London based pastry maker, Tom Smith, invented the Christmas cracker after a trip to France where he was inspired by their bonbon treats. When he returned to London he tried selling the paper wrapped sugared almonds himself with little success. That is until inspiration struck one night as he sat listening to the snaps and pops of his fireplace. What if he could make the treats crackle like the fire when opened? Little did he know that this thought would be the beginning of a timeless Christmas tradition. Crackers evolved from treats to notes, and finally to the trinket-filled, paper wrapped, popping cardboard tubes we know today. We believe that crackers go beyond Christmas to parties and occasions year-round! From birthdays to holidays, these whimsical crackers can be added to any celebratory table setting.
Individuals or partners grab the ends and pull to pop open the closed section with a “bang” and reveal the prizes inside. Before prize time, these crackers can stand up on their base and be displayed on tabletops, mantles, and more.