Review: Ener-G Crackers - Celiac Disease
Sep 6 2011

Review: Ener-G Crackers

I have tried many gluten-free crackers on the market, but have some how missed these crackers made by Ener-G.  I think I may have avoided them in the past because there have been a few things made by Ener-G that I didn’t care for.  I received these crackers as part of another sample package and was impressed with the taste & texture, so I wanted to share my thoughts with you all.

Ener-G was one of the first companies that I learned about when I began the gluten-free diet.  Their bread was all that I ate for the first few months, as there weren’t the wide variety of choices that there are today.  More about the crackers:

Also known as Ener-G Wheat-Free Crackers, a top selling gluten-free, low protein cracker made with corn and soy flour. The Wheat-Free Gourmet Cracker is our gluten-free version of the classic saltine cracker. They are thin, crisp, buttery and the most versatile gluten-free cracker you can find.

Ingredients: Corn Starch, Palm Oil, Soy Flour, Sugar, Salt, Baking Powder (ammonium bicarbonate, sodium carbonate, sodium acid pyrophosphate), Yeast, Soy Lecithin, (emulsifier).

I don’t know what I expected from these crackers, but I went into the sampling with an open mind.  I didn’t want any thoughts of what I thought they would taste like getting in the way of sampling them.   After my first bite it dawned on me that these reminded me very much of saltines!  They were bigger and not quite as flaky as I remember saltines being, but had a distinct resemblance nonetheless.  I think these crackers would make a great base for appetizers.  I am thinking crab dip, mini-tuna melts, pizza flat breads or Nutella with sliced banana.  In addition to being gluten-free, these crackers are also egg, milk, and lactose-free.  They do contain soy, corn & yeast for those sensitive to those ingredients.

These crackers can be purchased on the Ener-G website for $4.65/box, Amazon.com for $2.81/box or in grocery stores around the US and Canada.

Have you tried these gluten-free crackers?  What did you think?  What is your favorite gluten-free cracker?

**These crackers were sent to me free of charge in a care package that I am reviewing.  The opinions stated here are mine and have not been influenced  by anyone or anything.

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Comments

  1. Sonya says:

    Potato Crackerthins by Valley Produce Company are very good with toppings and my favorite is by Schar Table Crackers which remind me of a combination of saltines and Ritz crackers. I buy the first online and Schar’s from Meijer in my hometown.

  2. Anne Steib says:

    I have not tried these yet. I have to admit….that I usually stay away from Ener-G because of their packaging. It doesn’t appeal to me, and that be unfair to them, and their products may be fantastic, but it hasn’t caught my attention as others have.

    I am glad to know that the crackers are good…maybe next time I will give it a second look!

  3. Tiffany Janes says:

    My favorite gf crackers ever were the Onion Ener-G crackers which are not available anymore. I loved using them for Italian breadcrumbs, adding my own extra spices. I do the same thing with these crackers – they are just a bit plain to use only a a cracker. The texture of this cracker is wonderful and it goes well with peanut butter!

  4. Scioto Celiac says:

    I have eaten Ener-G Wheat-Free Crackers since I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease nearly 4 years ago. They are one of the best gf crackers I have tried. I love them with tuna salad – which I’m eating as I type this comment. Glutino makes the same type of cracker called Table Crackers which is also very good – almost identical to the Ener-G brand.

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