GOLDFISH® MEMORIES {and giving away $100!}



From the time my boys were old enough to eat real food, Pepperidge Farm® Goldfish® crackers have been a staple in my house.  Starting from the days where we doled out handfuls, through to becoming a regular part of what we called "trail mix" (a mix of Goldfish crackers, toasted o's and puffs) and now, as an everyday part of their lunch at school that they have come to expect.  Goldfish crackers are a happy childhood element in our home. 

Goldfish crackers have accompanied us on many a park adventure, walks around the block, road trips, field trips, trips to Grandma's house, egg hunts, stockings stuffed and beyond.  I have found Goldfish crackers and their crumbs in every crevice of my car, our strollers and life because they are a constant.  I remember creating quiet shopping trips by handing a container full of Goldfish crackers to one of my toddlers in a stroller and being able to shop in peace as a result.  Or being able to bribe a child into obedience with one of those little containers you can buy at most checkouts.  Outside of diapers and bottles, I would say they are the most constant of memories in this household.  

A regularly requested snack... Goldfish crackers.  A real treat? Any variety outside of our usual "whole grain".  My kids get the biggest kick out of buying any of the sweet variety or the special colored ones.  It really wasn't until this campaign opportunity that I realized that Goldfish crackers really are a big part of my kids' childhood and definitely the most often purchased snack item.  Just thinking about writing this post I realized all the memories tied to this snack food.  I recall watching Goldfish crackers lined up for parades across the table, sorted into color groups, being used to learn counting and so much more.  

Is there a regular like this in your child's life?  A warm fuzzy memory that makes you think of little fingers and a trail of Goldfish crackers through the house?  Visit GoldfishSmiles.com to upload your story and enter for your chance to win a trip anywhere in the US - you choose! - to create more lasting memories.

What are your favorite childhood snack treats? Tell me in the comments and you will have a chance to win a $100 VISA gift card!

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137 comments:

Cori said...

I remember eating cheese balls - those round, neon orange cheesy snacks. Other snacks would come and go, but those were almost always found in the kitchen cupboard. And I remember my mom sending me with a container when I went off to sleep away camp for the first time.

lizrunge87 said...

We used to eat "fluffer nutter sandwiches" as kids--peanut butter and fluff--and they were delicious! I think now I would probably think that they were too sweet, but it was such a great mix of salty and sweet. :)

Mami2jcn said...

Saltine crackers make me think of childhood.

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Mami2jcn said...

tweet:

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steve weber said...

My favorite growing up was pears and fruit snacks

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Natalie said...

Actually, goldfish was one of my favorite childhood snacks. I also loved peanut butter and apples. yarbr012 at gmail dot com

Natalie said...

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Elena said...

I loved to snack on nuts

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Elena said...

tweet:
https://twitter.com/ElenaIstomina/status/599015921605218304

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Trela said...

My best memories of snacks I had during childhood are chex mix. But I really enjoy goldfish crackers and I don't care how old I am (55) I still like goldfish and love them still!

Shooting Stars Mag said...

The one I can think of at the moment is Gushers. hah I love those things.

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kellyr78 said...

I always enjoyed snack cakes and cheese crackers.
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kellyr78 said...

tweet
https://twitter.com/Kellydpa/status/599045344421347328

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Fran Caswell said...

My grandchildren just love goldfish. They are always in my cupboard.

Julie Wood said...

My favorite snack treats when I was a kid where not the usual things. I loved my Mom's cinnamon toast, her saltine chocolate cookies, and her German pie that she always made!

Julie Wood said...

Tweet entry
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Shelly Peterson said...

One of my favorite snacks as a kid was animal cookies, the plain and the frosted.
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Shelly Peterson said...

tweeted
https://twitter.com/cshell202/status/599767786793996289
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JC said...

My favorite childhood snack treat is animal cracker.
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JC said...

-https://twitter.com/tcarolinep/status/599769231136133120

Gina Wildorchid said...

my favorite snack as a kid was chocolate chip cookies. i loved goldfish too, though!

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Gina Wildorchid said...

tweet--https://twitter.com/WildOrchid985/status/600008008748367873

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stOOpidgErL said...

I used to eat Fiddle Faddle when I was a kid. YUM!!

Sandy Klocinski said...

I was a little girl and my older sis and I loved eating goldfish crackers! Even remember the little smiley face on them

Sandy Klocinski said...

https://twitter.com/Attea2d/status/600684061187776512

nickieisis3 said...

My favorite childhood snack treat was tomatoes

Tara Overby said...

I always loved fruit roll ups! It's funny though because I don't let my daughter have those - bad for the teeth!! She does eat Goldfish several times a week though!

peg42 said...

My favorite snack treat was crackers with cheese on them. Thanks so much.
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peg42 said...

Tweeted: https://twitter.com/peg42/status/600729804950917120
Thanks again.
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clc408 said...

One of my favorite snacks was peanut butter crackers.

clc408 said...

Tweet
https://twitter.com/clc408/status/600746908034924544

PAIGE said...

I liked popcorn, peanut butter, and rice krispie treats.

Deborah Wellenstein said...

Our favorite snack has always been hot buttered popcorn.

Deborah Wellenstein said...

As a child, my favorite snack was hot buttered popcorn.

Denise S. said...

My favorite childhood snacks were anything with sugar. Cookies, cake, ice cream, etc.

Hotsnotty2 said...

I love cheese and crackers, as well as fruit.

Hotsnotty2 said...

https://twitter.com/Hotsnotty2/status/600805662587752448

Stephanie said...

We eat goldfish on a road trip whenever we saw an out of state license plate! brings back my childhood memories of eating goldfish in the car!
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Sherry Conrad said...

My favorite snack as a kid was windmill cookies.
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Sherry Conrad said...

Tweeted https://twitter.com/dddiva/status/600963532327297024
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Kim said...

We frequently snack on goldfish and carrots
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Ashley C

Barbara Montag said...

My favorite as a child was Cracker Jacks.
thank you

Barbara Montag said...

Tweet
https://twitter.com/JalapenoMama/status/601064942041694208

Kia89 said...

Rice krispys brings back memories.
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Anastasia Falling said...

Air popped popcorn with lots of butter :) My mom used to make it for us on movie nights and it was a wonderful treat and a wonderful time :)
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Anastasia Falling said...

Tweeted :) - https://twitter.com/Enter_Now/status/601127397468020736
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Beth @beth-adam.blogspot.com said...

Fruit Wrinkles were my favorite!! Wish they still made them!! :) bethalee13 at gmail dot com

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Tweet
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lemonlaurie said...

My favorite snack when I was a child was Graham crackers!

sarah said...

my favorite childhood snacks are goldfish, fruit snacks and potato chips
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lil_lady_dz said...

My favorite childhood snack treats where my moms homemade granola bars. The whole house would always smell so yummy.

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lil_lady_dz said...

Tweeted: https://twitter.com/lil_lady_dz/status/601676436462637057

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gypsy said...

My mother would make a small batch of frosting and would let us make frosting sandwiches with graham crackers. Man I loved those!

mickeyfan said...

When we were at grandma's, she would sprinkle pie dough with cinnamon sugar, roll it and bake it. The other grandma would peel an extra potato, slice it up and let us eat it raw while waiting for Sunday dinner to cook.

Stephanie Phelps said...

My favorite snack treat as a kid was Jello Jigglers! my4boysand1@gmail.com

Stephanie Phelps said...

I tweeted my4boysand1@gmail.com
https://twitter.com/my4boysand1/status/602312688518201344

seaburd said...

We would get a little box of animal crackers once in a great while . I really looked forward to that treat.

FireRunner2379 said...

My favorite treat growing up was s'mores, it was always fun with my family around a campfire.
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FireRunner2379 said...

I posted a tweet: https://twitter.com/FireRunner2379/status/602615086339989504.

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latanya t said...

I liked moon pies

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latanya t said...

https://twitter.com/sweetums82/status/602628107606962178

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Cori Westphal said...

Old fashioned red and white mints always remind me of my grandpa! He always had a pocket full of them!

Cori Westphal said...

Tweet: https://twitter.com/coriwestphal/status/602630707312099328

laborders2000 said...

My favorite childhood treat was rice krispie treats that my grandmother made.

laborders2000 said...

https://twitter.com/leighanne000/status/602637107824328704

mscoffee77 said...

Oreos & milk is my favorite childhood snack!

Kimberley Meier said...

I always, and still do, loved fruit like strawberries, watermelon, and grapes!

Kim Meier
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Kimberley Meier said...

Tweeted: https://twitter.com/MRSMEIER5627/status/603355525493886976

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Dawn Monroe said...

I think of my childhood when I eat butterscotch. It reminds me of my grandpa.

Dawn Monroe said...

https://twitter.com/dawnmonroe83/status/603541466007371776

Erica Best said...

i love grill cheese as a kid

Erica Best said...

https://twitter.com/purplelover04/status/604002681112432641

Rayray Cartucci said...

Zero candy bars remind me of my childhood and walking to the old country store to buy a melty zero bar. YUM

Rayray Cartucci said...

https://twitter.com/RayrayCrisman/status/604008980902334464

Min K said...

cookies and milk

Angel Jacklyn said...

pb & j and celerey sticks with peanut butter! mmmm! afjackly@oakland.edu

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tweeted too! https://twitter.com/kytah00/status/604191507134865408 afjackly@oakland.edu

Kathleen Porteous said...

My favorite childhood snacks include goldfish crackers and rice krispy treats.

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ms-texas said...

i liked rice krispie treats as a child

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ms-texas said...

i posted a tweet here:

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jtwark said...

my favorit childhood snack were gummy bears

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smilekisses said...

I always loved, and still do, pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds.

smilekisses said...

https://twitter.com/smilekisses/status/605590378574712832

angie lilly said...

I was a total sucker for sour cream and onion or taco flavored Doritos! Oh yum! :-D
Angie
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angie lilly said...

I tweeted here: https://twitter.com/MsTofuFairy/status/606086609163960320
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Kristen said...

tweeted
https://twitter.com/rubylorikeet/status/606312275528445952

rachel said...

Chocolate chip cookies!!! In moderation, of course ;)

Leela said...

Lots and lots of fresh cherries.

ragamuffinbeauties said...

This prompt stumped me a bit...for Bella on the rare occasion we had olives she would love to stick them on our fingers & eat them one by one. I did love to see Caleb get excited over his sandwich when he was younger, because I would use one white piece of bread & one wheat & cut out a shape & flip it...paired with a variety of types of sandwiches & cutters, lunch was always a mystery.

MCantu1019 said...

I used to love cheetos.
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Lisa Pecora said...

White Cheddar Cheez its!

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Erica C. said...

I liked freeze pops.

Madeline B said...

When I was a kid I loved peanut butter and bananas as a treat!
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Madeline B said...

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mysweetiepiepie said...

Peanut butter cookies were always a favorite treat.

Karen Drake said...

My favorite childhood snack was popcorn. My granddaughters is Gold Fish crackers, she has been eating them her whole life.

D Schmidt mummytotwoboys said...

Our favorite snacks are chopped vegetables, vanilla cupcake Goldfish and yoghurt

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Stephanie Larison said...

Rice krispy treats with chocolate chips in them! I remember eating them with my dad growing up.

Stephanie Larison said...

https://twitter.com/Stephanie64030/status/608409797386506240

Kerry said...

I loved eating popcorn with the family on weekends when I was growing up.
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kari jasus said...

i loved buttery popcorn ... still do!

kari jasus said...

https://twitter.com/raggammuffin/status/608445705238228993

Amanda Sakovitz said...

Oreos were my favorite!
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Amanda Sakovitz said...

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susan1215 said...

As a child, my favorite snack was popcorn.

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susan1215 said...

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saturdaynightfever said...

I still like the Little Debbie Brownies and Oatmeal Pies!

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Thomas Murphy said...

I love ice cream!

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Thomas Murphy said...

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marcia goss said...

Oreos and a glass of cold milk to dunk them in!
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marcia goss said...

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Francine said...

popcorn

tina reynolds said...

I loved popcorn balls

slehan said...

We ate lots of homemade popcorn.
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Tabathia B said...

The sugar cookies,big pinwheel cookies are what I can remember

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Tabathia B said...

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amy_p said...

I can remember eating Cheeots and Doritos out of a can as a child!

Kerry said...

tweeted: https://twitter.com/KerryBishop/status/608808700703309824
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ellie said...

I like sweet and salty. M&M's and popcorn.

ellie said...

tweeted

https://twitter.com/eswright18/status/608847278816645120

Betty C said...

Strangely enough, my children always preferred fruit to the usual snack foods. In fact, they are adults now and still rarely choose cookies or snack crackers over fruit.

Betty C said...

Tweet - https://twitter.com/willitara/status/608904012566548480

RICHARD HICKS said...

One of my favorite treats as a kid was smores

RICHARD HICKS said...

https://twitter.com/ardy22/status/608973556987375618

Tracey said...

Ants on a log celery sticks

sarah said...

Graham crackers with peanut butter always bring me back to childhood

Kathryn C said...

fav childhood snack was all the sugary cereals or Twinkies

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Kathryn C said...

My #SweepstakesEntry tweet

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Jerry Marquardt said...

My favorite childhood snack treat is Goldfish, and I mean any flavor!

Jerry Marquardt said...

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Buddy Garrett said...

Candy bars was my favorite snack.

Tanya said...

Popcorn and Goldfish

Tanya said...

tweeted https://twitter.com/TrinketLove/status/609186325972058112

DeniseL said...

My favorite childhood snack was OREO cookies. Love those things!
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DeniseL said...

tweeted - https://twitter.com/dmarie824/status/609202229044625409

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