Product Type: Jacob's Snacks
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JACOBS DONE WELL BLESS HIM!!.....BUT I HOPE IT DOESNT MAKE HIM CRACKERS!!!
Jacob's Cream Crackers
Member Name: bishopview
Jacob's Cream Crackers
Advantages: GREAT TASTING CRACKER.
Disadvantages: LEAVE A BITTER AFTERTASTE.
In my humble opinion, I feel that it is of utmost importance that I always have a packet of Jacobs cream crackers in the back of my kitchen unit. These are one of the most versitile basic ingredients there is. You can either go the whole hog and create a cracker extravaganza with cheese, ham , salad, relish, pickle and the like. Or you can have a couple of these crackers with a low fat spread to munch on while watching tv.
I have always loved Jacobs crackers. As a child, we would have them for tea on a sunday night as a light supper was just the tonic after a large roast lunch. We would have the crackers with butter, thin slices of cheese, ham and pickled onions. Oh how such a simple snack can conjour up feelings of perfect times.
Out of my family now, my son loves Jacobs cream crackers the most. He would eat them all the time if he had his own way. He is strange though in the fact that he likes them plain. No butter, nothing. I dont understand how he can eat them like this as I am assuming they would make your mouth very dry. But he is the world champion at eating dry crackers in record time. (this is not a bad thing as he may win quite a few bets in the pub with this trick in the future)
Right, down to business. These Jacobs crackers were founded in 1885. So it is safe to say that they have pretty valid experience in making crackers. These wheaty, square snacks are claimed to made using the finest wheat. I think that this is apparent when tasting these deliciously crunchy crackers.
The crackers come in a bright orange packet. This packet has the Jacobs logo printed in white lettering against a black background. This packaging has not really changed at all in my memory of the snack. I think this is great as you can pick out the Jacobs crackers on the supermarket shelf with great ease.
On theback of the packet there is a comprehensive list of ingredients. There isalso an easy to understand chart containing nutritional information. It does also offer dietry advice in the form of allergy information.
Each Jacob cracker contains a very reasonable 35kcal. I think this is exceptional as an alternative to a sandwhich at lunch time. Especially if you are watching your calorie intake. These crackers are also claimed to be a good source of fibre.
The flavour of these crackers is basically wheaty. On their own they can taste very boring. However when a topping is added these crackers add a great wheaty crunch to proccedings. The Cream crackers are very crumbly and indeed quite creamy. They do however always leave a slightly bitter aftertaste in my mouth. I am assuming this is down to the fact that they are so very dry.
I would certainly recommend these crackers as a great snack and alternative to a sandwhich. My son sometimes loves to have these for his packed lunch with a smearing of strawberry jam. I however love a ploughmans lunch with these crackers and they certainly bring a great wheaty texture to the dish.
Normally I would say that there is not very much difference when buying branded to cheaper products. However I have to state that for crackers I will always stick to Jacobs. I have indeed tried cheaper alternatives in the past and have to say I could really tell the difference. In both taste and appearance.
Summary: WHY i LOVE JACOBS CRACKERS.