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Crazy cookie facts you didn't know

Alas, it’s National Cookie Day! And the only thing that needs to be on your to do list is snacking on a couple (or maybe even a whole box) of cookies. Either way... we won’t judge. To celebrate cookies and all the yumminess they bring into our lives, we’ve prepared some fun cookie facts to satisfy your knowledge cravings. 

Over 2 billion consumed each year

Americans love their cookies! And studies show that more than 2 billion cookies are consumed in the US every year. This means we eat around 300 cookies per person every year, and consume around 35,000 cookies in our lifetime!

Persian cookie roots

Cookies originated from the Persian Empire around the 7th century C.E. During this time, Persians were known to make and experiment with lavish cakes for the wealthy. The cookie accidently derived from testing oven temperatures for cake. Bakers would drop a small amount of cake batter to determine the perfect baking temperature. And viola, the cookie was born. 


Most popular cookie in the US

The chocolate chip cookie is the most popular flavor in the US. Over 41% of American millennials choose chocolate chip as their favorite flavor, with Snickerdoodle coming in second place. This study also shows that 72% of Americans prefer a soft and chewy cookie. Does this mean BellyCrush needs to come out with a chocolate chip cookie? Let us know on Facebook what flavors of BellyCrush cookies you want to taste!

 

World’s largest cookie 

The largest cookie ever made was 8,102 square feet! The company, Immaculate Baking Company from Flat Rock, North Carolina received the “Largest Biscuit/Cookie” Guiness World record on May 17, 2003. The chocolate chip cookie weighed 40,000 lbs and had a diameter of 101 feet. 


Well, those are the facts! But all the fun doesn’t stop there. To celebrate national cookie day, we’re having a BOGO! Today only, you can get a free box of cookies for every box you purchase. So what are you waiting for? Start shopping!


Resources: 

https://southfloridareporter.com/americans-eat-about-300-cookies-a-year-or-35000-cookies-in-a-lifetime/

https://www.thenibble.com/reviews/main/cookies/cookies2/cookie-history.asp


https://www.realsimple.com/food-recipes/recipe-collections-favorites/popular-ingredients/most-popular-cookies

https://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/world-records/largest-biscuit-cookie?fb_comment_id=798869233518579_1572752586130236