Who Invented The Fish Crackers
- October 14, 2021
The story goes that Pepperidge Farm founder Margaret Rudkin was visiting Switzerland, saw the crackers, and fell in love with their unique fishy form.So for those keeping count, that makes this year the 60th anniversary of the Goldfish crackers existence, and for snack fans like us, that's a thing worth celebrating. .
Goldfish: You've Been Eating Them Wrong
The snack the smiles back was made… wait for it… as a soup cracker.You would think that with fish-shaped cracker would be used as such because they could swim through the soup—but no!Original (Cheddar) Goldfish + Tomato Soup.Let Goldfish shine as they were meant to be: the perfect crunchy, cheesy snack in and around your next bowl of tomato soup!Graham Cracker Goldfish + Hot Chocolate. .
6 things you didn't know about “The Snack That Smiles Back
In 1962, Pepperidge Farm founder, Margaret Rudkin, launched Goldfish crackers in the United States, and they’ve been filling the hearts and bellies of kids and adults ever since.While on vacation in Europe, Margaret visited a Swiss cookie manufacturer that had a similar product, and together they reached an agreement to bring the salty, fish-shaped crackers to the U.S.Oscar J. Kambly, the original Swiss creator of the cracker, created them as a birthday present for his wife whose astrological sign was Pisces—which is often represented in Greek mythology as a fish.
What's the love story behind Pepperidge Farm Goldfish crackers?
Campbell Soup Co., the parent firm of Pepperidge Farm, recently noted the treat’s surprising past in a post at its website: 6 things you didn’t know about ‘the snack that smiles back.”.The head of a Swiss baking firm, Oscar J. Kambly II, created the fish-shaped cracker in 1958 as a birthday gift for his wife, whose astrological sign was Pisces."Right after the birthday breakfast, he went to his office and sketched the amusing, cheerful little goldfish," said Chantal van der Voort, a representative of the Kambly firm, now in its fourth generation of family ownership."He called for the technician who made a hand mold that same morning and in the afternoon he baked the first 'Goldfish' himself and presented them to his dear wife that evening," she said in an email.Also, in some current offerings, Goldfish share their cartoonish packages with cracker creations modeled on Disney characters, the cast of Marvel Avengers or other childhood celebrities.Kambly's website describes its cracker, originally marketed in a can, as “the favourites of every happy aperitif” and “much-loved nibbles for every occasion and memorable moments.”.Kambly, founded in 1910, makes snacks like the Matterhorn, a wafer with the chocolate-and-nougat outline of the famed mountain, and the Butterfly, touted as the world's thinnest cookie.
Goldfish Are Apparently Soup Crackers, Because, You Know, They
Original Goldfish Crackers are soup crackers.Goldfish go in soup, because obviously.We found out that only Original Goldfish Crackers are called soup crackers, and much to our disappointment, the fish shape doesn't have anything to do with it.So, while Goldfish crackers may not have been shaped as fish for the purpose of putting them into soup, we're still blown away by the concept, and plan to only eat Goldfish in soup from now on. .