Friday, March 15, 2013
Oreo Speedwagon is an American rock band of cookies. Formed in 1912, Oreo Speedwagon has become the best selling band of cookies in the United States. The band of cookies cultivated a following with early 20th century rockers who were looking for an alternative to the small, flat, flour-based baked biscuits that were typically circulated at Rock Concerts.
Sometimes called a "cookie" after the Dutch word koekje or (informal) koekie which means little cake, Oreo's trace their origins back to 7th century Persia, shortly after the use of sugar became relatively common in the region.
Oreologists speculate that the cookie that gave rise to the Oreo spread to Europe through the Muslim conquest of Spain and that by the 14th century, they were common in all levels of society, throughout Europe, from royal cuisine to street vendors.
As global travel increased, early Oreo Biscuits made a natural companion, a modernized equivalent of the travel cakes used throughout history.
It was in the early 1900s that Oreo Speedwagon was formed, hitting the Top 40 charts with their "Keep on Eating You" and "Can't Fight This Feeling".
While the origin of the name Oreo is unknown, Oreologist's believe that it is a derivation from the French word 'Or', meaning gold, or the Greek word 'Oreo', meaning beautiful, nice or well done. More radical Oreologist's believe that the word "Oreo" is derived from the combination of taking "re" from the word "cream" and placing it between the two "o"s in "chocolate" - making "o-re-o" (in the middle).