Courtesy of Oreo

Happy birthday to milk’s favorite cookie — and also to Shaq.

Nina Friend
March 05, 2018

Back when Oreos first went on the market on March 6, 1912 – 106 years ago tomorrow – there were two flavors: Original and lemon meringue. Over the last century, however, Oreo has expanded its repertoire to include everything from Hot Cocoa to Kettle Corn. They’ve even gone beyond cookies with products like Oreo cereal and Oreo churros.

The latest non-cookie Oreo creation is the Oreo Chocolate Candy Bar, and to celebrate their 106th birthday, Oreo is giving away one million of these chocolate-covered cookies ‘n cream confections.

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To claim your free Oreo Chocolate Candy Bar (which comes in original as well as mint), you have to do three things:

  1. Wake up really early.
  2. Go to OreoBirthdayGiveaway.com starting at 6 a.m. EST.
  3. Participate in the #OreoBirthdayGiveaway.

The first one million fans to head to the website will win a chocolate bar. 

But there's more. A lot more. Oreo lovers in Atlanta, Georgia can celebrate two birthdays in one: Starting at 1:30 p.m., basketball legend Shaquille O’Neal, whose birthday is also March 6, will be hosting a pop-up in his hometown – dubbed the “Snack Shaq” – at Atlantic Station, where he'll be handing out free samples. So you can score a chocolate bar and a selfie with Shaq on this very special day.

Courtesy of Oreo.

Of course, if you’d rather celebrate National Oreo Day by keeping it classic with sandwich cookies instead of chocolate bars, there’s room to get creative there, too. You can make alcoholic Oreos. Or page through all of the many past Oreo flavors. Or read about why three seconds is the scientifically proven ideal amount of time for dunking milk’s favorite cookie.

Have your Oreos and eat them, too.