At one point or another, we’ve all grabbed a handful of those little fish-shaped crackers called Goldfish. Manufactured by Pepperidge Farm, these cheesy bite-size crackers are addictively tasty, and they come in a whole lot more varieties than you realize. Read on for five things you probably didn’t know about this crunchy snack.

1. They’re a Swiss Invention


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Goldfish were invented by a man named Oscar J. Kambly, who ran a Swiss company called Kambly, in 1958. It wasn’t until visionary Pepperidge Farm founder Margaret Rudkin brought them across the pond in 1962 that they became available in the United States.

2. They’re Still Available Under Their Original Brand in Switzerland



Kambly still produces and sells the original recipe Goldfish in Switzerland, where they’re called “Goldfischli.” The “Original” flavor, like in the United States, is just a puffed cracker, cheese-free.

3. The Mascot Has a Name


(Pepperidge Farm)

The smiling fish mascot’s name is Finn. For some reason, he wears sunglasses.

4. They’re Owned by Campbell’s


(Campbell's Soup)

The Campbell Soup Company is the parent company of Pepperidge Farm, which produces Goldfish. Campbell’s takes advantage of this partnership by selling chicken noodle soup with Goldfish-shaped noodles.

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