Food & Nutrition

Tasty low calorie crackers you can buy that’ll make you feel a bit less guilty about all that cheese you’ve put on them (top 6)

Published by Finn Hayden

People often mistakenly think of crackers as being a healthier alternative to snacks such as crisps or chocolate, but that isn't always the case. Some brands of crackers are packed with calories, and if you're the type of person who likes to cover their crackers in cheese and chutney, then you can be looking at a serious amount of calories in each mouthful. Luckily, there are lots of low calorie crackers you can buy in the UK at the moment, and some of them are very good. We've rounded up the best that we've found and tried for this guide. let's get into it:

The Skinny Cracker Co

With a name like The Skinny Cracker Co, of course we had to include this brand in our list. The Sea Salt & Black Pepper crackers from this brand are seriously good, and they don't taste like they're low in calories at all. At just 228kcal per 100g (which works out to about 27kcal per cracker), you can enjoy a handful of these without feeling guilty. There is also a Rosemary variety of these crackers, and we're looking forward to trying those. Learn more and buy them here -

Skinny Cracker Co

The Snack Organisation Sweet Chilli rice crackers

The issue we have with many of these low calorie crackers that we tried is that they're just not very flavoursome, but we definitely don't have that complaint with these. The Sweet Chilli rice crackers from The Snack Organisation have a lovely sweet chilli taste and they only contain 106kcal per 25g (a quarter of a pack). These don't need any cheese or anything added to them, they're great on their own. Learn more and buy them here -


Jacob's Mediterranean Tomato & Basil crackers

Jacob's is probably the biggest crackers brand in the UK, and although many of the crackers from this brand definitely wouldn't fit in this list, the Mediterranean Tomato & Basil crackers from Jacob's certainly do. Each cracker contains 42kcal, which is quite a bit more than some of the other crackers we've included in this list, but we think this is impressive given how full of flavour they are and the size of them (9.5g each). Learn more and buy them here -

Jacob's Mediterranean crackers

Good Guys Bakehouse Cheddar melts

Anything with cheese in it seems like it must be high in calories, but that's why we love these biscuit melts from Good Guys Bakehouse. Each of these melts contains just 5 calories, which is unbelievably low. They contain real cheese, but the trick is that they're baked which is what makes them so low in calories. These might not be as versatile as some of the other crackers we've included in this list, but they're so good we had to include them. Learn more and buy them here -

Good Guys

Lidl Rivercote lightly salted rice crackers

The Rivercote rice crackers from Lidl are not only very cheap, but they're also very tasty and low in calories. You'll find a sweet chill variety of these too which also taste great, but the Lightly Salted variety are even lower in calories at just 102kcal per quarter of a pack. These are baked and not fried, and are very versatile. And one pack is just 99p! Learn more here -

Lidl crackers

Nairn's Gluten Free Wholegrain crackers

Often removing gluten from a product can result in a drop in calories, and this is exactly the case with these wholegrain crackers from Nairn's, which are seriously healthy. Not only are these low in calories at just 26kcal per cracker, but they're also free from artificial colours, flavours, and preservatives, plus they're high in fibre. We're big fans of these, learn more and buy them here -

Nairn's crackers

Hopefully, the above list shows that you can enjoy crackers without worrying about calories! Let us know if there are any other low calorie cracker brands that you'd like us to check out, or if you've tried any of the crackers we've included in this guide.

Finn is the editor of You Well and has been writing about travel, health, and more for over 10 years.

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