Five fun facts about animal crackers.

Lions and tigers and bears, oh my! No matter your age, animal crackers are a fun snack to eat. But how much do you know about these slightly sweet treats? Check out five deliciously interesting facts:

  1. 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.
  2. A box of Animal Crackers sold for 5 cents in 1902.
  3. Animal Crackers originated in England where they were known as animal biscuits.
  4. 54 different animals have been transformed into animal crackers. The most popular brand, Barnum’s Animal Crackers, has featured 37 different animals since 1902.
  5. Shirley Temple’s 1935 song “Animal Crackers in My Soup” was used by different companies advertising their brands of animal crackers.

Discover more about animal crackers on Answers.com.

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