Skip to content

Oreos greatest knock-off cookie ever

    Were you aware that Oreo cookies, beloved by many, actually drew their inspiration from a competitor? It turns out that Oreos bear a striking resemblance to Hydrox, the original cream-filled chocolate cookie that made its debut back in 1908, a full four years before Oreo entered the scene in 1912. Remarkably, Hydrox cookies continue to be available today, even though they never achieved the same level of recognition as Oreos. One could speculate that the name “Hydrox” might have contributed to their lack of popularity, as it sounds more like a brand name for a cleaning product rather than a delicious snack. This curious history raises questions about the importance of product branding and how a name can influence consumer perception and preference.