Today is International Bacon Day! To celebrate, here’s a little thing I’ve had on the back burner for a while.
You might look at new Ritz Bacon Crackers and see yet another bacon-flavored fad product.
I see the potential to relive a childhood favorite in a matte red box.
Nabisco used to have a cracker called Bacon Thins that I just adored as a child. They disappeared, and I’ve lamented them ever since. Can Ritz Bacon Crackers fill that void in my heart?
The Good: Has the familiar taste of Bacon Thins that I loved so much. The buttery flavor of Ritz is still there, but doesn’t interfere with the bacon flavor like I thought it would. They have cracked black pepper in them that doesn’t really show up until after you’re almost done chewing, but has a pleasant, lingering spice to it.
The Not-So-Good: I would prefer them without the butter flavor. Even though I love it, the bacon taste is very artificial, so may not appeal to some. These have that flaky Ritz texture as opposed to the old Bacon Thins, which had a crisper and more dip-worthy texture.
Ritz Bacon Crackers aren’t perfect, but the flavor is so close to Bacon Thins that they make my nostalgic belly happy. Hope you enjoy International Bacon Day!
- Score: 4.5 out of 5
- Price: $2.50
- Size: 13.25 oz. box
- Purchased at: Walmart