>> Sunday, August 10, 2008
I recently bought some True North Nut Crisps based on this review, and boy, they are good! We tried the peanut and pistachio nut crisps. The crackers are crisp and pleasantly puffy. The peanut cracker had an intense peanut flavor. It really tasted like someone had taken peanut butter between two crackers from a snack pack and smashed all the flavor into just cracker form. And the pistachio (my favorite) has a very strong pistachio flavor. Surprisingly (at least in my jaded mind), pistachio is the first ingredient in the ingredient list (and the same for peanuts in the peanut crisps). You can actually see the nut pieces in the cracker. The ingredient list for both crackers is pretty innocuous and, of course, HFCS free.
True North is one of Frito-Lay's new healthier food companies. (Flat Earth is another, and their chips are also pretty good.) I haven't seen the other nut products offered by True North in our stores yet, but I'm intrigued and will be looking for them - especially given the success of these crackers.
Sadly, neither of my kids cared for these crackers. They both like peanuts and pistachios, so I kind of suspect that they chose not to like them because they're something new as they often do. Ken and I both thought these were good crackers worth getting again. If you like nuts, give these crackers a try!