When it comes to quick appetizers for a crowd, we're big fans of the classic cheese, deli meat, and cracker combo. With a choice or two of each, everyone is happy! We normally go for fairly basic crackers and concentrate on the toppings instead, but this box of new-to-us Triscuit crackers called out to us from the shelf.
Wow. These crackers pack a powerful punch. The black pepper flavor is super intense - like tongue-numbing and sneeze-inducing intense! This is paired with some garlic and onion seasoning and a hefty dose of salt. There's also a rich mellowness underneath all that black pepper, which we suspect is where the olive oil comes into play.
These crackers were way too much for us on their own, but they worked surprisingly well with food given their intensity. A bit of salami and a wedge of soft cheese piled on top did a lot to temper down all that black pepper. The overall effect was tasty, zingy, and balanced.
We love this cracker's powerful character, but we can see that it might not be for everyone. We'll probably pick up a second box of a milder cracker so guests can have the choice.
Does this cracker appeal to you?
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(Images: Emma Christensen)