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A few days after I arrived in Halifax I got an email from Wasa. You know that company that makes those big thick crackers that you always look at in the store and wonder if they’d taste good but never get around to buying any because well they’re so damn big and you wouldn’t know how to eat them.

Yhea that company.

I got an email from Kelly asking if I would like to try a sample and possibly do a review. My first thought was “oh crap, I’ve moved to Canada now and they probably won’t agree to send anything out of the country”. My second thought was “I wonder if we can do the review on TheHDD?”. I immediately sent back a reply asking both of these questions

This was what Kelly sent back as a response:

It just takes a little longer to get there 🙂 All I need is your address and I can have the products shipped out tomorrow.”

Not being long in Canada I’ve already seen the hardships of getting American companies to support our Canadian neighbors to the north. Most giveaways of products and reviews are restricted to residents of the US and what I used to take for granted as I happily left comments here and there on people’s blog in hopes of being a lucky winner is now always preceeded by the automatic question: “Is this giveaway open to Canadian residents”.

Now when I am asked to review something I must remember to ask 1) will you ship to Canada and 2) is this open to Canadian residents? When both of the answers are yes, then you know I am all over this shit!

I’m not going to spend a lot of time talking about these crackers. You see them in the store. You walk by them day in and day out just like we do. You wonder if they taste good. You wonder how you can use them because they are so big. You can’t just open them up and snack on them mindlessly like you could a handful of small crackers. You have to be committed to eating them. We thought we’d use them in several different ways. We thought we’d try different recipes using them. We thought we’d top them with fancy edibles, take pictures and at the end of the day write this amazing review…

We didn’t use several recipes.

We didn’t top them with fancy edibles.

We didn’t stand around taking digital pictures of our creations.

The reason we didn’t do any of those things is because we loved the crackers so much we didn’t need too. The crackers themselves were so good that we ate them exactly the same way each time: with peanut butter and jelly. Yep. Something so simple it has become one of our favorite go to snacks. I asked Meegan how she would describe eating Wasa crackers and without a second thought she said “Its better than eating bread, its like perfectly toasted bread with good grains in it.

Yep, that pretty much sums it up for both of us.

Now Wasa wants you to stop looking at them in the store aisles and actually try them yourself. Here’s your chance. They’re gonna send the same three products they sent us. All you have to do is leave a comment here. And just for kicks we’re gonna give you extra chances of winning just by doing the following:

  • Like them on Facebook
  • Follow them on Twitter
  • Tweet the giveaway with a link back to this review.
  • Peruse the Wasa-usa.com recipes and tell us what you think you’d like to try (though you might never get past the peanut butter and jelly goodness)

This is open to both US and Canadian residents (GO WASA!) and will be open until January 22nd at which time I will ask Meegan to put on her best Vanna White dress and use the random number generator to pick a winner…

Thanks Wasa (and Kelly) for giving us the opportunity to taste, test and review all three products. More importantly thanks for remembering us folks up north!

Good luck everyone and remember:

~ Now that’s good eatin’ folks!