Wasa Hearty Rye Crispbread is a Whole Grain Snacking Option

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Ah, crackers – so crisp, so crunchy, so… not exactly healthy. But that is where Wasa Hearty Rye Crispbread is very different from other crackers – so different, that the fact that they are referred to as “crispbread” rather than crackers.

Most commercial brands of crackers that appear on store shelves have rather long lists of ingredients, and contain hydrogenated and partially hydrogenated oils (trans-fat alert!), little to no fiber, high fat, sugar, and salt contents, and very little nutrition overall.

A product of Sweden, Wasa Crispbread comes in several varieties (such as multi-grain, hearty rye (now called whole grain), light rye, sourdough rye, etc.) and is an all-natural product.  When I discovered this international food in the snack/cracker aisle at Whole Foods, I was intrigued by its colorful, fragile packaging; but more importantly, I wanted to know how it tasted! So I decided to go for the Hearty Rye flavor, since that sounded really good.

Wasa Crispbread - The healthiest cracker alternative! Made with just a handful of ingredients, these whole grain crackers make a perfect snack or meal.

Tasting Notes for Wasa Hearty Rye Crispbread

When I took out a few slices of crispbread, I was surprised just by how large and thick they were! I broke off a piece to taste and was greeted with a robust rye flavor. The texture was extra-crunchy and hearty (true to its description!).  Despite the rich flavor, I found that it was lacking something; so I went to the fridge, grabbed some almond butter, and spread it on the crispbread. So delicious! I definitely recommend eating Wasa crispbread with a nut butter, hummus, or another spread of your choice. They are begging to be enjoyed with something for added nutrition and flavor. For more recipes or snacking ideas, check out the Wasa website listed below!

In addition to the great taste of Wasa, its ingredients list is pleasantly short: Whole grain rye flour, rye bran, yeast, and sea salt. That’s it! No chemicals or trans-fats or artificial ANYTHING!

Wasa Crispbread is also very affordable and accessible. To all of those refined-grained, unhealthy, Wasa-wannabe crackers out there: You have been defeated – good riddance!

Wasa Crispbread - The healthiest cracker alternative! Made with just a handful of ingredients, these whole grain crackers make a perfect snack or meal.

Dairy-Free Wasa Crispbread Varieties

At last check, all of the Wasa Rye Crispbread varieties were dairy-free and vegan. They used to make an Oats variety that contained dairy, but it was discontinued. Here are the flavors that I found:

Wasa Crispbread - The healthiest cracker alternative! Made with just a handful of ingredients, these whole grain crackers make a perfect snack or meal.

Some toppings that go great on Wasa Hearty Rye Crispbread

  • Wasa Crispbread - The healthiest cracker alternative! Made with just a handful of ingredients, these whole grain crackers make a perfect snack or meal.Smashed avocado
  • Chickpea salad
  • Peanut butter and banana
  • Melted marshmallows and a drizzle of chocolate
  • Hummus and cucumber
  • Anything else you enjoy on toast!

More Facts on Wasa Crispbread

Certifications: Wasa Crispbread is Non-GMO Verified. Some varieties are Certified Kosher.

Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Wasa Crispbread is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan , vegetarian.*

For More Product Information: Visit the Wasa website at wasa-usa.com.

*Always read the ingredient and nutrition statement prior to consumption. Ingredients, processes, and labeling are subject to change at any time for any company or product. Contact the company to discuss their manufacturing processes if potential allergen cross-contamination is an issue for you. No food product can be guaranteed “safe” for every individual’s needs. You should never rely on ingredient and allergen statements alone if dealing with a severe food allergy. 

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Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

3 Comments

  1. I use the sesame seed sea salt because I take Turmeric and sesame seed is recommended to slow the Turmeric’s digestion down like black pepper does !

  2. Helmut Schueler on

    I eat my wasa light rey: 4 slice ad 1/2 avocado spread on 4 slice wasa ad slices of tomato sprinkle little salt good amount of tumeric black pepper and onion powder is my dinner delicious