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Vermont Common Cracker Tin

A New England Original, Our Hearty Common Crackers Go With Every Meal

Vermont Common Cracker Tin

A New England Original, Our Hearty Common Crackers Go With Every Meal

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Vermont Common Crackers are the original “cracker barrel” crackers. Since 1828 they’ve been a staple in New England country stores, stored in a wooden barrel next to the cheese counter and sold by the scoop.

Despite the name, there’s nothing common about these crackers—in fact, The Vermont Country Store is the only company still making them—and there’s really no other cracker like them. They are crunchier and slightly drier than most crackers today. That’s why they keep so well, and travel without crumbling. In the old days, they were a staple of New England farmers, western ranchers, prospectors, even soldiers.

Vermont Common Crackers were the invention of two Vermonters who baked three days a week using the family horse to turn the special machinery. On alternate days the same horse pulled a wagon delivering to country stores, boarding houses, and railroad depots for shipments out west. Today we still make them the same way—except that we’ve eliminated the trans fats to make them even healthier. We even use the same machinery! The horse is retired, though.

You might be inclined to think common crackers are bland, especially compared to crackers and chips today that are covered with brightly colored flavor powders. But the mild, agreeable flavor is the whole point. It’s what makes Vermont Common Crackers a perfect compliment to all kinds of cheeses; they enhance the cheese’s flavor and creaminess instead of competing. They are also fine for soups and spreads. Some people even use them to cleanse the palate after a glass of wine—pretty fancy!

Our original flavor Vermont Common Crackers come in both Regular and Bite Size. The Regular ones are big and thick, almost a biscuit. You can enjoy them the way old-time Vermonters do: split them open, spread with butter, and toast to a golden brown. The Bite Size ones are smaller but still substantial; five or six will do for a bowl of soup. Regular Size Cheddar Cheese crackers are also available.

  • Baked fresh in our own bakery since the 1980s
  • Julia Child's must-have cracker for New England chowders
  • Made with all-natural ingredients, no trans fats
  • 2 varieties: Regular- and Bite-Size Plain and Regular-Size Cheddar
  • Savory cheese crackers made with aged Vermont cheddar
  • Stay-fresh tin filled with 14 oz. of Vermont Common Crackers
  • Also available, two 14 oz. refill bags of your favorite Common Crackers (#H4437)

Vermont Common Cracker Tin

Safety Warnings

Contains wheat, soy. Manufactured in a facility that uses peanuts.


This is not a Kosher food.
Unbleached wheat flour, Pure Vermont water, Non-hydrogenated
shortening, Sea salt, Potato flour, Fortified wheat flour, Soy lecithin,
Yeast, Baking soda.
Unbleached wheat flour, Pure Vermont water, Vermont aged cheddar,
Non-hydrogenated shortening, Sea salt, Potato flour, Fortified wheat
flour, Baking soda, Yeast, Cayenne pepper.
Bite Size:
Unbleached wheat flour, Pure Vermont water, Canola oil, Sea salt,
Potato flour, Fortified wheat flour, Soy lecithin, Yeast, Baking soda.

Nutritional ItemQuantity% of Daily
Serving size: 5 crackers (31g)
Servings per container: about 13
Calories: 150
Calories from fat: 30
Total fat3g5%
Saturated fat2g10%
Trans fat0g
Total Carbohydrate28g9%
Not a significant source of Vitamin A, Vitamin C and Calcium
Serving size: 6 crackers (31g)
Calories: 170
Calories from fat: 40
Total fat4.5g7%
Saturated fat2.5g13%
Trans fat0g
Total Carbohydrate29g10%
Dietary fiber0g
Vitamin A0%
Vitamin C0%
Bite Size:
Serving size: 5 crackers (28g)
Calories: 110
Calories from fat: 25
Total fat3g5%
Saturated fat0g
Trans fat0g
Total Carbohydrate27g9%
Dietary fiber0g
Vitamin A0%
Vitamin C0%
Percentages based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Manufactured In: USA

Material - Country Of Origin: USA

Vermont Common Cracker Tin is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 9.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fewer crackers We own a much larger tin, that we've had for years. I guess we expected that size, rather than this very small one. But we did order two refills, so we may make it through the chowder season!
Date published: 2016-10-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Holiday Turkey Stuffing Recipe For decades we have used these crackers for stuffing the holiday turkeys! Our local super markets no longer carry these crackers, thank God for the internet!!! I now use two tins for our stuffing. 28oz Vermont Common Crackers (Ground up in mixer) 4 large carrots 4 sticks of celery 2 medium sized onions 2 cans of mushrooms Season well with Bells Poultry Seasoning Add chicken broth until all product is mixed well Stuff turkey completely. Any extra stuffing can be used with leftovers. Try it! You'll Love it!!! Happy Holidays!!!
Date published: 2016-10-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great crackers These are good with chowders and regular soups and a nice size! Love the old fashioned feel they have!! Will be ordering these over and over!
Date published: 2016-08-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A perfect Father's Day gift My father, true hero and veteran, turned 95 in February and loves my special Vermont products I send him. Since I can not buy these crackers at ANY Vermont store, I was thrilled to find them on your web site! These are truely THE best crackers EVER! Thank you for keeping them on your product line. A great gift for an elderly person! He really loves them. Thanks again!
Date published: 2016-07-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome with cheese and wine!! I was nervous when I perused other less favorable reviews that I had purchased a tin of bland, crunchy ,and tasteless crackers. Imagine my surprise when I took the first bite and loved them:)) My husband and I emptied the tin in a week. Try them!
Date published: 2016-06-01
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Less product I remember buying this item before (I don't recall when) and there used to be a pound in the tin. I am somewhat surprised at the reduction to 14 oz. You correctly disclosed the weight. Still just as tasty -- just fewer crackers.
Date published: 2016-05-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A pantry staple I love these crackers! Have been enjoying them for most of a decade! I spread them with a bit of butter, or cheese, or peanut butter, and eat them with soup or salad or just a mug of warm milk. No super-salty worries and they keep well in their tin. Broken ones are great for scalloping veggies or seafood, or crumbling atop a casserole. Matter of fact, it's time for my re-order...I'm down to only three or four.
Date published: 2016-05-10
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Yuck No salt, no spice, no flavor ... might as well eat cardboard. I thought they were horrible so I put them in the dog treat jar ... my dog wouldn't eat them either ... threw them away.
Date published: 2016-05-05
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