TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Mary’s Gone Crackers
Mary’s Gone Crackers is a brilliantly-crafted line.
Wheat-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan, non-GMO, with no hydrogenated oils or trans-fats: These delicious crackers are the poster food for everything that is trending in specialty food today.
Yet, the brand dates to 1994, when Mary Waldner discovered that she and her son were allergic to gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley, rye and most oats.
Eliminating those grains from their diet cured the condition.
However, in the food store environment of 25 years ago, it left her with nothing to eat in the area of bread, crackers and baked goods.
A lifelong baker, Mary began to experiment with the alternative gluten-free flours—corn, garbanzo bean, potato and rice flour, tapioca, potato starch and others.
She ultimately created a satisfying gluten-free version of her conventional brownies, cookies, muffins, pancakes and waffles.
But at parties, there wasn’t a cracker or bread stick that she could eat with the cheeses and dips. Mary went back to work using brown rice as a base for crackers.
You don’t have to be gluten-free to become a fan. These whole food, organic crackers are so crunchy and delicious that almost everyone will find them irresistible.
The line is Certified Certified Gluten Free, Certified USDA Organic, Certified Vegan, Certified Whole Grain. It is also Non-GMO and Certified Kosher by OU.
The original four flavors of crackers have expanded to 16:
Original Seed Crackers combine organic, gluten free, whole grain brown rice, quinoa, flax seeds and sesame seeds. The result: a rich, earthy flavor with a great crunch in:
Mary’s Super Seed Crackers are packed with poppy, pumpkin and sunflower seeds. More seeds means more protein—enough to provide an energy boost (5 grams of protein per serving.
Mary’s Real Thin Crackers are made with sustainably sourced palm oil. It helps to create a buttery, toasty-tasting vegan cracker in:
If you have friends who eat gluten-free, surprise them with some boxes of Mary’s. It could be the best gift they get all year.
It’s time to go crackers!