Crunchmaster Cheezy Crisps and Grammy Crisps

By | Feb 6, 2014

The following guest post is from Annsley Klehr, NFCA volunteer, blogger, and owner of Gluten Freedoms

Are you always on the hunt for the perfect gluten-free cracker?  Finding them too bland, tasting like cardboard, or flimsy?  Well, I definitely am!  Every time I go to the grocery store, I’m always scanning the cracker aisle, looking for a suitable gluten-free cracker to replace all those buttery, flaky, gluten ones, and yet, I’ve been hard pressed to find a replacement . . . until today!

So, you can imagine my surprise when I ventured to try Crunchmaster’s certified gluten-free Cheezy Crisps and Grammy Crisps and was wowed to the max!  By blending traditions from both the East and the West, Crunchmaster has created rice crackers in the “Usuyaki” style, which is Japanese for thin and flat.

Cheezy and Grammy Crisps

Crunchmaster Cheezy and Grammy Crisps

Not only are the crackers legitimately thin and flat, but they are also made right here in the USA.  Both the Grammy and Cheezy Crisps’ first ingredient is brown rice flour, followed by another whole grain below it.  That’s more whole grain than what’s in most products on the cracker shelf.  The rice itself is grown in California and the ingredients are GMO-free.

Well, what’s a tasting party without tasters?  So I invited two gluten eaters to come join me.  The box of Cheezy Crisps was our first stop.  Upon review of the box, the images of the Cheezy Crisps made us believe the triangular crackers were white cheddar all the way, and about the size of a box of raisins.  We got our first surprise when we opened the box and found the Cheezy Crisps to be about the size of a quarter and their color being that of orange cheddar.  Once we got over our initial shock, the powerful crunch and flavor in each bite made us feel like we were eating the entire box in one mouthful.  Needless to say, it was a powerful punch.  The Crisps were airy, crunchy and packed full of flavor.  I believe the word “addictive” was used, and lines from the gluten eaters like, “I would buy this,” were tossed about.

Daughter with Cheezy and Grammy Crisps

My 4 1/2 year old couldn’t get enough of the Cheezy and Grammy Crisps!

The biggest test was from my 4 ½ year old daughter who was as thrilled to come home to a special afternoon snack as she was to be a part of the taste testing.  She described them as “triangles, [tasting] just like cheese, yummy and crunchy.”  At which point she begged for more, and that’s when she got to try the Grammy Crisps.

The Grammy Crisps box depiction appeared to be more true to size.  From eating the Cheezy ones first, we expected a powerful crunch, and that was exactly what we got.  The crispiness was mixed with the sweet tooth satisfaction of both cinnamon and sugar.  They were not overly sweet, which we preferred.  My daughter’s first word was “delicious,” followed by “yummy, a bit juicy, and square.”  And of course, she begged for seconds.

I believe these are both crackers with which I must stock my shelves!  We felt that the though both crackers were perfect for snacking on, the Grammy Crisps could also be enjoyed:

  • Crushed and sprinkled over plain yogurt or vanilla ice cream
  • Crushed to make a pie crust

If you’re interested in trying out Crunchmaster’s other gluten-free products, they make Baked Rice Crackers, Multi-grain Crisps, Ancient Grain Crackers, Multi-Seed Crackers, and Popped Edamame.  You can find them online at the Crunchmaster Store, or at some Target locations, Fresh Markets, and other natural food markets.  Looking for a coupon?  You can get $1 off coupon on their website here.

Many thanks to Jen Novotny at Crunchmaster for providing us with these unexpected treats and allowing us to review their products!

 

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