Golden Oreos were made in the mid 90's by Dan Coats after him and his co-workers were thinking up flavors to revolutionize and innovate upon the Oreo name. By then there had only been one regular flavor of Oreo and people were getting mad and tired of the same Oreo flavor so the Oreo makers like Dan Coats and Marlin Fitzwater we can thank for all of our wonderful flavors of Oreo!