Whole Story

The Official Whole Foods Market® Blog

Late July Organic Snacks

At Whole Foods Market®, we love sharing good food and drink. Whether it’s a peak-of-the-season berry, a team member creation from our bakery, sausages made in house or a new grocery discovery, we love celebrating great flavors and products. But we don’t just want to tell you about it; we want you to enjoy it too. So, we’re doing a series of summer giveaways through mid-August. Read on to find out how to enter to win.

It might be mid-August, but it’s still time for Late July! Late July Organic Snacks is on a mission to educate people about organics through their taste buds. As a family owned and operated company, they care deeply about the integrity of their products – which all proudly wear the USDA organic seal! This means they meet USDA National Organic Standards requiring that the crops are grown without the use of persistent pesticides. Those standards also don't allow irradiation, genetically modified ingredients (GMOs) and synthetic preservatives.

If you’ve ever searched for snacks for the family that meet your standards, then you’ll understand what Late July Organic Snacks founder Nicole Bernard Dawes went through years ago when her kids were old enough to start snacking. That’s when she knew she had to take matters into her own hands and recreate classic crackers and cookies with organic ingredients and without hydrogenated oils or artificial additives.

With “family” at the forefront, Late July Organic Snacks was started to create a better, more responsible food system for her children and future generations. With help from her father, the founder of Cape Cod Potato Chips, Nicole worked to create delicious snacks without compromising on the quality of ingredients — snacks that lived up to her family’s standards and likely yours too!

Learn more about Late July Organic Snacks, Nicole and her family and their passion for great snack foods in this slideshow. 

 

If you have problems viewing the slideshow, you can watch it on YouTube.

Family remains the primary focus at Late July Organic Snacks, and on any given day you can find three generations at work including Nicole’s eight-year-old and four-year-old sons. (They’re the perfect R&D team!) Impressively that strong sense of family also extends into the community. Late July Organic Snacks supports several nonprofit organizations through the sale of their products, including the Jane Goodall Institute, American Camp Association and Whole Planet Foundation.

Nicole views making food for other people’s families (like yours) an enormous responsibility. Perhaps that’s why we think your whole family will love their Mini Peanut Butter Cracker Sandwiches. You can sit back and enjoy organic peanut butter sandwiched between buttery-tasting organic mini crackers, without worrying about trans fats, artificial sweeteners, flavors, colors or preservatives – because there aren’t any! With values like those, their products can’t help but leave a great taste in your mouth.

What’s built up your appetite this summer? Tell us in the comments below by August 26 and we’ll pick a winner at random to receive a case of Late July Organic Peanut Butter Sandwich Crackers.

The fine print: No purchase necessary. Promotion ends August 26, 2012, 11:59 PM CDT. Must be a legal resident of the US or Canada (except in Quebec, where it is void) age 18 or older to participate. Taxes on prize, if applicable, are the responsibility of the winner. Employees of Whole Foods Market, Inc., are not eligible. Void where prohibited.

 

Leave a reply

To provide feedback or ask a question about our company, a store or a product, please visit our Customer Service page.

For more information about posting comments to our blog, please see our Comment Posting Guidelines.

296 comments

Comments

Deborah Dunn says …

We have been trying to get healthier this summer! We have spent every day at the pool for exercise, and biking! That made us REALLY hungry every day! I fell in LOVE with hummus! We have had it with everything from whole grain crackers, to veggies, to eating it on wraps! YUM!

Janet says …

Visiting my family this summer in the Midwest built up my appetite for farm fresh fruit. I simply couldn't get enough of that wonderful Midwestern fare.

Korena Bradfoed says …

Being pregnant with my third child, while keeping my other two busy this summer!

Joslyn says …

A fresh summer garden, the possibilities are endless.

Amy h says …

Keeping up with my 5 year old and 5 month old built up my appetite! Thanks for the giveaway!

Colleen says …

Watching my tomatoes grow has built up my appetite for Caprese salad and lots of cold gazpacho!

Sandra Kaplan says …

Bicycling on some beautiful summer days and evenings with my 11 year old son.

Aubree says …

This summer, on my birthday, my family and I worked up an appetite by taking a hike around a beautiful lake. At the very beginning of the hike, we saw a doe and her fawn. What a wonderful way to begin. We ended the hike by showing our three children where my husband, their father, proposed to me 17 years ago right by that lake. It was a glorious day, and we were all ready for lunch by the end. Thank you for the wonderful products you make for our families! It makes eating healthy easier!

Arlene says …

I've been a vegetarian for almost a year now, and at first I was intimidated to cook meals without meat, but this summer I tried to put that fear aside and try new vegetarian dishes. So that's what built up my appetite this summer... finally making dishes that weren't boring!!

nik says …

I've been trying to improve my family's eating and exercising habits...tough job! They're hardcore carnivores so I've been trying to show them the glorious feasts and treats you can eat when you go vegan. Fortunately it's a little easier in summertime...lots of farmers market fresh fruits and veggies, and picnics and reunions and lighter eating all around. It's gonna get tough right around Thanksgiving. ;)

Andy says …

All the delicious fresh fruit: strawberries, blueberries, watermelon and cherries that fuel my energy for running and give me such pleasure to eat!

Ellen M. says …

My daughter has worked up an appetite this summer by babysitting for our neighbor's 6 year old twins! They had a lot of fun and stayed very busy doing projects, crafts, schoolwork and going swimming! She could sure use some healthy peanut butter crackers to take back to school and it would be fun to share them with the twins, as they start first grade! Thanks!!

Deb says …

I have been working out on my treadmill everyday and really work up an appetite!

Marcia A. says …

Lots of fresh berries (strawberries and blueberries) really built up my appetite this summer!

joni says …

My 3 grandchildren have certainly influenced me regarding eating a better type of snack food. Their Mother is really the force behind this though. With the very hectic summer schedule they have they seem to graze constantly! I have to have healthy, tasty snacks available at all times of the day. They are swimmers so their snacks need to be nutritious as well as tasty. What good are they if they don't eat them? They also have to be portable so I can pack the snacks in our pool bags to last throughout the day. When we get home they look for other types of snacks to do them over before either dinner or bed depending on the day's activities. It is challenging keeping up with their nutrition demands! All of this has changed so much since I was raising their Mother! Thanks to companies like yours I can get a product that I can trust will be tasty, healthy, and organic and the company is philanthropic as well.

Jeanette says …

What's built up my families summer appetite? Fruit! We started out the summer with some fresh blueberries in our cereal. Another great tasting fruit, mango. i diced it up, added lime, chile, and lime. Also we enjoyed refreshing "aguas frescas, which in English means fresh water made with melon pineapple,and cantaloupe.

Diane Nixon says …

My appetite got revved up this summer training for my first marathon!

C ALLEN says …

i love Late July crackers and cookies..

Jean D. says …

I've worked up an appetite by walking the dogs five times each day. (My little one hasn't figured out he needs to go OUTside.) It's great exercise for me, and I get to watch the neighbors' progress in their vegetable gardens. Thanks for a great giveaway!

Belinda Swank says …

Summer fruit and lots of berries!

Georgette Marshall says …

My son and I worked up an appetite this summer by swimming everywhere we went. My son is addicted to your mini cheese sandwich crackers and we were not able to purchase them in Newfoundland when we were there visiting this summer and swimming in the ocean, in brooks, and in the pool. I bought the OTHER cheese sandwich crackers and he ate one and said, "these are not the right ones Mommy". I am glad that I have trained his little tastebuds early on in life. Keep making GREAT PRODUCTS!!!

crystal says …

playing and nursing my new baby builds up my appetite.

Heather says …

Gardening, chasing and entertaining the kiddos, and of course time at the beach - which for some reason always seems to multiply everyone's appetite X2. Found the Late July pb crackers while on vacation last year and have been enjoying them as a special treat ever since. They're one of the few processed foods I buy for my family ... and guilt free too! Thank you!

Jon says …

The sweltering heat makes me crave fresh cold fruit. Strawberries, peaches, melons yay summer fruits!

Stefanie says …

I love fresh fruit and lots of ice cream!

Alejandra says …

I just switched to Organic food and would love to try these!

Charlotte says …

Playing with my kids! I'm off work all summer, and building up an appetite is easy when you are always searching for new adventures. Some adventures happen at home, some on the road. You just never know. Finding something new at the farmers market, taking the girls out to lunch at Whole Foods for a treat, playing anywhere..beach, woods, or the world:)

Kasey Hunter says …

Taking care of my family has built up my appetite all summer long.

Joe says …

Late July's White Cheddar crackers have built my appetite. Once I open a box, I dont want to stop eating them!

Tava says …

Freezing granola bars and then mixing them into coconut yogurt. OMG must go to fridge immediately - so good!

Jenica says …

This week my appetite is excited about fresh green beans & black berries. I have a favorite salad that I make with fresh green beans, sweet peppers, carrots, pinto beans & chopped nuts. Top it with a homemade vinnagrette dressing & it is delicious!!

Dee S says …

Fresh peaches! My very favorite. I love all produce, but peaches are tops for me!

Dee S says …

Fresh peaches! My very favorite. I love all produce, but peaches are tops for me!

Marcie says …

Fresh produce at the farmer's markets!

Kimberly Cage says …

Eating organic produce from my husband's garden!! Lots of tomatoes, cauliflower, peppers, radishes and lettuce! Yum, Yum, Yum!!!!!

Julie Fine says …

Going to the gym every day and working out.

Mason Fine says …

Playing basketball with friends.

Carla Brazil says …

We are trying to have one raw(not cooked) item for each meal everyday.

Patricia Hoffman says …

The mini peanut butter crackers were really good. Better then any cracker I ever had.

Diana says …

I've been working up an appetite this summer getting up at 5:00 AM every morning to work my butt off in 90 degree weather doing boot camp...then coming home to 3 rambunctious children! Going to the park, running around the house, sliding down the stairs :) and of course swimming with our Late July peanut butter crackers in our pool bag...it all helps to work up all of our appetites!

Naomi says …

Having a baby and my oldest turning 2 has def built up my appetite!

Susan says …

Dripping summer peaches, and ogun melons!

Minna Siegel says …

freh vegetables from the garden

steph says …

hiking and swimming!

Adrienne Harris says …

Just thinking about Organic Peanut Butter Sandwich Crackers has built up my appetite this summer.

Sara Fletcher says …

I had been anticipating fresh heirloom tomatoes since the season ended last year. I could almost eat just tomatoes all summer!!!

Pages