On our hunt to switch all of our food purchases from conventional to organic, a classic round cracker was needed – something buttery, light, perfect for snacking on its own or dipped, and yes, round. And while it didn’t sit very high on our priority list of organic foods (since it’s not something that we eat very often), it was there. We both assumed that the switch would be easy, because really, how many organic round buttery crackers are there?
Well, as it turns out, there are a bunch of organic classic or golden round crackers out there. Go figure! But, and this was a big one for us, we didn’t want a lick of soy to be in these crackers. Because just as I had touched on in my “Why We Buy Organic” post, soy is a major source for inflammation in the body. So we realized that what we actually wanted, was an organic, soy-free, and even minimally processed round, buttery cracker. And as you can probably imagine, that pretty much narrowed down our options immediately.
The choice was easy for us. Late July was our hands-down winner for several reasons. First and most importantly, they use all organic ingredients. But also their crackers have no soy, no artificial colors, no added flavors, and no preservatives. Yep, basically our dream cracker. Oh, and did I mention that they taste amazing too? While they’re not an exact match to the Ritz Crackers that I grew up with (personally I think that they have just the slightest bit less of butter flavor, and the teensiest bit more salt), they are pretty dang close. Plus once you’ve finished your first box (because trust me, you will), you won’t even think twice about the preservative and artificial ingredient laden non-organic option.
We love Late July because they are. . .
- made without any artificial colors
- made without any artificial flavors
- made without any preservatives
- a female founded + run business
- amazingly delicious
- an environmentally conscious company – they’ve partnered with TerraCycle® to provide you with a free + easy recycling program for all of their snack packaging
Our favorite Late July snacks are the. . .
- Organic Classic Crackers
- Organic Cheddar Cheese Crackers
- Organic Peanut Butter Minis
- Organic Cheddar Cheese Minis
- Organic Saltine Crackers
As you can see, what started out as a “replace the Ritz” task, really turned into a full-blown love affair with all things Late July. We didn’t plan on this happening, but we basically became a Late July family overnight, and I’m pretty sure that you will too!