This week, the Oreo cookie will have its 100th birthday. One Toronto newspaper dismissed the news as "it's just a cookie". I think that does the Oreo a tremendous disservice. Oreos, along with chocolate chip cookies (homemade, still warm out of the oven, of course) are the iconic North American cookies. Who doesn't remember the first time they twisted an Oreo apart, scraping off the vanilla creme, and then dipping the wafers into a cold glass of milk?
There have been futile efforts to extend the bran d - double stuff, even mint(!) oreos, but the classic is still the best. So I ask you, friends; Is the Oreo "just a cookie" to you?