Oreo celebrates 100th birthday with flash mob in Pittsburgh

by: Carly Noel Updated:


PITTSBURGH,None - Oreo celebrated its 100th birthday with a flash mob in Pittsburgh on Tuesday.

At noon, confetti shot out of a cardboard present and dancers made their way to the center of Market Square.

I knew about the flash mob ahead of time and was there to shoot video of it.  It was fun to watch the reactions of people in the area.

Flash Mob Video!

Business men and women on their lunch breaks stopped and watched in surprise as the dancers performed a happy birthday routine.

The dancers represented birthday candles.  They were dressed in all black and wore head pieces that looked like flames.

The Oreo cookie danced as the music played. 

After the flash mob, a DJ kept the party going.  Birthday cake Oreos were given out and fun contests took place.

Oreo’s birthday was celebrated all over the world, as Oreo cookies can be found in more than 100 countries.   In the United States, seven cities hosted flash mobs like the one in Pittsburgh. 

The Oreo cookie was “born” in 1912.  The first cookie was sold in Hoboken, N.J., where Oreo was originally packaged in bulk tins and sold by weight.

It is estimated that more than 500 billion Oreo cookies have been sold since 1912. Wow!