“ Brand: Asda / Type: Snacks „
I think cream crackers have always been quite good value for money, but more recently i have found it a bit difficult to get larger packets. I always prefer to get the larger packets of crackers, because they are the best value for your money.
In my recent shopping quests i have only found a 300g packet at Asda and this is the one i now always buy. As far as i am concerned they taste just the same as other more well known brands and they are cheaper!
My son simply adores cream crackers. I always have them in plentiful supply for him! He likes them just with butter on and if he had his way he would eat them til the cows come home! They are a good little snack for him and i sometimes put 4 crackers in his packed lunches.
There are also so many different toppings you can put on cream crackers; I usually have them with cheese and tomato, or cheese and cucumber; but you can very this greatly, you could have cold meats on them, tuna, spreads, whatever suits your taste buds. You could even eat them on their own, but they are rather dry! For those of you who don't know this, there are competitions to see how many cream crackers people can eat dry. The current Guiness World record is held by Jefferey Koh who, in 2004 ate 3 crackers in 14.45 seconds, beating the previous record of 28.1 seconds. I am sure many people would think, as i did, that you could eat more than that, but its really difficult to eat them dry in a fast speed!
Anyway, back to Asda cream crackers; they taste as any cream cracker would taste in my view; not exactly flavourable but just as a cream cracker would taste;sort of crunchy and crumbly. In my view they are best eaten with a topping although i have been known to eat them dry on occasions.
In each Asda cream cracker there are 35kcal. I sometimes eat these if i'm dieting; you could have about 4 for lunch and provided your topping isn't too fattening theres nothing wrong with having these as part of your calorie controlled diet. The Asda crackers may contain traces of nut/seeds. There are no colours, flavourings or preseravtives included and no hydrogenated fats.
Provided you keep the crackers in an airtight container, they will stay fresh and their shelf life is pretty long too; the current packet i have which i bought recently, lasts until July (although my son will finish them before then!)
raising agents (sodium bicarbonate)
Cream crackers are great to have as part of a buffet and most people seem to enjoy them.
Currently Asda cream crackers are only £0.45 pence for a 300g packet. Talk about value for money! highly recommend. I am awarding them 5 stars due to their cheap price.
My hubby and I both like cream crackers - I tend to snack on them at work with a bit of fruit, and he likes them of an evening with some olives. We are always keen to try out own brand or value products, as they are often just as good as branded but you don't pay for the name.
Asda cream crackers have not disappointed us. They are in some quite smart red packaging as in the picture above. It is a sort of plastic wrap so I don't think it's recyclable, but it does scrunch down very small so not much waste. A 300g pack costs 38p (compared to 98p for the same amount of Jacob's cream crackers).
These crackers are square in shape and have a nice soft golden colour. They have a really good texture - just the right balance of being crunchy but not too brittle so you don't loose too many crumbs. The taste is nice and creamy, not too salty, and althought it is a plain flavour (well they are just cream crackers) I enjoy eating them on their own.
I haven't had Jacob's crackers for a long time, so can't really do a fair direct comparison, but let's just say I'm not missing the Jacob's.
I take my own lunch into work most days, and I am always on the hunt for something different to take instead of the same boring sandwiches everyday!
I love crackers, as they are so versatile, and you can eat them with almost anything, and they make a lovely change from having bread for lunch.
Asda's cream crackers are sold in a 300g pack.
~~ Packaging ~~
The packaging, is mostly a dark red colour. It simply says, " Asda Cream Crackers" "Golden and crispy, made for topping" on the front in a large white font. Also, next to that is a picture of the crackers, served with cheese and pickle. The picture is very tempting, as I love cheese on crackers! The packaging looks quite plain, but at the same time it looks good, as it says what it needs to.
~~ The look ~~
The crackers are very pale golden in colour. They have 'Cream crackers' stamped on the front of every one. The top is bubbled, and they are a slightly darker browner colour than the rest of it. They looked well cooked, and not burnt or too undercooked.
~~ The taste ~~
The crackers are really crispy, and they taste creamy. They are very plain, so would not over power any topping you eat with them. They are not too dry, as you can even them plain on thier own as they are quite moreish even without anything on them, although they are loads better with toppings on.
They make a quick and easy lunch. I just cut some cheese or meat, and some salad (Cucumbers, and tomatoes etc) and they are just perfect, no fuss! They are especially nice with soft cheese, yum!
~~ Ingredients ~~
Wheat flour, vegetable oil, salt, yeast, raising agent (sodium bicarbonate).
They also have no artificial colours, flavorings, or preservatives, and no hydrogenated fat.
~~ Nutritional values ~~
Per cream cracker:
Calories - 35
Fat - 1.1g
Saturated fat - 0.5g
Salt - 0.04g
~~ Price ~~
A pack will easily last you a week, and as long as you keep them in an airtight container, they will still remain fresh and crispy. The 300g pack costs 38p which is fantastic value for money in my opinion. Jacobs cream crackers are priced at about 80p, so these are much cheaper, and I honestly can't tell the difference!
I got these Asda own brand Cream Crackers because there wasn't any of the Jacobs on the shelf, that bugs me in our local Asda because they ALWAYS let the branded biscuits run out so you're sort of forced to buy their own brand!
They cost 38p for a 300g pack and that's loads cheaper than Jacobs, but I wasn't sure how nice they'd be with them being so cheap.
They're not bad actually but I deffo prefer the original Jacobs crackers. These have got a bit of a softer texture, it's not majorly obvious that they're a cheap brand but they're just not the same as Jacobs. The flavour is sort of the same but these crackers are a bit blander like they needed some extra salt while they was cooking. Also they haven't got as many little crispy bubbles on the tops of the crackers so you miss out on that burnt taste you get from Jacobs.
These have got a nice buttery taste and I enjoyed eating them with cheese and pickle the other night, it says on the packet that these are ideal for sweet OR savoury toppings. I've never been mad keen on sweet things on top of crackers but I reckon the bland flavour of them means they would go good with chocolate spread or jam and stuff like that.
It's a shame they're not as crunchy as Jacobs Cream Crackers because I do like the crispiness of them, these have got a sort of buttery flakey texture that's dead nice but it doesn't make them feel like I'm eating cream crackers.
They keep quite good. I was a bit worried about buying a big 300g pack like this because we don't get through that many crackers and I thought they'd go off dead quick being supermarket own brand. We put them in an airtight container though and they stayed fresh for about 5 days.
Recommended.... not the same as Jacobs but proper nice Cream Crackers anyway!!!