Our History

Stauffer's Original Animal Crackers History

Stauffer’s is best recognized for its original animal crackers but the company also produces a variety of crackers and cookies in three bakeries across the United States. Stauffer’s roots are in York, Pennsylvania where the first animal crackers were produced in 1871. Two additional bakeries are located in Cuba, New York and Santa Ana, California. Stauffer’s west coast bakery started producing crackers and cookies in 2001. Enjoy snacking with delicious Stauffer’s animal crackers in a variety of flavors and shapes.

Each day, Stauffer’s produces more than 250 tons of animal crackers, cookies and snack crackers on fifteen oven lines using only the finest ingredients. Taste the rich cheddar cheese flavor of Whales, the crisp ginger flavor or the refreshing lemon flavor in Snaps.  All are available in a variety of package sizes. 

Stauffer’s offers a variety of seasonal products, too, for Halloween and Christmas.  Halloween Boo Bags feature Shortbread Cookies in Halloween shapes coated with orange and black sugar crystals. For the holidays, enjoy real Chocolate Stars, Gingerbread Men, White Fudge Holiday Cookies and our Holiday Shortbread Cookies. 

Stauffer’s Biscuit Company is a division of Meiji Co. Ltd. of Japan. Meiji is a leading manufacturer of dairy products, confectionery, healthcare and pharmaceuticals. Through its broad range of business, the Meiji Group will continue working to widen the world of “tastiness, enjoyment, health and reassurance” for customers of all ages, from infants to the elderly, to brighten their daily lives.

Stauffer’s is proud to be a snacking staple in households across America for over 143 years!

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