a childhood without OREO

I lived my entire childhood without tasting an OREO cookie.

holly homer childhoodI was subjected to the homemade variety of cookies.

Way back in the 70s EVERYTHING in the grocery store was made with lard.

Seriously, everything.  

My family was vegetarian avoiding all animal products especially anything pig which means my mom did a lot more cooking and baking than I do {or she wanted to}.

The funny thing is that I can’t remember NOT knowing about OREO.   I saw the commercials on TV and the packages on the grocer’s shelves.

I knew EXACTLY how I would eat an OREO cookie.

Times changed and so did OREO.

I ate my first OREO cookie as an adult.

It went almost as I planned…

The top was gently twisted off to expose the inner challenge:   How to extract the center intact and perfectly circular without leaving center remnants on the other cookie 1/2?

When a knife wouldn’t do the trick, a wire cheese cutter did.   Age has its advantages.

And now you know the secret to the RIGHT way {completely dismantled} to eat an OREO cookie.

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