Water cracker

December 9, 2013 at 07:22 | Posted in biscuits | Leave a comment
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water cracker box Along with the Sao, the water cracker is probably the most ubiquitous cheesy biscuit in the world. Small, thin, round and crunchy they can be found in every ‘biscuit for cheese’ selection. Interestingly for such a commoditised biscuit, they are made by several different brands, all of which are available in the supermarket. I, of course, eschewed these imitators and purchased the Arnott’s variety.

There’s not a huge amount to say about them, really. Their roots lie, as everyone knows, in the hard tack baked to survive long sea journeys in the 1700 and 1800s – made with just flour and water to maximise longevity. Their modern descendants are much more refined, containing other ingredients and fats, and having a shelf-live of only a few months.

water cracker biscuitThese biscuits deliver exactly what you expect – a plain, crunchy biscuit. They work equally well as a base for some cheese or as something to dip into an, erm, dip, although they are not ideal for snacking on their own as they are rather dry. Having said that, the kids seem quite happy to chew on them whilst strapped into their car seats.

I’m going to give these a six out of ten.

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