Goldfish Moments

GoldfishGoldfish Moments : Goldfish by Pepperidge Farms have been apart of all 3 of my kids’ lives. I can vividly recall their little tiny fingers holding the classic fish cracker, ‘swimming’ around the kitchen while I cook. This little delicious snack very well could have been their first introduction to fish of any kind!

While shopping, Goldfish were my saviour in keeping the girls occupied and happy while I got the task done. Then, during a family trip to Mexico, I can still close my eyes and see the twins sitting poolside sharing Goldfish as an afternoon snack. Something familiar and comforting in an otherwise ‘strange’ surroundings!

We always opted for the original Goldfish flavor when the kids were wee little ones, yet now they have two new Graham varieties on the shelves to enjoy – Honey and Chocolate!

cameraThe kids and I have a strong preference to the new Goldfish Grahams Honey crackers which swam into stores in 2011. Then, for a sweet snack without the parenting guilt of throwing the kids a high-calorie snack, the Grahams Chocolate are a good choice. Both Grahams Honey and Chocolate are Baked, Contain no artificial colours or flavours and are Low in saturated fat with zero trans fat.

Just a tip from this Mom, the Goldfish Grahams Chocolate pair nicely in a bowl of ice cream as well! OK, I guess the fish is out of the tank, I will not deny that us adults have been caught numerous times snaking a handful from the pantry from time to time.

Goldfish and Snack

In fact, on a recent shopping trip I not only found my favorite Goldfish on sale {and had a coupon!}, but also saw the most adorable little storage bags as well!

Our trip to Mexico was my personal favorite Goldfish Moment. Yet countless times I have praised Finn and his friends for keeping my kids happy and occupied; whether on a flight, in the car, for school snacks or just at home.

Do you have Goldfish Moments and stories to share as well?

Make sure to tell your stories in the #GoldfishMoments Twitter chat being held this Tuesday, hosted by Kathy Buckworth. Jump in on the hashtag on February 21st from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m EST.


Disclosure: I received product to facilitate this review, all opinions are my own.




  1. My goldfish moment was a looooong summertime roadtrip filled with detours, break downs and sure bad luck. An 6 hour trip turned into a 12 hour misadventure and thankfully for the stash of goldfish our kids were happy and quiet!

  2. i love watching a sunday afternoon movie with my little girl while sharing a little snack bowl of goldfish crackers together, i cant put into words how much she loves her goldfish! πŸ™‚

  3. my favorite Goldfish Moment is when the kids were small they loved to eat goldfish while they sat in the grocery buggy while I shopped.

  4. Anytime yummy goldfish snacks can be used to entertain my son is a good goldfish moment lol We buy them in bulk at costco. He loves them! And so does mom πŸ˜‰

  5. We love playing a game of imagination. It’s a bowl of tomato soup, and the fish are riding the high seas waiting to be captured. Oh nooooooooo!!

  6. we have lots of “life saving ” moments with GoldFish.Every kids in my house from my 17yr old to my 4 year old love them. Im constantly refilling the tupperware container they are in…thks Peppridge Farm

  7. My favorite goldfish memery is when i was little my music teacher gave goldfish at the end of class as a treat.

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  10. Driving to New Brunswick was my favorite Goldfish moment! We had plenty of these on hand to snack on. Kept the kids happy and not hungry.

  11. Pick me, pick me. Your next winner!!! Show me the money! My goldfish moment is sharing it with the kids by the fireplace. We would get up early to watch Sunday’s morning cartoon. It would be a dream come true and means a lot more to me than anyone else to win the prize. Starving artist here desperately needs the camera for family vacations. A life changing experience. Top of my bucket list.

  12. My favorite moment is when I am snuggling with my son on the couch watching a show and we are sharing a back of goldfish


  13. My favorite Goldfish Moment was my niece and I secretly eating the crackers in the back of the van without anyone seeing us.

  14. my nieces and nephew love goldfish and I always make sure I have them on hand when they come to my place

  15. I enjoy eating Goldfish crackers between meals as a snack to curb my appetite. They make a great snack food!

  16. Goldfish have saved the day for me many times on long road trips with cranky, tired kids. They are perfectly portable and just the thing to tide them over to the next stop

  17. My favorite Goldfish Moment is packing the soccer bag and my son packing a bag of Goldfish to eat will he watched the game.

  18. My favourite Goldfish moment is when my grandkids run into the house and I hand them a bag and they immediately settle down on the couch with busy hands and full mouths!

  19. My favorite Goldfish moment was getting these as treats from my Grandma as a kids, when I would visit her house. She would always give me a box to bring home.

  20. My favorite moments are definitely on planes! We live across the country from both sets of grandparents, so Goldfish have kept my 3 year old and 1 year old occupied more times than I can count!

  21. Goldfish reminds me of snacking with the kids when we were out and about.
    Thanks for the giveaway πŸ™‚

  22. I remembered one time that we bought our little girl to a beach and while we trying to set things up, all of a sudden, our little girl said β€œMommy, look, my fish wants to go and swim with me” and when I looked at her, she was having one of her Goldfish snack on hand. I found that it was so cute at that moment that she wanted to bring her β€œfish” to swim with her.

  23. I always keep a stash of Goldfish in my purse. The perfect snack when you have to wait in line or at the drs. My girls especially love to have Goldfish swimming in their soup.

  24. I remember always having Goldfish for a quick convenient yummy snack for my son when he was little,especially for traveling in the car!

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  25. my fav. moment is eating goldfish by the camp fire roasting marsh mellows with the dog, & my nehphew

  26. My favorite goldfish moment is sharing the tasty
    goldfish goodness with the little ones.
    We would pretend that the crackers were swimming
    and then they would pop into our waiting mouths.
    To funny and gave the children a chance to share and
    take turns. great camera too.

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  28. When my son was 5, we were getting ready for a movie afternoon after picked him up from preschool. I let him hold a new pack of gold school and proceed to get the dvd in the player, get our drink.

    About 5 minutes to get everything right, little did I know my boy had already finished to whole pack @@ when he pass me the empty box.

    Gold fish is something I pack in his lunch box almost daily.

  29. My favorite most recent Goldfish memory is from this past summer helping friends build their cabin. There is not much around the area so we bring our own meals/snacks. I remember a great weekend with good friends, great weather and Goldfish crackers to keep us going! πŸ™‚

  30. I have enjoyed watching my niece growing up enjoying her goldfishes, and still at 8 its a favorite treat for her.

  31. My favourite Goldfish moment is coming in from an afternoon of skating at the park and sitting down to a nice hot bowl of tomato soup with Goldfish crackers and my mom.

  32. I always took them out with us, they were perfect to keep the kids occupied when we needed them to stay somewhat quiet, and made them happy as a snack, and it was a great snack for me too πŸ™‚

  33. My Goldfish moment is road trips with the kids and listening to them making up crazy tales of what each fish they pull out of the bag is doing. They come with names, adventures, you name it.

  34. My favorite moment was in Disneyland, dealing with 2 cranky and picky kids, and discovering a wonderful kids meal that contained a baggie of goldfish crackers. Both my kids happily munched and we could move on with enjoying our day πŸ™‚

  35. I think Goldfish were around when I was a kid, but I don’t remember them being widely available. I mostly remember them from when I was babysitting – I’d offer the kids a snack and that was nearly always what they chose.

  36. My favorite Goldfish Moments are definitely the ones on our car trips. My children love their Goldfish and they are a must-have anytime we take a long car ride or trip. They get to play and eat at the same time..hehe

  37. My Goldfish moment was when my daughter was admitted into ICU for complications from her Diabetes. She could not eat for 5 days. When her condition improved, she was allowed to eat. the nurse asked her what she wanted and she responded, “Extreme Cheese Goldfish Crackers.”

  38. Goldfish was the only snack my oldest would eat at school when he was in Kindergarten. Most days I would pick him up and the teacher’s assistant would say that he refused to eat snack and I would always feel guilty that he hadn’t eaten and that he was giving her a hard time. But on days when they had Goldfish, pick-up was always stress-free!

  39. My Goldfish Moment was taking my little one on his first plane ride. He was somewhat apprehensive about the trip. I packed snacks and lots of activities to keep him occupied, but don’t ask me how but I forgot the Goldfish crackers. Of course on the plane that’s what he wanted and guess what another Mom 2 seats in front heard his ‘slight disturbance” over not having them and she offered to share her Goldfish snack packs with him…:)

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  41. The time my baby sister and I ate a whole bag in one sitting (I think I helped just a wee leetle bit πŸ˜‰ ) πŸ™‚

  42. My goldfish moment was when Hunter and I were at the airport on our way to see grandma and another little boy waiting for the plane come over and shared his goldfish with Hunter … the moment was priceless

  43. My grandchildren introduced me to the goldfish, now i buy them for myself to snack on.

  44. I love seeing my 3.5 yr old and 1.5 yr old twins al standing around the coffee table sharing a bowl of goldfish and smiling quietly!

  45. I remember my own Goldfish moments as a kid! I would BEG my mom to buy them, and then I would sneak them into my room and eat a whole bag over a period of 2 days! lol

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  48. My most memorable goldfish moment is when i switch out my nephews car seat and always find goldfish crackers hiding underneath it. He is never without his “fishies” on the drive with Auntie. πŸ™‚

  49. I actually stumbled upon Goldfish crackers just last year at a picnic a park. The picnic was for my hubby’s high school reunion and some of the kids brought along some Goldfish crackers. I had some at the picnic and have been hooked ever since!

  50. Oh boy, my 14 year daughter was asking me to buy Gold Fish crackers today. I think she forgot about our favorite gold fish memory ~ when she threw them up and was excited when one was still whole!

  51. my favourite goldfish moments are the moments when all 3 little ones are sitting down eating goldfish. cause it means they aren’t fighting, or screaming, or having temperfits πŸ˜€

  52. When my friends kid decided he just had to have his gold fish NOW and ripped open the bag sending fishys flying all over her car. Then he decided they were still good and ate them off the floor.

  53. When I was little I used to sit at my grandparents house and eat goldfish out of a solo cup! Great memories!

  54. My favourite goldfish moment is watching my daughter stuff her face with “fishies”

  55. My kids grew up on goldfish! We had to travel a whole lot in the car during their toddler years and goldfish were a constant lifesaver for in-the-car snacks!

  56. My Favorite moment is when i watch my kids pretend to make the goldfish swim before they eat them or when the pretend the goldfish are swimming in tomato soup

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  59. My son loves Goldfish crackers he wants eat them all of the time. When we shop at Costco, he always points them out to me when he finds them on the shelf. If I DON’T put them into our cart, he freaks out! He could eat those little fishies all day and night. He just loves them!

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  63. All the beautiful time with my son eating a little snack bowl of goldfish crackers .

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  65. My favourite Goldfish moments are sharing them with my kids while driving the car, watching a movie or in our lunch at the ski hill. πŸ™‚ We would love to win!

  66. My favorite goldfish moment is sitting down watching saturday morning cartoons with my 2 boys and eating ” orange fishies” thats what they call them πŸ™‚

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  69. Goldfish cracker moments are when my son would eat them all the time and we had to buy the big bags of them at Costco. He used to eat them alot. I thought that was all that he would eat at one time. πŸ™‚

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  70. My favourite Fish Crackers moment was not long ago when the little 2 year old boy I look after was trying the Honey Graham Fish for the first time. I asked him if I could have one and he looked right at me and said “no”. I asked again and he said “uh uh”. When I did get to taste them I knew why he did not want to share–they are my favourite!!

  71. I grew up in Europe and discovered Goldfish as an adult, they’ve become my favorite afternoon snack. Hubby thinks I’m being rather childish, I take that as a compliment.

  72. My kids love them and always have. My ygst especially adores the original gold fish. She brings them everywhere – when I remember to buy them.


  73. I love to watch my wee one run around chasing the cats with goldfish πŸ™‚

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  75. My daughter INSISTS on eating goldfish straight from the bag, she loooooves them!

  76. We love goldfish in the car when driving – it’s a snack the whole family loves!

  77. Gold Fish are a great snack for a child learning to sit quiet during a Sunday Morning church service.

  78. My boys help me make our ‘Goldfish mix’ (Goldfish Crackers, Popcorn and raisins mixed together) and we cuddle and watch a movie. It wouldn’t be movie night without it!

  79. Sitting here with a pack of S’mores Goldfish that my kids picked up on our last trip to the US. They can’t seem to get enough of it. We were so excited to have the Choclates ones in Canada too. Now if only they can bring in the coloured ones.

  80. My favorite moment was when my little girl grabbed the goldfish I’m about to munch because she likes it so much too.

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  82. Tell me in a comment all about your favorite Goldfish Moment!: i remember when i was a kid and i would get them in my lunch, i would always like to bite the heads off lol

  83. our family loves goldfish snacks on any & all road trips. our summer adventures to Toronto and various surrounding beaches help the driving seem not so long.. my kids love goldfish

  84. Goldfish was one of the first solid foods my niece ate. She had a little goldfish container that she kept her goldfish in!

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  88. My favorite GoldFish Moment is when my little one asks for more “fishies” to eat πŸ™‚

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  89. my daughter is 21 months old. We have goldfish moments regularly! They are her favorite snack right now. I just bought the cheese and pretzel pack and she LOVES them! She usually eats them while we are grocery shopping to keep her busy

  90. My kids have always loved Goldfish crackers! Andthey are definitely loving the new flavours too. Once they started talking, my favorite memory was when they started singing the theme song! ” the snack that smiles back!” too cute!

  91. My kids and I have always loved Goldfish crackers! they always remind me of road trips and camping πŸ™‚

  92. Goldfish were a lifesaver while traveling to visit out of state family over the holidays!

  93. My boys help me make our ‘Goldfish mix’ (Goldfish Crackers, Popcorn and raisins mixed together) and we cuddle and watch a movie.

  94. I give my daughter goldfish crackers in the car when I pick her up from preschool, they also serve them in the after school program, my favorite moment was when they all had the chocolate ones and were very excited.

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