Best Multigrain Crackers for Multi-Purpose Snacking

Why would you ever eat multigrain crackers when Ritz crackers and cheese crackers exist? I’ll tell you why. Because multigrain crackers are complex. They give you flavor and texture. And there are so many types of multigrain crackers. And you can feel like you’re almost being healthy when you eat your daily pound of cheese with multigrain crackers. 

But, I admit, multigrain crackers can be boring. They can be bland. They can be too wheaty. In this taste test, we were looking for multigrain crackers that really lean into their multigrain nature. They need to have an earthy, grain-forward flavor, a lovely crunch, and enough salt so that you can eat them on their own but not too much that they’ll overwhelm the flavor of any toppings.  

Here are the best multigrain crackers you can find at the grocery store. 

(Note: Before you say it, yes, Crunchmaster multigrain crackers are glaringly absent from this list. They simply were not available at any of our local stores. We will be sure to seek them out again when we update this list.)


Wasa Multigrain Swedish Style Crispbread

Best Crunchy

Wasa Multigrain Swedish Style Crispbread

Wasa multigrain crackers are an acquired taste. You aren’t going to jump from being a saltine eater to being a Wasa stan. But once you get a taste for these extra-crunchy, malty, hearty cracker sheets, nothing else will satisfy you. These multigrain crackers are for serious multigrain enthusiasts who are texture freaks. The seeds and airy pockets and flat, crunchy oats keep your mouth guessing, bite to bite. And the flavor is mysterious—it reminds me of a malty homebrew beer mash. Pairs these with a top quality farmhouse cheddar or pile on some smoked salmon and microgreens. 

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Rating:

7.5/10

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Back to Nature Multigrain Flax Seeded Flatbread Pink Himalayan Salt

Best Salty

Back to Nature Multigrain Flax Seeded Flatbread Pink Himalayan Salt

Call me extremely basic, but I will always fall for the allure of pink Himalayan salt. I covet those pink salt blocks. What would I use one for? I don’t know, maybe I’d just put it on display and lick it every now and then. That’s my business. In the case of these multigrain crackers, the pink Himalayan salt isn’t particularly striking or noticeable but it does taste good. These multigrain crackers are earthy, crunchy, and quite salty, like, really salty, but in a very good way. And it’s not just because of the salt on the crackers. The crackers themselves are very well seasoned. Try these multigrain crackers with a mild, spreadable chevre or even some simple ricotta or cottage cheese. They’ll bring the flavor.

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Rating:

7.5/10

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Milton’s Original Multi-Grain

Best for Cheese

Milton’s Original Multi-Grain

Milton’s multigrain crackers (aka Costco multigrain crackers) have the best texture of all the multigrain crackers we tried. They are very seedy (mostly poppy and sesame), which translates to little pops of crunch. And they’re just salty enough to not be bland. They’re buttery but sturdy. Overall, they’re the perfect cheese cracker and they’re pretty darn affordable, too. 

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Rating:

8/10

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Great Value Multi-Grain Crackers

Best Buttery

Great Value Multi-Grain Crackers

If you wish Ritz made multigrain crackers, turn your attention to Walmart’s store brand multigrain crackers. They may be rectangular, but these crackers are buttery, crumbly, and salty—just like a Ritz—with some added sweetness from the grains. It’s an everyday multigrain cracker for everyday snacking.

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Rating:

8.5/10

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Sprouts Multigrain Pita Crackers

Best of the Best

Sprouts Multigrain Pita Crackers

These multigrain crackers from Sprouts satisfied my every want from a multigrain cracker. They are super crunchy and hearty with a dusting of finely ground salt that evenly coats every surface. They’re nutty. They’re studded with seeds. They’re sizable (two-bite crackers for my mouth). And there really are a lot of grains in there—bran, millet, oats, rye flour, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, and more. I don’t think you’d immediately know these were pita-based crackers without looking at the label, but that’s okay. They’re still the best multigrain crackers.

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Rating:

9.5/10

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Other multigrain crackers we tried: Sprouts Multigrain Seasoned Wheat Crackers, Back to Nature Multigrain Flax Seeded Flatbread, Club Multigrain


About the Author

Justine Sterling

Justine Sterling is the editor-in-chief of Sporked. She has been writing about food and beverages for well over a decade and is an avid at-home cook and snacker. Don’t worry, she’s not a food snob. Sure, she loves a fresh-shucked oyster. But she also will leap at whatever new product Reese’s releases and loves a Tostitos Hint of Lime, even if there is no actual lime in the ingredients.

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  • I looked through several of the products you reviewed. I don’t think I’ll be back, though. It’s not very useful to have ranked products without also providing their nutritional information. I won’t spend the time to look up each product to see which fits my dietary needs the best. I’d appreciate a site like this, though, if the information were included.

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