Monkey Brittle is a healthy snack made locally in Hood River from a combination of three simple ingredients: organic bananas, organic nuts, and raisins! Monkey Brittle tastes just like banana nut bread, but it is dried to achieve the crispy crunch that snackers love. The simplicity of Monkey Brittle’s ingredients puts this snack into the gluten free, vegan, paleo, non-GMO, raw, and no added sugars dietary guidelines, so it can be enjoyed by everyone! It is sold in both a 2-ounce and 4-ounce bag and can be purchased online and locally with wholesale and retail pricing.
The trademark Monkey Brittle was filed by Huggins Family Farms, LLC, in 2015. For a few years the family experimented with recipes, trademarked, made tiny batches, and sold just locally. By January of 2021 Huggins Family Farms officially launched into production, and you can now find Monkey Brittle at all New Seasons and Market of Choice locations across Oregon, as well as at quality independent grocers across the gorge and Portland areas.
With funding assistance from MCEDD, the Farm has purchased a second dehydrator and upgraded the electrical wiring and connections to accommodate the new equipment. The funding has also supplied working capital for the labor, inventory and marketing needed to increase Monkey Brittle sales and production.