Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Day 109: National Animal Crackers Day

Happy Animal Cracker's Day to you! Animal crackers are such a fun treat for kids of all ages - even grown ups! They come in regular, iced, and even in chocolate now.

The Stauffer's brand are my favorite - they are crunchy and not too sweet. They are a great snack at 120 calories for 1 serving of 16 cookies.

Why are animal cracker's called crackers when they are really cookies? I googled this and this is what Wiki.answers said:

Because they make a loud 'crack' when you break them.
Animal crackers are 'crackers' in the shapes of animals, many brands of which are sweetened. There is debate about whether or not animal crackers are actually crackers or cookies. They are like crackers due to the way they are made, with layered dough, but the ones made with sweetened dough are more like cookies. The original version, made by Nabisco in 1902, were crackers in decorative little boxes meant to hang on Christmas trees.
So there you have it!!

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