Monday to Friday
9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. EST
Marilyn Caine, Aug 29, 1930 - Dec 19, 2010) Founder. After a successful career as an office administrator, she decided to venture into a new career in the "healthier, better for you cookie business". She was a woman ahead of her time.
David Caine, President
joined the company in the mid 1990's. Under his supervision, the company has grown into a state of the art facility while maintaining the homemade attributes of Aunt Gussie's products.
"to bake only the best cookies & crackers using only all-natural ingredients"
Aunt Gussie's Cookies & Crackers ® 141 Lanza Ave. Bldg #8 Garfield, NJ 07026 - 1.800.422.6654
Who was Aunt Gussie?
Aunt Gussie was Marilyn's inspiration; when
she was looking into her new venture, she turned into the family's traditional delicious recipes that were handed down by Aunt Gussie.
The main secret she was told, "is to use all-natural simple ingredients and to always bake as
you are expecting your most important guest"
Travel in time from Aunt Gussie's humble beginnings as a start-up company in a home kitchen to the present, a large state-of-the-art facility.
We are proud to celebrate 30 years baking only the best cookies and crackers, with only all-natural simple ingredients.
Marilyn Caine founded the company back in 1980, under the name Marilyn Specialties. She would bake cookies in her home kitchen every night, and in the morning take the bus to NYC to deliver delicious cookies to specialty Mom & Pop stores; then 3 months into her venture, Macy's gave her a big order and that's how her cookie shop started to grow. Although the company has always been baking specialty cookies (oversize decorative cookies back then), Marilyn always had this idea in mind: to bake "healthier, better for you cookies", a concept unheard of at the time; she was concerned about some diabetic relatives, so she went back to the family collection of artisan recipes, and started tweaking them, and that's how Aunt Gussie's Sugar Free cookies were born. But she did not stopped there; she certainly was a woman ahead of her time, she introduced Spelt, an ancient grain for consumers sensitive to common wheat, and a few years later working alongside with her son David, opened a dedicated Gluten Free kitchen, for the company's new specialty line.
Today, after 3 decades, the company is proud to maintain its original commitment to its consumers: to bake only the best cookies and crackers using only all-natural ingredients. Aunt Gussie's continues to grow on the consumers' demand for truly "better for you products", maintaining high quality standards and delivering great taste.
Aunt Gussie's Cookies & Crackers is family-owned and operated in Garfield, NJ. Since opening in 1980, we’ve treated every customer like they were a part of our family.