Montana State University, College of Business, State Farm Family Business Award
The 2011 top family businesses in Montana are: Frieling Ag Equipment of Great Falls in the very small business category (fewer than 10 employees); Don Aadsen Ford of Ronan in the small business category (10 to 30 employees); Stevenson & Sons Funeral Home of Miles City in the medium business category (30-50 employees); Billion Auto Group of Bozeman in the large business category (more than 50 employees); Montana Monster Munchies, LLC of Bozeman in the new business category (operating 10 years or less);
Harrington's Bottling Company of Bozeman in the old business category (operating at least 50 years); and Headwaters Seat Covers of Three Forks with a special recognition award.
|Sorry Grandma, These Cookies Are Better
"Grandmothers everywhere can hang up those aprons and store the baking sheets. A winner has been named in the well-fought cookie contest—Montana Monster Munchies. By combining the best ingredients (peanut butter, chocolate chips, oatmeal and raisins) from the most-loved cookie recipes, this eco-conscious company has created the ultimate sweet treat. The minimally-processed confections...are made with all-natural ingredients, without preservatives, hydrogenated oils and additives. A favorite go-to snack of park-goers and hikers, the cookies are a nutritious nibble for your kids (and yourself). Don't worry Grandma, your other baked goodies still win first place in our hearts—and stomachs."
iVillage: a division of NBC Universal
“We may have found the ultimate cookie - it's all natural, wheat-free and packed with chocolate, peanut butter, oats and sometimes raisins. We love 'em…”
Women’s Wilderness Institute
|An Ideal Bite at Montana Monster Munchies
"Once you take a bite, there will be no going back. Don't say I didn't warn you. I'm talking about Montana Monster Munchies, some of the most scrumptious, most delectable cookies I have ever tasted. I'm pretty particular about my cookies. They can't be too soft, but they also can't have too much crunch. Montana Monster Munchies truly have just the right amount of both.
But beyond being incredibly delicious, these cookies are actually quite wholesome. They're the kind of cookies my sister wouldn't get upset about if I shared them with my nephews.
I have truly never had cookies as big and yummy as Montana Monster Munchies.
You really just have to taste them for yourself to know what I mean!"
All Candy Expo Trend Tracking
“Amid the sights and sounds of the exhibit floor, we scoped out some key product trends. Walking the sweet maze of booths on the show floor at the All Candy Expo can very quickly lead to sensory overload. Now that the tastes, sights, and aromas are but a fond memory, it’s easier to assess, evaluate, and draw a few conclusions about all that was seen and sampled.
Here’s an overview of some of the product trends we identified. Treats get twisted…some of this year’s innovative products pair the unexpected…Chocolate returns to its roots…as people are getting more into what they’re eating and walking away from trans fats, they’re looking for sophisticated foods…Montana Monster Munchies offers oversized, preservative-free, natural cookies …made with whole grain rolled oats, all-natural peanut butter, and Guittard chocolate chips."
National Confectioners Association Reveals Market Trends
Convenience Store News
September 19, 2007
"Flavor fusions, international influences, sugar-free recipes and other trends will drive new product releases and sales in the candy and snack food categories in the next year, according to the National Confectioners Association. NCA's All Candy Expo, in Chicago, boasted 2,000 new products from nearly 500 exhibitors from 75 different countries.
Manufacturers are creating novel flavor fusions in confections and snacks to tempt the adventurous American palate…In another trend – dubbed "the artisan palate" -- specialty sweets and sophisticated snacks are evolving to meet consumers' more refined palates…Among them: Montana Monster Munchies
Shoppers Sure to be In For a Treat at the San Francisco International Gift Fair
June 21, 2007
|San Francisco International Gift Fair
"Montana Monster Munchies “The Last Best Cookie”—You can’t stop at just one! Don’t let the size of these colossal cookies scare off your taste buds. Come see why these tasty, gigantic Montana Monster Munchies cookies are all the rage... Straight from Bozeman Montana, you’ll be pleased to know that these scrumptious cookies are as natural as the scenic countryside where they are created.
Made with all-natural ingredients and rid of preservatives, moms love to call these Monster Munchies “The Last Best Cookie”. With all the goodness of a bowl of oatmeal and sweetness of a candy bar--without the empty calories--Montana Monster Munchies cookies are one tasty treat that are sure to leave both moms and kids plenty satisfied."
February 13, 1992
"There’s no such thing as a bad chocolate chip cookie; some are just better (and bigger) than others. The best are Montana Monsters, which, in addition to chocolate, contain peanut butter, oatmeal, butter, and raisins. Period. What these big cookies don’t contain is flour…This is one monster you’ll be glad to welcome into your life."
Los Angeles Times
April 20, 2005
"I have seen the future…and it’s full of organic this, all-natural that. Those were some of the standout products at the most recent Fancy Food Show... more than 50,000 gourmet foodstuffs lined the aisles of San Francisco’s Moscone Center, with such tasty success stories as Montana Monster Munchies, wheat-free, all-natural Chocolate Chip Oatmeal cookies that pack 4 grams of fiber in each one."
San Diego Tribune
|"These delicious treats put the “ooh” in food.
"The only thing monster about these all-natural confections is your appetite for more after you try them for the first time. After one bite, any taster will crave another cookie. And that’s fine because you can purchase gift boxes that contain up to 36 cookies. What flavor do we suggest? There’s only two — the original which features chocolate, peanut butter, and oats, or the raisin cookie, packed with the same goodies as the original with raisins added. And trust us — you can’t go wrong with either. This cookie got a standing “ooh” from the entire staff."
Chicken Soup For The Soul Magazine