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Sharing Colors with Goldfish Throughout Snack Time

Pepperidge Farm® Goldfish® has been by far our favorite snack since A has been able to start solids. Oddly we didn’t start eating the colors until recently and I have no idea why. Honestly the colors make it more fun for him to finish his snack. It’s almost like a switch goes off and he needs to get rid of them. Whatever goes on in that brain of a four-year old.

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If anyone knows my son, they know snack time is his favorite part of the day. Literally after any meal he tries to sneak in a snack. At first I thought it was picky eating, since he would say he was done with a full plate in front of him. Then I realized he just likes eating small meals. The issue I have is him snacking on less healthy foods. Finding out Goldfish’s colors are actually made out of real ingredients makes me feel so much better. As any parent you want to make sure your child gets the best in their snacks and food. You can click HERE to learn all about where the colors came from.

During snack time using Goldfish Crackers to teach your little ones their colors and also a little about Goldfish is made can be fun and beneficial. Did you know?

Each Goldfish Color Represents a Meaning:

  1. Red: The red Goldfish crackers are colored using a mix of red beet juice concentrate and paprika extracted from sweet red peppers. Wholesome and colorful. You can’t beat that.
  2. Green: The green Goldfish crackers color comes from watermelon & Huito juice concentrates mixed with extracted Turmeric. That’s Huito. Pronounced wee-toe. Colorful and fun to say!
  3. Yellow: The yellow Goldfish crackers color comes from extracted Turmeric. A beautiful color that makes you think of warm sunshine on a perfect day.
  4. Blue: Our subtle blue crackers come from Huito (derived from South American fruit) and Watermelon juice concentrates. These crackers have so much fun, they never get the blues.

Introducing Colors Into a Routine:

Weekly A comes home with a weekly progress report. Being home during the Summer his routine became a bit wacky so putting him back into a school routine meant treating him the same as he is treated while in school. Creating a similar but fun report for home helps us track his progress.


Goldfish Activity x2

Do you love Goldfish as much as we do you? You can vote for your favorite color from now to 10/31 by clicking here  for a limited edition bag come April and May 2018 at select stores.


  1. October 6, 2017 / 10:53 AM

    This is such a great way to connect with them each day. I love the progress report during the summers, especially.

  2. October 6, 2017 / 11:06 AM

    mmm i love goldfish! And i love that you made a big fish from your little fishes haha!

  3. October 6, 2017 / 6:35 PM

    Wow love this. My kids are obsessed with goldfish and especially the colored ones. It is probably their #1 go to snack. Some great ideas you have shared to make it an educational and fun time too.

    • Jalisa
      November 26, 2017 / 3:30 PM

      Thanks for reading. Anything to make learning and snacktime fun.

  4. October 6, 2017 / 10:42 PM

    My girl loves goldfish . Thanks for so much info about the colors .

  5. October 7, 2017 / 2:43 PM

    Introducing colors during everyday routines is a great way to get them used to them without noticing.

    • Jalisa
      October 9, 2017 / 1:17 PM

      Definitely. They won’t even think of getting bored lol.

  6. October 7, 2017 / 3:06 PM

    That is so interesting. For some reason I felt the colored ones would be the least healthy and artificial. That is so good to know they are made with healthy and real ingredients. Thank you for sharing.

    • Jalisa
      October 9, 2017 / 1:17 PM

      I know and oddly they have the most natural ingredients in them.

  7. October 7, 2017 / 5:35 PM

    It’s so cool that the colors in Goldfish are made out of real ingredients! I didn’t know that.

    • Jalisa
      October 9, 2017 / 1:17 PM

      It was such a surprise to me also. Thank you for reading.

  8. October 7, 2017 / 8:09 PM

    wow, delicious, creative and nutritious all at the same time. Loved the way they have coloured it so naturally with veggies/fruits. Great option

  9. October 7, 2017 / 8:18 PM

    I love goldfish. Sometimes i buy them for myself lol

    • Jalisa
      October 9, 2017 / 1:16 PM

      Oh most definitely. I love the pizza and the shortcake ones.

  10. Shelbi
    October 8, 2017 / 8:16 AM

    How fun! I had no idea they were naturally colored! My crew loves Goldfish!

    • Jalisa
      October 9, 2017 / 1:16 PM

      It’s great knowing they’re not artificial.

  11. October 8, 2017 / 3:55 PM

    My kids LOVE goldfish, especially the colored ones! I love all the activities you have to go with them here!

    • Jalisa
      October 9, 2017 / 1:15 PM

      We just started them and he loves them.

  12. October 9, 2017 / 3:23 AM

    What fun! What else can a 4 year old ask for? Pleasing to the eye and happy on the tummy.

    • Jalisa
      October 9, 2017 / 1:14 PM


  13. jrdnjenkins
    October 9, 2017 / 3:07 PM

    Yes we love the Goldfish colors! It was fun reading about all the *natural* ingredients – it’s so important we watch what goes into those little tums!

    • Jalisa
      October 10, 2017 / 12:07 PM

      Definitely. Hearing they use real ingredients made me love the brand even more.

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