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QOTD 8/6: ... and crackers!

Postby Chef Mongo » Mon Aug 06, 2012 6:48 am

OK, so we've got your favorite cheese. Now, how about crackers? This would be your favorite general-purpose "platform for stuff" cracker, not the one you eat straight out of the box ... unless those are the same for you.
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Re: QOTD 8/6: ... and crackers!

Postby chefshawn » Mon Aug 06, 2012 7:50 am

With the invention of Triscuit minis, my lady and I invented "popcorn pizza". They are my favorite crackers, but I'm a sucker for any salty crunch, really.

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Re: QOTD 8/6: ... and crackers!

Postby Butterbean » Mon Aug 06, 2012 8:13 am

Triscuit Thin Crisps. Just the right amount of cracker for whatever you put on it.

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Re: QOTD 8/6: ... and crackers!

Postby Steve G » Mon Aug 06, 2012 8:42 am

For the limited time that cheese remains on my consumable foods list,
I use Trader Joe's Long Board chips. I'm not into crackers, and checking
the pantry finds none.

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Re: QOTD 8/6: ... and crackers!

Postby Jules » Mon Aug 06, 2012 9:03 am

Chef Mongo wrote:your favorite general-purpose "platform for stuff" cracker
Stacy's Simply Naked Pita Chips
Chef Mongo wrote:not the one you eat straight out of the box
Stacy's Simply Naked Pita Chips
Yes I know ... not a "cracker" - but it is my favorite general-purpose "platform for stuff" delivery system
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Re: QOTD 8/6: ... and crackers!

Postby n8urebabe » Mon Aug 06, 2012 9:24 am

Toasteds. I prefer the savory onion but I can't ever find them anymore so my usual choice is the sesame.
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Re: QOTD 8/6: ... and crackers!

Postby Catherine » Mon Aug 06, 2012 1:58 pm

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Re: QOTD 8/6: ... and crackers!

Postby Kinsley » Mon Aug 06, 2012 2:35 pm


I don't really have a favorite. I keep trying new
ones. Keebler Flatbread Cribs are the latest, they
go well with mild cheeses.

Wegman's sells Everything Flatbreads that are tasty,
but brittle. I like Ritz and Saltines too.

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Re: QOTD 8/6: ... and crackers!

Postby okbye » Mon Aug 06, 2012 5:04 pm

Wheat Thins nicely make a lower salt version so I use them a lot to eat chicken salad or beans, dip type stuff. I'm not a big cracker eater otherwise but they have less sodium than bread so it works better than a sandwich.
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Re: QOTD 8/6: ... and crackers!

Postby gypsy » Mon Aug 06, 2012 5:27 pm

Ritz.
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Re: QOTD 8/6: ... and crackers!

Postby haleoalau » Mon Aug 06, 2012 5:32 pm

If I'm not going for "fancy schmancy" then I find that the Keebler multi-grain is a great all purpose cracker for dips and snacks. If I am going upscale then I'll get something fitting to the spread - I can't recall the brand, but I found these really yummy rosemary and olive oil crackers for my niece's granduation bbq. Might have water crackers. Not sure, but they were awesome with the garlic boursin.
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Re: QOTD 8/6: ... and crackers!

Postby chefshawn » Mon Aug 06, 2012 8:34 pm

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Re: QOTD 8/6: ... and crackers!

Postby tj » Mon Aug 06, 2012 9:53 pm

Catherine, can you do thin slices of apples or pears with cheese? Seems like it might work for you. I can also see cheese served on leaves of spinach or with other greens. Sorry, but I don't know enough about your intolerances to be sure.

I prefer plain crackers like table water with good cheese, or fruit as above. Toast or rusks are OK, too. Of course, when it comes to heavy cheddar, unsalted soda crackers are fine also. I frankly think they ae way salty enough without the extra salt on top.
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Re: QOTD 8/6: ... and crackers!

Postby Norm357 » Mon Aug 06, 2012 11:24 pm

Triscuts or Ritz crackers for me.
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Re: QOTD 8/6: ... and crackers!

Postby carla » Tue Aug 07, 2012 12:33 am

I eat Ritz or a take off for dessert or snack, usually with peanut butter. I bought the real thing a month or so ago on sale; had to get some more at TJ's. I never eat them with cheese; the sugar overwhelms the cheese.

With cheese, I want something innocuous. My favorite is low-salt stone ground wheat crackers. Second fave would be water crackers.

I love me some Triscuits! I eat them straight also. They're good with cheese, but I always want the cheese to "speak louder," so to speak.
I buy crackers at TJ's; I can't afford a $4-5 box of Triscuit brand "woven wheat crackers."
Plain baguette is great also, of course. I usually eat cheese without bread or crackers.
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Re: QOTD 8/6: ... and crackers!

Postby carla » Tue Aug 07, 2012 12:35 am

okbye wrote:Wheat Thins nicely make a lower salt version so I use them a lot to eat chicken salad or beans, dip type stuff. I'm not a big cracker eater otherwise but they have less sodium than bread so it works better than a sandwich.


Less than bread?! Thanks for the info! My mother says TJ's no sodium bread kinda sucks.... LOL
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Re: QOTD 8/6: ... and crackers!

Postby carla » Tue Aug 07, 2012 12:39 am



Oh my. I like it! I often eat turkey bologna with nothing, or with mustard. Or with American PROCESSED CHEESE rolled up inside! :P
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Re: QOTD 8/6: ... and crackers!

Postby okbye » Tue Aug 07, 2012 1:34 am

carla wrote:
okbye wrote:Wheat Thins nicely make a lower salt version so I use them a lot to eat chicken salad or beans, dip type stuff. I'm not a big cracker eater otherwise but they have less sodium than bread so it works better than a sandwich.


Less than bread?! Thanks for the info! My mother says TJ's no sodium bread kinda sucks.... LOL


They call them "Hint of salt" and I can't tell the difference. There's 55 mg in 16 crackers, which is a decent serving but it's low enough you can have more depending on what you're putting on them. Swiss cheese is naturally low sodium, like 35-50 mg/oz depending on brand. Fresh mozzerella is too.

They have "hint of salt" Ritz too but they're about 6 mg/each. They taste fine but seem kind of greasy to me so I'm not a big fan.
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