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Found - Crackers that taste like Saltines - London

cathodetube Oct 8, 2011 08:26 AM

I found some recently; they are Italian, called Gran Pavesi and they come in salted and unsalted versions. The ones I tried were salted. They cost £1.95. Bought from La Gastronomia deli on Park Hall Road, SE21.

I regularly buy pesto from them as well dried pasta; they have a huge selection of shapes.

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    brokentelephone Oct 8, 2011 09:14 AM

    That is hilarious -- I just bought some 10 minutes ago as well from Waitrose. The brand is called Dariano by Dario. I haven't tried any but my fiancee says they taste pretty much the same.

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    1. re: brokentelephone
      cathodetube Oct 8, 2011 09:25 AM

      How much were yours? Do they come in individual packets inside the main one? Mine do! I can't wait to start having them with soup. Today I had some with Wensleydale cheese.

      1. re: cathodetube
        brokentelephone Oct 9, 2011 01:27 AM

        No idea on price! They do come individually wrapped (they are longer than saltines tho).

        1. re: brokentelephone
          cathodetube Oct 9, 2011 03:08 AM

          Yes, longer than saltines, and a bit darker in colour. Ingredients list says no hydrogenated fats.

      2. re: brokentelephone
        FrBill Oct 9, 2011 11:32 PM

        \the only problem with the Dario brand is that they can become a bit 'gummy' tasting. They don't have the full crispness as Saltines do. Plus, IMHO, they don't have the same amount of salt as Saltines. I much prefer the Gran Pavesi. I first bought a pack only last month in the Republic of Moldova. They were labelled in Russian and at first I thought they would be rubbish. But they were superb! In fact, I now prefer them far over the Saltine brand.

        Good luck!

        1. re: FrBill
          brokentelephone Oct 10, 2011 06:30 AM

          That sounds like good advice -- I've only had a few and am not a major saltine eater anyhow so you sound like you know what's up!

      3. zuriga1 Oct 8, 2011 10:47 AM

        I get mine from Wing Yip. In fact, I bought a box today. I think they're made in Japan and are actually called Saltines on the package.

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        1. re: zuriga1
          cathodetube Oct 8, 2011 11:24 AM

          Have found some similar in a Filipino shop but they were made with transfats.

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