Product Type: Jacob's Snacks
Newest Review: ... attempt to eat these by themselves as they are so dry that they become almost too difficult to eat. They are also on their own fairly tas... more
WHAT A CRACKER
Jacob's Cream Crackers
Member Name: suziebenn
Jacob's Cream Crackers
Advantages: Great taste, low saturated fat
Whenever we had crackers in our house when we were growing up they were always Jacobs so I have never considered trying any other brand. Jacobs Cream crackers are small square savoury biscuits made with wheat, flat on one side and little holes punched into the other. They are very crunchy and dry with a slight creamy taste if they are eaten on their own but are delicious with various toppings.
Jacobs cream crackers have been around as long as I can remember and out of interest I did a little research and discovered they were first manufactured by William Jacob around 1885.
I had not had these crackers for a few years I had scrubbed them off my shopping list mainly due to the fact when I bought them I could eat half a packet in the morning smothered in marmalade and the other half at lunch time with strong cheddar cheese on. The crackers themselves are quite low in calories but the toppings are definitely not. The crackers were out of sight and out of mind for me until I saw an advert about Jacobs's crackers which told us they are now with 30% less saturated fat.
This was my excuse to pick a packet up on my next shop to "test" if they still tasted the same and on looking at the packet saw that they had reduced the saturated fat in 2009 from 6.2g to 4.1g per 100 grams, not bad now there is only 8.2g saturated fat in a whole of a 200g packet.
Now to put them to the test. Determined not to fall into the cheddar cheese trap again I passed by the hard cheese and picked up a packet of low fat spread cheese and on getting home made a cuppa and a few crackers with the spread cheese.
There is no difference in the taste of the crackers they are still exactly the same so well done to the manufacturers for giving us a healthier cracker with the same great taste.
Jacobs Cream crackers contain 35 calories, 1.1g fat and 0.3g saturates per cracker and are sold in 200g packs and 300g packs at around 65p and 75p respectively.
Summary: They get a yes from me