National Animal Cracker Day!

18 Apr

Journalist Rocky the Squirrel here –

Keeping his paws on the nuts of the world.



April 18, 2013 is National Animal Cracker Day.  Isn’t this fantastic!!  Elephants, lions, tigers, bears and monkeys oh my.  These are small little sweet cookies shaped like zoo animals.  They were first brought to the United States during the 1800’s.  The demand for these wonderful little cookies skyrocketed and demand was over the roof!


Stauffer’s Biscuit Company was the first company to produce animal crackers in 1871 in York, Pennsylvania.  Other local bakeries came together under the National Biscuit Company or “Nabisco Brands”.  In 1902, the famous Barnum’s Animals circus theme box came out.  Bacon’s mom says that she remembers her parents bringing her these little boxes as a treat.



Did you know that since their start in 1903, there have been 37 different animals included in the Barnum’s Animal Crackers?  Today, more than 40 million packages of animal crackers are sold each year around the world. 

I think Bacon does his share in the intake!  They are one of his biggest treats that his mom has to get him in the economy size!  I can’t tell you how many of these huge buckets that he has gone through in his day.  In fact, this one is what the Easter bunny brought him and it’s almost gone.  Time to reload.


So on this National Animal Cracker Day – enjoy a box OR TWO of these sweet delectable bits.  Just remember though, if you are going to eat in front of the pig, you have to share!

This is Journalist Rocky the Squirrel reporting out – have a nice day!



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15 responses to “National Animal Cracker Day!

  1. evilsquirrel13

    04/18/2013 at 8:39 am

    Awesome! I have a bag of animal crackers on my desk and was munching on them in the week hours last night… I didn’t know I had a cause for celebration!

    • PigLove

      04/18/2013 at 8:45 am

      Well now you do! I love me some animal crackers. I mean L.O.V.E. They are fantastic. I’ve caught mom and dad in my big bucket munching as well. What’s there NOT to love, you know. XOXO – Bacon

  2. Lori Fontanes

    04/18/2013 at 9:48 am

    Hey, I know York! (Said the proud Pennsylvania native…) I think marshmallow Peeps are grown in PA, too. Add a cheesesteak, the original Breyers ice cream and/or Philly pretzel and I think that’s what we used to call a “balanced” meal. 😉

    • PigLove

      04/18/2013 at 9:50 am

      ooohh – now you are talking my language – the language to my belly – FOOD! XOXO – Bacon

  3. CultFit

    04/18/2013 at 12:10 pm

    Totally just snacked on a lunch lunch bag full of animal crackers!

    • PigLove

      04/18/2013 at 1:13 pm

      Way to go my friend!! I’ve had my share today already… and will probably get some more when mom gets home from the worky place – snort. XOXO – Bacon

  4. Laura

    04/18/2013 at 12:40 pm

    I love animal crackers. My husband and I were just remembering what a thrill it was to get the little box with the string handle when we were kids. 🙂

    • PigLove

      04/18/2013 at 1:14 pm

      EXACTLY! Mom was telling me about those and even bought me a tiny box. I say tiny because did you see the picture of my economy size of animal crackers – snort. That’s what we have to keep here cause I love them that much! XOXO – Bacon

  5. addictivejuliet

    04/18/2013 at 3:05 pm

    Haha mmm I want some now xD

    • PigLove

      04/18/2013 at 3:24 pm

      You have to pick you up a box. That’s all mom just about ate when she was sick a couple of weeks ago. Do you know that I’ve caught dad dunking them in peanut butter before he eats one. I’m going to have to try that! XOXO – Bacon

  6. Katie and Coccolino

    04/18/2013 at 6:03 pm

    Bacon, dear friend, a couple days away and we have missed you! Thank you so much for your kind comments about our project.

    As for the animal crackers, don’t worry, we are on top of that one!

    Piggy kisses,
    Katie and Coccolino the mini pig

    • PigLove

      04/18/2013 at 6:48 pm

      Mmm animal crackers. Off to the kitchen to beg for more. XOXO – Bacon

  7. lsmcreation

    04/18/2013 at 7:26 pm

    Reblogged this on lsmcreation and commented:
    I always took a liking to these delicious cookies! Now time to celebrate!

  8. rattielover

    04/18/2013 at 11:07 pm


    • PigLove

      04/19/2013 at 7:36 am

      You’re after my heart. I get some throughout the day. I can’t get enough! XOXO – Bacon


This piggy would love to snort with you :)

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