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Old 10-27-2003, 02:37 PM   #1
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Low Carb Crackers?

I'm looking for store bought low carb crackers. Can anyone recommend a Brand name cracker.
Are crackers from WASA ok?

Any suggestions would help.
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Old 10-27-2003, 03:31 PM   #2
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The crackers made by Cheeter's are pretty good - especially the cinnamon ones, but they're very hard to find. I ordered them from the web site here - netrition.

A better tasting cracker to me is really not a cracker, but I use them like crackers. Atkins Crunchers are really tasty and thick enough to use like crackers, even though they're packaged like chips. All flavors are great - original, sour cream, nacho, & barbeque. And you can find them more easily.

I don't know the answer about WASA.
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Old 10-27-2003, 04:48 PM   #3
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Health Valley makes an all natural, whole wheat cracker. I can't remember the exact carb count, but I know it was relatively low.

I happen to have some crackers right now in the cupboard, made by ak-mak Bakeries. They are stone ground, whole wheat, sesame crackers (all natural ingredients). After deducting fiber, it's about 3 carbs per cracker (it's a good sized cracker too).

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Old 10-28-2003, 12:40 AM   #4
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Wasa Crackers are great! Just check for the one with the lowest carb count. I like them with slices of salami warmed in the microwave with a bit of cheddar and a tomato slice. Mini Pizza!
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Old 10-28-2003, 05:08 AM   #6
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Count me in as another Wasa cracker fan! I used to use the Sourdough Rye, until I noticed that the Fiber Rye has a few less carbs in them...only 5 net.

Dana Carpenter has quite a few "cracker" recipes in her "500 LC Recipes" book. I haven't tried them, but they sound tasty!
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I would also recommend the Wasa Lite Rye. As far as I know, it is the lowest carb cracker out there. One cracker is large...equal to at least 4 smaller crackers. Very healthy too!

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Just a word of warning...

Last night I made a new recipe for garlic crackers from the AtkinsCenter website. Don't make them, they are AWFUL!!!

*shudders in horror*
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I was at a health food store, and I found rye crackers (sorry, I threw the box out so I don't have the brand name) next to Wasa crackers. These are thin, very crispy, tastey crackers with 7g carbs for 3 of them. One is about 1" wide, 3" long. Mmmm, I have to get more...
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Old 10-28-2003, 02:34 PM   #10
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I get Scandanavian Bran Crisps at GNC that have 3g carbs and 3g fiber each which equals ZERO net carbs!
I love them, they are very light and crunchy, they are basically bran all stuck together. They're great with sany kind of spread.
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I get Scandanavian Bran Crisps at GNC that have 3g carbs and 3g fiber each which equals ZERO net carbs!
I love them, they are very light and crunchy, they are basically bran all stuck together. They're great with sany kind of spread.
uh are you sure about that? i think they might have already deducted fiber!
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I like Cheeters, too.

The cinammon ones are great with cream cheese and a little Davinici's vanilla syrup mixed in. My other fav is the sesame cracker. Great with some hard cheese.
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Old 10-29-2003, 07:06 AM   #13
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uh are you sure about that? i think they might have already deducted fiber!
What makes you think that? When I test my blood sugar after eating these, it's barely risen, so the numbers on the package appear to be right to me.
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What makes you think that? When I test my blood sugar after eating these, it's barely risen, so the numbers on the package appear to be right to me.
Even if they are 3 carbs each they wouldnt make your blood sugar rise significantly. It does seem odd that a cracker could be 0 net carbs. Have you checked for hidden carbs?....they may have already subtracted the fiber from the count. Here is the formula:

(total fat grams x 9) + (total protein grams x 4) + (total carbohydrate grams x 4) = total calories.

If the total does not equal calories, the difference is carbs.
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Even if they are 3 carbs each they wouldnt make your blood sugar rise significantly
I am type 1 diabetic and test my blood sugar frequently. Even meat, eggs and cheese cause a slight increase in blood sugar after eating, although it's not a significant amount. Since going low carb, my blood sugar is VERY sensitive to everything I eat, so even a 0g carb snack should show an increase of about 10 pts. If these crackers had more carbs than that (i.e. 6g each as you suggest), and considering that I always eat 2 at a time, my rise in blood sugar would be more like 40-60 pts.

Regardless - - they're tasty and LC. Dig in!
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The ak mak crackers are awesome!
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I am type 1 diabetic and test my blood sugar frequently. Even meat, eggs and cheese cause a slight increase in blood sugar after eating, although it's not a significant amount. Since going low carb, my blood sugar is VERY sensitive to everything I eat, so even a 0g carb snack should show an increase of about 10 pts. If these crackers had more carbs than that (i.e. 6g each as you suggest), and considering that I always eat 2 at a time, my rise in blood sugar would be more like 40-60 pts.

Regardless - - they're tasty and LC. Dig in!

can you post the nutritional info? i really highly doubt they're 0 carbs... and the previous post was right in saying that 3 carbs would not really affect blood sugar extraordinarily even for very sensitive people... especially if they're not sugar carbs
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My pack is different colour (medium blue) than the one advertised at GNC (white background) but it says the same thing on the front, that is "GG Unique Fibre Scandinavian Bran Crispbread". The advertiser claims 2 grams net carbs per cracker.... but the package I have says that for 1 cracker the net carbs is 3.5 g per 10 gram cracker...

I prefer making my crackers with ground raw almonds that I soak overnite.. dry out.. then put through my champion flour mill. I take one cup of almond flour (or more precisely 4 oz ( 114 g. of meal flour) with 1 large egg white only.. and make a dough... roll on a silpat with parchment on top roll out as thin as possible. Rolling it can be tricky but if you peel the parchment off the rolled dough very slowly and pat down any bits that stick... it works.. then I lay down the parchment on the dough that is still on the silpat and quickly flip everything over...so the silpat is on top... then I peel the silpat off the dough leaving it on the parchment.. Score the dough before baking. I like them crisp so roll very very thin and make 24. Each cracker is about 4.5 grams each with half a gram net carb each. Almond flour is 24 carbs per cup less 12 fibre... (Bob's Red Mill Almond meal/flour). If you roll them thick they are more cookie like.. I bake them at 350 for 10 minutes in my toaster oven so that might not be very accurate.. Not everyone likes these.. but for my 5 year old type1 granddaughter they work and her 4 year old brother thinks they're "pwitty" good...! To each his own.. but back to the Scandinavian Crackers... There are between a quarter and a third the net carb count in almond flour vs regular wheat &/or rye flour by weight.... so it makes sense that for the equivalent size cracker that the carb count would be 3.5 for the wheat or rye bran 10 g. cracker vs 1 gram carb for the two almond crackers that weigh 9 g...

Here is the nutritional data for one kind of Scandinavian cracker sold by GNC.. but not to jump the gun .... there could of course be a different higher fibre cracker available too..but this is the only one I know of... and be careful because the crackers are in ounces then the nutritional data is in grams..

GNC product number: 069100 (GNC product number)
My product number: 246-0001
Pack of 5 x 3.5 oz per pack = 17.5 oz total


GG Scandinavian Bran Crispbread
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size:*2 Crackers (20g) (note 28.5 g = 1 oz)
Amount Per Serving . . . . . . . . .% Daily Value*
Total Calories . . . . 50*
Calories From Fat . . 10
Total Fat . . . . . . . . . 1*g . . . . . 2%***
Saturated Fat . . . . . . 0*g . . . . .0%***
Trans Fat . . . . . . . . . 0*g . . . . .
Cholesterol .. . . . . . . 0*mg . . . 0%***
Sodium . . . . . . . . . . 80 mg . . 3%***
Total Carbohydrates . 15 g . . . 5%***
Dietary Fibre . . . . . . . 8 g . . . 33%***
Net Carbs . . . . . . . . . 7 g . . . .
Sugars . . . . . . . . . . . 0*g
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Protein . . . . . . . . . . . 3 g
Vitamin A . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0%***
Vitamin C . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0%***
Calcium . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4%***
Iron . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8%***

**Percent Daily Values*are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
By: Health Valley®.
Ingredients:*Wheat bran, whole grain rye flour, salt.
Warning:*Contains wheat.
Certifications:* kosher
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