Just down the road twenty miles is Savory Fine Foods, wholesaler of cracker seasoning mixes, instant spice tea, and a new product, Yo-Yo’s mini snack crackers. Sold nationwide, the product line continues to expand, each new product carrying on the delight factor.
The seasoning mixes when combined with canola oil, tossed with four sleeves of saltine crackers in a two- gallon food storage bag, and allowed to absorb overnight, create a cracker that seems that it should have been more difficult, and taken much more time to make. Those with a culinary adventurous streak can experiment with the seasoning on potatoes, chicken, and even desserts. For the beginning junior cook, it provides instant success with maximum satisfaction.
The Classic Original flavor remains the all-time favorite of the eight flavors, but Garden Dill, Sweet Bar-B-Q, and Texas Chipotle hold their own. Recently, for those who like a little more kick, Spicy Guacamole and Flaming Queso joined the line. Low Salt Classic Original reduces the salt while maintaining the flavor. Use Cinnamon Toast to create a sweet cracker to accompany fruit salad, or even as an ingredient in Rice Krispie treats.
Now you can also find a fully prepared, bagged mini cracker version called Yo-Yo’s. Available in five flavors simply open the bag for instant snacks, salad toppers, or ingredients in savory “trash” mixes. The eight assorted flavors with a bag of Yo-Yo’s makes a great “welcome to Texas” gift.
Nancy Pride owns Morgan Fitzgerald’s and Merle Norman located at 3800 South Texas Avenue, one mile north of University Drive. 979 268 0608, www.fitzyou.com.