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Thursday, June 27, 2013

Cracker Jack celebrates 120 Years with 2 new flavors + GIVEAWAY!



When I was little, every Saturday morning my mother would give me and my sister a quarter. We were then allowed to walk down to the corner store in our neighborhood and use the quarter how we wanted. My sister would always buy chocolate. I, on the other hand, would mix it up.

One of my favorite treats was Cracker Jack. I loved the crunchiness of the popcorn and peanuts. I also loved how sweet it was. I also got a whole box full of goodness for a dime. But the best part of Cracker Jack was not only did I get a treat but I got a free gift.

I loved opening the box and finding the prize inside. I would always stick my greedy little fingers in the box and pull out the prize before I started eating. I would open it up and, regardless, of what it was I was thrilled. Then I had all that popcorn and peanuts to eat.

Now Cracker Jack snacks is offering enhanced prizes. The new stickers come with fun facts and digital codes that unlock surprises online through a free Cracker Jack-branded app featuring two nostalgic games (Baseball and Pinball).I am jealous.

As I got older, I quit my Cracker Jack obsession. But, I rediscovered it again when I started attending
Dodger games in my teens. I always grabbed a Dodger dog, Coke and Cracker Jack for dessert. Years later, I still love Cracker Jack. I don't eat that much of it but every once in a while, especially at the airport, I grab a bag!

I can't believe that Cracker Jack has been around for 120 years. In my case, I have eaten it for over 40 years. That's a long time. To celebrate the 120 years, Cracker Jack snacks has two new flavors!

The new flavors are Butter Toffee and Kettle Corn. I tried both. My favorite of the new flavors was the Butter Toffee because it was sweet and creamy. The Kettle Corn was good. But I have to say that the Original flavor is still my favorite. It will always hold a special place in my heart because it reminds me of my childhood and those Saturday morning with my sister.

Now you can create new memories with these new flavors. If you would like to win some of the new Cracker Jack brand flavors and, of course, the Original flavor you can! I have a 6 pack of the new flavors and the original flavor for one lucky reader. Just enter on the Rafflecopter widget below.

a Rafflecopter giveaway



Disclosure: The Cracker Jack snack products were provided to me by Cracker Jack brand for my participation. No other compensation was given and the opinions in this post are solely mine and are based on my experience with the product. Sponsors are responsible for shipping prizes unless otherwise stated. I am not responsible if sponsors do not fulfill prize. Please allow 6-8 weeks for delivery of any prizes.

332 comments:

  1. I don't have a cracker jack memory but I have tried it & love it!

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  2. My PawPaw bought me my first box and I ate it in his old ford truck as we rode along the backroads of East Texas. Sweet Memories.

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  3. Tweeted: https://twitter.com/QueenB_Tammy/status/350235798123196416

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  4. I've only had them a few times as a kid.

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  5. My mother would sometimes bring us a special treat for our school lunch. Cracker Jacks.

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  6. I enjoy Cracker Jack as a treat sometimes and would LOVE to try the new flavors!

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  7. I used to always get it for the little toys inside as a child. I always wanted to get the little plastic ring and never got one!

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  8. I love Cracker Jacks! I would always eat all of the Cracker Jacks and then open the prize. It was like the treasure at the end of my snack. I had to make sure I got every nut and piece of popcorn!
    I always felt a littl guilty if I didn't eat the Cracker Jacks first.

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  9. I tweeted! Here is the link: https://twitter.com/wvtweetiepie/status/350293517173665792

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  10. I got a whistle in my first box!

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  11. The prize was always my favorite part, with the Cracker Jack sweet and crunchy goodness a close second!

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  12. I used to sneak them on the way to school with lunch money because my parents wouldnt allow them

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  13. the prize- my mom used to buy them for me all the time-and i havent bought them for my kids once- ugh
    tcogbill at live dot com

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  14. This brings back childhood memories. I loved the prize at the bottom of the box. Cracker Jacks are yummy. Patricia

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  15. my fav memory is driving cross country with my mom and cousins and cracker jacks were our snack of choice all the way across the country and through yosemite!

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  16. https://twitter.com/carogonza/status/350222026591576065

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  17. Cracker Jacks were a treat we got as kids. We loved the prize in each one!

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  18. Tattoos! Rings! Little shiny things! Call that kid a Cracker Jack!

    I may have a memory or two. :)

    I can't wait to try the butter toffee. I used to love something called "Screaming Yellow Zonkers" and they are impossible to find now. Kettle Corn looks good, too.

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  19. I remember eating them and I remember the prize in the box.
    heaven_1_@hotmail.com

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  20. I am unable to do the last 2 items on the Rafflecopter as I don't have a blog.

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  21. I loved the peanuts and the prize in the box!

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  22. Loved the prize - we each got a box and the prize was so special

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  23. My grandfather used to give the kids Cracker Jacks when we were being nice.

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  24. https://twitter.com/DEBIJOT/status/350458198735585281

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  25. My grandparents had a large jar of crack jack toys when I was growing up. I love to play with them.

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  26. my favorite memory is eating them and being so excited about the prize inside

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  27. I remember we would get Cracker Jacks as a special treat and couldn't wait to see what prize was in the box.

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  28. I loved sharing Cracker Jack with my dad. I always got so excited about that little prize in the box.
    jtmagmom73(at)gmail(dot)com

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  29. https://twitter.com/yourpotofgold/status/350588910822367232

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  30. I remember all the cool prizes in Cracker Jacks growing up...I still love to eat them.

    Sherri J
    savvyblog(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  31. I tweeted message:
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    Sherri J
    savvyblog(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  32. My dad used to buy these for me when I was little!

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  33. https://twitter.com/tatzgrrly/status/350614579656671232

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  34. I remember my mom giving us cracker jacks as a snack by the pool during summer days.

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

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  35. The only memory I have is that my parents would get a box for me and my twin sister to share on our way to Dallas to visit our uncle!

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  36. we went to this musuem and they had a whole room dedicated to cracker jacks that had the different boxes and prizes throughout the years

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  37. getting a box of cracker jack was always a huge treat when I was growing up. I would ALWAYS dig through to find the prize first thing :-)

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  38. I remember the fun tattoos that can inside the box of Cracker Jacks.

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  39. I have tried Cracker Jacks before. I don't really have a memory of them.

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  40. https://twitter.com/DEBIJOT/status/350793490134872065

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  41. As a special treat, my mom would buy us each a box of cracker jacks. We couldnt wait to find the prize in the box.
    Thanks!

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  42. I remember that I used to love the prizes, and I'd sneak into the pantry when no one was looking to grab another handful of Cracker Jacks. I loved it..still do!

    Julie B.
    icedmorrison@aol.com

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  43. https://twitter.com/yourpotofgold/status/350951275942256643

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  44. I used to love getting a little prize :)

    ktgonyea at gmail.com

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  45. My favorite memory is when I got so excited opening the box and hoping I would get the tattoo prize.

    Love3570@aol.com

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  46. https://twitter.com/DEBIJOT/status/351172480930557953

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  47. https://twitter.com/yourpotofgold/status/351446457984880642

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  48. https://twitter.com/DEBIJOT/status/351509323526049793

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  49. always looked forward to the "prize" in the box, was one of my favs.

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  50. https://twitter.com/yourpotofgold/status/351668988826226689

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  51. I used to love the little prize inside the Cracker Jacks.

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  52. https://twitter.com/iammeuc/status/351684400091631616

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  53. I remember getting jumping jacks as a prize

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  54. https://twitter.com/sweetums82/status/351689516098142208

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  55. I always wanted a ring but usually got tatoos! God thing I was a tomboy at heart!

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  56. I always wanted a ring but usually got tattoos. Good thing I was a tomboy at heart! ;-)

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  57. I loved getting a box of Cracker jacks to see what prize I would get - I love the scent of it, brings back good memories.

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  58. i've tried it a couple times

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  59. I remember walking to the store and buying a box of Cracker Jack for a nickel. We loved the prizes back then.

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  60. I have tried it before, but not for a few years.

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  61. https://twitter.com/DEBIJOT/status/351889543777099776

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  62. I don't think I have tried Cracker Jacks!

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  63. https://twitter.com/mrsshukra/status/351900917605482496

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  64. Yes I used to get them with my dad while we were out bowling together.

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  66. https://twitter.com/iammeuc/status/352049740311052288

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  67. https://twitter.com/tatzgrrly/status/352128673937231872

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  68. really liked it as a kid, haven't had it in years actually - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

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  69. SHERRIE C.

    I remember getting my first box of Cracker Jacks when I was around 3 years old and discovering the prize inside. I can't remember what the prize was but to a 3 year old kid in the 70's, it felt like Christmas :)

    callawishes(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  70. SHERRIE C.

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  71. https://twitter.com/DEBIJOT/status/352257097934708737

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  72. I have had them. I love them. Great snack.Thanks for the chance.
    mogrill12@gmail.com

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  73. https://twitter.com/mrsshukra/status/352317727580495873

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  76. https://twitter.com/sweetums82/status/352422279428308993

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  77. I've always loved cracker jacks, from being young onward , and now i get to let my kids enjo9y them as a fun snack and always a prize inside.

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  78. SHERRIE C.

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    https://twitter.com/Grannylove38/status/352501349491015680

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  79. My best Cracker Jack memory is about the one house in the neighborhood that gave out full-size boxes of Cracker Jacks on Halloween. They were very popular for that one day a year!

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  80. I tweeted:
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  81. https://twitter.com/tatzgrrly/status/352555416053493760

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  82. https://twitter.com/DEBIJOT/status/352605170066141185

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  83. I've tried cracker jacks before. Haven't had it in awhile though. Liked digging through looking for the prize.

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  84. SHERRIE C.

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  86. https://twitter.com/yourpotofgold/status/352790660790759425

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  87. I liked the prizes in the boxes. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  88. https://twitter.com/mrsshukra/status/352884802250219520

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  89. https://twitter.com/iammeuc/status/352897016432562176

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  90. I tweeted:
    https://twitter.com/NotherAnneOther/status/352935870497685505

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  91. I remember that I used to love the prizes :))

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  92. https://twitter.com/DEBIJOT/status/352982916235657216

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  93. SHERRIE C.

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  96. SHERRIE C.

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  98. https://twitter.com/mrsshukra/status/353566230478729216

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  99. https://twitter.com/iammeuc/status/353610415458099200

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  100. Saturday's tweet:
    https://twitter.com/NotherAnneOther/status/353617178819432450

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  101. i love cracker jacks. i remember the prizes and bubble gum sticks that came with it.

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  102. https://twitter.com/pintworks/status/353617589269831680

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  103. https://twitter.com/DEBIJOT/status/353672358533414913

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  104. I just remember that they used to have some cool little prizes and how happy I was when I got a good one.

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  105. I remember always saving the very few peanuts for last--yummo!
    dolniaks at consolidated dot net

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  106. https://twitter.com/smilekisses/status/353717047127056386

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  108. SHERRIE C.

    https://twitter.com/Grannylove38/status/353897714817302529

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  109. https://twitter.com/pintworks/status/353970799457222656

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  110. Sunday's tweet:
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  111. https://twitter.com/iammeuc/status/353997053183004672

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  112. https://twitter.com/tatzgrrly/status/354004991226286080

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  113. Yes, I have tried Cracker Jacks.

    fooks213(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  114. https://twitter.com/DEBIJOT/status/354046794046513152

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  115. https://twitter.com/mrsshukra/status/354074881693982720

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  116. I remember eating Cracker Jacks at my grandparents house.

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  120. https://twitter.com/tatzgrrly/status/354266202924781570

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  121. SHERRIE C.

    https://twitter.com/Grannylove38/status/354302809254006784

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  123. https://twitter.com/yourpotofgold/status/354579060673875971

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  125. https://twitter.com/sweetums82/status/354631168769015809

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  126. I remember begging my Mom to buy Cracker Jacks -- only to find the prize in the box.

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  127. tweeted
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  128. https://twitter.com/pintworks/status/354691280686686208

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  129. https://twitter.com/tatzgrrly/status/354731321970524161

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  130. SHERRIE C.

    https://twitter.com/Grannylove38/status/354748477353373697

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  131. Tweeted on Tuesday:
    https://twitter.com/NotherAnneOther/status/354751317828308992

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  132. https://twitter.com/DEBIJOT/status/354773631664009217

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  133. I've always loved having Cracker Jacks at a baseball game! Nothing beats it.

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  134. https://twitter.com/mrsshukra/status/354786530465816576

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  135. My Cracker Jack memory is always going to the grocery store to get them and how I could hardly wait to rip them open to find the toy inside of it :)

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  136. Tweet: https://twitter.com/Vhenline/status/354787649590013954

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  137. https://twitter.com/yourpotofgold/status/354941211116716032

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  138. https://twitter.com/iammeuc/status/354959575595761664

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  139. My grandma had a cigar box full of Cracker Jack prizes and we loved looking through them, playing with them.

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  140. SHERRIE C.

    https://twitter.com/Grannylove38/status/355021368930217985

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  141. I like Cracker Jack don't have any memories of Cracker Jack .

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  142. Tweeted this giveaway https://twitter.com/mecarolks/status/355056333378166784

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  143. https://twitter.com/tatzgrrly/status/355064830778015745

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  144. https://twitter.com/mrsshukra/status/355098272177721344

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  145. https://twitter.com/DEBIJOT/status/355119407279767552

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  146. tweeted
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  147. I've tried it in the past! But not for a long time!

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    selinda_mccumbers at yahoo.com

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  148. I have tried them but don't really have memories associated. I always liked the prizes :)

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  149. I tweeted at https://twitter.com/sbshortie/status/355186907203899392

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  150. https://twitter.com/yourpotofgold/status/355308406497742849

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  151. https://twitter.com/iammeuc/status/355320508704755712

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  152. https://twitter.com/Grannylove38/status/355445529741758464

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  153. Cracker Jacks were a special treat when we were kids :) My brothers & sisters and I would rip that box open and go straight for the prize! :)

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  154. Tweeted :) - https://twitter.com/Enter_Now/status/355464146906648578

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  155. https://twitter.com/mrsshukra/status/355467287807016961

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  156. https://twitter.com/DEBIJOT/status/355474119812333568

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  157. Tweeted on Thursday:
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  158. https://twitter.com/pintworks/status/355520407006220288

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  159. My grandpa gave me my first Cracker Jack snack, so I always think of him when I have one now!

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  160. We would always get cracker jacks when we went to the fair with my grandparnets when I was a child.

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  161. https://twitter.com/yourpotofgold/status/355667812448092160

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  162. https://twitter.com/iammeuc/status/355681895268352001

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  163. https://twitter.com/Grannylove38/status/355788177279160320

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  164. Friday's tweet:
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  167. https://twitter.com/sweetums82/status/355839146494918656

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  168. https://twitter.com/DEBIJOT/status/355858453933195264

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  169. I remember the boxes being bigger when I was younger and it taking forever to reach the prize. colleenaw@hotmail.com

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  170. https://twitter.com/iammeuc/status/356142165451227136

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  171. https://twitter.com/tatzgrrly/status/356149716964216832

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  172. I have not eaten Cracker Jacks in years. They were packaged in boxes, now they are in bags.

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  174. https://twitter.com/Grannylove38/status/356174628063952896

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  177. https://twitter.com/DEBIJOT/status/356229272911880194

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  178. Saturday night tweet:
    https://twitter.com/NotherAnneOther/status/356231086256308225

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  179. https://twitter.com/sweetums82/status/356242813756772353

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  180. I just remember how excited I was as a kid to find the prize in each box.
    pjgirl74 at aol dot com

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  181. https://twitter.com/mrsshukra/status/356464080795615232

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  184. https://twitter.com/Grannylove38/status/356554093579345922

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  185. https://twitter.com/sweetums82/status/356575349632536576

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  186. My grandparents used to buy us crackerjack. I LOVED the suprises inside. I remember the magnifying class for some reason.

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  187. Sunday's tweet:
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  188. https://twitter.com/DEBIJOT/status/356584018684289026

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  189. https://twitter.com/iammeuc/status/356756315135164416

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  190. https://twitter.com/tatzgrrly/status/356867988596596736

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  191. I've tweeted on Monday:
    https://twitter.com/NotherAnneOther/status/356869111126564864

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  192. I have tried them and I love them!

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  193. https://twitter.com/yourpotofgold/status/356883574206636032

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  194. https://twitter.com/DEBIJOT/status/356942384367534081

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  197. https://twitter.com/mrsshukra/status/357013369171095552

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