When I think of Ritz crackers several things come to mind. The Ritz Carlton Hotel, Cracker Jacks, safe crackers or the ritzy co-ed I dated in college who believed in having sex only after she was married. (I dropped her like a hot potato.)
To be an iconic food product you need two key ingredients. One, you need to taste good, two you need staying power and three, you need to taste good. It also helps to have Andy Griffith doing your commercials on the TV.
Ritz crackers were introduced by Nabisco in 1934. They are simple, scalloped edges, enriched flour, low in calories and cholesterol and no Trans fat. But the thing about a Ritz is though it is simple in taste they are very versatile. They go with anything. During the game, I down with a wrapper of Ritz crackers and a can of Cheez Whiz.
So I thought a few recipes for the Ritz cracker would be in order here. You can actually get pretty creative with these things. Check out the list, you’ll be glad you did.
Next week; Goldfish.