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Fun Facts about Otis

All great bakers have a story and Otis Spunkmeyer – the name that no one can ever forget – is no exception. Since we have been sharing the warmth and comfort of baked goods with families for over 32 years, we are glad to see that our name and our irresistible taste are equally memorable.  We care about the moment you bite into a fresh baked Chocolate Chip cookie or a mouthwatering Wild Blueberry Muffin. Taste, of course, is what it’s all about!

“Fresh baked is the only way!”

- Otis

Otis Spunkmeyer has a passion for great cookies and other sweet treats.  And it’s clear that our fans are just that – fanatical – about how delightful our cookies smell and how fresh our muffins taste.    But what do you really know about Otis? If you are searching for interesting anecdotes or unique facts, you landed at the right place...

Fun Facts at a Glance:

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  • More than 3,000,000,000 Otis Spunkmeyer cookies are enjoyed every year. That’s enough cookies to wrap around the world 19 times!
  • Otis purchases more than 36,000,000 pounds of chocolate chips each year to make our cookies.
  • More than 60,000 lbs of butter and 100,000 lbs of flour are used every day to mix Otis Spunkmeyer cookie dough.
  • Three states in the US have adopted official muffins: Minnesota-blueberry, Massachusetts-corn, New York-Apple.
  • Blueberry is the best selling Otis Spunkmeyer muffin flavor.
  • Chocolate Chip is the best-selling Otis Spunkmeyer cookie flavor.
  • The “Otis drop” is when you tap the tray of cookies against the counter as soon as they come of the oven – this “sets” the cookie, making the surface area a bit bigger and the chocolate chips (or raisins or nuts) rise up out of the dough.
  • Otis Spunkmeyer ventured into numerous other businesses besides frozen sweet baked goods during its early days, including burrito shops, roasted coffee beans, limousine service, and best known of all… Otis Spunkmeyer Air.
  • Flights aboard Otis Spunkmeyer Air were a hit as they were used for everything from sightseeing tours to performing in-air weddings. 
  • Otis Spunkmeyer’s DC Airplane was the personal command post of Five Star General “Hap” Arnold, Chief of Staff of the Army Air Corps during World War II.
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