In July 2016, Mondelez International, the company that owns Nabisco, officially shut down the Oreo lines at their Chicago plant. The closing followed nearly a year of rumors about whether it was happening. All of this sparked lawsuits, union-led protests, angry statements from Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders and a call for an Oreo boycott from Donald Trump. In the end, Mondelez laid off around 600 workers and cut nine production lines in Chicago to create four new production lines at their plants in Salinas and Monterrey, Mexico. The Chicago plant is still open, and Oreos are still manufactured at plants in Oregon, Virginia and New Jersey (and Canada). But yes, some Oreos are made in Mexico.
I brought two packages into my office — one from the Mexico plant and one from Nabisco’s factory in Portland, Oregon — to conduct a very unscientific and very unofficial blind taste test with a couple of co-workers who happened to be around. Here's the story: CLICK HERE