March 6th, 2012
02:29 PM ET

Know Your Oreo

The News Stream team is fond of sweet treats; we often have a stash of chocolate sitting by our desk. So imagine our joy when we realised it was the humble Oreo cookie's 100th birthday, and we had a valid excuse to buy some packets.

It's a fairly simple recipe – two part chocolate biscuit, one part cream filling – but the Oreo has become the world's top-selling cookie, sold in more than 100 countries.

But here's the piece Oreo trivia you really want to hear:

50% of all Oreo eaters pull apart their cookies before consuming them, and women are more likely to twist them open than men. 

Me? When it comes to eating Oreo's I subscribe to the classic "twist, lick and eat" tactic. A quick non-scientific survey of the team however suggests the "dunk, soak and eat" maneuver with a glass of milk is pretty popular. In fact, the newest member of our News Stream family had never eaten an Oreo before – unbelievable I know – and preferred dunking over twisting.

However you eat yours, next time you tuck in, think of the century of satisfied customers that have gone before.



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