Twisted: Unserious food tastes seriously good.

People are just discovering the secret reason Ritz crackers have scalloped edges

18/05/2023

Twisted: Unserious food tastes seriously good.

Article by Joanna Sarah-Freedman

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There are some facts that simply change you life forever… the sort that once you know you simply can’t believe you ever lived without.

And we don’t mean to be dramatic, but we’d say this Ritz Cracker hack is one of ’em.

Yup, some people are just discovering the reason that Ritz Crackers are shaped the way they are, and the answer is an absolute game changer.

Sharing the hack on TikTok, user @Jordan_The_Stallion8 looked gobsmacked as a video explained the scalloped edge of the cheesy cracker was actually invented to chop up cheese – and it works, too!

@jordan_the_stallion8

At this point its eveyday #fypシ CREDIT to @mmarlo__5862

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“For 26 years I’ve been doing everything incorrectly,” he said. “I’m just now recently learning about it.

“Because sure enough when I heard this I had to contact Ritz as a company and I said ‘hey is it true that your guys’ crackers have serrated edged so you can cut cheese?’

“Guess what they told me? They said that they already released a statement confirming that that’s what the crackers were used for…”

Mind. Blown.

Indeed, Ritz has made no secret of the fact that its crackers’ edges has a nifty function, even sharing videos of the function on their own social media pages over the last few years.

You can check an example out below: 

@theritzcrackersofficial

Answer @im_siowei iykyk 😂 #RITZ #RITZcrackers #2021 #cheese

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How did we miss this?!

Reacting to @Jordan_The_Stallion8’s video, it’s fair to say that a lot of people were equally bamboozled.

“I’m mad. I’ve been folding the chesse all my life when I could have just done that,” said one.

Whilst another wrote: “….. learn something new everyday.”

“I’ve been doing that I thought I was a genius,” said someone else.

“Am I doing anything right at this point,” a fourth joked.

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The Ritz Crackers have scalloped edges for a reason (Credit: Alamy)

Ritz Crackers were invented in 1934, and despite what they might have us believe, it’s very possible that the folks at the cheesy biscuit brand just saw that people were being clever with their product and decided to weave it in the marketing.

In fact, that’s a lot more likely than the idea the hack was invented close to 100 years ago.

Saying that, we love the scalloped edged biscuits whatever the reason for their shape, and we’ll definitely be trying out their function ASAP.

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