A Post About Animal Crackers?

I wanted full disclosure from the beginning so I made sure anyone who read the title of this post could walk away from it without wasting their time because, really, who wants to read about animal crackers, especially from someone who should have outgrown them fifty years ago.

And yet, you’re still her. Imagine my surprise. Well, since you decided to visit and stay for a few moments, I promise not to make this too long.

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Yes, I admit I like animal crackers. I don’t know why and I never tried figuring it out. I like the shapes, the taste and how they make me feel when I eat them. Handfuls at a time. They’re addictive.

Without giving you a history of them, (who wants to endure that), here are just a handful of facts.

There have been somewhere around 53 different animals that have been used since the cracker/cookie was first created in England in 1902, however only the bear, elephant, lion and tiger has made it through the entire lifetime of the cracker.

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About six thousand miles of string are used annually on Animal Cracker boxes

Every hour, Nabisco’s factory, located in Fair Lawn, N.J. makes 300,000 of these cookies ending up with over 40 million boxes a year.

The current cookie count with respect to different animals is around 19.

If you put a box in front of me, I will pretend I’m 7 years old and eat the entire package…and that’s a fact.

Thank you for spending a few minutes with me in deep thought. You may now return to your regularly scheduled broadcast channels.

34 thoughts on “A Post About Animal Crackers?

  1. Nurse Kelly

    Haha George! This was great! I like them, too. But they have to be in those little boxes with the pictures to really feel nostalgic – the big, super-sized plastic containers just ruin it for me!

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    1. George Post author

      That’s hilarious Frank. Thanks so much for sending it. I remember Shirley Temple singing about animal crackers in her soup but I’ve never heard this one and its soooo much better….:) thanks again.

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  2. DailyMusings

    Animal crackers are the best- and you can’t eat just one- ever- it’s the whole box in one sitting for sure. That little string that you can carry the box with conjures up childhood memories. Thanks for this- personally I found it a great post

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  3. Ann Coleman

    I used to love those when I was a child! My sisters and I would tag along with Mom each time she went to the grocery store, just because she would buy us each our very own box of animals crackers! Other companies have also made them, but the Barnum’s were always the best!

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  4. Nancy

    Love this post and Animal Crackers! When I was little I always laid them out and ate my least favorite animals first saving my favorite (the tiger) for last. I’ve always thought this brand, by far the best, has a slightly lemon flavor. What do you think?

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    1. George Post author

      I used to do the same thing. It may have been the start of me saving everything I like until the end..:) I never noticed the lemon flavor but now I’ll have to do a taste test😊

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    1. George Post author

      That’s interesting because I thought they were created in England around 1902 but maybe they fell out of favor. I don’t really know why I like them because they’re just a plain cracker/cookie. Maybe it’s more nostalgia more than anything. But they are good..:) have a great weekend, Joy.

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      1. joylovestravel

        I’ve never seen them – think they would be popular in our house for sure!! Will be keeping my eye out for them now here and when we visit the US in October!!! Enjoy your weekend too George.

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  5. Mindy

    I LOVE ANIMAL CRACKERS!!!!!!!! They are addictive. I’ll find myself eating them trying to determine what the exact flavor is and when I think I’ve almost got it, the box is empty 😦

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    1. George Post author

      Lol..good for you, Mindy. That’s why you always need a spare box tucked away where only you know it’s location. You can’t trust anyone with Animal Crackers…:)

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