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Pepperidge Farm® Goldfish crackers were originally made and marketed in Switzerland as “Goldfish Tiny Crackers” before being brought to the U.S. by Margaret Rudkin in 1962.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
Pepperidge Farms is a brand that everyone knows. Most of us have at least one of their products in our houses at any given time.
Can I say YUMMY!!! Chocolate goodness with delicious vanilla filling. The cookie is crunchy on the outside, with a smooth cream on the inside. The cookie is not overly sweet, which makes it dangerous!! You can't stop at just one!!
I love salt. I use it way too much, but I love it!!! So chocolate, pretzels and salt is a good mix for me!! Add a cookie and I am in heaven!!
Cheddar cheese is bursting out of these tiny crackers. They are the perfect size for snack time. Especially in the car. We always have them in stock!!
They are all delicious!! The Lime and Sweet Chili actually have a lime taste to them. Yum!!