New Source for Rice Crackers

My sister and I discovered rice crackers a few years ago at Costco. I’m talking about the round crackers that come in a tray, not the rice cracker mix products. It was a great find for my sister, because now she could have a gluten free option for snacking. It was a great find for me, because I fell in love with the taste.

For quite a while, Costco (generally only shopped when you need a boatload of other stuff), Asian markets (necessitating a special trip), or online, where you had to wait to get the product delivered. Local supermarkets were hit or miss as to whether the crackers were stocked. If I was really desperate, I could trek to the natural/healthy food store, some distance away and quite some more expensive.

Then, a few days ago I was in our local Safeway and, lo and behold, found that Nabisco is now marketing Rice Thins. And they taste good. Well, at least the original flavor. I also bought a box of their sea salt and pepper variation, which, to me at least, is not quite as successful. I understand there’s a white cheddar variety, and I’m anxious to try that.

Here’s what the box looks like, along with the nutrition panel.

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It says the crackers are manufactured on equipment “that processes soy, sesame seed, tree nuts,” but there isn’t anything about being made in a plant that doesn’t have wheat processing as well. I’ve asked about that through the web site, so we’ll see.

In the meantime, if you’re not totally intolerant of gluten, these might be worth a try. I know there are varying levels of tolerance, and if there is any little bit of contamination, for some folks that’s a big problem. If that’s not you, the fact that this is a Nabisco product means it’s more likely to be more widely available.