Taste Test: Gluten-Free Crackers

by in Taste Test, June 26, 2015

The Criteria
We rated this roundup of crackers on a 5-point scale (5 being highest) and judged them on flavor, texture, price and nutrition, with special attention paid to stats such as fiber, sodium and sugar. All crackers tested are gluten-free.

Crunchmaster Rosemary & Olive Oil

Rating: 5
Cost (per ounce): 78 cents

Per serving (1 ounce)
: Calories 140; Sodium 90 mg; Fiber 2 g; Sugars 0 g
The Healthy Eats Take:

The best of the bunch are hearty and substantial-tasting, thanks to the savory onion, sesame and rosemary flavor. One taster felt these were most similar to wheat crackers. Brown rice flour, sesame seeds and quinoa seeds contribute to the 2 grams of fiber.

Blue Diamond Artisan Nut-Thins

Rating: 4.5
Cost (per ounce): 77 cents
Per serving (1 ounce)
: Calories 130; Sodium 140 mg; Fiber 3 g; Sugars 1 g
The Healthy Eats Take: Crunchy and nutty flavored, these crackers win points not only for flavor but also for nutrition. The first two ingredients are brown rice flour (whole grain — check!) and almonds. They come in a variety of flavors, including Asiago Cheese (awesome with peanut butter!) and Multi-Seed.

Mary’s Gone Crackers Original

Rating: 4
Cost (per ounce): 77 cents
Per serving (1 ounce)
: Calories 140; Sodium 190 mg; Fiber 3 g; Sugars 0 g
The Healthy Eats Take: Very crunchy, although a little hard. Strong seed flavor, and you can taste the tamari. These crackers earn a near perfect nutrition score with their blend of whole grains and their simple ingredient list, although they are higher in sodium than the rest of the bunch.

Sesmark Sesame Rice Thins

Rating: 3.5
Cost (per ounce): 70 cents
Per serving (1 ounce)
: Calories 130; Sodium 140 mg; Fiber 1 g; Sugars 0 g
The Healthy Eats Take: A touch of garlic powder gives these sesame crackers a pleasant savory sesame taste. A little bland compared with some of the others, but a solid standby for a rice cracker.

 

Food Should Taste Good Sea Salt Brown Rice Crackers

Rating: 2
Cost (per ounce): $1.03
Per serving (1 ounce)
: Calories 130; Sodium 100 mg; Fiber 1 g; Sugar 3 g
The Healthy Eats Take: Food should taste good, which is why we were disappointed in these crackers’ overly sweet flavor and in their texture, which started out oddly hard and then turned pasty. They’ve got a solid ingredient list, but we suggest you stick with their tortilla chips, which are a good ambassador for their brand name.

Kerri-Ann is a registered dietitian who writes on food and health trends. Find more of her work at kerriannjennings.com or follow her on Twitter @kerriannrd or Facebook.

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