Saturday, April 21, 2012

Wouldn't you love to have a truly crisp cracker?

by Lorna Barrett / Lorraine Bartlett / L.L. Bartlett

There are just some things in life that cannot be improved upon.  One of them is Jacobs Cream Crackers.

Several years ago, I received a package of these crackers in a Christmas basket of goodies.  I loved them.  They're especially good if you spread room-temperature butter over them, but they're great with cheese, and ... as it seems like I'm perpetually trying to lose weight, I eat them plain.

However, getting these crackers locally isn't all that easy.  So I ate them, and forgot about them.  And then I went on vacation earlier this year.  Guess what I ate nearly every day of my vacation?

You got it, baby--Jacobs Cream Crackers.  Oh ... they're wonderful.

So when I got home, I was determined to find them.  I knew where they had been bought (in the International section of my local Wegmans store), but that store no longer stocked them.  So every time I go into another Wegmans, I'd look, and hope.

Ha!  This week I hit the jackpot!  The Latta Road store had two packages.  So, I bought one.  And now I'm metering them out.  (Doh!  I should have bought both packages, because who knows when I'm going to find them again.)  They can be bought online can be bought online, but I worry about receiving them in good condition.  Let's face it, crackers crumble.  Would the USPS care for my crackers and keep them safe from being smashed?  Judging by the condition of the packets of  bookmarks I get from some of the Cozy Chicks, I think I'd receive a lot of crumbs.

So, I'll keep looking locally. 

Is there something you like to eat that's hard to find?