Food Should Taste Good (FSTG) is a innovative snack company that makes great tasting products with real ingredients. Recently I received some boxes of 'Food Should Taste Good' new Brown Rice Crackers to try out. These crackers are 'top 8' free (except for one flavor that contains soy sauce). They come in 4 flavors: Peppercorn Blend, Tomato Basil, Roasted Red Pepper, and Sea Salt.
These are an excellent option for those with multiple food allergies such as wheat, dairy, and nuts. For those with a sesame allergy, they are not a good option as all varieties contain sesame seeds. I was skeptical these would taste good, since most rice crackers seems like they were fished out of the oriental mix bulk bin. These tasty crackers totally changed my perception of rice crackers. Their non-airy texture has such a nice crunch. It's probably due to the other included ingredients like quinoa, amaranth, and sesame seeds. While very crunchy, they are strong enough to hold up while scooping into your favorite cracker dip.
The 4 flavors have distinctively different looks and tastes, and all of them have a slight touch of sweetness. Here are my thoughts on all 4 flavors, left-to-right above:
Peppercorn Blend: My personal favorite - I love the taste of the pepper, garlic, and onions. These would taste great with spinach/artichoke dip, cheese, or perhaps a hot pepper jelly.
Tomato and Basil: You can really taste the basil in this one, but it's not too strong. It would pair well with a white bean veggie dip, parmesan cheese, or a pesto hummus.
Roasted Red Pepper: This cracker was the sweetest of the 4, probably from the red pepper. It would go well with hummus, manchego cheese, or a caramelized onion dip.
Sea Salt: You can visibly see the sesame seeds in this cracker. It has very little flavor, so it would go well with anything flavorful like olive tapenade or even something mild like fresh fruit and Brie. This cracker contains tamari, so I would not recommend it if you have a soy allergy.
The only downside to these yummy crackers is the fact that most of them seem to be broken in the package. I had to really dig around to find the intact square crackers pictured above. A typical handful looked more like this:
This might be an aesthetic issue if you don't want broken crackers for a cracker/dip plate.
One big bonus - these crackers are made with real, wholesome ingredients. Below is the Nutrition Facts for the Peppercorn Medley crackers. All ingredients are recognizable, which is not usually the case for crackers:
These crackers can be purchased at many conventional and natural grocery stores throughout the U.S. or online here. Bonus - if you spend $50, your shipping is free!