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Jul 7, 2011 03:06 PM

What are your favorite crackers?

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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  1. 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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    1. re: Val

      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.

      1. re: lynnlato

        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.

    2. 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

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

        1. re: lilgi

          A day??

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

          1. re: ipsedixit

            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.

            1. re: lilgi

              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? ;-)

              1. re: lynnlato

                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.

                  1. re: ipsedixit

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

                    1. re: lilgi

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

                    2. re: ipsedixit

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

              2. re: ipsedixit

                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.

                1. re: Veggo

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


                  1. re: bobcam90

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

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

              1. 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.