Thursday, November 11, 2010
Crunch 'n Munch is not Cracker Jack
But for some unexplained reason, she is a devotee of Cracker Jack. We bought some the other day when she spotted it at a pharmacy, which caused her to ask how old it was.
It turns out Cracker Jack was invented for the 1893 World's Fair in Chicago. The name was chosen when a sampler said "That's crackerjack," which meant "of exceptional quality." It gained a fair amount of fame when it was mentioned in the song Take Me Out to the Ball Game, written in 1908. And it has been a staple of baseball games ever since.
In 2004, the New York Yankees replaced it at Yankee Stadium with a similar item, called Crunch 'n Munch. They quickly had to restore the Cracker Jack after their fans loudly complained