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Everything DOES Taste Better on a Ritz

  • May 18, 2008
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Pros: Light buttery taste, great with peanut butter & jelly, sausage, cheeseĀ…

Cons: Addictive; High in fat and calories.

The Bottom Line: There is always plenty of snack crackers on could choose from, but my favorite remains Ritz. I have tried the rest, but to my taste-buds Ritz remains the best.

The commercials trumpeted (paraphrased of course): Everything tastes better when it’s sitting on a Ritz, and my taste buds agree. I love Ritz; they are another snack food from my childhood that I have continued to enjoy into my adult life. The crackers are round, light, and buttery tasting; it is a taste that never grow old, and only enhances the flavor of anything that sits on it, or is sandwiched between two of them.

National Biscuit Company (Nabisco) introduced Ritz in 1934 during the depression and has survived essentially unchanged into the 1990’s when the company introduced a number of different variations on the theme (see below).

The typical Ritz box ships with four paper wrapped stacks of crackers that add up to 1lbs of rich buttery goodness. Ritz crackers contain no trans-fat, are low in saturated fats, and provide 4% RDA of iron.

I like my Ritz by themselves of paired with peanut butter & jelly, cheddar cheese, and summer sausage. But, be forewarned, Ritz crackers are addictive and the calories and fat can add up in one is not careful.

Ritz Crackers March On to a Different Beat

In additional to Original Ritz crackers are also available in the following varieties: Low Sodium, Reduced Fat, Whole Wheat, Roasted Vegetable and Honey Butter.

Nabisco also markets and sells "Ritz Bits Sandwich Crackers" In the U.S and Canada, "Ritz Bits are miniature-sized Ritz cracker sandwiches with filling between. They also come in several different varieties including: Plain, Cheese, Peanut Butter, S'mores, and Peanut Butter & Jelly.

Nabisco recently started marketing Ritz crackers in a toasted crisp chip called "Ritz Toasted Chips" and in an elongated form known as Ritz Sticks, which are similar in form and function to, well, pretzel sticks.

Nutritional Information

Ingredients: enriched wheat flour (contains niacin, reduced iron, thiamin mononitrate [vitamin B1], riboflavin [vitamin B2], folic acid), vegetable shortening (partially hydrogenated soybean oil), sugar, high fructose corn syrup, salt, leavening, (calcium phosphate, baking soda).

Servicing information: One serving (about 5 crackers) of Ritz Crackers contains 80 Calories, 4.5 grams of fat (including 1g of saturated fat, 2 grams of Polyunsaturated Fat, and 1g of Monounsaturated Fat), 0mg of Cholesterol, 135mg of Sodium, 10 grams of carbohydrates, 0 grams of dietary fiber, 1g of sugar, and 1g of protein.


There is always plenty of snack crackers on could choose from, but my favorite remains Ritz. I have tried the rest, and for a time moved to a whole wheat cracker, but to my taste-buds Ritz remains the best.


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review by . April 19, 2008
I enjoy a good Ritz Cracker snack. Most people enjoy a Ritz Cracker with peanut butter or a little cheese. Personally, I  prefer my Ritz Cracker sandwich o'Lite. Now I never said I have a Top Chef's palate, but this little Ritz Cracker sandwich o'Lite tastes good to me. Here's my recipe:  Level of difficulty: 0  - 2 Ritz Crackers  - A red or green grape    Place the grape between the two crackers and VOILA!     
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