Kent, WA – PARTNERS, A Tasteful Choice Company, is celebrating its silver anniversary, marking its 25th year as a family-owned and operated team baking delicious, made-from-scratch gourmet crackers, cookies and brownie thins. Best known for PARTNERS Crackers, artisan crackers for every snacking occasion, PARTNERS was founded in 1992 by Marian Harris with a vision to hand-make and oven-bake every snack using real, honest ingredients. Today, PARTNERS has grown into a family of artisan snack brands established with Marian’s credo, including PARTNERS Crackers, Free For All Kitchen, Blue Star Farms, Wisecrackers, All-American and Mia Dolci.
“When my mother, Marian, founded PARTNERS 25 years ago, she created our first cracker out of sheer love for baking homemade foods made with high-quality ingredients and sharing them with family and friends,” said Cara Figgins, owner and vice president of sales at PARTNERS. “This momentous time is a celebration of that love, and our promise to all families and foodies out there, and our amazing customers. Even more than two decades later, PARTNERS continues to hand-create every one of our crackers, cookies and brownie thins the same way Marian used to – in the kitchen with wholesome ingredients that are oven-baked to a crispy crunch.”
One of the original artisan snack pioneers, PARTNERS was founded when Marian was inspired to create a homemade cracker while running two restaurants and noticing a lack of gourmet options. Her search for the perfect cracker to accompany her top-selling homemade soups and salads came up empty, so she simply developed her own delicious recipe. PARTNERS Crackers was born out of Marian’s dedication to real, unprocessed ingredients and hand-crafted promise to her restaurant and catering customers. It quickly became a high-quality cracker that “partners” perfectly with every type of food and occasion for people everywhere. Committed to making all PARTNERS foods from scratch, Marian still crafts each recipe and operates the business with her son, Greg, and daughter, Cara. Together, they have grown PARTNERS Crackers into a thriving family of wholesome crackers, cookies and brownie thins all under the PARTNERS, A Tasteful Choice Company’s national portfolio. Despite its impressive growth, the brand has stuck to its small family roots and continues to bake all of its snacks in its family-owned bakery outside of Seattle.
PARTNERS’ milestone anniversary follows its recently launched Free for All Kitchen line in early 2016, a family of gluten-free crackers and brownie thins. The family-owned company also recently introduced a new Sprouted Lentil & Ancient Grains variety to its USDA Certified Organic cracker line, Blue Star Farms.
All PARTNERS’ brands are available in traditional and natural grocery stores nationwide, including Fred Meyer, Gelsons, Wegmans, Harris Teeter, Save Mart, Bristol Farms and more, as well as online at Amazon.com. For more information, please visit www.PartnersCrackers.com.
About PARTNERS, A Tasteful Choice Company
PARTNERS®, A Tasteful Choice Company, is a family of simply delicious, made-from-scratch gourmet crackers, cookies and brownie thins. Oven baked to a signature crispy crunch, all PARTNERS artisan-crafted snacks, including PARTNERS Crackers, Free for All Kitchen, Blue Star Farms, Wisecrackers, All-American and Mia Dolci, are made with real, wholesome and honest ingredients. All PARTNERS foods are Certified Kosher, crafted exclusively with non-GMO ingredients, and are free of high fructose corn syrup, preservatives and hydrogenated oils, with several USDA Certified Organic and Certified Gluten Free options available. An eco-conscious and socially responsible company, all PARTNERS brand products are baked in its family-owned bakery in the Pacific Northwest.