Where Are Oreos Made? (I Investigated)


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Oreos are incredibly popular in countries all over the world. With many different styles and flavors, there’s something for everyone. But where are they made? And, who makes them? Well, that’s exactly what I’ll be looking at in this article.


Who Makes Oreos?

Since 2012, Oreo has been owned by Mondelez International. Mondelez International owns lots of very well-known brands. This includes Cadbury Dairy Milk, Milka, Toblerone, and many more.

Who Makes Oreos


Prior to Mondelez International owning Oreo, it was owned and introduced by Nabisco. Mondelez International has a very far-reaching operation. Its Oreos are available in more than 100 countries worldwide and they come in more than 85 different flavors.

To summarize, Mondelez International is responsible for making Oreos.

Where are Oreos Made?

With it being such a popular brand worldwide, it will come as no surprise to learn that Oreos are manufactured in multiple countries. According to Oreo’s Wikipedia page, most of Oreo’s manufacturing used to take place at the Hershey’s factory in Hershey, Pennsylvania. But by 2017, Oreo had manufacturing facilities in 18 countries worldwide.

From what I understand, it looks like Oreo cookies are made relatively close to where they are sold. For example, Oreo cookies that are made to be sold in Europe are made in Spain and the UK.

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In 2015, Mondelez announced that it was planning to close some of its American facilities and move more of its production to Mexico. This caused a major boycott as many Americans wanted their Oreos to be made in the USA.

Unfortunately, the boycott didn’t seem to have much impact because, in 2016, it closed its facility in Chicago.

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After reading several articles, it looks like very little of Oreo’s manufacturing is carried out in the US. Most of its products that are sold in the US are made at its facilities in Mexico. It is unclear whether or not the company will bring manufacturing back to the US as there’s not a lot more information out there.

However, since I couldn’t find any information about Oreo coming back to America, it would appear doubtful that the company has any plans to open up any new facilities in the US.

History of Oreos

Oreos have a pretty interesting history. They were first introduced in the US in 1912. Oreo was initially launched as an imitation of the Hydrox Cookie manufactured by the Sunshine Company.

The meaning of the name Oreo is something that people have wanted to know for a long time. Unfortunately, there is no clear answer.

Some have hypothesized that it comes from the French word meaning ‘gold’. Others believe it comes from a Greek word meaning ‘attractive’. Nobody knows for sure what it means.

According to Globe News Wire, roughly 34 billion Oreo cookies are sold each year. This works out at 92 million cookies per day. This is an astronomically high number. But, when you take into account how many varieties of Oreos there are and how many countries sell them, that enormous figure begins to make sense.

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While Oreo has seen a dip in popularity in the US after it decided to move manufacturing to Mexico, it is still one of America’s most popular cookie brands.

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