The cookies in the picture don't look like real Oreo's, but the taste is pretty close, except for the cream. I didn’t make the cream as suggested in the recipe. Instead I filled the cookies with a simple custard.
Did you know that Oreo is the best selling cookie in the US? Oreo's were introduced in China in 1996, and by 2006 it became the best selling cookie. The Chinese Oreo has lower sugar content. There was a marketing campaign to educate Chinese consumers about the American tradition of pairing milk with cookies. I thought this was brave, considering that most Chinese people are lactose intolerant. One study even estimates that up to 90% of adults are lactose intolerant. Oreo and soy milk?
If you want to try something different, consider Coconut Oat Oreo Cookies. Personally I prefer this version, it has coconut and oats in it. The recipe is available here.
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Global per capita ice cream consumption figures have just been published. Here is the chart:
Very interesting to see that the cold countries, Finland, Sweden, Denmark and Canada, are in the top 7.
New Zealanders on average consume a little over half a litre per week. Not everyone in New Zealand eats ice cream, and not everyone eats half a litre per week. This means some people must be eating a lot of ice cream. And there is such a huge difference between Australia and New Zealand.
In India, the weekly consumption is 2 ml. I suppose the local ice cream, kulfi, is more popular.
The weekly consumption in Singapore is only about 50ml. I thought it would be much higher considering the climate. I don’t know how much of the population is lactose intolerant.