What Are Some Fun Facts About Oreo Cookies?

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Oreo cookies are "America's Favorite Cookies," and the world has bought over 490 billion Oreos since their debut in 1912, as of 2015. Oreos were first created in a New York City bakery and sold in a tin for 25 cents per pound.

Oreo uses 47 million pounds of cream and 18 million pounds of cocoa to make an annual batch. The original recipe called for pork fat to make the creamy center. According to a poll, 50 percent of Oreo eaters pull apart their cookies before eating, and women like twisting them open more than men. Oreo's name origin is not known, but some say its Greek, meaning "appetizing."