How did this get named?
I implore the best minds on the internet to help me
with this question. Where did the name of Oreo cookies come from?
TB faithfully helped us answer this:
Look toward the bottom of the page:
Jamalique shared this:
LOL have you ever seen that one
commercial? They were sitting at this table, and they were saying
"What should the name of this cookie be?" This dude was shoving oreos in his mouth, and when somebody looked at him and asked what
the name should be, he said "I dunno" and it came out as "Oreo".
Then the other peeps were like "brilliant! simply brilliant! (etc
etc)" Ha...ha....ha? Woo, good times. Well, perhaps THAT'S why. :)
rOxY added this:
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. See
Joe responded with this:
No one knows the exact origin of the
name, but some say the name is from the French word for gold, or, a
color used on early package designs.
"There's a couple of different theories, but we don't really know,"
Nabisco spokeswoman Caroline See said. "One suggestion is that
during the baking
process the cookie formed a mound. Oreo is the Greek word for hill
and the head of the company liked classics. That's just supposition
Other people argue the name came about because of how the letters
melodic combination of sound for easy pronunciation. Whatever the
the name stuck and during 1974 the Nabisco Co. gave the product its
official name: OREO Chocolate Sandwich Cookies
Stu helped out with this:
Todd concluded with this:
Well nobody is quite sure how it really
got its name (not even Nabisco). One
idea is that they took the "re" from "cream" and put it between two
had "o-re-o". This does make sense since there is cream between two
cookies. Some people think it was named Oreo just because it was
easy to say
while others think it was named after the Greek word for mountain (oreo)
because the test version of Oreos were hill shaped. Now that this is
solved,lets grab some milk and start eating some Oreos.
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