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Carr's Table Water Crackers

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      28.05.2010 19:10
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      Best brand of crackers in my opinion!

      Carr's table water biscuits are a favourite in our household. We always have some in the cupboard! They are great for snacking on and are only 14 Calories per biscuit! I much prefer them to the larger crackers as these are a lovely small size that can be eaten in 2 bites (or one if you have a really big mouth!).

      You can eat them with some many things, the list is endless. You can just spread butter on them and eat them, or why not add a slice of cheese too? I like to spread pate on mine (sooo nice together). They are a great idea for little snacks or have a plate full of them with different toppings on for your lunch! I love to do this! They are a great alternative to using bread for a sandwich. You could also eat them as a starter to a meal or to finish a meal.

      Carrs water biscuits are much better than other brand versions in my opinion. They are more expensive, but it is worth it for the better taste. They are crumbly (spread your toppings on gently!) and they dissolve in your mouth. They don't leave you with a 'claggy' mouth like other brands do. I have found that other brand versions leave you with bits all stuck in and around your teeth and I really don't like that. Carr's are light and crispy, so much so that you can even eat them on their own if you like.

      Carr's do many different flavours of water biscuits/crackers now, but I think that you just can't beat these plain tasting original ones. They are a staple buy for our kitchen cupboard and are worth the extra money. You can buy a 125g pack for around 95p in all the major supermarkets.

      Nutritional information (per biscuit)
      Energy 58kj / 14 kcal
      Protein 0.3g
      Carbohydrate 2.5g
      (of which Sugars) 0.2g
      Fat 0.3g
      (of which saturates) 0.1g
      Fibre 0.1g
      Sodium Trace

      Worth noting: they do contain gluten.

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        03.04.2010 10:23
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        Great Snack!

        Carrs Table Water Crackers - 125g for 95p

        Carrs Table Water Crackers are thin and crispy crackers which have been baked golden. Carrs have been making and selling these crackers since 1908 and all my family love them.

        They come boxed and the box is sealed with plastic. Once the actual box has been opened it can then be resealed, this helps to keep the crackers fresh.

        The actual crackers are quite small - about 3cm diameter, they are round and thin and they taste very light and crispy. They are truly delicious.

        Originally Table Water Crackers were baked in the 1900's for sailors and the fat in the cracker was replaced with water to keep the crackers fresh for as long as possible - hence the name Table Water.

        The crackers are lovely with any variety of cheese and also on there own with real butter. They are great for parties and buffets, they can be topped with a wide variety of savoury toppings, eg smoked salmon, coronation chicken, cold meats and prawn marie rose. They work out quite cheap to use as a 125g box contains around 30 crackers. They are also suitable for vegetarians, just make sure you don't use savoury toppings containing meats.

        Contents:
        Wheat Flour, Vegetable Oil (Palm), Salt, Sesame Seeds.

        They contain sesame seeds so not for anyone with a nut allergy!

        Nutrition:

        per cracker
        kCal 14 kCal
        Energy 58 kJ
        Protein 0.3 g
        Carbohydrate 2.5 g
        of which sugars 0.1 g
        Fat 0.3 g
        of which saturates 0.1 g
        Fibre 0.1 g
        Sodium Trace

        As you can see from the nutritional information they are almost fat free - great for dieters and for those following a healthy diet. Good for lunchboxes and picnics as the crackers keep well when wrapped in cling film, they make a nice change from bread and contain fewer calories.

        They really are a lovely cracker and great for a light snack with a glass of wine in the evening. I really can't fault them. Try them and see what you think!

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        16.02.2010 12:10
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        5/5 Dooyoo stars from me

        Carr's table water biscuits are something I always have in the cupboard at home. They are an extremely versatile biscuit and can be used for a variety of things.

        Oh and before I start the Dooyoo title says Crackers but the actual box states biscuits.

        ~~ The history of Carr's ~~
        Carr's table water biscuits were first made in the late 19th century, in there original form called Carr's cabin biscuits they were made for ship's on long voyages so water instead of fat was used to mix the dry ingredients to keep the biscuits fresher for longer. In 1908 the biscuits were made available to everyone and renamed Carr's Table Water biscuits.

        ~~ What's in the box ~~
        These come in a blue rectangle box with a picture of a biscuit on the front and also has a small print at the top of the Royal warrant as in 1841, Carr's became the first biscuit manufacturer to receive one from Queen Victoria. On opening the box the biscuits are stacked one on top of another and wrapped in clear plastic, they are easy to open. Carr's water biscuits have no smell (at least not to me) but each one is perfectly shaped with the brick baked brown crisp surface. There is on average 35 biscuits per box.

        ~~ Whats with calling these biscuits ~~
        Why are these called biscuits? They are not something I would particularly like to dip in my coffee, lol. However they go very nice with cheese so yes, cheese and biscuits rings a bell although I am from Cheshire and it's cheese and crackers to me.

        ~~ Endless ideas ~~
        These are a great snack with a slither of butter on, taste fantastic with cottage cheese or a bit of phillie, but best enjoyed by me with a nice chunk of mature cheddar. I have also used these for hors-d'oeuvres with philladelphia and smoked salmon on. Yum!

        ~~ Price and availability ~~
        Carr's water biscuits are available in most major supermarkets and for a 125g box you would expect to pay just under £1.00, great value for money.

        ~~ Ingredients ~~
        Wheat flour, Vegetable oil (palm), Salt.

        ~~ Nutritional information ~~
        These biscuits only have 0.3g of fat in each one so great for the weight conscious. Even better if you are on the weight watchers diet plan as 5 biscuits are only 1 point.

        Nutritional info per biscuit
        Energy 58kj / 14 kcal
        Protein 0.3g
        Carbohydrate 2.5g
        (of which Sugars) 0.2g
        Fat 0.3g
        (of which saturates) 0.1g
        Fibre 0.1g
        Sodium Trace

        ~~ Dietary information ~~
        Suitable for Vegetarians, Contains Gluten and these biscuits are produced on a line that handles sesame seeds.


        ~~ Overall ~~
        I love these biscuits as I said before they can be used for an assortment of different things, they have a nice golden colouring, they are only millimetres thick and taste crispy and light, they have no overwhelming flavour but that is kind of the point of these, you get your flavour from the topping, in my opinion a nice guilt free snack, or posh them up a bit to liven up a buffet table. I would definitely recommend trying them if you have not already.

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