Sunday, June 17, 2012

OMG - Lets Talk Oreo's

If you grew up in America, its all about the Oreo Cookie huh?

For those of you in other countries, take a quick second to learn some interesting stuff about this iconic treat.

Oreo's are 70% cookie and 30% cream filling.

This cookie was introduced 100 years ago, and has flourished in sales the entire time.

20 1/2 million are eaten each day.

Over 345 billion Oreo cookies have been sold.

Nabisco uses 47 million pounds of cream filling for only one batch of cookies.

Somebody recently told me that Oreo's have become the #1 cookie in China, but do your homework on that.

But the one thing that kinda makes me sad is that Oreo's have been the most popular cookie in America throughout my entire life.

Let's take a quick look at what ingredients make up an Oreo.


Chocolate flavor sandwich biscuits with a vanilla flavor filling

Sugar, wheat flour, vegetable fats (with antioxidants: E-306, E-304), fat-reduced cocoa powder, glucose and fructose syrup, raising agents (sodium and ammonium bicarbonates), whey powder (from milk), cocoa mass, salt, emulsifier (soya lecithin), flavoring (vanilla).

Will these cookies kill you?

No, maybe not, but look at those ingredients, these of the favorite cookie of my entire nation.

I don't even want to get into the fact that who knows where they are made, and how many days do they sit on a truck or train traveling across the country (or maybe now days the world).

And then they sit on your grocers shelf for how many days or weeks?

And then when you finally-finally get them home, how many days does it take you to devour an entire package?

And this my friends is more popular than Grandma's, Mothers or Church Lady Betty's Chocolate Chip cookies......

Forgive them Polish Jesus.....they know not what they do.

End of Transmission.

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