For as long as I can remember, Pepperidge Farm has been around producing some of my favorite treats! Everyone loves when I buy a bag or two…or three… of their yummy cookies. I have even been known to stash a bag away, so that I can enjoy them after everyone else has gone to bed! Pepperidge Farm is known for their premium quality noms and they have been cranking them out for 75 years!! Pepperidge Farm founder, Margaret Rudkin, began baking in her Connecticut kitchen in 1937, to address her son's allergies. What started back then, has grown into a leading provider of premium quality fresh breads, crackers, cookies, and frozen bakery items. Thank goodness for Moms and thank goodness for kid's with allergies!!!
Few brands have a larger portfolio than Pepperidge Farm, which is known and loved for its many products touching the lives of families across the globe.
Pepperidge Farm’s heritage is rich and very much alive today as the company—founded on a mother’s love for her son—continues Margaret’s mission to deliver the very best products (from wholesome fresh bakery items to must-have snacks), many of which are staples in American homes today. Here are some fun facts about the company:
On August 15, 1937, the first “official” loaf of Pepperidge Farm all natural, whole grain bread was sold in a store for 25 cents.
By September 27, 1939, one million loaves of Pepperidge Farm bread had been sold.
Pepperidge Farm® Goldfish crackers were originally made and marketed in Switzerland as “Goldfish Tiny Crackers” before being brought to the U.S. by Margaret Rudkin in 1962.
The first flavors introduced stateside were Lightly Salted (Original), Cheese, Barbecue, Pizza, and Smoky.
The late Julia Child used to love to serve Goldfish crackers as an appetizer before dinner.
Pepperidge Farm is committed to accelerating snacking and baking advancements in the future as evidenced by the 34,000-sqare-foot Innovation Center opening this fall at the company’s headquarters in Norwalk, CT
Annually, the brand produces about 558 million Milano® cookies—enough to cross the United States more than 7 times—and bakes approximately 206 million loaves of bread
Today, Pepperidge Farm employs more than 5,000 people and operates plants in nine towns
- Each year, Pepperidge Farm uses about 390 million pounds of flour
Pepperidge Farm has no intention of slowing down; in fact, there is much more excitement coming your way! This 75th anniversary year, they will introduce 35 new products. Margaret Rudkin would be proud. And to think, it all started with a loaf of all natural, whole grain bread that she sold in her store for 25 cents… Wow! Here's a little sample of what's in store for you this fall:
Pepperidge Farm Simple Natural Breads (Honey Wheat & Honey Oat)
Goldfish Bread (Brown Sugar & Cinnamon varieties)
Pepperidge Farm Caramel Apple Swirl Bread
Pepperidge Farm Jingos! Snack Crackers &
Pepperidge Farm Milano Slices Salted Pretzel Cookies
The good folks at Pepperidge Farm sent me a few items to sample and review…here's what I received:
First, I want to mention the new crackers: Jingos! These are sure to become favorites at your house, just like they now are in mine! They come in 3 varieties: zesty Lime & Sweet Chile, savory Parmesan Garlic & smoky Fiesta Cheddar. I could not decide which one I liked best… so I kept eating them to try to help me come to a decision! They are all bursting with flavor and you will not be able to put them down, trust me! Definitely a winner!
Next, I tried the Milano Slices… just imagine the yummy Milano cookie, with chocolate and salted pretzels bits on top. Yep, you got, delicious!!! Very addicting- you've been warned!
The Milano Melts were divine! Crispy chocolate cookie with a velvety vanilla creme center…yeah, that'll work!! And work it did!
And last but not least, everyone's favorite.. Goldfish Crackers! I think every mom knows how important Goldfish Crackers are. They are our go-to snack…moms have been packing Goldfish Crackers in their diaper bags for decades!! They are made with real cheese, have 0 grams of trans fat and no artificial preservatives. Winner and still champion!!!
When my guy saw the Goldfish bag… he could hardly contain his excitement!
I want to wish Pepperidge Farm a very happy 75th anniversary and I look forward to another delicious 75!! Keep up the great work!!
Disclosure: This review was made possible by Mom Spark Media. All opinions are my own. Thank you to Pepperidge Farm for the tasty samples!