Saturday, August 27, 2011

Find: William A. Turnier, designer of the Oreo cookie

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The story of William A. Turnier, the man who designed the Oreo cookie

W.A. Turnier worked for Nabisco from 1923 to 1973, moving up in the ranks from mail boy to a member of the engineering department. His son Bill, who resides in Chapel Hill and teaches tax law at UNC, shared with us the story and the 1952 blueprint.
by Emily Wallace
Twelve billion times a year, a disc of vanilla cream is stamped between two chocolate wafers to produce the Oreo, the world's most popular manufactured cookie. An American staple since 1912, the Oreo has a flavor that contrasts sweet cream and crisp chocolate cookies.…

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