Snack makers keep sneaking down the size of their packages.
Now they know we're onto them so they're just raising the price.
The time has arrived that I knew was coming, when it's cheaper to make my own cheese crackers than buy them.
You will pay $9 for a 30 ounce box of Goldfish.
You will pay $8 for 32 ounces of homemade cheese crackers.
And once again, you avoid all the preservatives and other chemicals.
The recipe I use for cheese crackers is out there on the net.
You can change the seasonings for a bigger kick on the tongue, for a chili-like flavor, for a Szechuan type flavor, and so on.
You can use whole wheat flour instead of white.
You can experiment with what kind of cheese you use: Parmesan, American, and cheddar work best as far as I can tell.
I spend a little more than you do because I use kosher cheese which has to be made with vegetable rennet.
And I used this recipe ahead of a hurricane once to cook up some American cheese in case the power went out, so I wouldn't have to throw it out. Worked perfectly.
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