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May 19, 2022

Old Bay Goldfish


Karina Elwood's fascinating May 17, 2022 Washington Post story about the mashup of Old Bay seasoning with Goldfish snack crackers went way deeper than that, all the way back to 1893 when Gustav Brunn — who founded what would become Old Bay — was born in Wertheim, Germany.

Brunn started his own spice business, the Baltimore Spice Company, after fleeing Germany in the late 1930s.

He began selling his custom spice blend to grocery stores in 1942.

Fast forward to last week when Old Bay Goldfish sold out online nine hours after going on sale.

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They will appear in stores "for a limited time" this summer.

If you can't wait for something that may or may not happen, you can do what I did and get some at Amazon.


A 6.6 ounce bag costs $9.99 (mine are en route and I will report on my findings once they arrive.).

May 19, 2022 at 08:01 AM | Permalink


found instore in ohio and first hand report they are good even though i still prefer flavor blasted cheddar

Posted by: JohnM | May 19, 2022 1:49:17 PM

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