First up to the table - Chedder Cheese
These got opened on the journey on Friday night, and after trying to convince the boyfriend to do the Sakata Friday Challenge of getting the cracker from his forhead to his mouth while I was driving, we decided the cheese-coating-down-the-face-look was probably not the best one to be rocking when arriving at the service station or to be wearing for the rest of the journey… no one likes chedder cheese cracker coating on their face really… do they?
The taste was delicious, a really tasty chedder which was actually noticeable… half the time when something says it’s cheese flavoured, it actually ends up being that sour, stuff-of-school-canteen-nightmares and I don’t like it! So, it was great to get a really delicious taste, complimented by the smooth surface and real crunch of the crackers. Overall a really delicious snack and because it’s low fat, it’s a fab alternative to crisps!
We arrived at my parents house and enjoyed the rest of the packet with the family and a glass of red wine each… and they went well too! You could definitly serve these up as pre-dinner snacks with some dips.
Next to be opened – Sizzling (or classic) Barbecue
It’s safe to say the crackers were a hit. My sister had the barbecue pack open on Saturday morning before we’d even left for the day out, and as soon as they were open, everyone was digging in. I was completely fine, despite previous concern about the Soya Sauce, you can read the information about this on the website as they are gluten free; “the product is gluten free and this has been confirmed by analytical testing through an accredited laboratory here in the UK, using the preferred test method of Coeliac UK.” If like me you always like to be certain, read more here.
The UK website is amazingly informative, so definitely head over for some mouth-watering cracker information!! I love that they have a dedicated area on the website to tell you all about the gluten free nature of the crackers!
So, half the packet got demolished in a matter of minutes in the morning, and then, when we got home in the evening, the rest of the barbecue and all of the Sour Cream and Chive crackers were munched while we made dinner. The barbecue taste was delicious, the boyfriend’s favourite and a definite family favourite! It’s a really great flavour without being over powering and amazing when accompanied with dips!
Finally, my favourite – Sour Cream and Chive
We ate these crackers and the rest of the barbecue ones with sweet chilli dip. This was a really great addition to the crackers as it gave an extra level of taste and a little kick to the sour cream and chive crackers!
I really recommend Sakata crackers and am now a total convert! They’re low fat too which means that they are a brilliant choice over crisps (especially if, like me you’re trying to get fit and healthy in the lead up to Christmas!) Also, I think these would look wonderful if you got all the different flavours and circled them around a set of dips. I would recommend: Sweet Chilli and Sour Cream dips, but let me know if you have any other ideas!
As for the plain crackers (original)…
I didn’t even get to taste these as they got left with the family, so I think it’s safe to say they were a total success! I only realised half way back to my flat that they’d managed to keep the pack… so sneaky! So, i’ll wait and see what they say, but I think the fact that the pack didn’t return with me is a sure sign that they are a total winner!
I want to try the other flavours that they have on the Australian website, so, fingers crossed we get those flavours over here in the UK soon! Also, I have a few recipe ideas for the crackers, so I’m going to have to track some down and blog about them and show you how to display them for Christmas parties too! So much to do… i’m hungry now… Wish I had those crackers now!! Lucky family!w