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This Costco Snack Is a Must-Have for the Holiday Season

updated Oct 17, 2022
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Of all the food traditions I enjoy during the holidays, the one that brings me the most joy requires no cooking at all. A charcuterie board signals the start of the festivities, bringing family and friends together to share stories and memories over bites of crackers and cheese. These snack situations can be as simple or as elaborate as you chose, but they all must include crackers.

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As one of Costco’s biggest fans, I rely on the warehouse for every part of my holiday prep, and crackers for the charcuterie board are no exception. Costco has curated its cracker choices so that there’s something for everyone. I’ve nibbled my way through the selection, buying one brand for snacks and school lunches and another for summer picnics, but the box I always come back to for a holiday cheese board is Crunchmaster 6-Seed Multi-Grain Baked Crackers.

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What’s So Great About Crunchmaster 6-Seed Multi-Grain Baked Crackers?

These baked crackers are super crunchy, slightly salty, and full of nutty flavor. This makes them perfect for pairing with cheeses, jams, dried fruit, and cured meats on a holiday charcuterie board. The crisp texture of the crackers contrasts with the softness of Brie, Camembert, and logs of fresh goat cheese, and stands up to slices of pungent aged cheeses. Their hexagonal shape helps these crackers stand out among the more common circular or square crackers, making your board feel just a little fancier.

Smaller packages and various flavors of Crunchmaster’s crackers can be found at other retailers, but Costco’s box has them beat. The warehouse stocks the 6-Seed flavor made with a mixture of sesame, amaranth, flax, chia, quinoa, and millet. The seeds add to the crackers’ flavor and crunch and give them a cute speckled look.

These multi-grain crackers are packed in 2 (14-ounce) bags, so it is easy to stock up on before the festivities begin so you’re ready to build an elegant cheese board at a moment’s notice.

Find it in stores: Crunchmaster 6-Seed Multi-Grain Baked Crackers, $10.99 for 28 ounces (2 14-ounce bags)

What are your favorite crackers to buy from Costco? Share your pick in the comments below.