Who Invented the Ritz Cracker and How Did the Ritz Cracker Get Its Name?

Ritzy was what the National Biscuit Company had in mind back in 1934 when the Ritz cracker was invented.

how did the ritz cracker get its name

The company took a regular cracker recipe, took out the yeast, and added more shortening.

who invented the ritz cracker and how did the ritz cracker get its name

When the cracker was finished baking, it was slathered with coconut oil and dashed with salt.

Because it looked shinier and richer, they named it the “Ritz.”

Like everything else dubbed “ritzy,” the name is taken from the opulent Ritz hotels.

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