I remember Ritz crackers as a big feature of my childhood Christmas. They always came in the hampers a well meaning relative sent us every year, but sadly I never got to actually try them then. My health conscious parents deemed virtually everything that came out of a packet unsuitable for children. Sigh. Well I am glad I finally tried them. I find most crackers boring unless I put on plenty of something like cheese on top but Ritz have a pleasant savoury and slightly salty taste all of their own. I can easily eat these without my usual cracker topping of cheese on which helps save the calories piling up so quickly. They are not nevertheless a low fat product as 7 crackers contain 5.8g of fat. The small bite size pieces mean just one or two are never going to fill you up and it would be all too easy to eat those seven. On the plus side, the Ritz have a crisp but melt in the mouth texture that is a world away from some other dry and boring crackers. So at least I do not have to add any spread. On a less saintly day, I do love these with a topping of Cheddar cheese which gives a good texture contrast with the base. They have a versatile flavour and work with most cheese and chutney combinations. You can also use them for dipping. A cream cheese based dip is my favourite - I find the crackers break up if you use them with anything too chunky though, and their small size means it isn''t always an elegant experience! They are probably easiest to use as something you top, as they don''t seem to fall apart often then, and don''t go soggy if you use something like a pickle on there too. The makers have reduced the salt content to 0.34g per 7 piece serving which is good news. They promise the same great taste as before but I can''t compare the two as I didn''t try the old ones. I do think there is a salty edge flavour wise but it''s not bad enough to make me feel actually thirsty. I paid 1GBP for the traditional 200g box in Poundland, but you can also little crisp like bags too. I think that is quite good value for a versatile treat. Suitable for vegetarians.
Original Ritz crackers
Price:- RRP £1.39 from my local co-op. I'm sure they can be found on offer or at a cheaper price at other shops.
I was shopping and wanted something different to crisps but at the same time a savoury snack so I picked up a box of Ritz crackers, I remember having these for a snack one Christmas at my parents house and found them far too salty but as advertised on the corner of the box 'same great taste, less salt' and that is exactly right. I felt that the balance of salt was too high before but now I enjoy a delicious snack without the lingering taste of salt in my mouth.
The crackers are a good size, they are round and can be eaten on there own, which is how I eat them or topped with cheese, butter anything that you fancy. The ritz crackers come in a box full of crackers, unlike crisps where the packet is more space that contents this box comes full to the brim, they are sealed in a foil bag which I think helps the crackers to stay fresh for longer which is always good.
Each 25g serving - that's about 7 crackers contain
Contains wheat and gluten
May contain egg, milk and sesame
Suitable for vegetarians
There are other varieties on the market as well as the original box you can also purchase:-
Cheese flavour ritz crackers
Original mini packets
Dairylea dunker ritz
I haven't tried any of the others at the moment.
I would recommend these crackers as a good snack, they would also go well in a school pack lunch for children. Very good value for money
We recently purchased some boxes of ritz crackers in plain but mostly cheese, for a party, as they are most liked among our friends and family, but were very disappointed to find that out of the 6 cheese boxes we bought, only one tasted like cheese. the other five tasting the same as the plain that we bought, giving us a total of seven plain and one cheese only. it doesn't matter when they are covered with various odours' on it but you do want it to taste like cheese if it says so. We have both always enjoyed the ritz crackers and do go for them before the other brands but after this disappointing episode, it has left that in doubt about purchasing them again. Many are consumed without topping so that cheese flavor is important. We also found that there was a lot of breakages in the box, which was also not expected, one box being more than half left broken, hence the reason why we buy enough as to cover this unpreventable occurrence. I am hoping that the standard of quality will improve and that when I do buy again that I will get the product that is described on the carton.
Mr and Mrs Rasmussen
I am very lucky indeed to have a B & M store very local to where I live. Both me and my mate walk up there a couple of times a week to grab a few essentials and at the moment they are selling bags of the mini Ritz crackers for the princely sum of only 10p a bag which is a very good little bargain indeed. The other night I had a bit of an open house at mine which turned into a party and luckily that day I had been instore knowing people were coming round mine and grabbed some snacky type items and I had grabbed a few bags of these which come in very handy that night when we all felt a wee bit peckish!
Well like I say these are the Mini variety of the crackers but that only means they are smaller than the larger variety you can buy boxed, flavour wise they are exactly the same thing of course and only a lot smaller.
The Bags arb bright red and hold 40g of the crackers and on the front there are pictures of them and we are old that they are Nabisco Mini Ritz crackers and there is an at a glance nutritional chart shown. On the back of the bag other information listed includes ingredients and allergy advice being given, the size is stated as is a full nutritional chart and contact details for the manufacturer (Kraft Foods) are listed. The bag is silver foil inside to keep the freshness in and very simple to open.
Well they are round in shape and reasonably thick and golden and baked looking and not greasy to look at with seven little pin prick holes to each cracker. These have a lovely light taste to them which is of wheat which is a little naturally sweetened and slighty tangy and you can eat them as they come or top them though the amount of topping you need for these is minimal due to their dainty size.
They are crunchy and slightly tangy and we all devoured these with cocktails and loved em. They are so fresh and light tasting and of good quality and with only 202 Kcal a bag and 4.4g of saturated fat they arnt too bad on the old hips really though I wouldn't eat them too often!
Available in all good supermakets etc.
This review is also posted on Ciao under this same username.
One of my favourite snacks has got to be crackers and cheese, I absolutely love cheese and there is nothing better than eating a few different ones on crackers with a little butter. Ritz crackers have been around for as long as I can remember and I often forget just how nice they are, especially with cheese.
I purchased my last boxes of Ritz crackers from my local Tesco express store over the Christmas period. I say boxes as there was a special offer on at the time of one box for £1.50 or two boxes for £2.00, so I thought for an additional 50p it was worth taking advantage of the offer.
Ritz are different to other crackers in the fact they come in a box but inside the box the crackers are just loose in a clear plastic bag. I have never counted how many crackers that you get in a 200g box but it must be in the region of around 40.
The Ritz crackers themselves are quite small, round and thin. They have a slightly crinkled edge and a nice golden baked colour. On the top of the cracker is a very slight sprinkling of salt. The crackers have quite a crisp but delicate crunch to them and the texture reminds me a little like a firmer puff pastry as they are quite flaky inside which makes the crackers have a nice light consistency.
I like to eat the Ritz as I stated before with a little spread of butter and slice of cheese and am still yet to find a cheese that they do not go with. But you can put just about anything on the Ritz crackers as they are quite plain and even the slight saltiness does not have a huge impact on the flavour so in my opinion I think you could even eat them with sweet toppings. One thing that I thought was nice to see on the box was a couple of little serving suggestions. One of these was for simple cheese and pickle and the other for a Ritz Pizzeta, if you are feeling a little more adventurous.
Overall I do really like these crackers and although I will probably just continue to eat them as I have always done with a bit of cheese on the top I think they are a simple but versatile and tasty cracker!
It is a tradition for us to always buy Ritz Crackers for Christmas, although I do admit we buy them at other times of the year as well as the other year we had that "why is it only Christmas time we buy these when we all love them" thought.
On the shelf the box is easily recognised by it being Red with pictures of the biscuits all over it. The box itself is 16.5cm high x 13.5cm wide and 5.8cm deep and has Ritz written in the middle of it so you cant really miss it.
They are made by Nabisco. Each 25g serving contains 123 calories, 1.79g sugar, 6.5g fat, 3.1g saturates and 0.8g salt all of which is quite high.
The biscuits are about 4.5cm round. You dont even have to like cheese to like these crackers.
They do melt in the mouth and are a bit crumbly but very moreish.
The cost does vary depending on where you get them of course We got them for 85p and well worth it
These biscuits are very versatile and can be ate on their own or with many other things. Personally I love them with a big dollop of butter on, not a very healthy option but oh so wickedly tastey!
You can put cheese on as a topping, or how about putting the cheese on with pickles. You can also put mayo on with a slice of cucumber in fact let your mind go wild.as there are not many things these biscuits do not tast good with.
If you are having a few friends round put some out and watch the pile go down and no matter what time of day you can eat a Ritz cracker.
also on ciao
Having a fancy for crackers and cheese sometimes in the evenings as a snack, I decided to give an old time favourite of mine a try Ritz Crackers by Nabisco a light Savoury snack biscuit.
They come in a 200g box, the box is red in colour and has the word Ritz written in yellow on a blue background. There is a row of crackers shown on the front of this box.
They dont have a great overall flavour but taste slightly salty, and are a golden colour and crisp but also slightly greesy.
How I like mine..
I like Ritz with slices of thick cheese on top, onion slices and salad cream. They are also nice with slices of cheese and tomato on top. You can eat them with butter and marmite on top. I like them with cream cheese and an assortment of pickle onions, beetroot, and spring onions, coleslaw etc.
These crackers do not have a strong flavour, like the cheese ones so you will need to add items on top of these biscuits to enhance their flavour, they are quite plain tasting, although as I mentioned salty, and are crisp and fresh once you have openned the sealed plastic bag inside the box in which they come in.-
The ingredients are : (Wheat Flour, Niacin, Reduced Iron, Thiamine Mononitrate [Vitamin B1]Riboflavin [Vitamin B2]Folic Acid)Partially Hydrogenated Soybean Oil, Sugar, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Salt Leavening (Baking Soda, Calcium Phosphate)Soy Lecithin (emulsifier)Malted Barley Flour.
I find that no matter what you top these crackers with, they seem to keep in one piece and dont break up that easily. You can dress them up with almost any topping you which, peanut butter, cheese, marmite, they are great to have with a bowl of mushroom soup as are great to dip in.
I enjoy these crackers and they have been around for a real long time now, although I prefer crackers with a cheesy flavour, these with toppings on are not that bad, costing just over £1.00 per box, and kept in an airtight container they are handy for a snack at any time.
Thanks for reading and rating my reviews.
When I was in Tesco last week I bought a box of Ritz crackers, I hadn't had any of these for years and I thought they would make a change. Ritz crackers were first introduced by Nabisco in 1934. They were named after Ritz-Carlton because it " conjures up the image of wealth and glamour". Personally I've never thought of these little crackers as glamorous but there you go.
The box of crackers I bought were £1.06 for a 200g box. The box is mainly bright red with Ritz written in the centre of a blue circle in large letters. There are crackers down one side of the box and the GDA's at the bottom left hand side. The back of the box shows a couple of serving suggesting and on the side you will find the ingredients which are clear to read and a more detailed chart of nutritional values.
I wont list all these but 8 crackers are 123 calories and contain 6,5 grams of fat.
When I opened the box I found the crackers were sealed in a clear polythene bag. I opened it and took a sniff, the crackers have no real distinctive smell, they really just smell like savoury biscuits. Ritz crackers are salted on one side, they are quite small about 4cm's across and they have a fluted edge. Ritz are a tempting golden brown colour and when you pick one up they do actually have a greasy feel to them.
Now I remember Ritz from when I a little girl. We used to have them at Christmas time and I always remember thinking they were a real treat, with these fond memories in mind I picked a cracker from the box and took a bite. The Ritz crackers are crunchy and have a lovely light flavour about them but they are no where near as salty as they used to be. I'm not saying this is a bad thing as we all know too much salt isn't good but unfortunately, in my opinion, without the salt these crackers are bland. The best way to eat them would be with a topping on them, cheese for example, but I just wanted to nibble on them as they were. Apart from the blandness they also left a nasty after taste of vegetable oil.
Over all my opinion of these snacks is not good. They have lost any real flavour they once had and are far too greasy. I was disappointed and wont be buying them again.
I was enjoying my ritzbits peanut butter crackers when suddenly I bit down on something. I took it out of my mouth and it was a piece of hard green plastic. Needless to say I will not be eating Nabisco crackers anymore.
golferinfr's Full Review: Ritz Crackers,(Nabisco)
I've been chowing down on these Ritz Cracker since I was knee high. I simply love these cracker for a host of reasons. For one, there no Cholesterol in them and that helps my high blood pressure. Anytime I want a snack, I just pull me one of the four waxed rolls out of the box and commence satisfying my munchie cravings. They are very tasteful. There is roughly 34 or 35 crackers per wax paper roll and the serving size is five crackers at six percent of your daily salt intake (150 milligrams per 5 crackers). I definitely blow that out of catastrophic proportions.
On Sunday's before the football games I get a roll out and place them flat on a party platter and put a piece of ham or hard salami first on each cracker, I buy a bag of several varieties of cheese and put a chunk of cheese on each one and then green olives with a toothpick going through them all. I love putting these crackers in my soup, specially my cream of mushroom soup to spice it up a little.
Another way I use these crackers is that when I make my macaroni and cheese casserole with cured ham chunks, I get a roll out and crush them using the crackers as a topping to the casserole. Last but not least in the middle of the night as I sleep walk I open the cabinet and get my jar of peanut butter and make little cracker sandwiches out of them.
Enriched Flour (Wheat Flour, Niacin, Reduced Iron, Thiamine Mononitrate [Vitamin B1]Riboflavin [Vitamin B2]Folic Acid)Partially Hydrogenated Soybean Oil, Sugar, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Salt Leavening (Baking Soda, Calcium Phosphate)Soy Lecithin (emulsifier)Malted Barley Flour.
Overall a very satisfying cracker, that are flakey when you chew on them. They hold true to the weight you put on them as appetizers. They are great for parties or just sitting back with some spray can cheese. With each 16 ounce box you get four wax rolls of crackers. I absolutely love the taste of these crackers and are my first pick when I go shopping.
This review originated by me on Epinions.com 1/10/2011
I first started eating these at university when introduced to them by a housemate. They have uncountable uses! That is if you don't eat the entire box in one go like i did with the first box i ever got. They are extremely addictive and are slightly more salted than your average cracker.
They are a great thing to have in the cupboard for those moments when your hungry but have no idea what to eat.
They are great with cheese, ham, philadelphia, pate, anything really. Great snack, and quite healthy compared to snacking on chocolate, sweets or pizza which can be very tempting at uni!
They are great for making a little packed lunch if you don't fancy anything too heavy. A cheese, ham and ritz, with some grapes is the perfect healthy lunch to have in your bag when your on the go.
Great tasting, very addictive, absolutely love them! Always have a box in my shelf as im comstantly hungry these days!
I Love these little Ritz Crackers they remind me of special occasions when we had a parties and my mum used to put plates of them around with all sorts of little toppings on so I followed suit and now do that also.
Ritz Crackers are little round savoury biscuits that are crispy yet melt in the mouth, nicely seasoned but not too salty I can easily eat a few of them just plain but for parties I top them with blobs of different flavour spread cheese, hard cheddar cheese, various type of pate and some with just little slices of tomato and cucumber for the weight watchers.
The only fault I have with this little cracker is that it is very moreish and I can easily chomp my way through half a box without realising.
They are not too high on the calories if you stick to sensible amounts and the nutrition information is clearly printed on the front of the box in little coloured squares, so no squinting round the back of the box with a strong eyeglass.
A serving of 8 crackers contains approx 123 calories, 1.7g sugar 6.5g fat, and saturates 3.1g but remember this is without the any toppings you might add.
Ritz Crackers are sold in most shops and supermarket the average price being £1.05 per 200g box.
I have been purchasing Ritz crackers for years, because I find that they make a great snack and that they can be eaten a number of ways.
Ritz crackers cost approximately £1.00 for a 200g box and they can be picked up at most supermarkets and some convenience stores.
The box it red and you will see the blue and yellow Ritz logo clearly on the front of the packet. However the crackers themselves can be found within a sealed plastic bag within the cardboard box.
******************** Nutritional Information ***************
Per 25g (approximately eight biscuits):
Carbohydrates: 14.4g; (of which are sugars: 1.7g);
Fat: 6.5g; (of which are saturates: 3.1g);
Ingredients: wheat flour; vegetable oil; sugar; raising agents (ammonium and sodium bcarbonates; disodium diphosphate); salt; glucose syrup; barley malt flour; barley; wheat.
Other information: This product is suitable for vegetarians. It may contain eggs, milk, mustard and sesame seeds.
********************* My opinion *******************
These savoury biscuits have a unique salty, cheesy taste. They are goldern browns, a few inches in diameter and they have little pink pricked holes in them.
I always find that the crackers melt in your moth and they make a great quick snack. However it's often difficult to stop at eight biscuits because they are extremely moreish - so prepare to consume more than 123 calories!
Ritz Crackers can be eaten alone, with hard cheese, spread cheese, pickle, meat fish, salsa - whatever you fancy! Another good way of eating them is by sprinkling some cheese and a putting some tomato on the biscuit and then grilling it for a few minutes - they taste like mini pizzas!
I always try to make sure that I have a box in and you go get quite a lot of biscuits in each 200g pack - so I think the price tag is more than reasonable.
Most people have tried Ritz Crackers at some stage because they have been on the market for a long time. But if you don't currently have a packet in the cupboard, put a packet on your shopping list.
Five out of five stars!
It had been a while since I had sat down with my family to watch a good film, so last weekend we had a movie night. To help make the most of our time together I bought lots of snacks including tortillas, Ritz crackers and dips.
Ritz crackers come in both plain and cheese flavour. As I was having them with dips, I chose the plain ones which came in a 200g cardboard box. The box was an attractive bright red colour with a close up shot of a stack of crackers, with one sitting to the side topped with cheese and tomato.
Opening the top of the box, you find that the crackers are contained within a clear plastic bag. Inside the bag you find lots of golden crackers which smell both savoury and salty.
The crackers are bite size, with tiny holes in the middle. They taste fresh and crisp, with a light crunch and soften very quickly when chewed. They are excellent for using with dips, as they do not have a strong flavour of their own, so you really do taste the dip. We did manage to polish the whole lot off in one go. If you don't, the only thing you can do is fold down the bag or transfer them into an airtight container to keep them fresh. I imagine they would be fine for a couple of days in the box, but this type of snack does tend to get soft quite quickly.
I did find myself feeling pretty thirsty after eating a few, most likely down to the salt content, so it's best to have a refreshing drink on standby.
*Nutritional Value Per 25g (approx. 8 biscuits)*
Energy - 123 kcal
Protein - 1.8g
Carbohydrate - 14.4g
of which Sugars - 1.7g
Fat - 6.5g
of which Saturates - 3.1g
Fibre - 0.7g
Sodium - 0.3g
Salt equivalent - 0.8g
This product contains barley and wheat and may contain eggs, milk, mustard and sesame seeds. It is suitable for vegetarians.
Ritz Crackers are available from Tesco in a 200g box for £1.03, but until 1st June Tesco are generously knocking a whole 3p off!
My family and I really did enjoy these crackers and I would definitely buy them again. I am sure they would go along with lots of different toppings and not just dip and they really are great for sharing!
Well worth 5 stars.
It's that time of year again when the Ritz crackers appear all over the shops, that's not to say you can't buy them the rest of the year because you can but at Xmas they tend to become more prominent. In fact at the moment Tesco have a buy 2 boxes for £1.50 offer on them. Normally they are just over a pound each box.
The box is red with large yellow letters that tell us these are Ritz and pictures of crackers around this. On my box the crackers are stacked up one side and there's one with some cheese and tomato on it at the front so they vary a tiny bit in this respect. They are made by Nabisco which is also Kraft.
The box is 200g so you do get plenty of these for your money and a serving of 8 crackers will set you back 133 calories, 2.0g protein, 15.5g carbohydrates of which 1.8g sugars, 7.1g fat of which 3.3g saturates, 0.8g fibre and 0.4g sodium. As you can see these are a bit high in the fat department as 8 crackers isn't alot!
Each cracker is about a couple of inches in diameter and has a patterned edge. The actual crackers themselves are a light and crispy affair that crunch when you bite into them but are not in any way boardy. They have a light dusting of salt on them too so I expected them to be much higher in sodium. I always buy the original ones because they taste salty and not cheesey but you can buy these in cheese flavour too.
As for toppings well the world is your oyster! Soft cheese, hard cheese, salad, pickle, meat, fish, low fat spread, high fat butter, mayonnaise, eggs, and you get my drift! You can put whatever you like on these crackers for a tasty snack or use them to scoop up dip or salsa too.
I personally like these way too much for my own good! I don't have a sweet tooth and don't eat alot of crisps either so Ritz crackers really appeal to me. I can easily stand at the counter in the kitchen with a bit of a hunger on and munch my way through a handful of these with nothing on them at all because they taste really lovely and salty with no topping. Or I'll add various toppings and sit in front of the T.V at night and munch my way through some too. I said earlier that 8 crackers isn't very many and it isn't, I can eat alot more than that and I don't have a huge appetite!
The crumbly but crisp texture makes you think of them being freshly baked and the promise they "melt in your mouth" is fulfilled because they do. The salty flavour and versatile uses for these crackers make them a favourite for this time of year with adults and children alike. They are also suitable for vegetarians and absolutely gorgeous with a thick dollop of soft cheese.
I for one will be stocking up on these for Xmas even though I know they are bad for my waistline! For more information go to www.krafthealthyliving.co.uk and before anyone thinks these are being palmed off as healthy they're not, that website will tell you how to fit these into a healthy lifestyle. I think that means don't stand in the kitchen and cram them into your mouth one after the other like I do!
Highly recommended for savoury fans.
Light savory biscuit snacks.