For as long as I can remember, Pepperidge Farm products have been a part of my life. From generation to generation; decade to decade, I have seen and enjoyed their snacks everywhere from morning coffee meetings to evening dinner parties–and yes, even in my lunchbox as a child!
Pepperidge Farm has truly come a long way!
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. It all began with a humble loaf of bread, which Pepperidge Farm founder Margaret Rudkin baked in her rural Connecticut kitchen. Created in 1937 to address her son’s allergy to common preservatives, Margaret’s simple recipe is the origin of a flourishing business celebrating its 75th anniversary this year.
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.
We all know and love ‘America’s favorite cracker’ Goldfish, right?
As part of their wonderful milestone, Pepperidge Farm is releasing new snacks in their product line, and I shared them with my family to see how they like them.
Pepperidge Farm 75th Aniiversary Pack
We had our very own Pepperidge Farm Anniversary party, where everyone in the family chose which snacks were their favorites.
There are 2 new additions to the Milano cookie family. One is the Salted Pretzel: a crunchy cookie combined of sweet and salty flavors; and the Vanilla Crème: a crispy, chocolate cookie with a velvety filling.
Milano Slices Salted Pretzel cookies: up close
The filling inside the Milano Melts Vanilla Creme cookies
My oldest daughter enjoyed these cookies. She described the taste of the Salted Pretzel as beginning with a pretzel flavor and gradually transcending into a rich chocolate flavor.
As for the Vanilla Crème cookies, everyone said the same thing: that the flavor closely replicates that of an ice cream cookie sandwich!
These are some really delicious cookies (and my personal favorite, too)!
My youngest daughter and oldest son enjoyed the brand new Jingos! crackers products.
Jingos! Parmesan Garlic
Jingos! Fiesta Cheddar
Jingos! Lime and Sweet Chili
These crackers are very robust in flavor. They are perfect for an after school snack!
My youngest daughter chose the Lime & Sweet Chili flavor as her favorite.
My son loves cheese, so it is no surprise that his favorite is the Fiesta Cheddar.
Overall, every new item in the Pepperidge Farm lineup is a winner! Each snack has its own distinct taste and is full of flavor. I can easily see each of the new snack items becoming new family favorites, just as they did with my family. They truly picked a great way to celebrate its 75th anniversary!
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
**Disclosure: This review was made possible by Mom Spark Media. All opinions and views are entirely my own.