Did you know animal crackers have a compelling history that dates back 119 years? Animal crackers originated in England and came overseas to the States when the world-famous, “Greatest Show on Earth” The Barnum and Bailey Circus made the animal-shaped cookies a staple to their concession stands. Over time, the endearing cookies became a crowd favorite: becoming an iconic snack that children and adults alike enjoyed during the circus’ sold-out shows. It’s no wonder that we continue to enjoy these charming and fun cookies today.

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It’s one of our favorite food holidays: National Grilled Cheese Day! Set your mind at cheese because we are going to give you tips on how to make the best grilled cheese.

1. Generously apply Food Club butter to each side of your Food Club bread.

2. Place bread butter side-down onto your hot pan and place one slice of Food Club cheese on bread.

3. Once the cheese begins to melt, place the second slice of bread on top of the cheese and flip.

4. Grill lightly until cheese is thoroughly melted.

Experts agree that making the perfect grilled cheese requires not only a delicious, bold cheese but also soft and hearty bread. Exclusive brands have you covered with additional savings to keep you cheesy-going