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Taste Test: Brown Sugar Cinnamon Ritz Crackers

With holiday parties looming on the horizon, I've had killer apps and hors d'oeuvres in the back of my mind. Since no party is complete without a meat, cheese, and crackers platter, it's only appropriate that Nabisco has come out with a new variety of Ritz cracker, Brown Sugar Cinnamon, that's sure to be popular come Christmastime. Ritz crackers were an after-school pastime for me growing up, so I couldn't wait to try the new flavor. Did it live up to its highly-regarded name? Find out when you read more.

If the original Ritz cracker and a cinnamon graham cracker had a baby, it would be the Brown Sugar Cinnamon cracker. Like a graham, these crackers are visibly sprinkled with brown sugar and cinnamon on one side only, and possess the same delicate, airy texture of a conventional Ritz round. While these crackers aren't as sweet or cinnamon-y, they still have a distinct cinnamon flavor.

If you're not a fan of the spice, you probably won't like these crackers, either. What they're missing is the salty, buttery, rich quality that the Ritz is known for — in my opinion, the best part of a Ritz cracker. In the end, this newfangled snack isn't decisive enough for me. I wished it took more of a sweet-salty-spicy stand, or simply stood alone as a plain Ritz cracker; that would make the flavor more worthwhile.

It could, however, be a quick way to add flair to a cheese plate. One could also get creative in topping it with a sweet apple filling, crumbling it on top of it a pear crisp, or crushing it to fashion a super-light graham cracker-type crust. Have you ever tried these crackers? What did you think of them?

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55kplyonflying 55kplyonflying 4 years
I made a fruit salsa to serve with these and there was plenty of flavor in the crackers to compliment the salsa. Grandkids loved the crackers.
lhoward8702 lhoward8702 4 years
I have one word..."yummy"
bockaudi bockaudi 4 years
I bought some @ Walmart to try. I loved them. But now went to 3 different stores and nno one has them.. I wanted some to share with my 3 yr old granddaughter that I am leaving Thur to see. ;(;(;( No on has any. So now can not find them.. Please get in stores. Love Love Love them.
melissaS melissaS 6 years
I love Ritz Crackers, would try them if I can find any in Malaysia but I can imagine that I would probably prefer the original
jessvogel85 jessvogel85 6 years
I think these sound really good! I loved their honey Ritz last winter so I'm hoping these are just as good!!
suziryder suziryder 6 years
Ooo I imagine these would be good with apples and brie. Or apple butter! I'm not a huge Ritz fan (always preferred Club) but these could be fun... although if they're not salted, they might be a bit bland even with the cinnamon and sugar.
Spectra Spectra 6 years
Never thought of Ritz crackers as being sweet, I guess. I don't think I'd like them much, only because I like them to be buttery and salty and not coated in cinnamon and sugar.
danaruth danaruth 6 years
I haven't seen these but I will look for them. I too grew up on Ritz - pb&j on Ritz are my personal favorite. These would be great with peanut butter and banana, or maybe cream cheese and a strawberry. Yum!
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