I Pay $15 for a Bag of Chocolate Crackers and I Have No Regrets

Trust me when I say that these things are fantastic — and well worth the money.

November 06, 2018

Keep in mind: Price and stock could change after publish date, and we may make money from these links.

The thing about living and working in New York City is that everything is so stupidly expensive here. It’s not uncommon to pay $7 for a morning cup of coffee, $16 for a salad (those premium toppings…) and a casual $17 for a cocktail. And I’ll happily pay these prices! What can ya do?

But when it comes to my afternoon snack, I like to keep it simple and, frankly, pretty cheap. I stock up on Greek yogurt when it’s on sale, buy tons of apples and always have a bag of pretzels at my desk. It’s rare that I spend a lot of money on my mindless snacking habit. Let me explain — and let me introduce you to your next obsession.

Legally Addictive is a brand of salty, sweet, crunchy, crisp and chewy (yes, basically all the things) Crack Cookies. The OG Crack Cookies are a cracker with notes of toffee that is blanketed with chocolate and sprinkled with sea salt. Simply put, if you’re someone who bounces back and forth between salty and sweet cravings all day, you’re gonna love these, as they satisfy your every whim. If this sounds familiar, it’s probably because Trisha Yearwood has a similar recipe, and it’s pretty delicious and simple to make too. But I don’t always have time to meal-prep my snacks, so for me, the store-bought snacks are worth it.

Crack Cookies also come in peppermint and “everything” flavors, as well as a just-released sprinkle Surprise Party variety. To me, these are the definition of indulgence. Not only are they rich and decadent, but they also cost $15 a bag. And just as it is with my expensive negroni order, I’m more than happy to fork over the money for these things. They really are that good. A bag usually lasts me a few weeks (good thing the square crackers are pretty big), and given how indulgent they are, I try to not have them on hand all the time. But when it’s time to treat myself, I head straight to these babies every time.

FYI: Legally Addictive is available on Amazon, so if you want to spend big on snack time, by all means, check this out.

Photo courtesy of Legally Addictive

Keep Reading

Next Up

What Do I Do with Parsnips?

Parsnips are a classic ingredient in some chicken broths and soups, and can also be baked, sauteed, steamed, mashed or pureed, roasted, used in stews and fried.

What Do I Do with Kohlrabi?

This funny-looking cruciferous vegetable can be eaten raw, roasted or steamed; try it in salads or coleslaws or in any of our delicious, easy recipes.

What Do I Do with Ramps?

Ramps are a wild member of the onion family; during their fleeting season they are wonderful in all sorts of dishes

What Do I Do with Rhubarb?

Rhubarb, a classic produce variety of spring and early summer, is a vegetable that often gets cooked as though it were a fruit, lending its tart flavor to pies, compotes and more.

But I Just Want Some Chocolate!?!

I admit it -- I’m a full-fledged chocoholic! Fellow chocolate lovers, rejoice: Small amounts of the sweet stuff can easily be part of a healthy diet. Learn our tricks to satisfy your chocolate cravings without going overboard.

What Do I Do with Peaches and Nectarines?

When you’ve got more stone fruit than you know what to do with, you’ll want to figure out how to include them in every meal, in every course.

What Do I Do with Zucchini Blossoms?

Zucchini blossoms are fragile and delicately flavored, a little sweeter and more ephemeral than the flavor of the squash itself.