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Oreo Cookies Contain Pork - Facts

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Oreo Cookies Contain Pork.

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1. Oreo Cookies Contain Pig Fat.

2. Oreo Cookies Contain Lard.

Hoax or Fact:

Partially fact.

Analysis:

Some messages that often circulate online claim that the famous Oreo Cookies are made of Pork, i.e. they contain pig fat, which is generally called Lard. It was a fact - few years back, not anymore!

The Oreo cookie was introduced back in 1912 by Nabisco, and over the years it became one of the best selling cookies. Originally, these were animal cookies, and were made with lard, i.e. pig fat in both its rendered and unrendered forms. Oreo's recipe used lard to create the delicious creme filling. In fact many sweets and cookies were made with animal fat during those times. But in the mid-1990s, health concerns prompted the company to replace the lard in the Oreos filling with Trans fat (unsaturated fat). This was because of the worries that lard in the cookie can lead to heart problems. However, later research showed that the Trans fat was even worse for heart than lard. As a result of this, starting in January 2006, the Trans fat in the Oreos was replaced with non-hydrogenated vegetable oils.

So presently, the Oreo Cookies do not contain pig fat. Oreos are appealing to children as well as adults. A 2013 study of students in Connecticut College claimed that Oreo Cookies are as addictive as Cocaine.

References:

100 Years of Oreos: 9 Things You Didn’t Know About the Iconic Cookie
For every fad, another cookie
History of the Oreo Cookie

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