About Goldfish® Ingredients


Ingredients to smile about

At Pepperidge Farm, we take pride in what goes in our food. Our Goldfish crackers are made with ingredients that you can feel good about, like real cheese and colors sourced from plants, and we never use artificial flavors and preservatives.

Why do we care so much? Because even though we’re bakers, we’re also parents just like you.

Baked with real cheese

We use real cheddar cheese that’s aged to perfection in every batch of our distinctively tasty crackers.

Colors sourced from plants

We use extracts and concentrates from plants to make your Goldfish Colors… well, colorful!


The red Goldfish crackers are colored using a mix of beet juice concentrate and paprika extracted from sweet red peppers.


The red-orange ones are colored with paprika extracted from sweet peppers.


For orange, we use annatto extracted from the seeds of the achiote tree.


The green comes from watermelon and huito juice concentrates mixed with extracted turmeric.

No artificial flavors or preservatives

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