Food of the Eighties, Barnum and Bailey's Animal Crackers
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Animal shaped cracker/cookies that came in a box looking like a circus cart with animals in it...had the string to carry it with.
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Blubbs - February 05, 2008 - Report this comment
My grandparents always fed us these. Completely forgot about them till now.
Nicki - May 25, 2008 - Report this comment
They still sell these. You can get them at the grocery store. I just got some more today. :)
Wendy - June 26, 2008 - Report this comment
I love them as a kid and they still sell them in N.E. Texas and my 3 year old loves them!!
pnutbutterprincess82 - July 08, 2008 - Report this comment
my momma would always get these for me, and I would carry it around like it was a purse because of the little string mabe that is why I have about 100 purses to this day but none have cookies in them
Akitten - July 31, 2008 - Report this comment
I still buy these except in the big bag! I like to open the bag and let them air out. They get softer & more edible! I remember feeling sad that i could never complete any of the broken halves of the animals in the box. I still have boxes from the 80's holding smurfs, business cards, stamps or something...
Sharon - January 16, 2009 - Report this comment
I really didn't care for these - but MAN was I crazy about the box! Same story as pnubutterprincess82: carried it like a purse (and today I, too, love purses)... Guess the marketing/design team scored big with me!
TI - May 25, 2009 - Report this comment
I just picked up a box the other day. I had totally forgotten all about them. My coworkers saw them in my desk and made fun of me. They taste as good to me now as when I was little.
T - November 10, 2009 - Report this comment
I carried mine like a purse, too! My grandparents used to buy these for me every single time we went to the grocery store together. I miss those days so much. I hated when they would get all soft if you left the interior bag open. Gross! I liked mine nice and crunchy!
Thumper - December 11, 2009 - Report this comment
BARNUMS CRACKERS (there is NO Bailey in the name)They still sell these pretty much everywhere! They are the only way to go when it comes to Animal crackers. Santa Claus ALWAYS puts them in our stockings at our house. I have a good sized collection of Barnums tins. I think I have close to 20 or so in all, in 4 different shapes and sizes. We even have the Barnums Matchng kids game. Barnums are a staple in our house.
SZA - July 08, 2010 - Report this comment
I never really cared much for the crackers themselves, but the box they came in got me every time!
autumngirl - January 15, 2012 - Report this comment
As kids we begged for these with every supermarket visit. They were the best!!!
Diamond - May 09, 2013 - Report this comment
My mom LOVES these!Funny tho I don't remember them so much as when I was a kid but I do in recent years. They come in the same box and sometimes they come in a large bag. My mom always fusses when I eat hers up. I love them! So good!
Jay - February 28, 2014 - Report this comment
I still get these but loved them as a small child my grandma would drive over to the store or sometimes we walked there she would buy her daily 6 pack and she would buy me my animal crackers! I remember sometimes the box would be Looney tunes with the circus theme.
Rob Lambert - May 14, 2017 - Report this comment
Nabisco has sold Barnum's Animal cookies since the very early 1900's. When I was growing up, these were 10 to 15 cents a box, and the top had clown or ringmaster cutouts. Now, a single box is near a buck-fifty.
OceanSide - August 21, 2018 - Report this comment
The animals on the box are now free.And it is beautiful!

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