The Best Butter Crackers: Can Anyone Top Ritz? (TASTE TEST)

Crackers aren't the most exciting food in the world -- you'll rarely crave crackers the way you'd lust after a burger or chocolate. But they're absolutely necessary at parties, serving as a vehicle for your favorite cheeses and dips. And once you bite into those flaky, buttery little vessels, it's pretty hard to stop eating them.

So what's the best butter cracker on the market? Our editors blind-tasted eight popular brands to see which is best. We judged them based on texture, saltiness, butteriness, and their ability to hold toppings. Of course, we were expecting the classic Ritz cracker to out-perform the rest -- but check out the slideshow below and you may be surprised by the results.

What's your go-to butter cracker? Leave us a comment below.

As always, this taste test is in no way sponsored or influenced by the brands involved.

Ritz Taste Test 2013

This story appears in Issue 69 of our weekly iPad magazine, Huffington, available Friday, Oct. 4 in the iTunes App store.