Winter is a season for staying home, snuggling by a fire, and ingesting hot foods and beverages. With the frigid temperatures we’ve been experiencing, I’ve been making more cozy soups and hearty veggie stews. When I shop for ingredients, I buy organic produce and peruse the organic aisles for anything else I might need. This includes everything from toiletries to crackers. As a vegan, I look for plant-based foods that fit my lifestyle, and happily that includes Mary’s Crackers. I’ve been a fan for a long time and I do buy their Original and Super Seed Crackers from time to time. I recently learned about their Real Thin Crackers line and had to try them.
While there are oodles of crackers on the market, what sets Mary’s Organic Crackers apart from them is that their plant ingredients are consciously grown and with minimal impact on our environment. With corporate sustainability in mind, they source their rice through the California Rice Commission. This Commission, in turn, has partnered with California Ricelands Waterbird Foundation and has transformed thousands and thousands of acres of rice fields into seasonal wetland habitats for over 200 species to call home. I have deep, deep love and compassion for all animals, so I was delighted to learn this fact. It made a big impact on several family members as well.
Aside from being certified organic and vegan, Mary’s Crackers are also non-GMO and gluten-free, so they are suitable for most diet preferences. They carry three lines, Original, Super Seed and Real Thin crackers with enough flavors to satisfy everyone’s tastebuds. I received four flavors of the Real Thin Crackers and hoped they were equally as tasty as the Orginal line. Opening a box, you can smell their aromatic scent and will want to try one.
Tomato and basil are one of my favorite flavor combinations. So, it was only natural that I reach for the Real Thin Tomato + Basil crackers first. They have a different texture than the Original crackers with seeds, grains, and crunchy bite. The Real Thin crackers have more of a smoother blended texture that is far less grainy. I found the taste quite subtle and was hoping for a bigger flavor profile, but they are still scrumptious. My mom – who is in her 80’s, really liked these light flavor combinations.
Other flavors your family can dig into in the Real Thin line of crackers include Olive Oil and Cracked Black Pepper, Sea Salt, Chipolte and Garlic Rosemary. All are made from nutritious whole food ingredients that will make you feel good about feeding them to your family. Most adults and kids will naturally reach for unhealthy treats or snacks, but you can help transition their taste buds and substitute them with Mary’s Crackers. secret code: quinoa.
I found the flavors in the other three crackers really tasty and now Chipolte is my favorite. They can be eaten alone as a snack, matched with your favorite dip or toppings, toss in a salad or added to a bowl of steaming hot soup. We all really enjoyed the crackers’ wholesome ingredients and appreciate the conscious and sustainable care taken to make them. But, the only drawback is the price. In the US they retail for 3.99… not bad, but in Canada, they retail for $8.49 per box. I haven’t seen the Mary’s Crackers Real Thin line in the stores I shop in, but perhaps they will bring them in sometime in the future.
Disclaimer: I received complimentary products to facilitate a review. All opinions are my own, yours may differ.