Julie mentioned the embattled Crown Pilot crackers the other day on her blog. I wrote a response post about crackers, and it included an observation that “Chicken in a Biscuit.” The funny thing about that is that she later posted another entry which covered the chicken-soup-flavored crackers. So I feel my old post is now almost completely obsolete. Since I lost it to a stupid mistake, I don’t mourn it much. Here’s a new post about crackers.
I bough myself some Crown Pilot crackers after Julie mentioned them, and I was interested in the fact that there was such a strong enthusiasm for this cracker.
If you’ve never had a milk lunch cracker, they’re a little like the cookie part of a Vienna Finger, but not quite as sweet. In the home of my childhood, milk lunch crackers and the sweeter Vienna Fingers were both dipped in coffee and eaten by adults, and sometimes given to children for a sugary, soggy, coffee-flavored bite.
But often we’d be given a slightly sweet milk lunch cracker with butter on top. The salty butter a complement to the cookie-like cracker.
I’d almost completely forgotten about that. When I was reminded of it, I was amazed that it was possible to lose it in the first place.
In the name of cracker progress, Milk Lunch is replaced by new flavors of Triscuit and Chicken in a Biscuit. And we have less to remind us.