Yes, you guessed it! The world’s top-selling cookie is the humble Oreo. It’s not surprising that the popular cookie is a favorite around the globe — just look at the brand’s limited-edition flavors, each of which seems to be more popular than the last. But the ease at which the classic sandwich cookie has been able to move across generations and the level at which they seem to outperform the competition is a remarkable feat.
Not only does the Oreo brand continue to thrive, selling $3.28 billion worth of the cookies in 2014 alone, but according to Quartz, the cookie company has also had positive sales increases every year since 2005. Plus, Oreo makes three time as much as its next closest competitor, Gamesa, which saw $1.03 billion in cookie sales in 2014. For a company that was created over 100 years ago, in 1912, that’s completely insane.
And if all of that isn’t impressive enough, Oreo even beats Starbucks in its number of Facebook page likes, weighing in at over 42 million, while the coffee chain hovers at 38 million. At this rate, it’s probably safe to assume that the simple creme-filled chocolate wafers might still be at the top of the cookie food chain in another 100 years.
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