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      19.03.2012 01:57

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      Just as good as Ritz/Tuc - don't waste your money on expensive ones

      I bought these instead of ritz crackers (even though the ritz were on offer at the time!) at just 58p you're not losing much if you decide you don't like them - also, fo someone who is calorie counting, these are ony 18 calories each and with a bit of dip/cream cheese you have a lovely snack!

      You get two packets of approx 32 biscuits - so one packet is enough for 3 - 4 people having snacks etc.. I defy anyone to actually work out that they are not a brand such as tuc or ritz, however - crackers in general are quite a bland product and I wonder what one would have to do in order to produce a bad food of this type!

      They have a satisfying 'crunch' to them, like what you get with ritx or tuc but the only thing I would say is they are far less salty - in my opinion a good thing, but I suppose it's all personal taste!

      Personally, I wont be going back to the branded version because these are a good size, good value for money and taste lovely!

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      31.05.2010 20:31
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      Very tasty cracker at an excellent price.

      Every month my food shopping seems to be in needs of being reduced as much as possible. Money is our biggest worry, so reducing our food shops by trying out own branded product really is the way to go. We are still getting good quality food at a fraction of the price of the leading brands.

      I purchased this packet of Sainsbury's basic snack crackers from down the biscuit and cracker aisle in my local Sainsbury's.


      I have recently become a HUGE fan of all own branded products but I must admit there not all great but these defiantly worth switching to if you love a nice tasting cracker.


      Like all the Sainsbury's basics products the packaging is very basic, in the well know Sainsbury's colour of orange and white coloured plastic packet with the logo and product description printed on.


      When I first opened the packet I was expecting a cracker like Jacobs but to my surprise they are pretty much identical to TUCS. They are a soft biscuit like cracker with a lovely sweet taste which is slightly cheesy yet some seem to be slightly plain so it really is hit or miss depending on which cracker you have. They taste great served up with a little bit of dairy lea cheese.


      The packet contains two smaller packets each containing around 40 of these crackers. And priced at only 54p these are excellent value for money as there are more than enough to go around.

      When taking a bite into the crackers I found they do crumble and can become very messy. Also when removing them from the packet, half the time they seem to never make it out as a whole cracker.


      These can become very addictive, with each cracker only having 18 calories which isn't the worse but also not the best I find that around 4 of these with cheese is more than satisfying as a nice evening snack.


      Overall I think these are a great alternative to the leading brands and I give them a big thumbs up as my daughter really loves these as a snack between meals.

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      19.04.2010 20:40
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      what a total waste of money...

      Sainsbury's Basics Snack Crackers.


      In my opinion even 54pence is too much to pay for these crackers, they are ok if you like to feed the birds at the local park which is where mine ended up.

      Trying to save a few pence doesn't always work out, because now i have to go and buy my original more expensive crackers that i wish i had brought in the first place.

      What a shame, i was getting most annoyed with these crackers, trying to spread cheese on each and every single one, broke not only in half but into loads of little bits, honest to god every single cracker that i tried to butter or spread cheese spread on broke into little pieces and i shall be writing to the company to tell them so anyway, what an absolute waste of money as if i have money to waste, winge over. .

      Even so in all fair ness to the review i did try these, and they did indeed as mentioned in another review taste stale, and have a very bland taste, i shall certainly never ever purchase these again.

      On the white packet, plastic which contains too sealed packets inside the outer plastic, they have a row of biscuits, which are certainly lacking in taste too, they have written on the front of the packet simple receipe, cracking price, and cracking is certainly a word that i would use to describe these biscuits, or crack ers lol, they are thin crackers with little holes in them, they look ok are cooked ok, but do not do justice to any cheese product that i have tried to add to these the very limited few that were not cracked or fell to bits when you tried to eat them, so off to feed the local birds at my local park with the remaining pile of crumbs and broken biscuits....at least they seemed to enjoy them.

      Thanks for reading my review, for those interested in giving these a try feel free, the nutritutional infor is as follows :-

      the packet contains 200grams, store in a cool dry place.
      Typical values per 100grams, energy 1995 kj, protein 6.7g, carbohydrates 66.7g, of which sugars 13.7grams, starch 53.0grams, fat 20.2grams of which saturates 9.4grams, mono-unsaturates 8.4grams, polyunsaturates 2.3grams, fibre 1.3grams, salt, 1.9grams, of which sodium 0.8grams.

      Allergy advice.

      Contains Wheat gluten, barley gluten, sulphites, and eggs.

      Thanks for reading and rating my reviews.

      - 1 star for them falling to bits.
      -1 star for them tasting stale even though according to date - in date.
      -1 star for tasting bland.

      2 stars for you.

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        04.04.2010 09:30
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        good value and price

        When I first saw these crackers from the basic range I thought I would give them a try as at the time I was having to reduce to a lower budget and was trying more non branded foods to save money from different supermarkets.

        I thought I would try one packet to see how I liked them first before I bought more, and I am pleased I did because they are delicious.

        They come in a basic plastic wrapper with the orange and white colours of the Sainsbury's basics range, inside there are 60 biscuits inside 2 separate packets of 30 in each and they are oblong shaped with tapered edges and they have tiny little holes over the top and a plain bottom. They are approximately 3 inches x 2 inches.

        They taste very similar to another branded food but without the fancy packaging, and they are just that little bit thinner and for the price of this product of 54p for a 200g pack I think it is excellent value and I do not think they are at all bland like I thought they would be.

        They have a really nice texture and they melt in the mouth perfectly, and they taste really nice with cream cheese or any topping to make them a little bit more either filling or to add extra taste to them, but to be honest I find them fine on their own also.

        They are good for packed lunches or parties and snacks, and they can be taken on picnics for extra food as it can become costly at times when a lot of people are going with you or you have a large family.

        They are perfect for parties and used with dips or egg mayonnaise and they can be sandwiched with a filling and so they have double the flavour.

        These crackers are very moreish and once I start snacking on them I tend to have to force myself to stop but that is not easy in my case as I love food and snacks.

        For the very low price and amount in this pack I think they are very good value and an excellent cheap price.

        Each cracker contains 18 calories, 0.7g fat, 2.5g carbohydrate, 0.2g protein.

        Give them a try for yourself.

        I rate a 5 star dooyoo rating.

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          20.03.2010 10:01
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          Basic Crackers For A Cheap Price

          I got these to try the other day because my mum is on a mission to try as many of the Sainsburys Basics products as possible, some of their stuff is proper nice and it makes you wonder why you've been paying over the odds for the big brand names for so long!!! I don't usually go on about the packaging but I think it's stupid on these, it's the normal white and orange CHEAPO packaging but I think they should have put a clear window in because you can't see the product at all through the white plastic and I was expecting them to be something else because Sainsburys haven't described them very well.

          I thought they was going to be like cream crackers only smaller but they're actually more like stale Ritz biscuits! lol They're like an oval oblong shape and feel a bit weird when you hold them, they've got a proper funny greasy, dry AND salty feel to them and I had to go and wipe my fingers after I'd eaten a couple because I didn't like the feel on my skin.

          They're not hardly crunchy at all and feel so soft that it's like they're going stale. I know I didn't have a dodgy pack because when I told my mum about them she said she'd brought them before and they was exactly the same, she'd chucked the pack in the bin without giving the rest of us any because she thought they was off! lol You get a few crumbs off them but they don't feel like your eating a luxury crumbly biscuit, I don't think these can make their minds up about whether they ARE biscuits or crackers and they're a bit like both..... but a mega cheap version of both!

          The crackers do taste big time cheap, I'd know that they was one of the cheapo supermarket brands even if I hadn't seen the pack. The flavour is proper bland but a bit too salty, it's like they've tried to copy the taste of a cracker but put it into a Ritz texture and I don't think it works at all. I reckon they might be nicer with some sort of topping but I cant think what would go on them, another reviewer said pate and I think that would be the best thing because it would add a meaty taste to the crackers and also it would hold them together a bit better while you're eating them.

          A 200g pack costs 54p. I don't know if that's a good price or not because it's hard to know what to compare them to, Ritz cost over £1.00 for a 200g box but still deffo worth buying because they're so yummy and the same with Jacobs Cream Crackers. These are worth 54p if you like them but I won't buy them again because they're too cheap to be able to enjoy them properly.

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          18.03.2010 13:02
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          An inexpensive and tasty snack

          These really go nicely with a cup of coffee!

          Normally if I am having a coffee, I will have a sweet biscuit, such as a digestive or a rich-tea, maybe something with chocolate on if I am lucky.

          I tried these recently, with my cuppa. It is usual, if I am having a cracker-type of snack to slap plenty of butter and cheese on, but I feel it doesn't really go with these. Although they have a crispness about them, they are slightly soft and definitely crumbly. These are a little like Ritz cracker snacks, to give you a better idea. I would much rather save the cheese for something like a Jacob's Cream Cracker, or a digestive biscuit.

          I am not being down on these though, they do stand up on their own, and in my opinion, they are more of a nibble than a cracker.

          If you must have something on them I really do like these with a bit of pate. Don't worry about getting anything expensive - many supermarkets now do an inexpensive pate in one of these sausage shaped plastic wraps. I can and have gone through a whole pack of these and a pack of pate in one sitting. Just line yourself up on the settee, in front of a good film, and a bottle of beer, fizzy or whatever takes your fancy.

          This is a nice inexpensive nibble to have in the cupboard, whether you have it plain, or with a little something you fancy.

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          17.01.2010 14:19
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          Well worth buying

          Sainsbury's Basics Snack Crackers

          Description: Manufacturer: Sainsbury's / Type: Biscuits


          Like so many of us, I ate and drink too much over the festive season and as a result, am now trying to eat healthily in order to lose a few pounds and also, feel less sluggish. Part of this healthy eating regime means replacing junk food with healthy snacks, and cutting back on things like bread (which I could eat quite a lot of, given the opportunity!). I have been eating soups for lunch, and instead of always having bread with it, have been eating crackers instead.

          I love the Sainsbury's Basic range which allows me to save cash by not spending extra on fancy packaging and wrappings. The packaging gets chucked in the bin anyway so why pay more for it. There are loads of really good quality products in the range and while there may be some which are disappointing, there are also heaps which are really good quality and excellent value for money.

          A pack of 60 crackers cost me £0.44 which is quite a bit cheaper than some of the competing brands. They come in plain white packaging with orange writing. Inside, there are two packs of 30 crackers which are individually sealed making it handy to pop one into your bag for work etc. As with all crackers, once they have been opened, they should be stored in an airtight container to keep them fresh.

          The crackers have a decent crunchy texture and a light dusting of salt on each one, giving it a nice savory taste, They are probably a little too bland to just eat by themselves, but I find this is the case with all crackers.

          If you are eating these with soup, or topped with something (I use Dairylee light but they are great with any cheese, or another topping of your choice) then they are fab. They are light and tasty and have a great fresh and crunchy texture. I have also been eating them piled with salad or cottage cheese as a healthy snack which has really helped me stay away from junk food.

          If you haven't tried these yet then you definitely should, they are great and extremely good value for money too!

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            21.10.2009 00:20
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            Good value crackers

            Over the last couple of years, I have been trying a lot of supermarket basic/value products, as well as shopping more at Aldi in recent months. This has been in an attempt to save money on the family shopping bill. I have found that a lot of these cheaper products taste very good, and in a lot of cases, are as good as branded products and more expensive own brand items. I tend to avoid the Basics meat and eggs, due to concerns about animal welfare, and cakes and buns, as they are better homebaked. I am willing to try most other products, though.

            I recently bought a packet of Sainsburys' Basics Snack Crackers, costing just 49 pence for 200g. The packaging is very plain and simple, with the usual white and orange Basics colours. The front of the packet claims that they are a 'simple recipe, cracking price'. For 49 pence, they are certainly a bargain. Inside, the crackers are split into two sections, each individually wrapped. The crackers are a light golden colour, and rectangular shaped. The taste is similar to Ritz Crackers or Tuc Biscuits, but for much less money.

            The crackers are very light in texture and crumble easily. They would be good crushed, and used as a coating or a topping for foods such as, fried chicken, pasta bake or macaroni cheese. We have eaten the crackers with butter and cheese, and also as a snack just on their own. My husband really likes them, and has started having a plate on their own as a snack. I also take some out in a Lock and Lock tub, so my two year old daughter can have a bite to eat when we are out and about.

            The crackers contain wheat gluten, barley gluten, sulphites and egg, for those with allergies. Per 100g there are 475kcal, 6.7g protein, 66.7g carbohydrate (sugars 13.7g), 20.2g fat, 1.3g fibre and 1.9g salt. These values are for half a packet, which is quite a large portion, and more than I would eat in one go. Per cracker, there are 18kcal and 0.7g of fat, so this doesn't seem too bad.

            I have bought several more packets of these crackers since trying the first one, as they have proved to be so popular in our house. They will be something that I will continue to buy on a regular basis.

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            29.08.2009 22:32
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            Wonderful I've eaten half a packet just writing this review!

            I am crackers for crackers! I like any sort really and am not fussy so when I saw these for 49p in my local Sainsbury's for what is a rather large packet I lobbed some in my basket along with some spreadable cheese and liver pate to have as a late night snack later on that day!

            The Packaging:

            The crackers come mainly in a white plastic covering and on the front in white and orange writing I'm told they are Sainsbury's 'Basic' Snack Crackers 'Simple Recipe, Cracking Price', there is a simple scribble of a couple of crackers on there, I'm told they are Vegetarian, the best before date is clearly stamped on and there is an nutritional pye chart on there. On the back of the packet a full nutritional chart is listed, ingredients and allergy advice is given, I'm told how to store them, weight is stated (200g), contact details for Sainsbury's are listed and finally there is a bar-code on there. It is cheap looking packaging but what is nice is that once you discard the outer packaging you had two single packets of crackers (30 in each) lined up and that packaging is clear so no one would assume they were that cheap! Well thought out that and of course that means that with 60 crackers you are able to keep them fresher for longer!

            The Crackers:

            These are simply wonderful and I have a new addiction so mush so that I have been known to sit and eat all 60 crackers without even thinking twice about what I was doing!

            So these are mainly made up of wheat. They are a light golden colour and sort or oblong with holes dotted through them and are rounded at the edges. They are rather thin but I must say they do hold light toppings without breaking and/or crumbling anywhere. They are incredibly crunchy and light on the tummy, well seasoned and you can really taste the salt very well blended throughout them and I can only describe them as golden in taste!

            I love them! They are crunchy but at the same melt in the mouth. I love the way they are not greasy and although they are crunchy are not dry either and are the only cracker I enjoy eating dry (with no better or low fat spread on or anything!).

            These are excellent value for money and at double price or slightly more than that I would still buy these...just don't tell Sainsbury's I said that lol.

            Allergy Advice:

            Contains Wheat gluten, barley gluten, sulphites & egg.

            Nutritional Information Per Cracker:

            Calories: 18
            Fat: 0.7g
            Saturated Fat: 0.3g
            Salt: Trace
            Total Sugars: 0.5g

            Only available in Sainsbury's stores.

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