The founding family of Late July Snacks has extended their healthy conscious beyond ingredients with beautiful environmentally friendly packaging as well. Our package of Late July Organic Crackers arrived with a marvelous display of both boxed and snack size bagged crackers laid out on a bed of “hay” made from recycled shreds. Although a freshness bag is still used, the product boxes themselves are made of simple cardboard material with a colorful, yet classical design. We give Late July two big thumbs up for their attention to details.
Tasting Notes for Late July Organic Crackers
Move over Ritz! These organic, trans fat free, all natural, cholesterol free, vegan, kosher (whew!) crackers from Late July are utterly addicting. They have an unbelievably rich, buttery taste that we couldn’t get enough of. The light touch of sea salt was a noticeable bonus as well. These crackers are ideal for both dipping and simple snacking. Most importantly, unlike their aforementioned competitors, these gems use organic oils rather than partially hydrogenated oils.
We had the opportunity to trial both the mini and full sized cracker sandwiches. Both varieties have a thin layer of all natural peanut butter smashed between two Late July Classic Rich Crackers. Although the taste was nearly identical, our food testers liked the minis the best for their “popability” and higher peanut butter to cracker ratio.
In terms of flavor, we hope to see these crackers overtake their main competitor, Ritz, on grocery shelves. The crackers are delicious alone, and even better when coupled with peanut butter. In fact, we would like to see more peanut butter! These cracker sandwiches were dangerously close to making our exclusive list of 5 star selections, however, our staff felt the peanut butter layer was a bit too thin. We are lobbying for a doubling, and if we are really lucky tripling, or the peanut butter.
Please note: Late July products are made in a facility that processes several allergen containing foods, such as milk, eggs, peanuts, and tree nuts. And they now make sandwich crackers filled with cheese.
The Facts on Late July Organic Crackers
Certifications: Late July Organic Crackers are Certified Kosher Dairy (this does not mean the product contains dairy, but can indicated shared equipment. See our Understanding Kosher Guide), Certified Organic, and Non-GMO Verified.
Dietary Notes: By ingredients, these Late July Organic Crackers are dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, soy-free, vegan / plant-based, and vegetarian. The Classic Rich and Saltines are peanut-free and nut-free. They are made in a plant that also processes milk, soy, eggs, peanuts and tree nuts. Nonetheless, always read the ingredient statement and check with the company on their manufacturing processes for all varieties if potential allergen cross-contamination is an issue for you. Processes and labeling are subject to change at any time for any company / product.
For More Product Information: Visit the Late July website at latejuly.com.