“It’s the holiday season, with the whoop-dee-do and hickory dock and don’t forget to hang up your sock…” is the song that runs through my head constantly during this time of year. Yeah, I’m a sucker for holiday music. Old school only please.
With the holidays comes entertaining and social gatherings where there is food and if you’re lucky, drinks are involved. It’s cocktail parties instead of sit down dinners. Eggnog instead of a cold brew. If you are the host of such a party this year and are looking for a different type of cracker so that you can avoid the same old tired Ritz crackers (sorry Ritz, you had a good run), Kashi has your answer.
They have a new line of entertaining crackers out that I had to try because I am in love with Kashi crackers. And also because the box had that nice little “New!” stamp on it which pulls me in every time. A very quick way to my heart and to ensure my devotion to you is to present me with a plate of cheeses and crackers. Oh sure most girls like chocolates and yeah that’s okay. But cheese and crackers and I will adore you. If you also give me wine then things could turn crazy.
Because of my obsession with cheese and crackers, you can see why I had to try these out. And I have no shame in telling you that they impressed me as soon as I took them out of the box because they were huge and size matters
While I may have small hands, they are not abnormally teeny. Just typical chick small. As you can see by the picture, one cracker takes up the whole palm of my hand! That’s a big cracker, holy cow!
What you see is the Roasted Garlic and Thyme flavored variety. Garlic is my lifeforce, so I had to try these first. I had the crackers straight up and in short, they are awesome. Very light and crunchy with a huge amount of flavor to them. The flavor isn’t overwhelming and would pair nicely with just about anything.
These crackers are perfect for entertaining because they are a larger cracker. That may sound weird but they are the perfect size for cocktail and appetizer type foods. You could make these into anything. Small fancied up mini-pizzas? Sure! Chi-chi brie and cranberry sauce appetizers? Certainly! Or you can serve these straight up and allow your guests to top them however they like.
Sometimes when the crackers are smaller, you feel like you’re loading up if you have more than three. Or maybe that’s just me. With the bigger size of these, two is plenty and depending on what you use for toppings, can be a very filling snack or first course.
If you are looking for a different kind of entertaining cracker or just a different cracker to have on hand, give these a try. Plus you can feel better about eating them since they are made with whole grains!
Kashi has three different flavors of these crackers that you can try. I know that I will be picking up more!
Happy healthy entertaining guys!