Fact Check

Did Oreo Tweet 'Eat the Rich'?

The Twitter account for the popular cookie did weigh in on at least one political issue in late February 2021.

Published Feb 26, 2021

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The official Twitter account for Oreo cookies tweeted, "Eat the rich with a side of Oreos."

In late February 2021, Twitter users shared a screenshot that appeared to show a tweet from the official account for Oreo cookies that read, "Eat the rich with a side of Oreos."

We found no evidence that the official Oreo Twitter account posted this tweet. We reached out to the cookie brand's parent company, Mondelez International, to confirm but didn't get a response in time for publication.

No evidence exists Oreo made any such statement on Twitter. The above tweet doesn't appear on the Oreo timeline on the day it was supposedly posted, Feb. 25, 2021. There are also no news reports indicating that the cookie brand released such an incendiary statement.

Oreo did wade into a different political discussion on Feb. 25, however. On the day the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Equality Act, a bill that would extend civil rights protections to members of the LGBTQ community if it were made law, Oreo tweeted support for the transgender community:

Bethania Palma is a journalist from the Los Angeles area who started her career as a daily newspaper reporter and has covered everything from crime to government to national politics. She has written for ... read more