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Friday
May142010

Organic Pick of the Week: Mary's Gone Crackers

During our travels through Tennessee, Mississippi, Louisiana, and now Texas, we've been spending a lot of quality time in the car -- about eight hours per day, to be exact. And as we roam around the southern portion of the Interstate Highway System, we're fortunate to have a full supply of some of the best organic snack foods at our disposal. One of our favorite foods to munch on while we're on the road is Mary's Gone Crackers, a small company that produces organic crackers, sticks & twigs, and now cookies.

Mary's Gone Crackers was founded by Mary Waldner about 10 years ago. According to a recent article in Organic Processing magazine, Waldner was diagnosed with celiac disease, which is caused by gluten intolerance, so she started experimenting in the kitchen, and selling her gluten-free crackers at a local natural foods store. As the company has grown, Mary's has (miraculously) managed to stay small, while sourcing organic, gluten-free, and vegan ingredients for all of their products.

We love the subtle smoky flavor of Mary's Gone Crackers and the Sticks & Twigs, and our favorite way to eat them is with goat cheese. The introduction of Mary's vegan cookies is welcomed too, because Dorothée is allergic to eggs, and a good vegan cookie can be hard to come by.

-Mark

Full Disclosure: Mary's Gone Crackers is one of the fabulous organic food brands that has partnered with us for the Southwest Tour.

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