Product: Milton’s Craft Bakers Gluten Free Everything Baked Crackers – $3.59+
I wish I could remember where I picked up the pouch of Milton’s Craft Bakers Gluten Free Everything Baked Crackers…but I don’t remember. I think…think…they came from my local Kroger. Possibly one of those days where my roommate threw something into the cart, off list, to surprise me. Who knows for sure.
What I do know is that I have a pouch of Milton’s Craft Bakers Gluten Free Everything Baked Crackers…so why not pair it with a hearty (and healthy) chowder for lunch today? Hey, if I have the product, I best use said product! It does no good just sitting in my pantry (or in this case, in the basket on top of my fridge).
Today, I popped them open.
Milton’s Craft Bakers began in 1995 with the opening of Milton’s Restaurant and Delicatessen in Del Mar, California, offering up wholesome and great tasting foods in the tradition of the delis of New York City. The founders then continued their passion by creating their own breads for any sandwiches they served. The customers loved the bread so much that they wanted to take it home with them…and thus…Milton’s Baking Company was born. Since then, their line of delicious and nutritious breads has grown, and they have since developed an assortment of flavorful crackers made with the same whole grains that they make those famous breads with. But, wait for just a moment. That’s not all. This past summer, Milton’s stepped into the gluten-free realm by offering a new line of crackers and cookies, that they state are so good that consumers won’t know for a moment that they are gluten-free. The crackers come in four (4) varieties: Cheddar Cheese, Crispy Sea Salt, Everything and Multi-Grain. The cookies have three (3) varieties: Chocolate Chip, Double Chocolate Chip, and Snickerdoodle.
I haven’t seen the cookies yet…but…now that I’ve had the crackers…I’d love to try them. So, let’s get into the nitty-gritty here. I never do anything basic, so when faced with a flavor option, I aim to be different. Now, these might have been the only offerings at the mystery store where I mysteriously picked these up…but…either way, why start with Multi-Grain and Crispy Sea Salt? I can’t do cheese…so EVERYTHING!
Being a New Yorker…I love me a good (gluten free) everything bagel. I really, really do. It has every wonderful flavor packed into each bite. You want poppy seeds…yep…in there. Sesame seeds…also in there. Onion and caraway…got that too! EVERYTHING literally means…everything. And any New Yorker appreciates this flavor.
But…did the flavor come across in cracker form? YES! Oh yes. First of all, these crackers have an abundance of flavor, without being a distraction. Everything about this cracker is right and good in the world. Simple pleasures come in simple packages…and this was one I am glad I somehow ended up with. These crackers are made with 7 grains and 4 seeds, which are perfect for snacking, stacking and dipping. For reals. The texture is thin, and crispy. I don’t want a cracker that wilts in soups and stews. I want it to keep that texture and crispiness when I dip, or spoon heaps of the soup onto the top of these. Oh yeah…these went above and beyond all expectations. And, yes, they have that perfect everything I love about everything everything (did you follow that?) flavor. It’s turning the best bagel in the world into a chip…that makes it so versatile and amazing. And I am a happier snacker because of it.
Let’s take a look at the ingredients that Milton’s Craft Bakers puts into the Gluten Free Everything Baked Crackers. These crackers are made from brown rice flour, gluten free oats, potato flakes, potato starch, corn flour, high oleic sunflower oil (tocopherols, rosemary extract and ascorbyl palmitate added as an antioxidant), rice flour, cane sugar, white toasted sesame seeds, molasses granules (syrup, molasses), spice blend (poppy seeds, caraway seeds, sesame seeds, dehydrated onion), sugar, black sesame seeds, sea salt, millet, whey protein concentrate, poppy seeds, quinoa seeds, amaranth, autolyzed yeast, baking soda, monocalcium phosphate, sunflower lecithin, salt, sodium acid pyrophosphate, garlic powder, natural butter flavor, and caraway seeds. These crackers are non-GMO verified, certified gluten free, wheat free, kosher, and vegetarian.
As for nutrition information, the Milton’s Craft Bakers Gluten Free Everything Baked Crackers are actually a healthy option when paired against other snacks out there. A serving size is about 14 crackers (30 grams) and there are around 4.5 servings per package. A serving will provide you with 130 calories, 4 grams fat, 0 grams saturated fat, 0 grams trans fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 180 mg sodium, 21 grams carbohydrates, 1 gram fiber, 3 grams sugars, and 2 grams protein.
These baked (not fried) crackers definitely deliver on their promise to provide a healthier snack without the gluten! These are one of the best crackers I have had in my gluten-free life. And I love crackers. They are even (dare I say it?) better than Crunchmaster! Pair it with a spread, soup, or just snack on them on their own. However you do it…just do it. I’d hate to have you miss out on these delicious snack crackers.