Friday, September 7, 2012

Happy Birthday Arizona and Oreo cookies

Celebrate 100 years for Arizona and Oreo cookies.

February 14, 1912 marks the day Arizona became a state. The first batch of Oreo cookies were baked in New York City in 1912 also. The National Biscuit Co. (later condensed to Nabisco) registered the Oreo trademark in 1913.

Advertisements touting the Oreo “twist” technique debuted on trolley cars in 1923. Oreo ads ever since have been coaxing cookie monsters to twist, lick and dunk their sandwiches.

Oreos were first delivered to grocers in bulk tins and sold by the pound, but in 1920’s Nabisco introduced single-sleeve “self-service” cardboard containers.

The Historical League is celebrating Arizona's 100th birthday with a new book, Arizona Recollections and Reflections An Arizona Historymakers Centennial Commemoration. It is available on