"Animal Crackers in my soup! Monkeys and rabbits loop the loop. Gosh oh gee but I have fun, swallowing animals one by one!"
I always thought this sounded pretty gross.
Until today, while I was eating a handful of animal crackers while I also happened to be eating some split pea soup. Oh. My. Goodness.
This would not work in soup that was sweet or creamy (I think), but in a salty smokey soup like Split Pea, the crunch and subtle sweetness was perfection. Great "nasty day outside" food!