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Sainsbury's Be Good To Yourself Cream Crackers

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      17.11.2013 12:05
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      Great tasting crackers that are cheap and not as unhealthy as many others

      INTRODUCTION I love me some crackers at snacktime: with butter, with jam, with chocolate spread or Marmite, these are a cupboard staple in my house. Because I try to be as good as possible (and compensate for all the sugar and fat found elsewhere in my diet!) I started buying these Sainsbury's Be Good To Yourself crackers several years ago. Whilst the packaging design has changed drastically from that seen above, the crackers still taste the same, and are an essential component in my weekly shop. PRODUCT DESCRIPTION These crackers come wrapped in heat-sealed cellophane. Unlike the image above, the design is now predominantly green and white, in keeping with the modern design of the rest of the Be Good To Yourself range. On the front of the package is a flash stating these crackers are made with sustainable palm oil, so hopefully no Madagascan jungle was harmed in the making of this snack! The traffic light nutrition wheel states that these crackers are low in calories and total sugars, and have medium rates of fats and salt. The ingredients list shows these crackers contain wheat flour, palm oil and salt, plus a range of -ate additives. They are unsuitable for those who have problems eating wheat or barley gluten. Each cracker contains 32 calories, 0.5g of fat and 0.11g of salt, and each cracker has a value of 1 Weight Watchers ProPoint, for those following that eating plan. One packet of crackers weighs 200g and contains around 30 crackers, costing 35p, so each cracker costs just over one penny. The crackers themselves are around 6cm square and 3mm thick. They are stamped with the traditional "cream cracker" lable, plus a group of stylised 'S's. The surface is perforated with lots of small holes, which I imagine is integral to the manufacturing process. The surface is also lightly blistered, again I would imagine this occurs when the crackers are toasted. USER EXPERIENCE I love these crackers! They have a very satisfying crunch, and a very pleasant, light taste. Whilst I don't enjoy eating them on their own, they taste wonderful with toppings such as those I've listed above. They don't leave a greasy residue on the fingers or in the mouth like some other crackers I've tried. These crackers don't go soft as quickly as other brands I've tried, and if I take simple precautions, like putting an open pack in a tupperware box, or even just closing it up with a plastic clip, the crackers stay nice and crisp for four or five days. When bitten into there is a slight crumbling effect, although it is very minimal and it's fairly easy to eat these crackers tidily! CONCLUSION I think these crackers are a lovely, cheap snack which offers plenty of variety. Depending on the topping added they make a lovely sweet or salty snack and, as they're lower in fat than most other crackers, I don't feel so guilty eating them! Interestingly, the blandness of the cracker means there are no flavours to clash with whatever topping I put on, and interestingly, there is always a complimentary flavour sensed by my taste buds, which again I haven't found with any of the branded crackers. I will continue to put these in my grocery basket!

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      02.01.2010 11:56
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      Very tasty crackers, well worth a try

      I love crackers and do eat a lot of them, sometimes with cheese or marmite as a snack at home, but often when I get the munchies at work as I feel they are a healthier thing to snack on than sweets or crisps. I bought these crackers for 2 main reasons- partly because they were cheaper than Jacobs crackers- I'm always looking to save the pennies; and secondly because they claim to have lower levels of fat- I'm quite conscious of the levels of fat and calories in things so these seemed ideal. I really enjoyed eating these crackers. The flavour was different to the distinctive taste of a Jacobs cracker. They seemed less rich and they crumbled more easily. However the flavour and texture were perfectly enjoyable, all the better for knowing they were that little bit cheaper and healthier! These crackers seem to have more air pockets in them than Jacobs crackers- perhaps this is part of why they contain less fat! In any case, once they are spread with marmite or cheese then they taste yummy, and they are also enjoyable on their own. I will definitely be buying these crackers again. They cost me 37p, compared to Jacobs crackers which were 59p in my local Sainsburys for the same size pack, and the taste was different but just as enjoyable. Definitely worth a try for anyone looking to save a few pennies or lookingto reduce the levels of fat in their diet.

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      07.09.2009 14:36
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      A Delicious Packet Of Cream Crackers.

      I adore cream crackers, I probably eat them pretty much everyday recently (not sure if that's necessarily a good thing - I'm a tad obsessed!). You can purchase a 200g packet of Sainsburys Be Good To Yourself for 26p. These are quite cheap cream crackers and I think that these are decent for the price paid. These come in an oblong packet and this is green & white in colour so that it's noticeable on the shelf that this is one of the 'be good to yourself' products. Cream crackers are made from wheat flour & yeast and are square in shape. They have small air holes all over them which are very precise so I guess that they must be done by a machine, one side is smooth and the other side is emblazoned with the words 'cream cracker'. Each cracker is 31 calories and 0.5g of fat which means that as a snack or even as part of a dessert cheese board these aren't too bad for you at all. This variety is half the fat of the Jacobs Cream Crackers so sometimes it's worth stocking up on the healthier stuff as then you can eat slightly more! I love to eat these crackers with butter, marmite & ham or with some cheese on the toast. Last night I even ate them sandwiched together with peanut butter. I absolutely adore them, the taste is fantastic, these are a savoury snack if enjoyed with hard of soft cheese, you get a delicious crisp bite from these crackers which will help to bring out the taste of the cheese. Once this packet is opened ensure that you store it in an air tight container otherwise the crackers will become very soft and will lose their lovely taste. These crackers are nice and hard and crunchy and go great with lots of different fillings. I really don't have anything bad to say about these and I would definitely recommend them if you are trying to watch your weight or just maintain a healthy lifestyle whilst still enjoying great food. These crackers get 4/5 from me as I think they are delicious.

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      05.08.2009 18:29
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      Won't buy these again!

      I love cream crackers and get through loads of them. I'm not into Jacobs cream cracker offerings as I find them too hard on my teeth so normally opt to purchase shops own one's. Being on a health kick at the moment when I saw these being 50% less fat I simply had to try them! The Packaging.... White and lime green oblong plastic square sort of packet and on two sides of the packet there is a picture of the crackers and I'm told that they are Sainsbury's 'Be Good To Yourself' Cream Crackers '50% less fat a healthier option' and I'm told they are Vegetarian and there is an at a glance nutritional chart on there. Other information on the packet tells me the ingredients and lists allergy advice and nutritional information, I'm told how to store them and given contact details for Sainsburys and the size is stated (200g). The Crackers.... First off I counted 23 crackers in my packet. They are squared in shape with slightly rounded edges and a light golden brown colour with patches of darker brown in some places. They are smooth in some places as well as rough in others and engraved into one side the words Cream cracker adorns it whilst the other side is completely flat giving off a baked look. They have a very slight sort of baked bread smell to them (if you sniff really hard) and basically look good rather good! Taste wise... I'm not keen n these at all. These are rather dry (even with toppings on). They do have a baked taste but like I say they are really drying in the mouth. They have a floury taste and are seasoned well enough but they are not creamy, have a slightly powdery sort of taste to them and break rally easily. They are crunchy but like I say you do have to be careful with them as they do snap with ease and all round really I'm just not overly keen on them because of their dryness! Allergy Advice.... Contains wheat gluten & barley gluten. Not suitable for egg or sesame allergy sufferers due to the methods used in the manufacturer of the product. Nutritional Information Per Cracker... Calories: 31 Fat: 0.5g Sat Fat: 0.2g Salt: 0.11g Total Sugars: 0.1g Only available in Sainsbury's priced about 40p a packet.

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