Good news, product review and a GIVEAWAY!!!


Warning: Prepare for a long post ahead! πŸ˜€

Good news:

  • The insurance company did accept liabilities and will proceed to pay me the total loss of my car. Their offer was the upper end of the market value πŸ˜‰
  • Heat is on in my apartment! No more freezing! :mrgreen:
  • POM tour in <2 and you know I’m going to meet? Tina!!! So exciting!

Product review: Doctor Krackers

They sent me a big selection of their products and I had a mini-tasting session yesterday. First some background information about the company. What I like to read about a company is how it was founded:

In Germany, homeland to founders Klaus Karg and Carsten Kruse, flatbreads are a staple in the best bakeries. In fact, it was in his own grandfather’s bakery in Schwabach that co-founder (Dr.) Klaus Karg began experimenting with cracker recipes in 1997. His goal was to bridge the gap between austere Swedish flatbreads and flavorful specialty breads, and finally, through a focused blend of trial, error, and inspiration, he did it. And, with such winning flatbread combinations as the Emmental Cheese Pumpkin Seed, Seeded Spelt and Klassic 3-Seed crackers, in 2000, he began producing delicious flatbread crackers under the company name of Dr. Karg.

That same year, George Eckrich set out on a mission of his own: to introduce these substantial and wholesome flatbread crackers to his homeland, the good old US of A. This quest ultimately sent him to Germany, where a mutual friend introduced him to Klaus, who was immediately impressed with George’s trustworthiness and enthusiasm for marketing the flatbreads in the United States. And, a partnership was formed.

Okidoki, show time!

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Product: Apple Crisps

Description: Chopped dried apple, toasted whole oats, and crunchy flax and sesame seeds. A sprinkling of natural cane sugar just before baking gives these spelt crackers an engaging caramelized finish.

Coco’s take: I really like this one because it’s crunchy, lightly sweetened with a gentle flavor of apple. 4/5.

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Product: Cherry Semolina

Description: Plump sour cherries, golden semolina flour and toasted sesame seeds. The delicious contrast of dark/light, chewy/crisp, and toasty/sweet makes these crackers endlessly (and irresistibly!) versatile.

Coco’s take: this one is just okay. I can’t taste much cherry and probably because I don’t think it’s a great flavor for a cracker.2/5.

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Product: Seedlander

Description: Millet-crunchy and molasses-sweet, our Seedlander Kracker is baked with our specially milled, 100% whole grain organic spelt flour, combined with organic pumpkin seeds, millet, sesame, flax, and poppy seeds. Its sturdy texture and nutty, slightly sweet flavor make it the perfect cracker for cheese and fruit plates and creamy dips and spreads.

Coco’s take: for a big fan of seeds like me, simply the name of it convinced me that it must be good and it was indeed. Lightly salty, crunchy and interesting when you chew it because of the variety of seeds in it! 4/5.

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Product: Hummus Maximum

Description: Made with a blend of garbanzo bean and spelt flours, these hearty crackers are flavored with lemon peel, garlic, sesame seeds, and just enough coriander to intrigue your palate. Excellent with soft cheeses, fresh fruit, and creamy spreads. (Including, of course, fresh hummus!)

Coco’s take: another just okay one. I’d prefer to make real hummus to dip with. 2/5.

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Product: Seeded Spelt

Description: Rich, buttery organic sunflower seeds blend fantastically with nutty, earthy organic sesame seeds. Organic spelt flour provides a slightly sweeter flavor than usual wheat flour, making this extra crisp cracker especially delicious all by itself or (George says) with peanut and almond butters, jam or marmalade.

Coco’s take: Definitely my favorite one from this large selection! I think the reason is the addition of sesame seeds and extra saltiness than the others. Great to just eat it plain! πŸ™‚ 5/5.

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Product: Fire roasted crisp

Description: Tart sundried tomatoes and rich sweet potatoes, blended with black sesame seeds, chili peppers and organic cheddar cheese.

Coco’s take: The least favorite one. I just don’t like a cracker to have too much and too strong flavor. 1/5.

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Product: Klassic 3 seed flatbreads

Description: In Germany, flax, sunflower, and sesame seeds are a classic mix for crusty breakfast rolls. Our cracker version of this old-world staple, with its distinct, nutty flax flavor, is an excellent base for nut butters, cheeses, avocado, and deli meats.

Coco’s take: I’m not a big fan of flatbreads because they tend to be too dry like a cardboard, but this one is not because of the addition of seeds. Although it’s higher in calorie values than standard flatbreads, these can be eaten plain when the standards one can not. 3/5.

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Product: Pumpkin cheddar

Description: We toast this cracker while it’s baking to coax the β€œwow” out of those delicious organic pumpkin seeds, and to get that the most out of that unique, extra-crispy toasted cheddar flavor. Absolutely delicious.

Coco’s take: It’s a weird flavor mix for me. 2/5.

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Product: Sunflower cheddar

Description: The warm, nutty flavor of organic sunflower seeds are an excellent foil for sharp cheddar cheese in this crispy, crunchy spelt flour cracker. Fantastic with creamy cheese spreads, whole grain mustard, avocado, and tangy tampanades. An excellent alternative to croutons in salads!

Coco’s take: Personally I just don’t like the mix of seeds and cheese. 2/5.

Overall, I think their products are authentic, healthy, short list of ingredients (all organic), great snack and/or dip crackers if you like really crunchy ones. I will definitely buy it in the future, specially that seeded spelt. πŸ˜€

Now, the exciting part: George offer to send FOUR packs of their products and a cute storage tin to FOUR of my readers.

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Ways to participate:

  1. Leave a comment telling me your favorite snack combo with crackers and/or flatbread.
  2. Link back and leave a comment that you did it.
  3. Add me to your blogroll and leave a comment letting me know.

This giveaway ends next Thursday, October 22nd!

Lastly, few shots of my meals.

breakfast: apple oats with ABU.

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Lunch: assorted chinese dishes with rice

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Dinner: leftovers

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Have a wonderful weekend everyone! πŸ˜€ I need to think how to make mine wonderful since it’s going to be a rainy weekend here in Maryland.

58 Comments

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58 responses to “Good news, product review and a GIVEAWAY!!!

  1. Awesome/relieving news and great product review! Thank you for your honesty.

    On snack crackers, I actually like adding dulse (seaweed) strips on top. Yum πŸ™‚

    I don’t have a blog roll, but you ARE in my Google Reader!

  2. Yum, those crackers look delicious! I can’t believe there is a pumpkin cheddar flavor. That’s awesome.

    My favorite snack combination with crackers or flatbread? Umm…let’s see, I REALLY like the Kashi crackers, with Laughing Cow cheese! I also like to add veggies on top πŸ™‚

    I will go ahead and link to your blog in today’s post! Thanks Coco.

  3. I’m glad you had good news! πŸ™‚

    Great review of the crackers. Well, I guess I’m boring, but my favorite way to eat crackers is with cheese. I just LOVE cheese… I love making a nice presentation though for such an easy snack/appetizer. I usually add half a cherry tomato and basil or a nice chutney to make it a bit more interesting. Oh, these crackers would go SOOOOO nicely with all my cheese! πŸ˜‰

    Have a great weekend!

  4. Favorite flatbread combo: cream cheese or goat cheese, smoked salmon, capers, and red onion!

  5. You’ve been in my blogroll since Day 1 !!!

  6. Tiffany

    I love dipping Blue Diamond Nut Thins or Kashi TLC crackers in ABU and hummus! I’ve never tried Doctor Kracker flatbreads, but most of them sound yummy. I don’t have a blog to link back, but I do love reading yours!

  7. Laura E

    Yay, I’m glad the insurance is paying for everything! Lately I’ve been loving mini peanut butter sandwiches using Kashi’s TLC 7-grain crackers. I’ve been dying to try the apple crisp crackers though. Thanks for the opportunity.

  8. *Andrea*

    i love your family dinner spreads!!my fav cracker snacks are with almond butter and jam!

  9. Lanie

    any cracker and flat bread in melted cheese, pb, or guac does it for me

  10. Mary

    I love crackers with cream cheese and cucumber:D

  11. Nice reviews! I love crackers with peanut butter.

  12. You’re already on my blogroll πŸ™‚

  13. ahhh such excitement news!! I’m so jealous you get to meet Tina – she’s a bloggie legend!

    BAH! I am so desperate to try those Dr. Krackers – I’ve heard nothing but amazing things! I bet the apple ones would be divine slathered in PB πŸ™‚

  14. p.s. your on my blogroll, of course πŸ™‚

  15. sue

    glad to hear the good news! πŸ™‚ my fave way to eat crackers are topped with cheese and apples.

  16. Thanks for the review–I’ve seen these SO many times now and keep debating if I should get them or not. My favorite combo is crackers with goat cheese and avocado!!!

  17. AnAppleADay

    happy for your good news!
    i think crackers pair wonderfully with WARM soups! πŸ˜€

  18. I love crackers and peanut butter. It’s so simple, but such a great snack!

  19. Menden (Skinny Menny)

    Great giveaway! I love crackers and laughing cow cheese, or crackers and nutbutter…yum!

    Thanks for the reminder to update my blogroll…I’m adding you on tonight! πŸ™‚

  20. Menden (Skinny Menny)

    K, I added you! πŸ™‚

  21. Glad to hear that the insurance came through for you.

    I’m pretty boring when it comes to crackers. I just like them plain…

  22. katklaw777

    I have tried Doctor Krackers(on sale at Amazon) and can’t believe you gave the Klassic Three Seed only 3/5! They are my favorite cracker in the whole wide world! I give them a 5/5 and eat them with nut butters the most(Peanut, almond & sunflower), but a good bowl of soup, Dr Kracker’s, and some good cheese is very tasty meal. It is just a matter of ones own taste cause I don’t think I would like the ones with the fruit either, but I will try anything once! The tin is a good idea cause it is hard to store them once you open the foil like package. Great giveaway, thanks

  23. Love the looks of those nutrition labels–so healthy and simple! I had no idea that Dr. Kracker made sweet varieties too.
    I love my crackers with hummus and sliced tomato.

  24. I like to smear my cracker with hummus and top the hummus with a little cheddar!

  25. Lite Cream cheese and smoked salmon on my flatbreads. Yum.

  26. runRedrun

    I tend to eat crackers plain b/c I snack on them pretty mindlessly. When I am motivated to get a topping, I love hummus or nut butters.

  27. hahah you didn’t seem to love most of them huh?? I would have to say my favorite combo with crackers is jam and peanut butter. Sweet and savory on a mild-flavored cracker is awesome! However, I also like more flavorful crackers with hummus. YUMMMM.

  28. Kelsey

    the best thing ever with crackers is hummus!!

  29. Autumn B.

    I’m simple, I love to eat flatbread crackers with some sundried tomato & basil cream cheese — not so healthy, but YUM!

    autumn398 @ yahoo.com

  30. i just love to have crackers with peanut butter. i’m such a kid.

  31. I love crackers and hummus. For a more autumn pairing, goat cheese and pumpkin butter is a delicious cracker topping!

  32. Kelly Michelle

    thanks for the honest review. I pretty much like crackers with everything, nut butter, hummus, any dips, mmmmmm, right now I am eating whole wheat crackers with reduced fat cream cheese and all fruit jelly, yum

  33. I love an honest review, and a good cracker, so great combo to start off my Monday πŸ™‚ I guess I’m pretty boring, but it depends on the cracker. Most of the time I go plain, but can be convinced to add in artisan cheeses or hummus.

  34. My favorite snack combo is crackers with hummus!!

    You are on my blogroll!

  35. emily

    crackers and jelly. its as simple as that. but so good.
    emily

  36. HI CoCo! I linked back. πŸ™‚

  37. i love those Dr. Krackers plain, but cheese and PB are always delish too!!!!!!!!!

  38. iscream4icecream

    I loooove flat bread with babaganoush, turkey, and spinach…. it’s the BEST sandwich!

    no blog roll –> but you’re in my google reader!

    btw–> i love all your chinese dishes! they look just like what my mom makes! πŸ™‚ also serve as inspiration for dinner time!

  39. LH

    Great reviews! Definitely trying out the Apple Crisp sometime soon πŸ™‚

    My favorite way to have crackers is with nutella! Not the healthiest way, but definitely one of the best!

  40. great reviews chica! i dont want to win the giveaway because i am moving/dont need more food right now. just wanted to compliment you on your reviewing skills! xo

  41. My fave cracker snack is Special K crackers, laughing cow and sun dried tomatoes. Yum-O!

  42. You have been added to my blogroll!

  43. I love crackers with a hummus and salsa mixture or with some cheddar cheese and mango chutney – yum!!

  44. I’m a hummus on crackers type of girl! I also love spreading nut butter and a bit of jelly on flat bread as well. πŸ™‚

  45. Jessie

    Oh, and I just added you to my blogroll too

  46. Amy

    crackers with melted cheese-or edamame hummus from trader joe’s!

  47. My fave snack combo is garlic and herb triskets with irish cheddar-so yummy! I’m adding you to my blog roll and linking back too.

  48. Danielle

    My favourite combo is a Wasa cracker + laughing cow light swiss cheese + a slice of pickle πŸ˜€ mmmm.

  49. oh my gosh! I have been wanting to try these crackers SO bad they look amazing. Hmmm Favorite snack combo is probably apple and nut butter

  50. Joseline

    I want to try those crackers, they look so yummy!!
    My favorite snack combo is crackers with chunky peanut butter! Yum!!

  51. Ivanna

    Crackers with cheddar cheese is the best!

  52. Kristen

    I love crackers with smoked salmon dip!!

  53. A wonderfully tasty cracker for people who want lots of crunch and flavor without compromising on ingredients. It’s VERY crunchy and you can’t just scarf them down. They require nice healthy chewing. The reward is the tastiest organic cracker I’ve ever had. The whole family loves them – best with nut butters, jams, spreads or topped with cheese. Two crackers with toppings make a satisfying snack or small meal.

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