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Thread: Town House vs. Ritz

  1. #1
    Ed Pawlowski Guest

    Default Town House vs. Ritz

    Growing up, decades ago, we always had Ritz crackers in the house. Some
    years later, I tried Town House and that became the staple snack cracker in
    our household. Last week I was in a store that only had Ritz so I pick up
    a box figuring "close enough". Finally had a couple of them and while a
    good flavor, the salt hit me hard. Reading the nutritional value of each it
    is only 130 versus 135, but it hits you differently. Must be more on the
    top to reach the tongue first. Too much for my taste, I'm going back to Town
    House and the more buttery flavor.


  2. #2
    George Shirley Guest

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    On 7/2/2010 6:25 AM, Ed Pawlowski wrote:
    > Growing up, decades ago, we always had Ritz crackers in the house. Some
    > years later, I tried Town House and that became the staple snack cracker
    > in our household. Last week I was in a store that only had Ritz so I
    > pick up a box figuring "close enough". Finally had a couple of them and
    > while a good flavor, the salt hit me hard. Reading the nutritional value
    > of each it is only 130 versus 135, but it hits you differently. Must be
    > more on the top to reach the tongue first. Too much for my taste, I'm
    > going back to Town House and the more buttery flavor.


    Look for the low sodium Ritz, I like the Whole Wheat ones myself.

  3. #3
    Wayne Boatwright Guest

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    On Fri 02 Jul 2010 04:25:47a, Ed Pawlowski told us...

    > Growing up, decades ago, we always had Ritz crackers in the house.
    > Some years later, I tried Town House and that became the staple
    > snack cracker in our household. Last week I was in a store that
    > only had Ritz so I pick up a box figuring "close enough". Finally
    > had a couple of them and while a good flavor, the salt hit me
    > hard. Reading the nutritional value of each it is only 130 versus
    > 135, but it hits you differently. Must be more on the top to
    > reach the tongue first. Too much for my taste, I'm going back to
    > Town House and the more buttery flavor.
    >


    We had both in the house when I was growing up, but Ritz was usually
    for snacking and often with cheese, while the Town House was usually
    eaten with soup.

    I buy Rith occasionally now, but I get the multi-grain version.

    I very seldom find anything too salty.

    --

    ~~ If there's a nit to pick, some nitwit will pick it. ~~

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    ************************************************** ********

    Wayne Boatwright


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    Andy Guest

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    "Ed Pawlowski" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Growing up, decades ago, we always had Ritz crackers in the house.
    > Some years later, I tried Town House and that became the staple snack
    > cracker in our household. Last week I was in a store that only had
    > Ritz so I pick up a box figuring "close enough". Finally had a couple
    > of them and while a good flavor, the salt hit me hard. Reading the
    > nutritional value of each it is only 130 versus 135, but it hits you
    > differently. Must be more on the top to reach the tongue first. Too
    > much for my taste, I'm going back to Town House and the more buttery
    > flavor.



    Both brands are over processed for my taste.

    I like the line of Kavli crispbreads. All natural, no additives, low in
    calories. Great crunch! Good variety if your store carries them all.

    Andy

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    Nan Guest

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    On Jul 2, 9:56*am, Andy <a...@b.c> wrote:
    > "Ed Pawlowski" <e...@snetnospam.net> wrote:
    > > Growing up, decades ago, we always had Ritz crackers in the house.
    > > Some years later, I tried Town House and that became the staple snack
    > > cracker in our household. * *Last week I was in a store that only had
    > > Ritz so I pick up a box figuring "close enough". *Finally had a couple
    > > of them and while a good flavor, the salt hit me hard. *Reading the
    > > nutritional value of each it is only 130 versus 135, but it hits you
    > > differently. *Must be more on the top to reach the tongue first. Too
    > > much for my taste, I'm going back to Town House and the more buttery
    > > flavor.

    >
    > Both brands are over processed for my taste.
    >
    > I like the line of Kavli crispbreads. All natural, no additives, low in
    > calories. Great crunch! Good variety if your store carries them all.
    >
    > Andy


    Love Kavli, the multigrain one is really good.
    Nan

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    jmcquown Guest

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    "Ed Pawlowski" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected] ...
    > Growing up, decades ago, we always had Ritz crackers in the house. Some
    > years later, I tried Town House and that became the staple snack cracker
    > in our household. Last week I was in a store that only had Ritz so I
    > pick up a box figuring "close enough". Finally had a couple of them and
    > while a good flavor, the salt hit me hard. Reading the nutritional value
    > of each it is only 130 versus 135, but it hits you differently. Must be
    > more on the top to reach the tongue first. Too much for my taste, I'm
    > going back to Town House and the more buttery flavor.


    I like both. But you're right, the original Ritz is more salty on the top.
    I like salt (and have no health problems related to alleged salt intake) so
    it doesn't bother me. But they do make a lower-salt Ritz which is still
    nice. Town House crackers are definitely more buttery tasting. I'm pretty
    sure it's not butter they're using to make them taste like that

    Jill


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    Nancy2 Guest

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    On Jul 2, 6:25*am, "Ed Pawlowski" <e...@snetnospam.net> wrote:
    > Growing up, decades ago, we always had Ritz crackers in the house. *Some
    > years later, I tried Town House and that became the staple snack cracker in
    > our household. * *Last week I was in a store that only had Ritz so I pick up
    > a box figuring "close enough". *Finally had a couple of them and while a
    > good flavor, the salt hit me hard. *Reading the nutritional value of each it
    > is only 130 versus 135, but it hits you differently. *Must be more on the
    > top to reach the tongue first. Too much for my taste, I'm going back to Town
    > House and the more buttery flavor.


    You can get low salt and low fat versions of Ritz.

    N.

  8. #8
    Lou Decruss Guest

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    On Fri, 2 Jul 2010 07:25:47 -0400, "Ed Pawlowski" <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >Growing up, decades ago, we always had Ritz crackers in the house. Some
    >years later, I tried Town House and that became the staple snack cracker in
    >our household. Last week I was in a store that only had Ritz so I pick up
    >a box figuring "close enough". Finally had a couple of them and while a
    >good flavor, the salt hit me hard. Reading the nutritional value of each it
    >is only 130 versus 135, but it hits you differently. Must be more on the
    >top to reach the tongue first. Too much for my taste, I'm going back to Town
    >House and the more buttery flavor.


    Town House here. I like them much better than ritz.

    Lou

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    [email protected] Guest

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    On Jul 2, 7:25*am, "Ed Pawlowski" <e...@snetnospam.net> wrote:
    > Growing up, decades ago, we always had Ritz crackers in the house. *Some
    > years later, I tried Town House and that became the staple snack cracker in
    > our household. * *Last week I was in a store that only had Ritz so I pick up
    > a box figuring "close enough". *Finally had a couple of them and while a
    > good flavor, the salt hit me hard. *Reading the nutritional value of each it
    > is only 130 versus 135, but it hits you differently. *Must be more on the
    > top to reach the tongue first. Too much for my taste, I'm going back to Town
    > House and the more buttery flavor.


    I don't think Ritz crackers taste like they used to years ago. When
    I was growing up in the 70s I never did care for the taste of Ritz
    crackers, but I liked Town House. I think the Ritz crackers today are
    closer in flavor to Town House than they used to be.

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    sueb Guest

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    On Jul 2, 7:01*am, Nan <nann...@yahoo.com> wrote:
    > On Jul 2, 9:56*am, Andy <a...@b.c> wrote:
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > > "Ed Pawlowski" <e...@snetnospam.net> wrote:
    > > > Growing up, decades ago, we always had Ritz crackers in the house.
    > > > Some years later, I tried Town House and that became the staple snack
    > > > cracker in our household. * *Last week I was in a store that onlyhad
    > > > Ritz so I pick up a box figuring "close enough". *Finally had a couple
    > > > of them and while a good flavor, the salt hit me hard. *Reading the
    > > > nutritional value of each it is only 130 versus 135, but it hits you
    > > > differently. *Must be more on the top to reach the tongue first. Too
    > > > much for my taste, I'm going back to Town House and the more buttery
    > > > flavor.

    >
    > > Both brands are over processed for my taste.

    >
    > > I like the line of Kavli crispbreads. All natural, no additives, low in
    > > calories. Great crunch! Good variety if your store carries them all.

    >
    > > Andy

    >
    > Love Kavli, the multigrain one is really good.
    > Nan- Hide quoted text -
    >
    > - Show quoted text -


    I'm a Kavli lover too - except for the thin ones since they're
    practically transparent. I like the ones in the blue box and the rye
    ones.

    Susan B.

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    Leonard Blaisdell Guest

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    In article <[email protected] 7>,
    Wayne Boatwright <[email protected]> wrote:

    > I very seldom find anything too salty.


    You either? The only thing I've ever seen people put salt on that I
    don't like salt on is watermelon.

    leo

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    Sqwertz Guest

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    (This was stuck in my Outbox. Sorry if it's dupped)

    On Fri, 2 Jul 2010 07:25:47 -0400, Ed Pawlowski wrote:

    > Growing up, decades ago, we always had Ritz crackers in the house. Some
    > years later, I tried Town House and that became the staple snack cracker in
    > our household. Last week I was in a store that only had Ritz so I pick up
    > a box figuring "close enough". Finally had a couple of them and while a
    > good flavor, the salt hit me hard. Reading the nutritional value of each it
    > is only 130 versus 135, but it hits you differently. Must be more on the
    > top to reach the tongue first. Too much for my taste, I'm going back to Town
    > House and the more buttery flavor.


    Keebler Club, usually

    But I don't eat crackers out of the box. Do you? Mine always get
    a topping of some blue cheese, salami, smoked oysters, flavored,
    cream cheese, or liverwertz. But never peanut butter.

    http://i45.tinypic.com/2zjie8l.jpg
    (Rice crackers, pistachio crackers, Flipz)

    http://i50.tinypic.com/v6qccy.jpg
    (OK, so I eat a lot of different crackers, but never plain)

    -sw

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    Lew Hodgett Guest

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    RE: Subject

    Town House are greasy.

    No thank you.

    Lew



  14. #14
    Omelet Guest

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    In article <[email protected]>,
    "Ed Pawlowski" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Growing up, decades ago, we always had Ritz crackers in the house. Some
    > years later, I tried Town House and that became the staple snack cracker in
    > our household. Last week I was in a store that only had Ritz so I pick up
    > a box figuring "close enough". Finally had a couple of them and while a
    > good flavor, the salt hit me hard. Reading the nutritional value of each it
    > is only 130 versus 135, but it hits you differently. Must be more on the
    > top to reach the tongue first. Too much for my taste, I'm going back to Town
    > House and the more buttery flavor.


    I agree and also prefer Townhouse to Ritz. Ritz is harder, more salty
    and less "buttery" tasting. Imo, part of it is texture.
    --
    Peace! Om

    Web Albums: <http://picasaweb.google.com/OMPOmelet>
    *Only Irish *coffee provides in a single glass all four *essential food groups: alcohol, caffeine, sugar *and fat. --Alex Levine

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    Ed Pawlowski Guest

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    "Sqwertz" <[email protected]> wrote
    > Keebler Club, usually
    >
    > But I don't eat crackers out of the box. Do you?


    Sometimes. I take a medication in the morning that should be taken with
    food. A couple of mornings a week I eat breakfast at work so I'll eat two
    or three crackers to hold me over until I get there 30 minutes later.


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    Omelet Guest

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    In article <47m5xxbai2qm$.[email protected]>,
    Sqwertz <[email protected]> wrote:

    > I'm going back to Town
    > > House and the more buttery flavor.

    >
    > Keebler Club, usually
    >
    > But I don't eat crackers out of the box. Do you? Mine always get
    > a topping of some blue cheese, salami, smoked oysters, flavored,
    > cream cheese, or liverwertz. But never peanut butter.
    >
    > http://i45.tinypic.com/2zjie8l.jpg
    > (Rice crackers, pistachio crackers, Flipz)


    Nice! I'm not a real fan of blue cheese so would have likely used
    Havarti.

    >
    > http://i50.tinypic.com/v6qccy.jpg
    > (OK, so I eat a lot of different crackers, but never plain)


    Good snack plate! Including that pickled egg. ;-)
    --
    Peace! Om

    Web Albums: <http://picasaweb.google.com/OMPOmelet>
    Only Irish coffee provides in a single glass all four essential food groups: alcohol, caffeine, sugar and fat. --Alex Levine

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    Sqwertz Guest

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    On Fri, 2 Jul 2010 22:57:53 -0400, Ed Pawlowski wrote:

    > "Sqwertz" <[email protected]> wrote
    >> Keebler Club, usually
    >>
    >> But I don't eat crackers out of the box. Do you?

    >
    > Sometimes. I take a medication in the morning that should be taken with
    > food. A couple of mornings a week I eat breakfast at work so I'll eat two
    > or three crackers to hold me over until I get there 30 minutes later.


    I have to do something similar with graham crackers. I never eat
    breakfast until after I get to work (1.5 hours after leaving the
    house).

    -sw

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    Felice Guest

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    "Lew Hodgett" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:4c2e9dd7$0$9827$[email protected]..
    > RE: Subject
    >
    > Town House are greasy.
    >
    > No thank you.
    >
    > Lew



    One man's greasy is another man's (or woman's) buttery!

    Felice



  19. #19
    gloria.p Guest

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    Ed Pawlowski wrote:
    > Growing up, decades ago, we always had Ritz crackers in the house. Some
    > years later, I tried Town House and that became the staple snack cracker
    > in our household. Last week I was in a store that only had Ritz so I
    > pick up a box figuring "close enough". Finally had a couple of them and
    > while a good flavor, the salt hit me hard. Reading the nutritional
    > value of each it is only 130 versus 135, but it hits you differently.
    > Must be more on the top to reach the tongue first. Too much for my
    > taste, I'm going back to Town House and the more buttery flavor.




    I used to buy T.H. years ago and after reading this thread, thought I'd
    try them again.

    In a local market yesterday I looked. Ritz were on sale for $2.49 (they
    are ALWAYS on sale.) T.H. same size box were $4.99. Huh? Ritz will do
    nicely.

    gloria p

  20. #20
    Ed Pawlowski Guest

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    "gloria.p" <[email protected]> wrote
    > I used to buy T.H. years ago and after reading this thread, thought I'd
    > try them again.
    >
    > In a local market yesterday I looked. Ritz were on sale for $2.49 (they
    > are ALWAYS on sale.) T.H. same size box were $4.99. Huh? Ritz will do
    > nicely.
    >
    > gloria p


    OUCH, I've never paid that much. They are often on sale here for $2.50.
    Keep an eye out for them.


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