Goldfish Tails & Tales

by Kelsey Norwood

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The more time I spend with my children, the more fascinated I am by them. Children are such amazing creatures, so full of curiosity, energy, love, and joy. My children amaze me every day with the zest they have for even the most menial parts of life. They love it all and teach me in small ways how to be a happier person.IMG_5881 My children are never happier, sillier, or fun loving than at meal times. They LOVE to eat and talk and joke and laugh, it’s just who they are. It drives me crazy but it shouldn’t – they live perfectly in each moment and enjoy everything they do. IMG_5882 Nothing brings out the funny sillies in my boys like Goldfish® crackers. I know as a mom I’m supposed to discourage my kids from playing with their food but… when it comes to Goldfish crackers I just can’t do it. No matter where we are – at home, on the road, in the grocery store, at the park – our Goldfish crackers are the main character of whatever dramatic, creative tale my children are weaving as they snack. IMG_5887 So when I heard about The Goldfish Tales campaign launched in February of this year found on GoldfishSmiles.com, I loved it! Children just can’t enjoy Goldfish crackers without making their own Goldfish Tale and now there’s a fun place for parents all over to share their children’s special Goldfish moments, photos, and stories. IMG_5896 We’ve been having plenty of fun creating our own Goldfish Tales this week. Our Goldfish crackers have been well loved and since I gave my boys the go-ahead to “play with their food” they sure did. Gus made a fancy fish tank for his Goldfish crackers and Elliot created a wooden block village for his fish to enjoy. Plus, he wrote a special poem:

The Goldfish

A fish has fins to swim-im-im

So he swims down with his fin-in-in.

I love to eat Goldfish-ish-ish

With my fishy tooth-ooth-ooth.

(He has a front tooth starting to grow in that he calls his Fish Tooth. I don’t really get it, but it’s still adorable!)

You can create your own Goldfish Tale and share a photo or a story on GoldfishSmiles.com for a chance to win a case of Goldfish crackers each month or an amazing trip to any US location of the winner’s choice for a special opportunity to create more Goldfish tales! Entrants may submit one tale per day for multiple chances to win. If your family is like mine, you’ll have an endless supply of Goldfish Tales to choose from, so pick your favorites and start sharing!

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{ 112 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Elena April 1, 2015 at 11:01 am

They make my life easier when I gave Goldfish to my son as a snack on a long road trip

2 Elena April 1, 2015 at 11:02 am
3 Kelly D April 1, 2015 at 3:34 pm

Goldfish make my life a little easier because they make a good snack for my kids when I am packing lunches.

4 Kelly D April 1, 2015 at 3:35 pm
5 Mami2jcn April 1, 2015 at 6:46 pm

They’re great for entertaining kids when we’re waiting at the doctor’s office.

6 Mami2jcn April 1, 2015 at 6:49 pm

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7 heather April 1, 2015 at 9:01 pm

Goldfish crackers have made learning to count more fun in our house.

8 Julie Wood April 2, 2015 at 6:37 am

We love Goldfish crackers, and I put some colored ones in separate bags for the kids to take on our long car trip. When the kids started getting cranky, I pulled out the colored crackers and everyone got in a better mood!

9 Julie Wood April 2, 2015 at 6:39 am
10 Lisa Brown April 2, 2015 at 7:29 am

goldfish crackers saves my sanity when on road trips :)

11 Lisa Brown April 2, 2015 at 7:30 am
12 Natalie April 2, 2015 at 11:09 am

Goldfish crackers have saved my sanity many times when we go on a plane because I can simply give my daughter a snack of crackers and she is occupied!

13 Natalie April 2, 2015 at 11:11 am
14 Kristen April 2, 2015 at 12:45 pm

We never go anywhere…errands…the park…the zoo…without snacks, and goldfish are the best!

15 Kristen April 2, 2015 at 12:45 pm
16 Madeline April 3, 2015 at 4:27 am

When my child was younger we’d take goldfish with us to church to keep her busy and keep her from getting grumpy from hunger.

17 Madeline April 3, 2015 at 4:28 am
18 Jennifer Tilson April 3, 2015 at 9:11 am

When we were at the zoo, those little fishies kept my littlest’s hands busy in the stroller so I could experience the animals a bit with my oldest.

19 Nicole D April 3, 2015 at 10:32 pm

A time when Goldfish crackers made my life as a mom a little easier is when we go to the grocery store with the kids and they get hungry, I keep a bag of Goldfish in my bag, huge life saver.

20 Nicole D April 3, 2015 at 10:33 pm
21 Sandy April 4, 2015 at 8:12 am

Goldfish crackers have been on my shopping list for over 15 years! They have kept my children happy while watching me work out, at doctor’s offices, in the car, and today my 17 year-old still requests them when he packs his lunch!

22 Elle April 5, 2015 at 4:26 pm

Goldfish crackers make life easier because everyone always seems to love them so they are a great, quick snack to take on a trip without needing to bring other options.

23 Elle April 5, 2015 at 4:42 pm
24 Erika April 5, 2015 at 6:58 pm

We have an after nap snack tradition, and Goldfish are always fun for that!

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25 Rebecca April 5, 2015 at 7:40 pm

These are great snacks for car trips!

26 Jessie C. April 5, 2015 at 8:34 pm

Goldfish crackers made my life a little easier while kids craves for snacks on the road.
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27 Jessie C. April 5, 2015 at 8:35 pm

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28 OFG April 6, 2015 at 9:22 am
29 OFG April 6, 2015 at 9:33 am

They make car rides much more fun!

30 Sarah Hall April 6, 2015 at 11:48 am

Whenever the kids start to get rowdy on a trip, just hand them a bag of Goldfish and it’s quiet time.

31 Lauren April 6, 2015 at 12:11 pm

Goldfish make long car trips more bearable.

32 Amy S April 8, 2015 at 6:32 pm

They’re such an easy snack!

33 tina m April 9, 2015 at 5:08 pm

When my little one can’t stop crying, goldfish will make him clam. lol

34 tina m April 9, 2015 at 5:10 pm
35 Jan in AZ April 10, 2015 at 11:13 am

They make a great snack on road trips!

36 D Schmidt April 11, 2015 at 5:37 pm

Goldfish make my life easier when sitting with my younger son watching his Brother swim.

37 D Schmidt April 11, 2015 at 5:38 pm
38 Katherine April 16, 2015 at 9:31 am

Great snack for church

39 Katherine April 16, 2015 at 9:32 am
40 Nicole Larsen April 20, 2015 at 2:31 pm

Goldfish crackers are a lifesaver in my house! My son loves his “fishy crackers” when we are on daily walks :)

41 rachel April 22, 2015 at 12:35 pm

It made a road trip easier since she was entertained by the little fishies that she could eat!

42 maria cantu April 24, 2015 at 4:23 pm

My favorite is when the kids share them.

43 Anna Pry April 25, 2015 at 10:48 am

they make my life easier as road trip snacks to keep kids happy pryfamily5@gmail.com

44 sherri crawford April 25, 2015 at 11:14 pm

made it easier when traveling

45 Rebecca Graham April 27, 2015 at 12:54 am

Goldfish makes things easier when we need snacks for a long road trip.

46 erica best April 28, 2015 at 2:02 pm

i do not have one but I love the stories and pictures on the site .

47 erica best April 28, 2015 at 2:12 pm
48 Kerry April 28, 2015 at 5:28 pm

Goldfish would help us out in church sometimes to quiet the kids down.

49 Kerry April 28, 2015 at 5:53 pm
50 Norma April 29, 2015 at 3:12 pm

When she was sick, my daughter would always smile if I popped in a few goldfish to “swim” in her soup.

51 LAMusing April 29, 2015 at 3:12 pm

I don’t have kids, but I love my Goldfish!

52 Lauren E. May 3, 2015 at 6:08 am

Goldfish help us on long car trips to keep the kiddos happy and quiet

53 Gina M May 3, 2015 at 1:22 pm

We love making memories by having a family game night together every week with goldfish sometimes offered as a snack!

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54 Gina M May 3, 2015 at 1:25 pm

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55 latanya May 4, 2015 at 7:52 am

they are great as snacks for trips

56 latanya May 4, 2015 at 7:52 am
57 Amy Tong May 6, 2015 at 12:19 pm

Our family love to go on picnic and road trips. Goldfish is one of the snacks that I always have around the house and a fun snack item for our picnic and road trip. The easy way to keep the kids happy on the ride. ;)

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58 Amy Tong May 6, 2015 at 12:20 pm
59 Samantha Daleo May 12, 2015 at 2:54 pm

Goldfish have always made my life easier while running errands. They are a healthy and delicious snack for my daughter and they are the perfect size that even when she was little, she was able to feed herself when she would get hungry or bored while we were out and about and away from the kitchen and her normal snacks. Those little fish have saved my day more often than I can count.

60 Samantha Daleo May 12, 2015 at 2:55 pm
61 nickie May 19, 2015 at 8:41 am

They’re such an easy snack!

62 Cynthia C May 19, 2015 at 9:37 am

We used goldfish crackers to learn number concepts. I would count them out when I gave them and they would count as they ate them.

63 Cynthia C May 19, 2015 at 9:38 am
64 Margaret Smith May 19, 2015 at 10:37 am

Going on road trips or errands I love to bring little snack bags of Goldfish crackers for my kids. Keeps them satisfied and happy.
Thanks so much.

65 Margaret Smith May 19, 2015 at 10:38 am
66 Denise S May 19, 2015 at 12:44 pm

I we were in a public place where the kids needed to be quiet, it was helpful to have a bag of goldfish to shut them up with.

67 paige chandler May 19, 2015 at 1:10 pm

We always have Goldfish on hands for long car rides. they’re a blessing.

68 Kiara May 19, 2015 at 4:10 pm

I use goldfish for our car trips.
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69 Stephanie V. May 19, 2015 at 5:02 pm

We eat goldfish on a road trip whenever we saw an out of state license plate!
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70 Rosanne May 19, 2015 at 8:29 pm

Had picked up my son from day care and had to be somewhere in a hurry with a dish to pass. Bought him Goldfish crackers while I shopped which stoppped his crying .

71 Rosanne May 19, 2015 at 8:31 pm
72 Sherry Conrad May 20, 2015 at 2:26 am

I used goldfish crackers to bribe my kids. ;) No judging, they are grown and responsible citizens now and we’re doing the same with the grands.

73 Sherry Conrad May 20, 2015 at 2:27 am
74 Ashley C May 20, 2015 at 6:03 am

They save me every time we are out and I get the dreaded “I’m hunnnngry” goldfish to the rescue!

75 Emily R. May 20, 2015 at 6:19 am

Goldfish crackers make long car rides easier!

76 Denise L May 20, 2015 at 1:42 pm

Goldfish make filling a little one’s Easter basket so much easier. A non-candy treat is so necessary!

77 Denise L May 20, 2015 at 1:43 pm
78 Crystal F May 20, 2015 at 3:43 pm

Goldfish make for a quick easy snack when we are on the go. My girls like to have them when we have a little time between activities. Thank you!

79 sarah hirsch May 21, 2015 at 9:02 am

goldfish crackers have made my life easier by providing an easy snack to bring along for when we are out and the kids get cranky/hungry

80 Bruce May 22, 2015 at 6:29 pm

snack in church

81 Kathy Pease May 23, 2015 at 11:04 am

My kids always loved them on long car rides in the country

82 Kathy Pease May 23, 2015 at 11:04 am
83 mickeyfan May 23, 2015 at 6:26 pm

Sometimes you just want some peace and quiet and goldfish do the job with my kids. Too busy eating to jabber!

84 Jeffrey May 24, 2015 at 5:24 pm

I made macaroni and cheese and used Goldfish Crackers as a topping, the were super excited when they saw it and ate’m right up!

85 Jeffrey May 24, 2015 at 5:25 pm
86 Richard Hicks May 24, 2015 at 10:55 pm

We give them as rewards when kids behave nicely

87 Richard Hicks May 24, 2015 at 10:56 pm
88 Christina Sparks May 25, 2015 at 12:22 pm

They have been great easy snacks to take with us when we travel.

89 Leela May 26, 2015 at 1:14 am

The big box makes all my kids happy during long car rides.

90 Stephanie Galbraith May 27, 2015 at 5:45 pm

We used goldfish crackers for counting when the kids were little.

91 joni May 27, 2015 at 10:17 pm

Goldfish crackers make my life easier on any road trip.

92 joni May 27, 2015 at 10:18 pm
93 angie May 29, 2015 at 8:03 am

Well, unfortunately, this has never happened to me, because I am not a parent. I also did not eat these as a child, so I can’t even share a moment about my own mother! LOL I am sorry. I hope my entry can still count. I love these crackers now, as an adult! LOL

94 angie May 29, 2015 at 8:04 am
95 Daniel M May 29, 2015 at 3:03 pm

the perfect anytime snack

96 Francine Anchondo May 30, 2015 at 6:33 pm

They are a great anytime snack.

97 s riches May 31, 2015 at 7:44 am

My kids like to pretend that they are sharks when they are eating goldfish.

98 Thomas Murphy May 31, 2015 at 12:29 pm

My son and I love watching movies and eating the original Goldfish crackers!

99 Thomas Murphy May 31, 2015 at 12:30 pm
100 WHITNEY May 31, 2015 at 1:20 pm

I don’t have kids but the goldfish are a good reward for my dog at times

101 WHITNEY May 31, 2015 at 1:21 pm
102 Sarah L May 31, 2015 at 4:31 pm

No kids. I don’t like Goldfish crackers. I do like Visa GCs.
Thanks for the contest.

103 CharityS May 31, 2015 at 4:33 pm

As a healthy afterschool snack for my son.

104 CharityS May 31, 2015 at 4:34 pm
105 Sarah L May 31, 2015 at 4:35 pm
106 Tabathia B May 31, 2015 at 4:36 pm

After leaving the park and the kids want a snack

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107 Tabathia B May 31, 2015 at 4:39 pm

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108 Betty C May 31, 2015 at 4:41 pm

Goldfish crackers make life easier when you have a cranky child. They always smile when they have the chance to snack on them.

109 Betty C May 31, 2015 at 4:43 pm
110 Stephanie Larison May 31, 2015 at 7:28 pm

When I mixed them into the popcorn on movie night, my kids loved it!

111 Debbie B May 31, 2015 at 8:00 pm

goldfish were always a great snack to take on trips or just out running errands

112 Debbie B May 31, 2015 at 8:01 pm

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