March 6th marks the hundredth birthday of Oreo cookies. They are very special to me because they’re the only store-bought cookie that I like (I am the snobbiest of cookie snobs). Every time I eat one I think, “boy, I forgot how good these are!” Did you know that they are the best-selling cookie in the U.S. as well as China? Although they had to lower the sugar content to get Chinese people to eat them. This alone proves that Chinese people are crazy. Less sugar??? [shaking head]
Also, a campaign was launched to teach the Chinese how to properly eat an Oreo: you know, twist the cookie apart and dunk it in milk (scraping the weird white filling off with your teeth is optional, I guess). I am not a cookie dunker, so I find this weird and disturbing. Why not encourage them eat Oreos straight out of the package? Everyone knows you’ll eat twice as many cookies this way. As a matter of fact, it’s pretty much impossible not to eat a whole row of Oreos in one sitting.
You know what would be a great way to commemorate the 100th birthday of Oreos? To eat 100 Oreos! An elegant way to celebrate, no? But due to the fact that I haven’t been eating much sugar lately, my digestive system might actually explode if I did that. But I invite you to. Who will do it? Who will let me eat 100 Oreos vicariously through them? Anyone?
In that case lets spend the rest of the week eating things with Oreos in them. For the next four days I’ll post a recipe featuring Oreos. Today I will leave you with the link to, hands-down, my most popular blog post.