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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Animal Crackers and Shirley Temple

Dears,
Could you use a dose of adorableness? I thought so.
First, a review of CHOCOLATE Animal Crackers.
They appear to be either oddly formed gender neutral animals or little clumpy brown clouds. They taste like chocolate graham crackers. By this, I mean they're fairly yummy. But I'm stuck pondering why these cookies are called "crackers." Aren't crackers square wafers that taste like paper with a dash of salt? Due to my confusion, I'm ranking Chocolate Animal Crackers at a 6 on a 1-10 scale (10 being the best and 6 being "They taste good but they aren't crackers.").


Now for the adorable Shirley Temple. This clip takes us back to 1935. The endearing spitfire kept humankind's spirits lifted during harsh times. I hope she'll lift yours now too.

Take care of yourselves, day by day, moment by moment.  
Animal crackers in my soup. Lions and tigers . . .

Love to you.


42 comments:

  1. Ah what an unfortable song that was! It's a pity some little girls have to grow up! I always loved the line about the big bad wolf, but maybe that would have to be re-written today after their return to Yellowstone!

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    1. I love the line about Noah's arc ("walking around like Noah's arc..."). Your perspective is always entertaining and enlightening, GB. Thank you. xx

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  2. Those are crackers. There are totally chocolate flavored crackers...aren't there? I mean, it's not a cookie so it has to be a cracker, right? Oh my god, what is a cracker? What is a cookie? WHAT IS LIFE!?! WHO AM I?

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    1. But they don't taste salty, PVP. They don't taste tasteless either. They're sweet and chocolatey. They are not crackers. We're just all cracked.

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  3. If I get that song stuck in my head, imma kill yew. lmao I don't know why they are called crackers either. To me crackers have no sweetness to them. But then again, in England cookies are called biscuits and that means something different here too.

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    1. You're right. Good point about cookie biscuits, JoJo. It's all a bit bewildering.

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  4. She sure could entertain indeed. Seems just about anything can be mixed with chocolate.

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    1. Yeah, but not real crackers. That wouldn't work.

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  5. Oh, how I love this song. I immediately started singing when i saw the post title, so thanks for including the video or I would have been finding it myself!

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  6. Call them whatever you want as long as they taste good!
    I told myself "don't click on that video in case it's a song that gets stuck in your head". But self wouldn't listen and the damage is done :)

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    1. Haha. Seems a new lyric will be added now "damn that Rawkn Robyn today, animal crackers are here to stay..."

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  7. Long ago I had a friend that looked just like her and could tap dance. She's an attorney in Boston last I heard.

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    1. My nephew looks a lot like her, but he doesn't tap dance.

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  8. I loved old Shirley Temple movies - classic gem.
    My guess is by calling it "crackers", then it's okay to feed to kids.(and adults)
    Fun Wed post to liven up the week

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    1. That makes sense; you're so sharp, Joanne. If it's okay for kids to eat "crackers," it must be okay for adults too. Thank you!

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  9. So they're more like cookies?
    I have seen chocolate animal crackers but they were really crackers.

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    1. Yeah, they're cookies that are labeled "crackers." Go figure, Alex.

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  10. I went "...loopty loop" over this post, just like Shirley.

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    1. Haha, I like it, Stephen.
      "Walking around like Noah's arc..."

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  11. You'd better not put those animal crackers in your soup--unless your soup is made of chocolate. Chocolate soup: Now that's a good idea.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. Mmm, chocolate soup?! Yes. Hot fudge in a big soup bowl. You have the best ideas, Janie. Did I tell you lately that I'll marry you? Wink.

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  12. I used to love to watch Shirley Temple. I'd eat those animal crackers while watching Shirley Temple and singing along! Love ya, my friend!

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  13. Since I don't do chocolate, I'll just stick to regular animal crackers.

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  14. I didn't even know they made chocolate animal crackers. How out of touch am I? I do love your review, though. It almost made me hungry for crackers. Almost.

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    1. I didn't know either until I saw these, BnB. Meh, you're not missing much.

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  15. Interesting! In my country, animal crackers are square crackers covered with brightly colored icing and a white icing animal motif on top. Those are way more yummy than one would imagine.

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    1. That sounds delicious. I never would have known. Thanks for the info, Misha. Enjoy some of your country's animal crackers for me.

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  16. Seems to be a lot of confusion as to what a cracker looks like. Aren't those little orange fish also called crackers?

    I have had those chocolate animal crackers and find them OK...compared to a chocolate chip cookie though...total fail.

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    1. Yeah, those goldfish "crackers" are another odd sort. And you're right, these chocolate "crackers" can't measure up to the heavenly awesomeness that is the chocolate chip cookie.
      Thanks, Cheryl.

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  17. They can call them Animal Crackers, but they aren't Animal Crackers. That is pure laziness in a cellophane bag...

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    1. Haha, I like that phrase, Pat: "laziness in a cellophane bag." Gonna remember that one, and I'll credit you.
      Thank you for stopping by, friend.

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  18. They are called crackers to trick parents into buying them for their kids. If they were called cookies parents would think twice. Do the giraffes and lions taste different?

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    1. Good point, PTM. The giraffes taste more wimpy than the lions. Coincidence? I think not.

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  19. oooohhhh she was a cutey. RIP Shirley.

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    1. Yeah, such a dear. We had a substitute teacher in my Elementary School who'd actually filled in as Shirley Temple's double. I'm forgetting her name, but everyone loved her.

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  20. Hey i have some! I havent eaten them yet but i recently bought some and they're in my cupboard. I may break them out today!
    Love me some Shirley Temple. I used to love watching all her movies when i was kid.

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    1. That's funny that you have these, Holli. Let me know how you like them.
      I always loved watching Shirley Temple too. She was remarkably precious.

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  21. Chocolate animal crackers don't go in soup! I must have missed this movie, but then the world was in a depression in '35, with little movie for the talking pictures.

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  22. Mmm, chocolate animal crackers look yummy! I remember watching Shirley Temple movies when I was young. She made me smile.

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