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 🙂
04/18/2015 at 4:21 am
we don’t have them in our stores… shall I ask my mom , to make some pawmade crackers?better not huh? it could be bad to celebrate animal cracker day with a hot water bottle on my 7 stomachs :o)
04/20/2015 at 11:19 am
oh no! You don’t have animal crackers there brother? We will just have to see what we can do about that. XOXO – Bacon
Midwestern Plant Girl
04/18/2015 at 7:05 am
My boys have people cookies shaped like mailmen, dogcatchers and police!
04/20/2015 at 11:20 am
Oh my!! Now *that* is ideal and so very cute!! I think I need one shaped like a carpenter since I cornered one in the kitchen – snorts and rolls with piggy laughter. XOXO – Bacon
04/18/2015 at 9:05 am
Oh yum..we don’t have them here..we had something similar when I was little but cannot remember the name…the closest we have is either Tiny Teddies..or the cookies from Macca’s …:) Loves Fozziemum xxx
04/20/2015 at 11:21 am
WOW! Mommy said one of the very first cookies she ever ate when she was a baby and learning to nibble was animal crackers. That has to be where I get my love for them. You think? XOXO – Bacon
Molly The Wally
04/18/2015 at 12:43 pm
Gosh those are a blast from the past. Have a super Saturday.
Best wishes Molly
04/20/2015 at 11:22 am
Aren’t they great sweet Molly? XOXO – Bacon
04/18/2015 at 12:49 pm
What I want to know is why they don’t make them in fish and mouse shapes fur us kats!😾 *(tail FLAP)!*
04/20/2015 at 11:22 am
BINGO! That would be ideal would’t it? Who do I need to write a letter to about this? Stomps piggy hooves and off to investigate. XOXO – Bacon
04/20/2015 at 12:10 pm
PAWSOME!! 😺 Thanks Piggy dude!
04/18/2015 at 4:52 pm
Mom only eats the elephants. She gives away the others.
04/20/2015 at 11:23 am
Snorts! That’s too funny. It reminds me of my mommy. She only eats green M&M’s and gives the others away. Our moms – they are two of a kind huh? XOXO – Bacon
04/20/2015 at 11:58 am
Our Mom collects M&M machines. She has a oom full of them. Snort out loud – your friends at DogDaz Zoo
04/20/2015 at 1:39 pm
That sounds like my kind of place! XOXO – Bacon
The Island Cats
04/18/2015 at 6:04 pm
Our mom loved animal crackers when she was a kid…well, she still does but doesn’t eat them very often now. She would use the box as a purse. 🙂
04/20/2015 at 11:24 am
Snorts! Those little boxes are too cute. It’s a good thing Nana buys me the economy size ones – snorts. I can so be bought with an animal cracker. XOXO – Bacon
04/21/2015 at 10:17 am
I don’t know why we need a special day for this–my animals are quackers every day! Oh, wait, did you say quackers or crackers? Um, nevahmind….
04/21/2015 at 11:19 am
Snorts and rolls with piggy laughter. That’s too funny my friend. I love it! XOXO – Bacon