1959: Hydrox Ad Looks Yummy

Hydrox is "the ORIGINAL cream-filled chocolate cookie… finest ever made!" baked by Sunshine Biscuits, this 1959 ad proclaims.

Hydrox was not an Oreo knockoff and in fact appeared four years before Oreos did. Apparently the name came from Hydrogen and Oxygen, the two molecules in water, which doesn’t make a lot of sense to me since the cookies have nothing to do with water. I mean, you’d never even dip them in water. But it was cool to sound scientific in 1908, I guess.

Here’s a page about Hydrox cookies, which they’ve mostly stopped making.

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2 Responses to 1959: Hydrox Ad Looks Yummy

  1. Bill says:

    The name comes from the filling. It’s made wtih hydrogenated soybean oil. Yum!

  2. Kari says:

    Ahhh, that makes more sense. It still sounds weird to name a cookie that, but in 1908 I’m sure it just sounded really cool.

    I haven’t had a Hydrox forever. They seem to cancel them and then bring them back over and over.

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