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.
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.
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.