110 Years of OREO Cookies


Have you enjoyed an Oreo cookie or two lately? Do you dunk it or do you twist it? Have you seen all the varieties of Oreos available 110 years after the first Oreo was sold? 

Today, March 6, marks 110 years since the first Oreo cookie was sold.  My parents didn’t buy Oreo cookies, so I ate my first Oreo in college when my  roommates and I bought a package now and then to share. 

I got sidetracked yesterday. I planned to get a good deal of computer work done, but I decided to try to make a small quilt that celebrated this anniversary.


I only had the cookie shapes in mind, but ended up adding a glass of milk to go with the cookies, and the descriptive information on this 12″ x 12″ ditty block. I’m not sure what I’ll use it for, but it was fun to make. Below, I show that I have quilted the layers, but haven’t added the binding. The evening photography keeps changing the colors.

So, dunk or twist a cookie today if you get a chance, and think about how the Oreo cookie has and has not changed over 110 years! 

(Disclaimer: I am in no way affiliated with Oreo or the Nabisco brand.)

Nancy Myers
Nancy Myers
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