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Oreos are a knock off of another cookie maker called Hydrox - WHOA!... Timing & Marketing is Everything!  WTF! fun facts


1957 Food Ad, Sunshine Hydrox Cookies. NEVER: Oreos only!

Oreo is a sandwich cookie consisting of two chocolate wafers with a sweet creme filling in between, and (as of 1974) are marketed as "Chocolate Sandwich Cookies" on the package. The version currently sold in the US is made by the Nabisco division of Mondelēz International. Oreo has become the second best-selling cookie in the United States since its introduction in 1912. It was launched as an imitation of the Hydrox cookie manufactured by Sunshine company, introduced in 1908.

Sunshine Biscuits Inc Vintage Hydrox Cookie (1949)

Kellogg's the parent company of Sunshine brought back the Hydrox cookie for a limited time in 2008 due to customer demand. Supposedly if they sold well they would continue to make them.


5 World-Famous Products That Are Shameless Rip-Offs

Hydrox cookies actually came out before technically Oreos are the knockoff!