Tuesday, 18 August 2015

Putting on the Ritz ... Crisp & Thin (review)

Ritz have launched a delicious new savoury baked snack called Crisp & Thin and they sent us over a selection of the different flavours to try out.

We had the choice of Cream Cheese & Onion, Sweet Red Chilli, Sea Salt & Vinegar and Sea Salt & Black Pepper and there wasn't a flavour that we didn't like.

As their name suggests, the snacks are beautifully crisp and crunchy and they really pack in the flavour. As they are baked, they are also lower in calories than traditional fried crisps and snacks, containing 134 calories per serving.

They are available in 30g single serving sized bags for 79p and 100g sharing bags for £2.19.

To celebrate the launch of the new product, Alice Levine & Richard Woods have teamed up with Ritz to create some lovely serving suggestions and cocktail recipes. Visit www.RitzBakery.co.uk to see all their tips and recipes and I'll share a few here to give you a sneak peek.

Ritz – Sweet & Chilli Julep

This is a great summer drink to share with friends. Old jam jars or coffee jars make the perfect vessel for this. They’re cheap, reusable and a great visual alternative for shop bought glasses. Goes perfectly with Sweet Chili Ritz Crisp & Thins

50ml Jack Daniels
1-2 Tea Spoons of marmalade. Seville orange works great, but so does apricot
8-10 Mint leaves
Orange zest ribbons

To your jam jar add the marmalade, mint, ribbons and Jack Daniels. Half fill the jar with crushed ice and churn to mix and dilute the flavors. Top with fresh ice and garnish

Large mint sprig, slapped prior to adding to the glass to release more aroma, a dehydrated orange wheel and more orange zest ribbons

To make your dehydrated wheels, simply cut wheels out of oranges or lemons and add to a baking tray and place in the oven on a low heat for 4hrs – turning half way. These not only make great drink garnishes but are perfect for xmas tree decorations

Glass – Jam jar

Ritz Tip:
For parties why not mix a batch of this in a ceramic jug. Throw in a few handfuls of cube ice to dilute. Then when ready to serve, simply pour into the jars, add fresh ice and serve when garnished

Smokey Lemon Yoghurt

Goes perfectly with Sweet Chili Ritz Crisp & Thins

Makes a sharing bowl

500g Total Yoghurt
1½ tbsp Smoked Paprika
1½ tbsp Sumac
4tbsp Good quality Extra Virgin Olive Oil (and some extra for presentation)
1 Garlic clove
1 Lemon (juice and zest)
seeds of ½ a pomegranate

In a bowl stir together all the ingredients, minus the pomegranate
Serve with a drizzle of olive oil and and scattering of pomegranate seeds

Pea, Mint and Feta Dip

Goes perfectly with Sea Salt & Vinegar Ritz Crisp & Thins

Makes a sharing bowl

250g frozen peas (thawed)
2tbsp Good quality Extra Virgin Olive Oil (and some extra for presentation)
50g Feta, crumbled
3tbsp fresh mint, chopped
1 small garlic clove (crushed)
1tbsp lemon juice
Maldon salt and pepper

Blend all ingredients in a food processor
Season to taste
For a looser consistency add a splash of water
Garnish with some chopped mint, a few whole peas and a drizzle of oil

Disclosure : We received the product in order to write an honest review.


  1. I love the original Ritz crackers and these look lovely. That drink looks perfect for a summer evening as well

  2. Oh they look yummy! I love Ritz crackers normally so I'm pretty sure these would be fantastic. Great recipes too!