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Entry from September 11, 2022
“Oyster crackers are like animal crackers of the sea”

Oyster crackers are small, salted crackers, often served with oyster stew and clam chowder. Oyster crackers are not made of oysters and are not shaped like oysters.

Animal crackers are crackers baked in the shape of an animal. Barnum’s Animal Crackers have featured 53 different animals—but not oysters. Since oysters are animals, it’s sometimes joked that oyster crackers are technically animal crackers.

“Oyster crackers are like animal crackers of the sea” was posted on Twitter by Andrea Silver on February 14, 2011. “oysters the crackers of the sea” was posted on Twitter by Andrew Barlow on October 9, 2016. “Ah oyster crackers, it’s like the crackers of the sea” was posted on Twitter by andreas roumeliotis on December 14, 2020.

“Are oyster crackers technically animal crackers?” was posted on Twitter by Ryan Ebert 🦈🌙 on December 30, 2011. “Oyster crackers are the worst of all the animal crackers” was posted on Twitter by Swishergirl on September 18, 2013. “All oyster crackers are animal crackers, but not all animal crackers are oyster crackers” was posted on Twitter by Scott Magelssen on March 13, 2017.

“Oyster crackers are technically animal crackers” was posted on Twitter by Joseph McCombs on April 18, 2019. “Technically oyster crackers are animal crackers” was posted on Twitter by “a shrieking six-legged millionaire” on October 28, 2019. “Wait, are oyster crackers technically animal crackers or no? Asking for a friend” was posted on Twitter by cat daddy on March 25, 2020. “Oyster crackers are animal crackers” was posted on Reddit—Showerthoughts on September 11, 2022.


Wikipedia: Oyster Cracker
Oyster crackers are small, salted crackers, typically rounds about 15 millimetres (5⁄8 inch) in diameter, although a slightly smaller hexagonal variety is also common. The crackers are often served with oyster stew and clam chowder and contain similar ingredients to saltine crackers.

Wikipedia: Animal cracker
An animal cracker is a particular type of cracker, baked in the shape of an animal, usually an animal either at a zoo or circus, such as a lion, a tiger, a bear, or an elephant. The most common variety is light-colored and slightly sweet, but darker chocolate-flavored and colorful frosted varieties are also sold. Although animal crackers tend to be sweet in flavor like cookies, they are made with a layered dough like crackers and are marketed as crackers and not as cookies.
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In total, 53 different animals have been featured in Barnum’s Animals Crackers since 1902. The current cookies are bear, bison, camel, cougar, elephant, giraffe, gorilla, hippopotamus, hyena, kangaroo, koala, lion, monkey, rhinoceros, seal, sheep, tiger, and zebra.

Twitter
Andrea Silver ن
@andilinks
Replying to @Rxrthepoet
@Rxrthepoet Oyster crackers are like animal crackers of the sea.
8:39 PM · Feb 14, 2011·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Ryan Ebert 🦈🌙
@TheRyanEbert
Are oyster crackers technically animal crackers?
7:44 PM · Dec 30, 2011·Facebook

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DC
@brandcritic
fact: Oyster crackers are actually not a subset of Barnum animal crackers. #headlesslions #crustaceans have rights.
12:25 AM · Nov 9, 2012·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Swishergirl
@Swishergirl24
Oyster crackers are the worst of all the animal crackers.
1:57 PM · Sep 18, 2013·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Ammons
@GregAmmons
They go great with New England-style clam chowdah, girlie! . . . “
@Swishergirl24: Oyster crackers are the worst of all the animal crackers.”
11:23 PM · Sep 19, 2013·Twitter for Android

Reddit—Showerthoughts
Posted by u/Fogs32 December 29, 2014
If oyster crackers are shaped like oysters, does that make them animal crackers?
COMMENTS
pepsiblast08
What kind of weird ass oysters do you see?

Twitter
Andrew Barlow
@SpiderBat711
Replying to @LastWeekTonight
oysters the crackers of the sea.
9:10 PM · Oct 9, 2016·Twitter for Android

Twitter
Scott Magelssen
@ScottMagelssen
All oyster crackers are animal crackers, but not all animal crackers are oyster crackers.
8:24 PM · Mar 13, 2017·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Joseph McCombs
@PopArgot
Replying to @cheerful_ExGF
Oyster crackers are technically animal crackers.
10:59 PM · Apr 18, 2019·Twitter for iPhone

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a shrieking six-legged millionaire
@AnAimlessJoy
Technically oyster crackers are animal crackers
11:58 PM · Oct 28, 2019·Twitter for Android

Twitter
cat daddy
@gregarmstrong54
Wait, are oyster crackers technically animal crackers or no? Asking for a friend
12:22 AM · Mar 25, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
andreas roumeliotis
@andreasroumeli2
Ah oyster crackers, it’s like the crackers of the sea
11:43 AM · Dec 14, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
aj ✡︎
@rosebudmattel
technically oyster crackers are animal crackers bc fish?
6:28 PM · May 31, 2021·Twitter for iPhone

Reddit—Showerthoughts
Posted by u/Warm-Marsupial9085 September 11, 2022
Oyster crackers are animal crackers

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