When I think of animal crackers, I think of one brand: Barnum's Animal Crackers. With the signature box packaging and the circus theme, those are the iconic animal crackers. For those of you who read the label, a standard box is 240 calories and the cookies don't appear to have any animal byproducts so I believe they are vegan, but they do have HFCS. So if HFCS is a concern for you, you'll want to avoid those cookies. You can always try making your own.
I'm not the only one that loves animal crackers - there's a tumblr tag for them and there are quite a few posts about animal crackers. Be sure to check out 15 facts about animal crackers. Or check out a comprehensive history of animal crackers. Apparently, Barnum's Animal Crackers are only made in one place - Fair Lawn, NJ. I can't find anything official about touring he Fair Lawn, NJ, bakery but reports online are that the factory gives tours and at the end of the tou, you get a box of animal crackers. I will check this out if I'm ever in NJ.
|There's always one that's broken, no matter how carefully you open the box.|
And if you use your imagination, you can guess what the animals are.