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Aug 17, 2010 12:07 PM

Your Favorite Cracker or Snack Chip (Non-Potato Category)

Formerly, my fav was pork rinds doused with Louisiana Hot Sauce. Then I discovered that you might as well lodge a pork rind in your aorta, so I gave those up.

Now I'd say that tortilla chips and salsa is my definite favorite, although I'm also very partial to those extra-dark pretzels that are cooked almost to the point of being charred. Unfortunately, West Texas is not pretzel country so I usually have to make do with very basic Rolled Gold or Snyder's pretzels.

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  1. I know this is very down market, but I LOVE that Knorr's Spinach Dip thingy dipped with the prepackaged garlic toasts I find in my market's deli section. LOVE IT.

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    1. re: LA Buckeye Fan

      la, welcome to the knorr's devotee club! there are many, many of us here.

      1. re: alkapal

        Thanks Alka. We're the one's with spinach in our teeth at every party.

        1. re: LA Buckeye Fan

          that's only a problem if anyone sees us as we hover over the dip (which we have stolen and hidden in the kitchen...)! LOL!

          1. re: alkapal

            lol...better hide two bowls. One for each of us. I wouldn't want it to get ugly.

            1. re: LA Buckeye Fan

              ok, fair enough!

              (i always make mine with a whole bunch -- literally -- of green onions, and use all the green onion (except root and tough green parts). do you tweak yours?

              oh, i always double the recipe!

              i was contemplating adding some chopped artichoke or hearts of palm. what say you?

    2. My name is Deborah & I'm a Triscuitaholic. Esp. the black pepper and sundried tomato flavors. With toppings, by themselves, by the box-full... My excuse is that at least they're full of fiber.

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      1. re: quirkydeb

        I'm a Triscuit addict too, but where have I been hiding? Or maybe I have to give up the blindfold while I'm shopping? I don't recall seeing black pepper or sundreid tomato flavored Triscuits. But now I'll be looking! But I do like the saltiness of the originals. Healthy salt, with all that fiber. Right?

        1. re: quirkydeb

          the Garden Herb flavor absolutely kills me. I can easily eat a box in one sitting.

          1. re: quirkydeb

            I tried the Rosemary and Olive Oil triscuits a couple of months ago, and I absolutely cannot get enough! They are so delicious!!

            1. re: sheilal

              my current fave triscuit is the rye with caraway. the rosemary one is a close second.

              1. re: alkapal

                Rye with caraway and a chunk of emmentaler, and I am in heaven.....

              2. re: sheilal

                +1 - love the rosemary triscuits!!

                1. re: sheilal

                  Out of curiosity (thanks to this thread), I tried the rosemary triscuits this weekend; I liked the texture & flavour, but found them a bit too salty for my taste. =)

                  1. re: OCAnn

                    The salt is one of the reasons I love Triscuits! :)

                    1. re: OCAnn

                      OCAnn....have you found and tried "Hint of Salt" Triscuits??? My current favorite...crunchy, just a tad salty and very satisfying! Our Publix grocery stores sell them.

                      1. re: Val

                        Thank you for that tip; I'll look for it the next time I'm @ the market. =)

                      2. re: OCAnn

                        they ARE salty. i'm gonna see how the hint of salt ones do.....
                        why can't they do neat flavors without all the heavy salt?

                  2. I can almost kill a whole box of original cheez-it's.

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                    1. re: mrbigshotno.1

                      Yeah - "Get your own box!" was pretty much from my lips to their marketing dept's ears.

                      1. re: mrbigshotno.1

                        My willpower is no match for a box of cheez its. I can't tell you how many times I've looked in the mirror at cheez its caked all over my teeth and felt like a beaten man. Why do they have to stick like that? Just to rub it in my face? At least when I eat a carton of ice cream my face doesn't show it to the world afterwards.

                        1. re: mrbigshotno.1

                          For the Cheez-It's crowd ... would you settle for a box of Nips? Or is it Cheez-It's or bust?

                          1. re: ipsedixit

                            My SO is a cheez-it guy and for him the Nips are NOT an acceptable substitute. I learned that the hard way. ;)

                            1. re: ipsedixit

                              No Nips. And NO " Big" Cheez-Its. I've learned that the hard way.

                              They are Not.The.Same.

                              1. re: shanagain

                                I LOVE CHEEZ-ITS!! For that reason, I never, ever buy them. But if I'm at someone's house and they are offered to me... it gets ugly.

                                1. re: woodleyparkhound

                                  Cheez-Its are my favorite. Never, never, never Cheese Nips! And the original Cheez-Its are the best, not any of the new varieties.

                            2. re: mrbigshotno.1

                              My teenaged son? No "almost" about it. I go to the grocery on Mondays. He was doing some summer homework Tuesday and ate the whole box.

                              1. re: mrbigshotno.1

                                I LOVE original cheez-its. I could truly eat the whole box.

                                Also love plain triscuits with sharp cheddar on top. And sun chips-orignal flavor. Glenny's soy chips are fantastic too.

                                1. re: mrbigshotno.1

                                  I love cheez-it's so much I smuggled a box in my luggage from the US to Japan. Ate them in a day and a half but it was so, so worth it.

                                  1. re: Japanecdote

                                    are they contraband in japan or something?

                                    1. re: alkapal

                                      Nope, but smuggled seemed the right word since they were shoved in between my underwear and a bottle of Sriracha.

                                      1. re: Japanecdote

                                        Sriracha in your skivvies? That's how Houdini died, you know.

                                        1. re: Perilagu Khan

                                          The bottle was sealed, since I am a scholar of history.

                                2. Without a doubt - the Pecan Nut Thins from Blue Diamond

                                  Wheat and gluten free, and better than a wheat flour cracker (even Triscuits) -

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                                  1. re: DiningDiva

                                    Ah, Nut Thins! The only flavor that I'm not crazy about is the smoke house.

                                  2. Ak-mak crackers. With cheese or hummus or all by themselves. And they're even sort of good for you.