Best Saltines: We Found the Best Saltine Crackers

The best saltines are crunchy, salty, and they don’t make your mouth dry. Before this taste test, I felt confused by the idea of the “best saltine crackers.” I mean, they’re…saltines? They’re bland crackers you buy when you’re sick. How could one possibly be better than another? Needless to say, I was extremely skeptical.

Luckily, I was wrong. I tried tons of boxes of saltines to find to the best saltine crackers at the grocery store, and trust me when I say this: We found the best saltines and they aren’t bland at all.


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Best Unsalted

Premium Unsalted Tops

I wouldn’t recommend unsalted saltines to someone who can eat regular saltines. They’re just not as good! I know that there are people who are watching their salt so I wanted to include these for y’all. They are the best unsalted saltines you can buy. I don’t think you’d miss the salt if you were eating these with soup or tuna salad. Low sodium squad, buy these!

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Rating:

7/10

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Most Surprising

Premium Whole Grain

I cannot believe how much I liked these Premium Whole Grain Saltines. No, not like. Love! I ended up bringing the box home with me and eating them with lunch for the next week. The whole grain really adds a pleasant nuttiness and complexity, making it easily one of the best saltines we tried in our taste test. I will keep buying these.

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Rating:

9.5/10

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Best Salted

Signature Kitchen Saltine Crackers

If you want salty saltines (like I do), go get these Signature Selects Saltine Crackers. They are so heavily salted. I don’t know why all saltines aren’t like this. They are so salty and flaky and flavorful that you could totally eat them on their own as a nice snack. And before you ask: Yes, they are better than the classic Premium saltines.

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Rating:

9.5/10

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Best of the Best

Saladitas

If you know what’s up, you’re buying Saladitas. I’ve had these at Mexican restaurants because they sometimes serve them with ceviche or aguachile. They are, without a doubt, the best saltine crackers money can buy. They are flaky, salty, and crispy. They aren’t dry at all. They’re super sturdy. Plus, they come individually wrapped in packs of three so you don’t have to worry about them going stale. I love you, Saladitas!

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Rating:

10/10

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Other Products We Tried: Premium, Kroger, Zesta, Great Value, Great Value Unsalted Tops, Great Value Whole Grain, Market Pantry


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Jordan Myrick

Jordan is an L.A.-based writer and comedian who believes all food should come with extra sauce. When they're not writing for Sporked, Jordan is at the movies or sharing an order of french fries with their elderly chihuahua.

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  • I’m 77 years old and I have been buying ZESTA crackers because they were so delicious, light and crispy. That is not how I feel about them now. My tradition of buying ZESTA crackers for years has come to an end. I don’t know what they did to change them but they definitely should have left them alone! They now taste tough, stale, and flaky! How sad.

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  • I guess you have never had a saltine cracker from Suzies.
    This organic cracker has been around for 30 years. Please get a pack. You will find them simply delightful.
    suziesgoodfood.com

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  • Can we get a gut check or ranking of all the Triscuit and Wheat Thins flavors?

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  • Put a little salt on top of crackers spread over cookie sheet, bake at 200 degrees about 15 to 20 min and you’ll have tasty crisp crackers (all brands)

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