Once upon a time, there was a girl who shopped at Costco. She found these wonderful Everything crackers and fell in love. Next time she went back, she bought 3 bags! Her little brother and her mother, who aren’t gluten-free, also fell in love with these crackers. She gave each of them a bag, intending to pick up some more the next time she went to Costco. Alas! They no longer carried the everything cracker, but after a month or so, she found the same brand of cracker in the Sea Salt version. Everyone loves them so much that to this day, she buys 3 bags every single time she goes to Costco.
These Crispy Sea Salt Baked Crackers from Milton’s are amazing, people. The Costco bags are 1.25 pounds and Braden and I alone can polish one off in a day. I totally have to pace myself. In fact, I had grabbed a rather large handful so I could sit here and describe them to you and I had them polished off before my browser and my site were fully loaded.
Obviously, I need some more personal control. :/
The crackers are thin with air bubbles. They really are crispy and crunchy, none of that strange “rice cracker crunch,” either. Sometimes, when I get a bag that got cooked a little longer than normal (it’s happened maybe once or twice out of probably 15 bags), the taste reminds me more of a saltine (at least, what I remember those tasting like from over 11 years ago). Often the sea salt is the predominant flavor, but it gives way to a very faint hint of sweetness in an enjoyable flavor from a small mix of grains.
The kids and I love to eat these with some gouda cheese and grapes. Yeah, we do. Or ham and cheese, but mostly just by themselves and in larger-than-appropriate quantities.
The multi-grain flavor is completely new to me. I’d never seen it in stores before. I can’t pin down the flavor. For some reason, it reminds me of peanut butter, though it has no peanuts (and it doesn’t actually taste like peanut butter…). How weird am I? I definitely like them, though.
Oooh, the cheddar ones don’t have powdered cheese on them! The cheese is baked in the cracker. The cheddar flavor is not intense, but the saltier chips do seem to carry a heavier cheese flavor. Oh my gosh, I’ve fallen in love. They need to sell these at Costco (or maybe not, since I’ve been trying very unsuccessfully to lose this baby weight). Uh oh, Corice came to check out what I’m doing. I wasn’t hiding, I swear. She really likes these, too, and is off to try the multi-grain. I have to make sure I save some of these cheddar ones for Braden. He’s been eyeing these since they arrived.
The everything crackers are like an everything bagel: seeds, onion, garlic… Maybe don’t eat them on a first date, but you can enjoy them any other time.
Milton’s gf crackers are certified gluten-free. They are also:
+ Non GMO Project Verified
+ No High Fructose Corn Syrup
+ Orthodox Union Kosher
+ rBST Free
+ Xanthan Gum Free
+ Peanut and Nut Free
+ Certified Vegetarian
+ No Trans Fat
+ Baked, Not Fried
You can find them across the country at some natural foods stores, as well as:
I almost forgot the giveaway! How silly of me!
Milton’s would love for you to try these, too, so they are offering a prize pack with one bag of each of the 4 flavors to one lucky Delightfully Gluten Free reader! Comment on this blog post to enter the giveaway, and let us know your favorite thing about crackers. For me, they are a feel-good food (I took a bag of the sea salt crackers with me to the doctor yesterday, knowing that I had to take a new medicine). This giveaway will end at 9pm central on Saturday, June 13th.
P.S. – If you let your children make their own lunches, you may want to check that they don’t fill a quart-sized ziploc of these crackers for one day. Been there, done that.