Friday, August 27, 2010

Annie's Homegrown Cheddar Bunnies

Annie's Cheddar Bunnies

In my teenage years, I did my share of babysitting, and undoubtedly at some point during the day, the kids and I would get hungry for snacks. Almost every parent said “help yourself to anything in the kitchen,” but it meant more in some houses than in others. I will never forget the all natural “animal crackers” I had at the home of a particularly earth-conscientious family – the things tasted like cardboard.

All natural food has come a long way. This box of Annie’s Homegrown Cheddar Bunnies came from Target for $1.99 US. I was immediately drawn in by the plentiful cute bunnies, including Bernie, the mascot. These baked bunnies are all-natural, but they fall into the same product category as Cheez-Its and Goldfish crackers, and they are made without additives or preservatives.

Annie's Cheddar Bunnies

They smelled mildly of cheddar, and had a good crunch. The cheddar cheese flavor was mild throughout, probably to appeal to children, and the level of saltiness was about right for me. There was no oily residue or bad aftertaste, which I attribute (possibly incorrectly) to the lack of preservatives.

Overall, I enjoyed these crackers about as much as I can enjoy a cheese cracker (not my usual snacking choice). I loved the clean feeling and the cute shape, but I wish the cheddar cheese taste was sharper. It’s been a while since I’ve had other cheese crackers, but Annie’s Cheddar Bunnies definitely stand up to the competition, and in my opinion, the non-oily aftertaste gives Annie’s the edge.

B+

Annie's Homegrown website

4 comments:

cybele said...

I bought these at Whole Foods a few months back. I'm a huge CheezIts fan, and these really are no substitute - they're not sharp enough.

However, if you're a Goldfish fan, these are a good organic substitute. But for price, I'm still buying the Whole Grain Cheddar Goldfish (often on sale for $1.25).

ebidebby said...

Thanks for the comment! I'll have to try Cheez-Its again - it's been a long time - so I can correct my review!

Annie's also makes Bunny Grahams, which are an excellent substitute for Teddy Grahams, but they start to go stale very quickly (no preservatives, after all).

storybookdreamer said...

My family bought these too! Except we bought the whole box which included all four flavors. (Chocolate, Chocolate Chip, Honey and Cheddar). I liked Chocolate the best. And unfortunately, the Cheddar was actually the worst tasting for me. Honey and Chocolate Chip kind of tied for second, the honey tasted like Honey Maid and the Chocolate Chip was just...yeah.

ebidebby said...

Thanks for the comment! I don't really like chocolate chip graham crackers, either. The Teddy Graham brand version is pretty bad for chocolate chips as well!