Lunchbox Helper: Ak-Mak Whole Wheat Sesame Crackers

We went to our favorite cheesemonger a couple weeks ago and bought some cheese and crackers. We were browsing around for a new cracker and asked him for recommendations. He practically pressed these Ak-Mak crackers into our hands; he got rather intense about it!

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Apparently these are his favorite crackers, and now we can see why.

The Ak-Mak whole wheat crackers have been made for four generations by the Soojians, an Armenian family. The crackers are free of preservatives and bleach, and the Soojians use an old Armenian recipe that's remained essentially the same since 1893. They use stone-ground whole-wheat flour in these flat-bread crackers.

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But what really sets them apart is the healthy amount of crunchy, toasty sesame seeds. They're so delicious in these crackers. The crackers themselves are wafer thin and delicate. Highly recommended! A slice of cheese and a tub of tabbouleh are all you need to add in for a nice light lunch.

You can find these at Trader Joe's and in the ethnic sections of some grocery stores. You can also find them in organic and health food groceries. We paid about $4 for ours but they may be cheaper elsewhere.

Related: DIY Graham Crackers

(Images: Faith Hopler)