Save money, gain health: make your own crackers

Why would you ever buy obesity, diabetes, heart-attack, and stroke inducing industrial chips and crackers when you can make your own for so much less money?

Here’s a detailed breakdown of the cost difference: Cost, Calories, & Nutrition in Crunch! Alice Crackers versus Commercial Crackers

Not only that, you can’t buy crackers at a store for less than what it costs you at home, and you never will.  Here’s why:

  1. As you can see at the bottom of the Cost, Calories, & Nutrition above, I only found one artisan cracker that was whole grain, and it was very expensive, over six dollars (with tax).
  2. This cracker used oil, not seeds, which is much less healthy as you can see in “Nutrition of Butter & Oil versus Flaxseed, Sesame Seed, and Poppy Seed“.  Also, seeds (and nuts) are essential for good health (“Diet and having a long and disability-free life” and “American risks factors of premature death and disability“).
  3. You can make a batch of crackers for 25 cents.  But if you wanted to sell your crackers, you’d have to charge 6 dollars to make any money, because you’ve got to get insurance, a license, rent space in a commercial kitchen or build one, market, distribute, package, and so on.
  4. Most industrial products need to make large profits for shareholders and use cheap ingredients and chemicals, including way too much inexpensive salt, sugar, and fat to addict you so you’ll buy more, as I explain in “Why Industrial food can never be as good as what you make at home“.



About Alice

I've milled and baked with whole grains for many years, because whole grains are delicious, and white flour is missing the nutrition that protects you from cancer, stroke, heart disease, diabetes and many other diseases. Plus it's a good emergency food.
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