DYK: Animal Crackers
The internet is full of fabulous facts about everything from current events to the history basket weaving. Because of this, as we research for our daily content on food trucks, food carts and street food, we stumble upon some items of knowledge that we just did not know. We have decided when these fun facts pop up, that we would share them with our readers in our section titled “Did You Know?”
For today’s Did You Know facts we will look at Animal Crackers.
The Fact: In total there have been 54 different kinds of animals in animal crackers since 1902.
- The current crackers are tiger, cougar, camel, rhinoceros, kangaroo, hippopotamus, bison, lion, hyena, zebra, elephant, sheep, bear, gorilla, monkey, seal and giraffe.
- April 18th is National Animal Cracker Day.
- The original purpose of the string on the Animal Crackers box was so that it could be hung as a Christmas ornament on the tree.
- A box of Animal Crackers sold for 5 cents in 1902.
- Animal Crackers originated in England where they were known as animal biscuits.
- Shirley Temple’s 1935 song “Animal Crackers in My Soup” was used by different companies advertising their brands of animal crackers.