Animal Crackers.

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In total there have been 37 different animals featured in Barnum's Animal Crackers since 1902. The current crackers are tiger, cougar, camel, rhinoceros, kangaroo, hippopotamus, bison, lion, hyena, zebra, elephant, sheep, bear, gorilla, monkey, polar bear, seal and giraffe. To celebrate its 100th anniversary, Barnum's added the koala to the menagerie in September 2002.[1] 

Austin Zoo Animal Crackers currently feature bear, camel, elephant, rhinoceros, lion, monkey, owl, penguin, rabbit, ram, turtle, and zebra. 

Cadburys Animals are Chocolate coated (although rather sparingly) and feature elephant, monkey, lion, tiger and hippo - all with nicknames and all rather the same shape. 


Stauffer's Animals CrackersStauffer's animal crackers include a lion, elephant, mountain goat, cow, house cat, camel, tiger, horse, ibex, rhinoceros, hippopotamus, buffalo (or bison) and bear. They are made in plain, chocolate graham, cinnamon graham, cotton candy, and iced flavors, as well as "breakfast cookies" made with oats, almonds, cranberries, and pomegranate. 

Kinnikinnick Foods, Inc. makes gluten-free, dairy-free animal cookies, called KinniKritters, that look and taste like animal crackers. They include a bighorn sheep, an elephant, a pig, a bison (maybe), a camel, and a horse. 

Biscomerica Corp. makes Basil's Bavarian Bakery animal cookies, called Animal Snackers. They include a bear, camel, hippo, lion, and elephant. 

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Comments (5)

Ron Marshall
Marshall Enterprises - Saint Michael, MN
Birdhouse Builder Extraordinaire

I remember the iced ones from my childhood...the elephant and lion were always my favorites, and I would save those to the last to eat.  Thanks for a fun post and great memories, Linda!

Jan 11, 2015 03:29 AM
Linda Ring
Century 21 Award - La Mesa, CA
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That was a nice share Ron!  I never had the iced ones but I still like animal crackers.  

Jan 11, 2015 03:31 AM
Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
Good Company Real Estate - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Linda - I had no idea that Barnum's Animal Crackers have used 37 different animals over the 113 years they have now been in business.

Jan 11, 2015 03:47 AM
John Crosby
Real Property, Inc. - Marblehead, MA

I buy Animal Crackers at BJ's Wholesale Club.  They come in 45 oz containers.  They taste just like I remember them as a child.  I give them to my dog as a treat (with the Vet's approval) and can treat myself with them as well.  I have no idea how many different animals are in the assortment.

Jan 11, 2015 04:22 AM
Linda Ring
Century 21 Award - La Mesa, CA
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I know what container you are talking about John.  I buy it too and share with my dogs.  Amazing how a simple old cookie is still a favorite of most.  Thanks for your feedback.

Jan 11, 2015 04:50 AM