they were 21 years ago! And I love that I own a little piece of Oreo's illustrious history.
Now that I know I still have the bag, it's going right into the Perpetual Ephemera Depository and there it'll stay until someone else discovers it after I'm gone. I hope Oreos are still around then. :)
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