I am rating this product ♥♥ with a score of 14 out of 20.
Appearance: These hexagonal shaped crackers are large, measuring almost 2 ½ inches at the widest point. Good size for appetizers. They come in a plastic tray with two sections, surrounded by a silver sleeve in a cardboard box. Despite all this packing, there were still quite a few broken crackers.
Flavor: This cracker has a very mild cheese flavor. My first thought when I tasted this was – Cheese-its, which were one of my favorites before going gluten-free. These crackers have a similar flavor, but not nearly as intense. Much like my beloved and missed Cheese-its, these also leave an after taste if you are eating them by themselves. 😉
Texture: Thin, crisp, lightly salted and crunchy. This cracker is sturdy, it would easily hold up to your favorite dip. These also do not crumble into small pieces after taking a bite. Being large and crunchy makes it perfect to top with spreads, meats, cheeses etc.
Price: Average for a gluten-free product. I bought these at my local Jewel store. They were $3.59 for a 3.9 oz box, but I caught a sale and got them for $2.99. If you were buying these for party appetizers you would certainly need two boxes. In quantity comparison, a box of Carr’s® Table Water® Crackers is 4.25 oz.
My thoughts: I was surprised by the flavor of this cracker. It was subtle, cheesy but not over done. I checked the label and it indicates Edam cheese. On their Web site, I see that they have mini-crackers which I would imagine would be a great substitute for my Cheese-its! A very nice selection of flavors to choose from as well – Feta, oregano & olive oil, parmesan & sun-dried tomato and rosemary & onion.
The cost of this product would prevent me from keeping my pantry full of these; however, I would most definitely buy them for appetizer dishes when having company. Overall, a really good cracker, I look forward to trying the other flavors and products.
Great facts: Family run company. No risk of cross-contamination with these as all their products are made in a dedicated facility that solely produces and develops gluten free products.
Live and LOVE gluten-free!
My disclaimer in case you are wondering: I do not receive any money from the manufacturers for my product reviews. Some of these products I’ve received a sample direct from them to try them out and give my opinion. Others I’ve purchased myself in local stores to satisfy my curiosity in finding good and tasty gluten-free foods. I will try to remain neutral, informative and will always be truthful, although you may notice I tend to get a little carried away when I really like something……..