Crunchy, smiling Goldfish crackers. Elegant and decadent Milano cookies. Golden, flaky Puff Pastry. Classically simple Herb Seasoned Stuffing. Delicately sweet Cinnamon Raisin Swirl Bread.
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.
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- Pepperidge Farm® Goldfish crackers were originally made and marketed in Switzerland as “Goldfish Tiny Crackers” before being brought to the U.S. by Margaret Rudkin in 1962.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
Jingos! crackers– Featuring bold flavor and a snappy crunch, these brand new snack crackers are available in three varieties: zesty Lime & Sweet Chili, savory Parmesan Garlic, and smoky Fiesta Cheddar
Milano Slices and Milano Melts – The iconic Milano cookie family expands with open-faced Milano Slices in Salted Pretzel – a temptingly crunchy combination of sweet and salty flavors – and Milano Melts Vanilla Crème – a crispy, chocolaty cookie with a velvety filling
Goldfish – Everyone loves Goldfish® crackers – tasty, fun wholesome treats. The Snack That Smiles Back ®
Pepperidge Farm products are a staple in our home. It seems like every time we go to the grocery store we come back with at least a few Pepperidge Farm items. It's a brand we love and trust. I recently got to try a few of their new products and let me tell you about them......
I loooooved these Milano Melts. I'm a chocoholic and these definitely hit the spot for me!
The Salted Pretzel Milano slices were to die for!
And we cannot forget about the most important staple to any two year old on planet Earth.
Connor's favorite thing ever.
He's crazy for them and we can't leave home without it.Pepperidge Farm for all the yummy quality products you've made for us over the past 75 years. We thank you for feeding our families and keeping our bellies full!