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Old Bay Goldfish Are Finally Back in Stock

My Prime Day buying tip? Stock up on Old Bay Goldfish crackers -- the snack of the summer -- while they're back in stock.

David Watsky Senior Editor / Home and Kitchen
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Old Bay Goldfish are back in stock...for now.

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It's official: We found the snack of the summer and it's absolutely Old Bay Goldfish. Your favorite salty, childhood cracker snack recently dropped a collab with Old Bay, the iconic summer seafood seasoning and, right now, they're finally back in stock but there's really only one place to get 'em: Amazon Fresh.

The kicked-up crackers launched in May, sold out in hours and were tricky to find for months (trust me). They recently came back in stock on Amazon Fresh and can be had for $2.79 per bag. You'll get free shipping with any orders over $35 and there doesn't appear to be a limit on how bags you can buy. 

Where else can you buy Old Bay Goldfish right now? 

Supplies in your local stores are likely depleted or very limited. Even online vendors who have them now seem to be running low on inventory. 

Are Old Bay Goldfish even any good? 

I was lucky enough to get my hands on a bag and, while nothing is ever totally worth the hype these days, the small and slightly spicy snackers are darn-near close. 

Old Bay -- a perfect mix of celery salt, paprika, pepper and other secret spices -- lends a toasty heat but one that won't singe your lips, even if you down the entire bag (not that I did that or anything). They're excellent eaten alone, with cold beer or white wine and even better dropped into some seafood chowder. 

You can make Old Bay Goldfish at home in minutes

The easiest way to get your hands on Old Bay Goldfish right now might be to make 'em yourself. You can whip up a batch in 10 minutes and with three easy-to-find ingredients. I've included a recipe below along with some tips for making a solid batch of Old Bay Goldfish for your next at-home hang.

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To make this salty, spicy summer snack, coat Original Goldfish in vegetable oil and Old Bay and bake on low for 10 minutes.  

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Tips for making Old Bay Goldfish

  • Use Original Goldfish, not cheddar. You want the Old Bay to really sing, and plain Original Goldfish have no cheese flavor. They're a lot like oyster crackers, in fact, so you could also use those in a pinch.
  • Coat the Goldfish crackers with melted butter or some vegetable oil along with the Old Bay to help the spice adhere to the crackers.
  • Bake the goldfish for 10 minutes at 300 degrees F to get the seasoning baked on and also to add a toasty flavor. 



1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.

2. In a bowl, mix Old Bay seasoning and vegetable oil.

3. Add plain Goldfish crackers into the mix and stir gently until well coated. 

4. Arrange the coated Goldfish on a baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes.

For another satisfying summer treat, here's how to make whipped lemonade