National Animal Cracker Day

18 Apr


 Journalist Rocky the Squirrel here –

Keeping his paws on the nuts of the world –


April 18th is National Animal Cracker Day.  What a fantastic day!!  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.

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!  Animal crackers are one of his all time favorites.  In fact, mom buys him the economy bucket size at the warehouse 🙂


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34 responses to “National Animal Cracker Day

  1. sue ellen

    04/18/2014 at 1:11 am

    You are the only piggy in the world that would know ‘Animal Cracker Day’. You make me smile Mr.Bacon !!!! So…now I can hear Shirley Temple singing ♪ animal crackers in my soup♪…..Hey wait~~~~ “in my soup’? hmmmmm…
    Enjoy the 18th to the fullest little cute piggy !

    • PigLove

      04/18/2014 at 9:05 am

      aaww thank you my friend. I absolutely LOVE my animal crackers. Nana and mom buy me the convenient JUMBO container here at our local warehouse. I can be bought and persuaded to do almost anything with those crackers – snorts. XOXO – Bacon

  2. digitalgranny

    04/18/2014 at 3:15 am

    Oh yum I love animal crackers.

    • PigLove

      04/18/2014 at 9:07 am

      Arent’ they the bestest?? XOXO – Bacon

  3. Lori Fontanes

    04/18/2014 at 3:32 am

    How quickly a year passes! 😉

    • PigLove

      04/18/2014 at 9:07 am

      I know – right?! Blink your eyes and I will be THREE. Can you believe that?! XOXO – Bacon

  4. Molly The Wally

    04/18/2014 at 5:47 am

    Wow that is a blast from the past. Have a fabulous Friday.
    Best wishes Molly

    • PigLove

      04/18/2014 at 9:08 am

      You too my friend! Have an animal cracker and think about me today okay. XOXO – Bacon

  5. Reilly & Denny

    04/18/2014 at 6:55 am

    Mom loves the ones with the frosting on them….she won’t share though !

    • PigLove

      04/18/2014 at 9:09 am

      No way! She has to share at least one. Mommy says you can’t eat in front of me if you don’t plan on sharing. Daddy falls for it every time – snorts. XOXO – Bacon

  6. easyweimaraner

    04/18/2014 at 9:03 am

    We love animal crackers, my staff eats tons of this stuff when they drive in the car… in front of ME! that’s mean, huh?

    • PigLove

      04/18/2014 at 9:10 am

      Oh no brother! They have to give you at least one or a half of a dozen. You can’t eat in front of us and NOT share. That’s just a rule…. it should be a law in fact. You ask them really nicely and tell them Bacon gets to eat them and see what they say. Keep me posted. XOXO – Bacon

  7. katiebblogs

    04/18/2014 at 9:24 am

    I’m commenting just because I can. And now off for an animal cracker 🙂 xoxo

    • PigLove

      04/18/2014 at 10:12 am

      aaww – thanks my friend. You’re the bestest! I don’t know what I would do without you. XOXO – Bacon

  8. annetbell

    04/18/2014 at 9:38 am

    Fun post!

    • PigLove

      04/18/2014 at 10:12 am

      Thanks my friend. Be sure to have an animal cracker later and think of this little oinker 🙂 XOXO – Bacon

  9. fozziemum

    04/18/2014 at 9:45 am

    Monkeys and tigers loop the loop…golly gee it’s fun to see those animal crackers in my soup 🙂 hugs and loves Fozziemum xx

    • PigLove

      04/18/2014 at 10:12 am

      Snorts – isn’t it though?! I love that! XOXO – Bacon

      • fozziemum

        04/18/2014 at 10:14 am

        It sure is 🙂 I am off to beddies my sweet 🙂 hugs and loves from Fozziemum and introoders xxxx ❤

      • PigLove

        04/18/2014 at 11:16 am

        aaww – sweet dreams my sweet friend. Check your emails later 🙂 XOXO – Bacon

      • fozziemum

        04/19/2014 at 8:54 am

        All checked my sweet Bacon 🙂 xxxxx

  10. Victoria

    04/18/2014 at 10:07 am

    This brings back memories once again. My girls loved these darn things. I’m feeling old…LOL XOXO

    • PigLove

      04/18/2014 at 10:13 am

      Nah – you’re as old as you act. That’s why my dad thinks he’s 5! Snorts. XOXO – Bacon

      • Victoria

        04/18/2014 at 10:15 am

        Oh goody! Then I’m 21…LOL

  11. evilsquirrel13

    04/18/2014 at 10:13 am

    I love eating animal crackers! Especially since I don’t believe I have ever met a squirrel in one of those boxes!

    • PigLove

      04/18/2014 at 10:14 am

      This is so true – or a pig! Snorts. XOXO – Bacon

  12. baileyboatcat

    04/18/2014 at 12:20 pm

    Oh I didn’t know! That’s pawesome!

    • PigLove

      04/18/2014 at 12:21 pm

      And they are so delicious my friend! XOXO – Bacon

  13. Nylabluesmum

    04/18/2014 at 3:08 pm

    We LUB LUB LUB Animall Crackerz here too!!!!
    Lub ❤ Nylablue ❤

    • PigLove

      04/18/2014 at 3:21 pm

      They are simply delicious. The purr things here love them as well. If you were here with me my love, I would always give you some of mine ❤
      XOXO – Bacon

  14. Nylabluesmum

    04/18/2014 at 4:57 pm

    Yow same here Bacon me wuud share me crackerz wif me beelubbed piggieboy!!
    Mum on da other paw…we wuud hab to wrestle dem crackerz out of her handz 😉
    Lub Nylablue ❤ ❤

    • PigLove

      04/18/2014 at 7:06 pm

      Snorts. I might even let you eat them in my toddler bed my sweet purr thing. Grins, kisses you and runs out of post. XOXO – Bacon

  15. Nylabluesmum

    04/18/2014 at 8:02 pm

    Yow IZ ‘true lub’ cause boyz do not like crummz in dere bed unless dey iz in LUB!! 😉
    **sneekz up beehind Bacon n when ya tern around me smoochez ya n runz away**
    ❤ Nylablue ❤


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