Packaged Food

Ritz Creates Massive 10-Inch Cracker That Doubles As A Party Platter

Photo courtesy of Ritz

With the holidays quickly approaching, many of us are already building out charcuterie boards in our heads. We’re thinking about what meats to fill it will, fruits, cheeses, and of course, the cracker options.

This Holiday, Ritz is taking their crackers to the next level by turning them into charcuterie boards. 

Called the Ritz Holiday Cracker Platter, Ritz has created a limited supply of 10-inch crackers that can double as party platters to fulfill all your charcuterie needs. 

In collaboration with the brand’s new “Where There’s Love, There’s Family” campaign, Ritz is giving away 40 of these massive crackers to fans. Unfortunately, you won’t be able to find these in stores.

To win one, follow the instructions in their post embedded above. Good luck, and happy holidays! 

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Ritz Peanut Butter Ice Cream Is Launching From Coolhaus Next Month

Fans of peanut butter Ritz cracker sandwiches are getting a frozen treat that celebrates the best of what that snack has to offer, but in ice cream form.

Photo courtesy of Coolhaus and Ritz, Background by Markus Winkler // Unsplash

Ritz has teamed up with Coolhaus to make a “Crackers & Cream” ice cream that featured a Ritz cracker swirl inside of a peanut butter ice cream. The collab is the first one Ritz has ever done in the ice cream space.

Ritz crackers on their own are well known, but combining them with peanut butter here calls to our childhood lunch snacks and reminds us that the school season is just around the corner.

Since Coolhaus is known for doing some out-of-box flavors, it would also be cool to see a flavor based on the cheddar Ritz cracker sandwiches some time in the future.

For the current Ritz peanut butter ice cream, however, you can purchase it starting it on September 9th. The flavor is a limited edition, and only available for purchase on the Coolhaus website. There’s no telling if it will make it into grocery stores just yet.

Grocery Health News Packaged Food Recalls

Ritz And Goldfish Crackers Were Both Just Recalled Over Salmonella Concerns

Goldfish is pulling a few of its products off of shelves in the latest of a series of product recalls that have affected other major brands like Ritz. That’s because the Goldfish recall, like the others so far, is tied to a supplier of a whey powder ingredient that may contain Salmonella.

Pepperidge Farms, the parent company of Goldfish, issued the voluntary recall upon notification that the whey powder used in their seasonings may have some Salmonella in them. Four different Goldfish products were affected, but no illnesses have yet to be reported.

Mondelez has also recalled several varieties of Ritz cracker sandwiches and Ritz Bitz because of the potential Salmonella contamination. Other brands affected by the Salmonella contamination include Swiss rolls produced for stores like H-E-B and Hungry Man Chipotle Sauced Boneless Chicken Wings, according to CNN.

Across all of these products, no illnesses have yet to be reported, so the recalls are all voluntary to prevent any possible ones from occurring. If you have any of the affected products, all the brands involved encourage you to throw them out. Goldfish also has an update on their site with more information, including a link for reimbursements.

Packaged Food

Uhhh, Nabisco Just Unveiled Bacon-flavored Ritz Crackers

Ritz Bacon Crackers

Because it’s never too late to go the bacon route, Ritz crackers is stepping onto the bacon train, ticket in hand. The Nabisco cracker company has announced that they just released their new bacon-flavored Ritz Crackers with black pepper seasoning.

When thinking of cheese and crackers, bacon is definitely a strong possibility when it comes to jazzing up snack time. Though, I’d much rather have heaping chunks of fried salted pork embedded right into the cracker, I guess these flavored crackers will have to tide me over.

While the novelty value of bacon has wavered to some degree, it’s still nice to see some childhood favorites take their own spin on the flavor profile.

Ritz Bacon is now available nationwide for a suggested retail price of $3.99.