- Credit: Ritz Crackers

This is what the edge on Ritz crackers are really for

It may look nice, but it's there for another reason...

Shuqi Yu posted in Food Fun
15w ago

Now I don't follow TikTok trends, but a new viral video posted by theritzcrackersofficial gives us the answer to the age old question you've never considered. Why are Ritz crackers shaped the way they are?

Food companies have been busy creating accounts to showcase 'lifehacks' with their food products. For the Ritz cracker, you can see for yourself in the video that the ridges on the edge of the saltine crackers are supposed to be for cutting through cheese slices – like a tiny pizza cutter for cheese.

Many TikTok users were blown away by the video, but many also questioned its credibility. Ritz therefore clarified after posting the video that this was of course not the original intention of the edges - so, it's back to square one, and we may never know why the edges of Ritz crackers are scalloped.

This however hasn't stopped the video causing considerable speculation among cracker fans, which now sits at a whopping 420,000 likes and 2.4 million views after just 5 days.

Let me know if you know the answer to why Ritz crackers are shaped the way they are. I'd love to know.

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Comments (7)

  • Crushed as a coating when breading chicken tenders

      3 months ago
  • Only Tik tok! πŸ™„

      3 months ago
  • I like them plain or with cheese and stuff.

    Welcome to FoodTribe!

      3 months ago
  • There's a chicken casserole from the southern US that uses Ritz crackers and omg it's so good

      3 months ago
  • It is a fascinating bit of urban mythology that the holes on a Ritz cracker are arranged to create the word β€œsex” and the box used to include a recipe for mock apple pie consisting primarily of Ritz crackers . I never tried it. But I’m sure there’s a Triber out there up for the challenge.

      3 months ago