As an artist and baker, I am fascinated by the origins of many of the foods we eat today which led me to look “outside the box”. In the early 1800’s Josiah Bent from Massachusetts decided to make a lighter and thinner version of Hardtack, a soldiers and seafarers staple. Bent rolled out sheets of dough, baked and hand “cracked” them. I have been rolling out crackers this original way in my Castleton Vermont kitchen for family and friends for years.Castleton Crackers use all-natural ingredients. We mix, roll, bake them and then crack them by hand creating beautiful rustic looking crackers.
“The folks in Castleton, VT...have nailed the texture perfectly: sturdy enough for spreading and dipping, but flaky enough for nibbling like potato chips.” —Florence Fabricant, The New York Times, February 16, 2011
Castleton Crackers are all natural, hand-made and hand-cracked and are available in five flavors, Middlebury Maple, Rutland Rye, Windham Wheat, Putney Pumpkin with dried cranberries and thyme and Richmond Rosemary with cornmeal and sea salt. They contain no Trans Fats, artificial colors, flavors or preservatives.