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  1. Vermont Common Crackers, 14 oz. Tin

Vermont Common Crackers, 14 oz. Tin

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

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 quite 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 complement 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)
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
Made in USA
Contains wheat and soy.
Manufactured in a facility that uses peanuts.
GMO free
This is not a Kosher food.
Regular: serving size: 5 crackers (31g)
Cheese: serving size: 6 crackers (31g)
Bite Size: serving size: 5 crackers (28g)
Servings per container: approximately 13
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