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lynnlato Jul 7, 2011 03:06 PM

I've been on a cracker kick lately. I guess due to all the house guests we've had and all the traveling we've been doing this summer. I've had some new discoveries lately also. Here are some of my faves:

-Nut Thins by Blue Diamond. I like the hazelnut ones and also the pecan crackers. They are so light and crispy. Great with some manchego and salumi.

-Milton's corn bread crackers. These are buttery, salty and with a slight sweetness. I kept eating them and thinking "what do they taste like?" And then I realized - they taste just like club crackers. I want to try the multi-grain ones next.

-Trader Joe's Gorgonzola crackers. I can't eat too many, but they are tasty.

-Black pepper water crackers. My old standby. They go with everything.

-Whole Foods rice crackers. I love to sear a piece of tuna and slice it and put it on these crackers with a splash of soy sauce, a small dollop of wasabi and a sprinkle of toasted sesame seeds. It's such an easy app that's light and easy to throw together.

-Graham crackers. They've been my lifesaver for many years. I eat them with peanut butter to treat low blood sugars. They are a major comfort food for me. :)

-Oh, and I should mention Rice Crisps Sea Salt flavor. While not technically a cracker, I do love them.

What are your favorite crackers? Any oddball varieties? How do you eat them?

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    Val Jul 7, 2011 04:01 PM

    My current favorites are Triscuit Hint of Salt and Ryvita Rye & Oat Bran...the triscuits are dense, the Ryvita much lighter...some would say cardboard-like, snerk...funny though, when my son was visiting in May, he tried the Ryvita with goat cheese and really loved it...asked me to ship him 2 boxes as their grocery store doesn't sell it. lynnlato, I do love rice crackers too, though!

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      lynnlato Jul 8, 2011 07:10 PM

      I love oat bran and rye bread! But I've never heard of these Ryvita. Where do you buy them? They sound right up my alley.

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        Val Jul 9, 2011 05:12 AM

        I get them at Publix, so you could probably find them at your major grocer's store...HOWEVER, at Publix, they don't sell these in cracker aisle...they're sold near the peanut butter & jelly with other "healthier" crackers like Wasa and European style crackers if this helps--the box actually says Ryvita Crispbread.

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          lynnlato Jul 9, 2011 05:15 PM

          Thanks! I'll look for them.

    2. ipsedixit Jul 7, 2011 09:35 PM

      Favorite cracker? Wheat Thins.

      How do I eat them? By the mouthful.

      I like Stacy's Pita Chips as well (if you consider them a "cracker")

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      1. re: ipsedixit
        lilgi Jul 7, 2011 09:42 PM

        omg yes, wheat thins don't last a day here.

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          ipsedixit Jul 7, 2011 09:48 PM

          A day??

          Fuck, they barely last a quarter of an NFL football game.

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            lilgi Jul 7, 2011 09:55 PM

            ha! Keebler used to have a similar cracker "wheatables" (I used to buy a couple of boxes at a time) which they stopped making long ago. I'd swear that Nabisco put a similar cracker out shortly after, but the wheat thins come pretty close.

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              lynnlato Jul 8, 2011 07:12 PM

              Wheatable were yummy. They were dark but had a slight sweetness. Like wheat thins, only better, IMHO. Damn, why'd you have to mention them? ;-)

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                lilgi Jul 24, 2011 03:32 PM

                I was just reminded of Swiss Cheese crackers by Nabisco, texture-wise very similar to Wheatables. You might remember these as well, to my surprise they were discontinued also. I rarely buy crackers these days except if serving with cheese which is why I haven't missed them.

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                  ipsedixit Jul 24, 2011 09:39 PM

                  You mean these?

                   
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                    lilgi Jul 24, 2011 10:25 PM

                    I distinctly remember buying those in a red box, but I think they're the same ones. I need some now...

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                      alliegator Jul 25, 2011 02:05 PM

                      RIP Swiss Cheese crackers. You are forever in my heart.

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                        lilgi Jul 25, 2011 02:35 PM

                        :(

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                      burlgurl Apr 14, 2012 08:45 PM

                      Where do you live?? These certainly exist in Toronto...I have a fresh box in my pantry!

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                Veggo Jul 9, 2011 05:30 PM

                Maybe longer, this season.
                I rarely eat crackers without something on them, and I am a confessed cheese addict, the good stuff. Water Wheel wafer crackers from Australia are my go-to with fine cheese: a thin, crispy, low-flavor platform to highlight cheeses of every sort.

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                  bobcam90 Jul 9, 2011 06:02 PM

                  34 Crispbread, IMO, are identical to these and usually easier to fin.d

                  http://34-degrees.com/product.php

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                    Veggo Jul 9, 2011 07:07 PM

                    My brother in Burlington VT enjoys the 34 natural Crispbread, they are identical to the Australian Water Wheel, even the imprimatur imprint.

          2. mariacarmen Jul 7, 2011 09:52 PM

            I don't know what they're called, but i love the multi-seeded kind, they come in a long package, clear cellophane, very thin, flatbreads. love the way the multi-seeds go with everything!

            1. David11238 Jul 7, 2011 10:04 PM

              Carr's Cheese Crackers and good ole American Premium Saltines. Do OTC Oyster Crackers count?

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                jlhinwa Jul 7, 2011 10:26 PM

                I love crackers, and all kinds! I cannot pick a favorite.

                Wheat thins, cheez-its, rye-flavored melba toast, regular and black pepper water crackers, TJ's pita bite crackers, oyster crackers. Stoned wheat thins (not to be confused with the regular wheat things, and yes, that is kind of a sketchy name, isn't it?). For certain things only ritz crackers will do though I don't like them to eat alone. Also like pilot bread crackers for certain things.

                Unusual varieties--Ak-mak, which is high in fiber and is great with hummus. Also Kavli crispbread, a favorite of my Norwegian dad and it has rubbed off on me.

                1. Cheese Boy Jul 7, 2011 10:50 PM

                  Trader Joe's bite size Everything crackers is up there. I also really like the Food Should Taste Good brand of Olive chips. Regular snacks just eaten plain right out of the box or bag.

                  1. Peg Jul 8, 2011 11:50 AM

                    Each Sunday I make crackers for the week ahead - and it is pretty random what goes into them.
                    I generally mix flour, grainms, oil, water, seeds, salt and spices. (Last week was while flour, oats, butter, black sesame and garlic - next week is anyones guess).
                    Remember you are not limited to commercial offerings!

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                      1sweetpea Jul 8, 2011 01:37 PM

                      Mary's Organic 5 seed, no wheat or gluten crackers. They're baked. They're seriously addictive, but if you eat the whole box in one go, you'll be "going" all day. They are very fibrous, but so tasty. I only buy them when they're on sale. Otherwise, my grocery store sells a very lightweight box for $5+. Damn those expensive organic ingredients!

                      I also have a thing for sesame or cheese rice crackers. I will eat the whole pack in one sitting for a nutrition-free salt fix. It's not good. I try not to keep them around during the winter, but in summer, I always grab them while at my cottage, in lieu of tortilla or potato chips or worse.

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                        goodhealthgourmet Jul 9, 2011 12:00 AM

                        try Crunchmaster - i personally think they're much better than Mary's.
                        http://crunchmaster.com/home.aspx

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                          dmjordan Jul 9, 2011 07:54 AM

                          My favorites! They are addicting.

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                            mickie44 Jul 9, 2011 08:17 AM

                            I love those. Costco has the original only. I hope they will get the other flavours.

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                              goodhealthgourmet Jul 9, 2011 05:20 PM

                              Costco is great about honoring requests if the product is available...

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                          jlhinwa Jul 8, 2011 10:36 PM

                          How much time does it take to make your own crackers? We eat a LOT of crackers in this house...it could be a neverending job. I am intrigued with the possibilities of creating my own favorite, though.

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                            Peg Jul 9, 2011 01:23 AM

                            It takes about 10 minutes - I don't measure anything, just throw ingredients into a bowl and add enough water to make a dough. Then I roll it out as thin as I can, score lines and bake till brown at a fairly high temperature. Occasionally I've ended up with a cracker that's too hard, or too salty - but I like the variety - and it's cheap!

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                              jlhinwa Jul 9, 2011 11:22 PM

                              Thanks, Peg. I am going to give it a try!

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                              dmjordan Jul 9, 2011 08:03 AM

                              I haven't tried them yet, but our local paper just ran an article with several recipes. The Biscotti di vino and the four seed snapper cracker sound really good. http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/11181/...

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                                jlhinwa Jul 9, 2011 11:24 PM

                                Thanks for the link! There are some great-sounding recipes.

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                              Luna2372 Jul 9, 2011 11:15 PM

                              Holy crap Peg...you make your own crackers? Ok...got a recipe somewhere? Maybe one with out wheat flour?

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                                Peg Jul 10, 2011 01:56 AM

                                The interwebs abound with recipes - but I just chuck the flour/grains/seeds in a bowl, add a glug of oil or knob of butter, any extra flavourings I've chosen (sundried tomato paste, crushed garlic, sugar/salt, spices, lemon zest, herbs...) then add enough water and/or milk to make a fairly moist dough.
                                I'm thinking of addng yogurt next to see what the result is, and maybe pureed vegetables or pulses.
                                We're not talking finely crafted crackers here, just something for me to nibble on at work to keep the hunger pangs at bay.

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                                TDEL Jul 10, 2011 03:50 AM

                                Peg would you share some recipes?

                              3. mrbigshotno.1 Jul 8, 2011 02:26 PM

                                Not my absolute favorite, but I can kill a whole box of Cheez-it's.

                                1. LorenM Jul 8, 2011 03:03 PM

                                  Triscuits for putting savory things on (cheese, salami, etc.) especially the oil and herb. I nibble them one row at a time. For some odd reason I always thought Wheat Thins were like little cardboard squares and Goldfish are just downright nasty. Which is weird because I like almost everything. I love plain old Saltines for crumbling in soup.

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                                    mattwarner Jul 12, 2011 09:46 PM

                                    I have always found Goldfish terrifying. My snack shouldn't smile back. That's just freakin' creepy.

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                                      alliegator Jul 13, 2011 02:00 PM

                                      Awww, I have to defend goldfish. Anything "flavor blasted" or pizza is nasty, but the parmesan are pretty tasty. In fact, I'm eating a few right now!

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                                        Isolda Jul 24, 2011 05:36 PM

                                        My 14 yo son adores those flavor blasted cheddar goldfish. I dislike the whole school of goldfish. Give me a plain (regular fat and salt) triscuit or even, gasp! a saltine any day.

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                                          alliegator Jul 25, 2011 02:09 PM

                                          We definitely agree on Triscuits. The flavored ones are weird and the low fat are sawdust-y. I need to get some one my next store run!

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                                          EWSflash Jun 17, 2012 07:04 PM

                                          Agreed! They're one of my all-time favorites. Parmesan Goldfish rock

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                                        Laurenjo28 Jul 8, 2011 03:33 PM

                                        My favorites are Cheese Nips and animal crackers. Super classy ;)

                                        1. DonShirer Jul 8, 2011 04:00 PM

                                          My choices for a cracker to use with cheese are either Ritz Socials or Keebler Toasteds, depending on the cheese variety.

                                          1. gaffk Jul 8, 2011 04:43 PM

                                            For just eating out of the box, Wheat Thins. For soup, saltines with butter (on the side, not crunched into the soup). To top with cheese or meat, I prefer a wheat cracker from Canada whose name escapes me right now (but which I can make a beeline for at the local market ;) or the Pepperidge Farm entertaining quartet. But really, there are very few crackers I have met that I didn't like.

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                                              deglazer Jul 15, 2011 05:48 PM

                                              could that wheat cracker from canada be Breton? Love those.

                                              Also: ak-mak easily my all time fave. Love oatcakes, wasa, ryvita. Stoned Wheat Thins. Ritz, saltines. Not so into Table Water or rice crackers. See hope in the nut flour ones

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                                              CanadaGirl Jul 8, 2011 04:49 PM

                                              I love Stoned Wheat Thins from Nabisco; not sure if they're in the US.

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                                                lynnlato Jul 8, 2011 07:15 PM

                                                OMGosh, my mom used to get these all the time. I totally forgot about them. I haven't seen them since the 80's. I'm going to the store tomorrow and search for them!

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                                                  ipsedixit Jul 8, 2011 08:27 PM

                                                  Oh, Stoned Wheat Thins. Love those.

                                                2. EWSflash Jul 8, 2011 07:27 PM

                                                  Triscuits and the TJ's equivalents. Wheat Thins, Cheezits, big time love for easoned Ry-Krisp, so many more...

                                                  1. Kitchen Queen Jul 9, 2011 12:29 AM

                                                    Beechers originals. I've seen them at Henry's. Very addictive ! :)
                                                    (From Beechers cheese shop in Seattle)

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                                                      jlhinwa Jul 9, 2011 11:25 PM

                                                      Oh yes, I second this one. LOVE the Beecher's crackers. I can eat a bag in one sitting.

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                                                      skippy66 Jul 9, 2011 08:11 AM

                                                      Ak-Mak, hands down…

                                                       
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                                                        Val Jul 9, 2011 08:14 AM

                                                        yes, I used to eat these before I discovered Ryvita...also very good--I think the Ryvita had more fiber so that might have been why I switched.

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                                                          mrbigshotno.1 Jul 9, 2011 09:15 AM

                                                          Those are very good!

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                                                            Kholvaitar Aug 23, 2013 01:30 PM

                                                            Ak-Mak for mine.

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                                                            hamboney Jul 9, 2011 06:30 PM

                                                            Carr's or Toasteds = eachother since thery're both Kellog's...Toasteds are cheaper, hence I get them.
                                                            Hamboney

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                                                              Leepa Jul 9, 2011 06:49 PM

                                                              There is no favorite. Tied for first place:

                                                              Stoned Wheat Thins
                                                              Wheat Thins
                                                              Dare's Grains First
                                                              Carr's Table Water Crackers
                                                              Premium Saltines
                                                              Rye Crisps
                                                              My own homemade cheese crackers

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                                                                justmomofthree Jul 9, 2011 08:16 PM

                                                                I have recently become addicted to the Raincoast Crisps in the rosemary and raisin flavor. I actually like the Trader Joe's version better, but I don't get to Trader Joe's often enough to satisfy my craving. They are so good with some herb cheese spread. My hubby loves the black pepper water crackers from Carr.

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                                                                  bobcam90 Jul 9, 2011 10:51 PM

                                                                  I love those crackers but.... Only with really flavorful toppings.

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                                                                    vday Jun 16, 2012 09:51 PM

                                                                    I love Raincoast Crisp crackers in the cranberry hazelnut flavor:-) They are twice baked - once in a loaf and then thin sliced and baked again . . . anyone tried making these? Recipe??
                                                                    They are dellicious with s spreadable cheese such as Boursin and some hot smoked salmon. Yum!!

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                                                                    burlgurl Jul 9, 2011 08:36 PM

                                                                    VINTA CRACKERS..!!!!!! Dare makes them..not sure if they are just in Canada?
                                                                    they are really amazing crackers and sooo good that I have to double think buying them because I know i'll eat them all in a day or two...multigraining and delicious. Must try.

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                                                                      Luna2372 Jul 9, 2011 11:18 PM

                                                                      Oh man I miss crackers!

                                                                      As part of our "reduce the grocery bill" mandate, crackers were one of the first things to go. We make our own bread so...house crostini is the new cracker.

                                                                      But I love LOVE LOVE Ryvita...whole rye, no wheat crispy crunchy goodness.

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                                                                        Val Jul 10, 2011 04:58 AM

                                                                        I'm not gluten-sensitive but is whole rye gluten-free, do you know? thanks..was just wondering about that...

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                                                                      mse924 Jul 10, 2011 08:20 AM

                                                                      Chicken in a Biskit. No Shame. Such a random, non-chicken taste...but distubingly addictive.

                                                                      On the marginally more classy side, those cracked pepper and olive oil Triscuits are also quite tasty.

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                                                                        Emme Jul 12, 2011 07:18 PM

                                                                        i'd totally forgotten about Chicken in a Biskit, which i had for the first time in college... what is that strangely addictiveness?

                                                                      2. Emme Jul 12, 2011 07:17 PM

                                                                        if only i could still eat them, Carr's Whole Wheat crackers.

                                                                        as a kid, a sucker for Ritz.

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                                                                          SAHCook Jun 16, 2012 10:11 PM

                                                                          Oh, yes, Carr's Whole Wheat crackers are the best! They're hard to find around here so I stock up any time I see them.

                                                                        2. David11238 Jul 12, 2011 07:57 PM

                                                                          Does the late, great Tid-Bitz count as crackers? If so, they'd actually be my favorite of all time.

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                                                                            Big Bad Voodoo Lou Jul 12, 2011 08:44 PM

                                                                            Can't believe I'm the first person who just loves plain ol' Ritz crackers. I've never cared for boring Saltines or bland water crackers or super-crunchy crackers full of "birdseed" that shred my gums. Just give me Ritz, whether I've got dry salami or chopped liver, goat cheese or fruit preserves, Biscoff Spread or salsa, hummus or pepper jack cubes.

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                                                                              Emme Jul 13, 2011 06:48 PM

                                                                              i did :)

                                                                            2. greygarious Jul 12, 2011 10:33 PM

                                                                              TJ's gorgonzola crackers are too salty for my taste, but I love their 12-grain crackers, which are healthy and have lots of fiber, but taste very good. I like their soy flavored mini-rice crackers with black sesame, too, but they are saltier than I should have so I quit buying them.

                                                                              I haven't had them in years, but liked Carr's Wheatmeal Biscuits, which taste a little graham crackery but more cracker, less cookielike.

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                                                                                jbsiegel Jul 15, 2011 05:24 PM

                                                                                Ritz, Cheez-Its (particularly the white cheddar and the cheddar jack), Saltines allowed to sit on your tongue until they get sweet, Club....and...do Goldfish count? If so, they're #1!!!!

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                                                                                  onrushpam Jul 15, 2011 05:30 PM

                                                                                  I've recently become addicted to Ritz Simply Social Whole Wheat crackers...
                                                                                  http://www.nabiscoworld.com/Brands/Pr...

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                                                                                    Leepa Jul 15, 2011 05:59 PM

                                                                                    A guilty pleasure for me is to butter Premium Saltines and then toast them under a broiler or in a toaster oven. And then eat them, of course. There, I've said it.

                                                                                    Only salted butter will do. And they burn easily so keep an eye on them.

                                                                                    *hangs head*

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                                                                                      lynnlato Jul 17, 2011 06:05 AM

                                                                                      No shame here, Leepa. You have me piqued my curiousity with the toasted buttered saltine thing. I will have to try it.

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                                                                                        Leepa Jul 17, 2011 01:36 PM

                                                                                        You don't have to use much butter at all. I just shave off the tiniest amount and "lay" it on the cracker.

                                                                                        When we were kids, our babysitter would make these for us. We kids always looked forward to that babysitter...

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                                                                                        Isolda Jul 24, 2011 05:38 PM

                                                                                        Don't be ashamed. I love saltines with plain old mayo. Should I move to a trailer now?

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                                                                                          sheilal Jul 25, 2011 01:08 PM

                                                                                          OMG I thought I was the only person who loved saltines and mayo!!!

                                                                                      3. tracylee Jul 16, 2011 04:45 AM

                                                                                        Depending on the mood or accompaniment:
                                                                                        Plain Water Crackers (Carr's or TJ's)
                                                                                        Original Wheat Thins
                                                                                        Club Crackers
                                                                                        Ritz
                                                                                        Cheese-Its

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                                                                                          ipsedixit Jul 16, 2011 01:02 PM

                                                                                          Something about Ritz kind of grosses me out, but those Ritz Peanut Butter Sandwich things are awesome. Just awesome.

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                                                                                            Veggo Jul 16, 2011 01:11 PM

                                                                                            Ah, to be so easily pleased....I'm envious, ipse.

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                                                                                              ipsedixit Jul 16, 2011 01:17 PM

                                                                                              But then you'd probably be happy with those pre-sliced American cheese packets, no?

                                                                                              http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/7634...

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                                                                                                Veggo Jul 16, 2011 02:33 PM

                                                                                                ipse, you make me want to scream. Think Edvard Munch.

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                                                                                                  ipsedixit Jul 16, 2011 02:36 PM

                                                                                                  I'll take that as a compliment, my friend.

                                                                                                  Cheers.

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                                                                                          yummfood Jul 16, 2011 06:13 PM

                                                                                          Trader Joe's multigrain crackers (white and green box)! They're good with any type of topping, but just as yum on their own.

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                                                                                            stilldontknow Jul 17, 2011 05:50 AM

                                                                                            Jacobs Cream Crackers. Simple, crispy and dont get in the way of the cheese. Love them.

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                                                                                              wildcountry Jul 17, 2011 06:18 AM

                                                                                              cinnamon gram crackers...or are they a cookie.

                                                                                              1. Veggo Jul 17, 2011 06:49 AM

                                                                                                An oddball variety is the "Goddamn cracker" in Ocean's 11 :)

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                                                                                                  sisterfunkhaus Jul 24, 2011 05:46 PM

                                                                                                  Mary's Gone Crackers original. They are gluten free. Even though I don't seek out gluten free, these really are the best as far as I am concerned.

                                                                                                  1. crowmuncher Jul 24, 2011 05:53 PM

                                                                                                    these big rosemary and salt flat breads from costco; haven't seen them there in a long time though

                                                                                                    1. lynnlato Jul 25, 2011 07:07 AM

                                                                                                      I just tried the Wasa 7 Grain Crisp n' Light crackerbread and I am a fan - yum! They are so light but with great texture. They come in sheets (like graham crackers) and only have 4 carbs & 20 calories per slice. Of course, when you add stinky cheese to it... it hikes up the calories a bit. ;-)

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                                                                                                        VANGOURMET Jul 25, 2011 01:24 PM

                                                                                                        Love Leslie Stowes Raincoast crisps. Multiple flavors, crunchy and great with savoury toppers. Rather fond of the Fig/olive and cranberry/pistachio. I can make a meal out of a handful of crackers, creamy goat cheese, sun dried tomato, artichoke, and what ever other goodies I can find in the cupboard.

                                                                                                        1. sukekiyo Jul 25, 2011 09:09 PM

                                                                                                          I grew up eating senbei and puffed rice crackers, particularly the giant full moon-shaped ones the size of your noggin that were sold on the streets of Seoul. I like them the way they are - yes, even rice crackers have a lovely, delicate flavor - so I'm still not used to the saltines-and-soup thing, decades of living in the US notwithstanding.

                                                                                                          These days I can't stop noshing on Gosomi (고소미), which strikes that perfect balance of lightly sweet and savory/nutty. I have to deliberately steer myself away from them every time I go grocery shopping in K-town... :)

                                                                                                          1. alkapal Mar 17, 2012 06:31 PM

                                                                                                            Love these new-to-me pita crackers -- really crispy and great for cheeses! PITA BITES ( Photo below).

                                                                                                            love jacob's cream crackers as a sturdy, crunch, bland base for all types of cheeses, esp. nice brie ;-).

                                                                                                            for sheer eating, i love the triscuits rye flavor…and their black pepper and olive oil version.

                                                                                                            like the sesmark original sesame rice crackers…really savory and light (except when you eat half the sleeve. LOL).

                                                                                                            used to love a variety pack of crackers in the 80's -- un peu de tout. don't know when they stopped being made! ;-(.

                                                                                                            i like the multi-grain cracker that you can also get as a clone at trader joe's… stoned wheat crackers.

                                                                                                            kroger's has a great clone of the carr's line of crackers….at a much better price.

                                                                                                             
                                                                                                            1. GraydonCarter Mar 18, 2012 05:00 PM

                                                                                                              I usually just pick up the Carr's Table Water Crackers on display in the cheese section. I haven't been down the cracker isle in years, because of course right across the row is the cookie isle.

                                                                                                              Thanks to y'all I went down the cracker isle and yes, things have changed over the past couple of years. I picked up mini rice cakes (caramel), Stacy's Pita Chips (original), Tricuit Thin Crisps (original - which, despite the fancy box, taste exactly like the Triscuits I grew up with, just more chewable and just as addictive) and satisfyingly crunchy KaMe Rice Crackers (original).

                                                                                                              On the cracker isle (I did not turn around to the cookies) I also found Walker's Pure Butter Shortbread (which lists just four ingredients) and the very sinful Chocolate Chex Mix (Dark).

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                                                                                                                alkapal Mar 19, 2012 01:56 AM

                                                                                                                i saw a decadent recipe for the home-made chex snack mix "jumble" using their chocolate chex. http://quick-dish.tablespoon.com/2012... i'd add peanuts, too!

                                                                                                              2. JerryMe Mar 18, 2012 05:18 PM

                                                                                                                Triscuits. DS loves the black pepper and olive oil. I don't like the less sodium ones. They're too sweet. There is a club cracker that eludes my memory but it's buttery and very good. I've bribed co-workers with those/

                                                                                                                1. arktos Mar 18, 2012 05:43 PM

                                                                                                                  Why Animal Crackers, of course!

                                                                                                                  1. lynnlato Mar 19, 2012 05:10 AM

                                                                                                                    I'm still loving the Wasa 7 Grain Crisp n' Light crackerbread which I use in place of bread. I slather one with almond butter and a light drizzle of honey or apricot jam and top w/ another rectangle of crackerbread. I wrap in a baggie and keep in my purse for a good protein snack anytime of day.

                                                                                                                    We tried the Finn Crisps sourdough rye crisp bread and they are great with cheese and salame - yum. Nice bite, crunch and a nutty flavor. Yummm.

                                                                                                                    I have the rye & oat brand Ryvita crackbread in my pantry but havent tried them yet. They look really tasty too.

                                                                                                                    1. Emme Mar 19, 2012 11:20 PM

                                                                                                                      do homemade count?
                                                                                                                      was pretty darn pleased with the Lavash Crackers I made this weekend...

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                                                                                                                        lynnlato Mar 20, 2012 09:06 AM

                                                                                                                        Not unless you're sharing with us, Emme. ;-)

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                                                                                                                          Emme Mar 20, 2012 11:24 PM

                                                                                                                          if i'm home, my door's unlocked... come on over.

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                                                                                                                        taboo Mar 20, 2012 07:42 AM

                                                                                                                        Baked Lentil Chips from Whole Foods are my new obsession. I have gotten everyone hooked on them. Cracked Pepper Flavor is the best. Also, GG bran Crispbread dipped in yogurt or with smoked salmon on top.

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                                                                                                                          lynnlato Mar 20, 2012 09:07 AM

                                                                                                                          What's GG?

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                                                                                                                            goodhealthgourmet Mar 20, 2012 10:16 AM

                                                                                                                            just a brand name:
                                                                                                                            http://www.brancrispbread.com/

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                                                                                                                              lynnlato Mar 21, 2012 03:30 PM

                                                                                                                              Aha! Thanks GHG. :)

                                                                                                                              Emme, you betcha!

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                                                                                                                            HillJ Jun 16, 2012 06:25 AM

                                                                                                                            Cracked Pepper is the best. These baked lentil chips are a mainstay in my car! Love them!!

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                                                                                                                            MrsJonesey Mar 21, 2012 05:12 PM

                                                                                                                            I hope this isn't a double post. This is twice today I have posted and it disappeared.

                                                                                                                            My favorite cracker is Nut-Thins, particularly the hazelnut ones. They also have pecan and almond. Very tasty and crispy. Couple of bonuses, they're fairly low in fat and gluten-free.

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                                                                                                                              lynnlato Mar 22, 2012 03:22 AM

                                                                                                                              I mentioned the hazelnut nut thins in the original post. Ha! ;-)

                                                                                                                            2. LA Buckeye Fan Apr 16, 2012 01:21 PM

                                                                                                                              I love the Melrose brand parmesean croutons. They are more like a cracker t- long and flat shape. They are so crisp, I eat the entire bag.
                                                                                                                              I love graham crackers, and wheat thins, and the saltlick that calls itself "Chicken in a Biskit".

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                                                                                                                                Georgia Strait May 14, 2012 08:47 PM

                                                                                                                                i like crackers in general ...

                                                                                                                                Vegetable Thins are addictive -- do they still make them? they had that odd shape - any geometry experts? http://www.kraftcanada.com/en/products/v-z/vegetablethins.aspx

                                                                                                                                Miltons Corn Bread Flavor Crackers are the best - they remind me of Ritz --- London Drugs in Canada had them on their warehouse list but they don't offer them in every store - darn (but they have some other miltons crackers -- good

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                                                                                                                                Premium brand saltines - with butter. Or with orange cheddar. Or with pnut butter.

                                                                                                                                yes - another Cdn mentioned Stone Wheat Thins -- love those, as above.

                                                                                                                                Rye Krisp -- yes, i can do that. With thin spread of good butter. My mum used to toast her Rye Krisps and then butter them.

                                                                                                                                one of my very favorites are the English "Cornish Wafers" -- rich and flakey. With cheese of course. One can find them at some of those import stores here in Vancouver area (Dunbar http://www.celtictreasurechest.com/) We used to buy them at Woodwards - old Vancouverites will remember their brit food section.

                                                                                                                                Cornish Wafers are different than the usual Cream Crackers http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YjjiZpMs1iI

                                                                                                                                my other sneaky snack is Digestives with good cheddar. The sweet salty combo is great.

                                                                                                                                i like Stacey's ORiGINAL pita chips.

                                                                                                                                i also like a brand of tortilla chips that are coming out of Kamloops BC now. American readers wouldn't get so excited cuz they have lots of options --- but up here in Canada, this is a rare treat. www.freshisbest.ca (i bought some at Whole Foods and at IGA Marketplace.)

                                                                                                                                1. mamachef Jun 16, 2012 07:22 AM

                                                                                                                                  Garlic Triscuits (ANY Triscuits, for that matter.) Ak-Mak Sesame thins. Ry-Krisp. Wasakrisp Crackers. And Goldfish. I wish Pepperidge Farms made a sharper cheesier Goldfish cracker, but I can still easily down a whole bag. Last time I ate 'em, there were lots of little crumbs, and I hate pouring them out because they get everywhere, so I just dipped my face into the bag and tipped it up, and my husband said I looked like a horse with an oatbag.

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                                                                                                                                    gaffk Jun 17, 2012 03:32 PM

                                                                                                                                    Great visual!

                                                                                                                                    Have you tried the flavor-blasted goldfish? I'd still like them sharper, but they are a step up from the original. I take the more lady-like approach of dumping the crumbs in a bowl and then using a wet finger (pinky extended, of course) to convey the crumbs to my mouth.

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                                                                                                                                      mamachef Jun 17, 2012 06:50 PM

                                                                                                                                      Yeah, it's pretty disgusting, I guess. :) Clearly you are the lady here.
                                                                                                                                      I haven't tried them, but I'm going to now. Ooh, I also like those white cheddar mini-crackers. I forget who makes them. They're disgustingly greasy, but nice and sharp and great in a mug of tomato soup. Possibly Nabisco.

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                                                                                                                                        gaffk Jun 18, 2012 01:15 PM

                                                                                                                                        White cheddar Cheez-Its perhaps?

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                                                                                                                                          mamachef Jun 18, 2012 01:27 PM

                                                                                                                                          <Facepalm> duh. Yep. Dang. But I hate the residue they leave on the fingers, waaaaay more than their not-cheddary-enough counterpart.

                                                                                                                                  2. Wisey Jun 17, 2012 08:18 PM

                                                                                                                                    Sesmark Sesame thins are addictive

                                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                    1. kubasd Jun 17, 2012 08:32 PM

                                                                                                                                      Triscuits. Any Triscuits, really, but especially the rye and roasted garlic flavors. I have to be REALLY careful or I WILL eat the whole box in a sitting.... yum

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                                                                                                                                        mamachef Jun 18, 2012 01:29 PM

                                                                                                                                        You're in excellent company, kubasd. Besides myself, there's you and at least ten other Chowhounds who share the same Triscuit-love as well as the inability to stop munching them. I could name them, but I won't.

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                                                                                                                                          kcshigekawa Jun 18, 2012 03:45 PM

                                                                                                                                          Triscuits, Triscuits
                                                                                                                                          Jolly, jolly Triscuits
                                                                                                                                          Triscuits, Triscuits
                                                                                                                                          Eat them up, yum!

                                                                                                                                          I get to feel mildly virtuous because they only have four or five ingredients (all of which I can pronounce...). And they're good all by themselves, with tuna, or peanut butter, or blue cheese dressing, or salami, or cheese, or.....

                                                                                                                                          My guilty cracker pleasure is Ritz dipped into Marie's bottled blue cheese dressing.

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                                                                                                                                            kubasd Jun 18, 2012 04:09 PM

                                                                                                                                            :) They ARE healthy! (and nobody will convince me otherwise!) lol

                                                                                                                                        2. Bacardi1 Jun 18, 2012 02:28 PM

                                                                                                                                          I pretty much buy & enjoy all types of savory crackers, but the ones usually always on hand are "Stone Wheat Thins" (regular, NOT low-sodium) & "Triscuits" (regular, or any of the delicious new flavors). The "Stone Wheat Thins" are perfect for cheese, & the "Triscuits" are good with cheese or on their own. I also enjoy rice crackers, sesame crackers, etc., etc. Anything with a bit of flavor. Even good old "Saltines" in a pinch. Don't care much for "Carr's" - to me they're like pricey matzoh crackers - lol!

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                                                                                                                                            pine time Jun 18, 2012 02:35 PM

                                                                                                                                            Please forgive if this is a dup, but I love Mary's Gone Crackers, black pepper version. Great with cheese, and altho' it may sound crackers, also good with almond butter.

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                                                                                                                                              Goatjunky Jun 18, 2012 02:52 PM

                                                                                                                                              I soo have to second the rosemary raisin crackers from Trader Joes I can and will eat the whole box. Great with pate. And i thought buttered saltines was only something m family did. Definately a favorite. When i married my husband i inherited in-laws who ate very 1970s inspired food . We bake a trayl of triscuits topped with cheddar cheese and half a green olive weekly

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                                                                                                                                                jennbee Jun 18, 2012 04:11 PM

                                                                                                                                                trader joe's everything crackers (red box) are so good

                                                                                                                                                1. Tripeler Aug 24, 2013 07:08 AM

                                                                                                                                                  Triscuits in various flavors, with Rye. Plus, anything that Mamachef mentions -- we are in cracker agreement here.

                                                                                                                                                  1. masha bousha Aug 24, 2013 07:26 AM

                                                                                                                                                    My favorites are:

                                                                                                                                                    Trade Joes Pita Crackers (regular, not whole grain/wheat/gross)
                                                                                                                                                    Red Oval Farms Mini Stoned Wheat thins
                                                                                                                                                    Carr's black pepper

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                                                                                                                                                      Pwmfan Aug 24, 2013 09:29 PM

                                                                                                                                                      One of my new favorite crackers is the Ritz knockoff sold at Aldi. Very tender and without the "burnt" aftertaste I get from Ritz. Great with cheese.

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                                                                                                                                                        Windsor Aug 25, 2013 02:42 AM

                                                                                                                                                        Van's Crackers - Lots of Everything!

                                                                                                                                                        A friend introduced them to me a few weeks ago and I love them with a hummus dip or just plain. Have since served them at a small gathering and several people raved about the crackers and had to know the brand.

                                                                                                                                                        I found them locally at Fresh Market. Small, crisp and pack a lot of punch for a small bite. Gluten free and they have four other flavors. Good for a snack or with a dip or a small slice of cheese.
                                                                                                                                                        http://www.vansfoods.com/our-products...

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                                                                                                                                                          BuildingMyBento Aug 25, 2013 09:15 AM

                                                                                                                                                          The three that have withstood the exam of time are Carr's the standard issue kind, Golden Butters c/o Pepperidge Farms (the butterflies) and taralli.

                                                                                                                                                          What Manhattan lacks in more common brands it somewhat makes up for in the selection found at organic stores, though now that I think about it those might be more akin to chips than crackers.

                                                                                                                                                          Jonathan
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