Stuff We Love: Kashi All Natural Party Crackers
Posted by Toni in Stuff We Love
I plan my family's weekly menus before grocery shopping for a variety of reasons: efficiency, health, budgeting, and, well, I'm kind of a nerd and I enjoy it. Knowing what I'm buying before I shop also keeps impulse buys at bay, but last week, I made an exception.

When I spotted the words "Mediterranean Bruschetta" and "Party Crackers" in the same phrase on a box, into the shopping cart it went. Even my five-year-old is hooked on them, and kids can be a tough sell. Every day when he came home from morning kindergarten, we enjoyed an indoor picnic lunch featuring a variety of cheeses (light cream cheese for me, co-jack for him), fresh fruits, and colorful red and orange bell pepper slices. These crackers are very crunchy and flavorful, but they're a little on the delicate side, so if you buy them for a party, go easy with dense or heavy appetizer spreads.

Tasty as they are, these are also a bit on the spendy side. But one thing I'm discovering as I'm learning to trust my body and my appetite is that a little decadence can go a long way. I also believe that you get what you pay for: I'd rather buy fresh salmon, asparagus, and couscous (one of my family's favorite meals) than eat at McDonald's, for instance (though some nights, I'd rather pay for convenience and I accept the costs associated with that, too). So as an occasional treat, these are well worth the expense. I might go for the Roasted Garlic & Thyme or Stoneground 7 Grain this  week, but for me it's hard to resist the siren call of bruschetta. To the folks at Kashi: we'd love to see some more flavor varieties for these crackers. How about something with rosemary or cracked black pepper?

Have you spotted anything tasty while shopping for holiday celebrations this season? Share your fave finds in the comments.