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, light rye, sourdough rye, oats, 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.
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!
Just as a side note, all of the Wasa Crispbreads are vegan-friendly and dairy-free EXCEPT for the Oats variety, which contains dairy.
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!
Some toppings that go great on Wasa Hearty Rye Crispbread:
- Smashed avocado
- Chickpea salad
- Peanut butter and banana
- Melted marshmallows and a drizzle of chocolate
- Hummus and cucumber
- Anything else you enjoy on toast!
The 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 / plant-based, vegetarian. 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 Wasa website at wasa-usa.com.