Learning for Kids: Foods of the World with Goldfish Crackers

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Are you a huge fan of Goldfish crackers like we are? CLICK HERE to vote for your favorite Goldfish color to have its own Limited-Edition bag. Plant Your Vote between now and October 31, 2017!

 

Does anyone else jump at the chance to teach their kids something new?

Our oldest daughter is a four year old learning sponge right now, and I’ve been trying to keep up with her desire to know about everything. 

One of her favorite things to learn about is the world. We read books about different countries and cultures constantly. She loves trying out phrases she learns in other languages on friends and family members. (My mom thought she was speaking gibberish recently when she enthusiastically and cheerfully said, “no problem!” in Hebrew in response to her crayon breaking. Always the optimist, that one. :))

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When I heard that one of her absolute favorite after school snacks, Pepperidge Farm Goldfish crackers, had come out with limited-edition Colors crackers that use colors sourced from plants like red beet juice concentrate and turmeric, I knew I had the chance to add some extra learning to our after-school snacking.And since Goldfish crackers are always baked with 100% real cheddar cheese and contain no artificial flavors or preservatives, they are a snack that I can feel good about serving her.

So how did we learn about the world with Goldfish Colors crackers? By learning what kind of plant gives each cracker its fun and vibrant color—and then learning about where that plant came from!

I’ll break it down for you by each color:

Red

Ingredients: The red Goldfish crackers are colored using a mix of red beet juice concentrate and paprika extracted from sweet red peppers.

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World Connections: Sliced pickled beet is used in Australia to make traditional Aussie Burgers. Paprika is a spice seen frequently in Hungarian dishes.

 

Green

Ingredients: The green Goldfish crackers color comes from watermelon & Huito juice concentrates mixed with extracted Turmeric.

World Connections: Watermelon (one of our family’s FAVORITE snacks) is believed to have originated in Southern Africa. In fact, watermelon seeds were actually found in King Tut’s tomb in EgyptHuito (pronounced “wee-toe”) is a colorful fruit is native to South America and the Caribbean. Turmeric is a colorful spice that is used commonly in many South Asian and Middle Eastern cuisines.

 

Yellow

IngredientsThe yellow Goldfish crackers color comes from extracted Turmeric.

World Connections: Turmeric is used in South Africa to give boiled white rice a beautiful golden color (which is equally as beautiful in the yellow Goldfish crackers!).

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Blue

IngredientsOur subtle blue crackers come from Huito and Watermelon juice concentrates.

World Connections: Huito comes from a plant that grows in the rainforests throughout South America and southern Mexico. Although Watermelon originated in Africa, it’s enjoyed all over the world today! In the United States, we traditionally enjoy watermelon in the summer months, particularly around summer holidays like The 4th of July.

 

 

That’s it! A fun, colorful snack + a little time chatting and checking out the globe = a little more knowledge in that beautiful growing brain. I consider that a win/win in my book. 🙂

 

You can learn more about Pepperidge Farm Goldfish Colors crackers here. Don’t forget to vote for your favorite color to to get its own limited-edition bag here between now and October 31st!


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October 6, 2017
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5 Comments

  • Reply SHANIKA

    I use to love goldfish crackers as a child. It’s so cool to see that they have multi-colored goldfish as well. I will be voting! Thanks so much for sharing!

    October 9, 2017 at 5:49 pm
  • Reply Bre Paulson

    Who knew feeding your kiddo goldfish could be so educational? Way to go, Mom! 🙂

    October 9, 2017 at 7:09 pm
  • Reply Jaclyn Quinones

    There are so many fun educational activities you can do with Goldfish! I love the geography lesson

    October 10, 2017 at 2:06 am
  • Reply Jenn

    I didn’t know that the colors had some cultural connection to it! That’s interesting !

    October 10, 2017 at 6:00 am
  • Reply Nicole Kamai

    I saw these at the store the other day and when I go back I will have to pick some up!!

    October 11, 2017 at 10:13 pm
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