Perfect Ritz Cracker Replacement

I’m tired of the RITZ. Stood by it through thick and thin always hoping they’d fix their over the top shortening load, that made the crackers crumble like dust. I’ve had it with them. Will they ever learn? It’s always the same old story, “it’s the shortening; they’re using too much”.

A cracker is not a cookie. Cookies crumble, crackers break. Oh but not RITZ; they wanted to be a cookie and a cracker, breaking and crumbling every time you try to spread them with something. You can’t get them out of the wrapper without them crumbling.

Why are they using too much shortening, because they’re being made in foreign countries and the language barrier, both written and spoken, is an obstacle to getting the measurements right? Is that it? And that’s something which the people at RITZ have no mind nor will to fix?

Well along comes the perfect replacement.


It’s cheaper and it doesn’t crumble like a cookie. You can bite it and it doesn’t disintegrate into your palm or fall between your fingers to the floor.

I don’t often buy crackers, but when I do RITZ has always been my go-to cracker. Not any more. SNAK TIME IS IT.

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Global Brands is an international company with our main headquarters based in Scottsdale, Arizona in the United States of America. We are one of the largest importers in the U.S. with a combination of key executive experience totaling more than 100 years.

Our company services all classes of trade including supermarkets, drug store chains, mass merchandisers,  dollar stores as well as dollar sections in all retail stores on a national basis.

We have well over 100 sales representatives covering the entire United States, Canada and Mexico. We currently have seven distribution facilities located in; Port Newark, NJ, Philadelphia, PA, Levittown, PA, Laredo, TX, El Paso, TX, Bell Gardens, CA and San Jose, CA.

Our mission is to provide excellent quality merchandise at very affordable prices to all classes of trade who, in turn, supply the price and quality conscious consumer.


Are Artificial Flavors Vegan?

By Dale Cudmore

January 8, 2021

You see it on coffee, packaged foods, soups, protein powder, and more…“Artificial Flavors”.

Is this one of those sneaky non-vegan ingredients that you need to avoid, or can you actually eat artificial flavors with a good conscious?

It’s rather frustrating since all the ingredients label says is “artificial flavor,” and never expands on what that artificial flavor is.

Long story short, artificial flavors are vegan-friendly.

What Artificial Flavors Are Made From

I really think it’s useful to understand the core reason behind this.

Here’s a snippet from food labeling regulations for natural and artificial flavors. This is for the United States, but I imagine this particular set of definitions is pretty standard around the world.

The term artificial flavor or artificial flavoring means any substance, the function of which is to impart flavor, which is not derived from a spice, fruit or fruit juice, vegetable or vegetable juice, edible yeast, herb, bark, bud, root, leaf or similar plant material, meat, fish, poultry, eggs, dairy products, or fermentation products thereof.

Basically, “artificial flavor” can only refer to products not made from any typical plant or animal product.


By definition, artificial flavors can’t be derived from what we typically think of as food (that would be considered a “natural flavor.” In other words, artificial flavors are synthetically created.

Thank you Dale Cudmore for clearing the VEGAN air on ARTIFICIAL FLAVORINGS – neither animal nor plant.

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