Monday, 25 April 2011

Ryvita crackers

I remember when I was little that Ryvita crispbreads were firmly placed in my mind (alongside Weetabix) in a category of inedible foods that tasted like corrugated cardboard. So when a nice PR person asked if I'd like to sample some Ryvita crackers, I was not exactly biting their hand off. However, I think my tastes buds have matured a little over the years and as these crackers are billed as biscuits for cheese, I thought I'd give them a try.

Ryvita crackers come in two varieties, black pepper and golden rye. They both have a very light crunchy texture, but don't shatter everywhere. The black pepper crackers are pretty peppery though, which makes them ideal to go with a super-bland cream cheese, a super-flavoured strong cheese (I had them smothered in Boursin), or for dipping in hummous. The golden rye crackers are much more neutral though and therefore genuinely suitable for a whole range of cheeses. They are also high in fibre and low in fat (though less so when covered in butter or cheese), which is nice if you are into that sort of thing.
Another feature that I fully endorse is the packaging of these crackers. Each box contains about six packets, containing six crackers, which means that you don't have to worry about things going stale or finding biscuit tins. So overall a thumbs up!

Ryvita crackers
I rate them 7/10
Cost: Around £1.25 per pack

Thanks to Wildfire and Ryvita who sent me my crackers in a hamper for free and gratis.


Xinmei @ Pudding Pie Lane said...

I'm not the biggest fan of rye but I'd choose crackers over rye bread. I like hummous and Boursin though, and I guess I'd need something to eat them with :)

TheFastestIndian said...

Actually I'm not a massive fan of those really dark rye breads either. These were pretty good for dipping though- and probably better for me than my usual choice of crisps!

Chloe said...

I'm scared of Ryvita, but might brave it if you like them. I'm actually put off by the packets within packets, extra plastic bad, biscuit tins good shurely?

TheFastestIndian said...

Well I thought they made a good alternative to water biscuits, and very acceptable with just a bit of butter on them. See what you mean about the plastic, but I only have the one biscuit tin and don't like mixing sweet and savoury. And also thought the individual bits would be good for taking to work for lunch. Although I guess tub would suffice for that too. But basically I suspect I am not as environmentally conscious as you.