Xtreme Oreo (2002)
In 1898, several baking companies merged to form the National Biscuit Company (NaBisCo), the maker of Oreo cookies. By 1902, Nabisco created Barnum's Animal cookies and made them famous by selling them in a little box designed like a cage with a string attached (to hang on Christmas trees).
In 1912, Nabisco had a new idea for a cookie -- two chocolate disks with a creme filling in between. The first Oreo cookie looked very similar to the Oreo cookie of today, with only a slight difference in the design on the chocolate disks.
So how did the Oreo get its name? The people at Nabisco aren't quite sure. Some believe that the cookie's name was taken from the French word for gold, "or" (the main color on early Oreo packages). Others claim the name stemmed from the shape of a hill-shaped test version; thus naming the cookie in Greek for mountain, "oreo." Still others believe the name is a combination of taking the "re" from "cream" and placing it between the two "o"s in "chocolate" -- making "o-re-o." And still others believe that the cookie was named Oreo because it was short and easy to pronounce.
From Paper Plate Education:
"Serving the Universe on a Paper Plate"
Halve and scrape Oreo cookies to illustrate moon phases. Then arrange cookies on plate's perimeter around a central Earth. Prior to the student project, the teacher can build a larger version, using regular-size cookies on a round cake tray.
After twisting apart bite-size Oreo cookies, students scrape off the cream to simulate the four primary moon phases.
Young students place the appropriate moon phases on pre-marked, labeled paper plates.
The rewards of studying science prove tasty.
And from the Post Cereals site:
Post Oreo O's now tastes creamier! New Oreo O's now combines the great Oreo taste of the original with creamy tasting marshmallows to create a whole new "Extreme Creme Taste" experience that kids will love.
Try new Oreo O's...the cereal that gives you Extreme Creme Taste in every bite.
Who knew breakfast was an xtreme sport?
Still, this is one agitated cookie. It looks like it has four-wheel drive. Please play a pulsing pick-up truck commercial soundtrack in the background while viewing.