- Made from whole grain rye flour, yeast and salt
- 60 calories per slice and an excellent source of whole grains
- Fat and cholesterol free, low sodium, good source of fiber
- Try northern Europe’s favorite cracker with your favorite toppings
- Product of Sweden, Kosher certified
Excellent Crispbread! The best crispbread and very helthy!!!!
Lives up to its name
I’ve tried many other Wasa crispbreads and I always come back to this one. Nothing compares to the hearty rye. It has a very thick, satisfying crunch and a nice, bland rye flavor. I eat it with anything and everything, or even by itself. It’s great if you spread butter on it and eat it with soup. Other examples: tuna fish, cheese, lunchmeat, peanut butter, ice cream, salsa verde, chocolate pudding, Wolf chili, banana slices, SPAM, etc. Be creative.
It NEVER GOES STALE, so don’t worry too much about sealing up the package. I believe that’s a design principle in all hardtacks (see wikipedia). In my opinion, it only gets better with age. In reality, there is negligible difference between the freshly opened package and the months-old package. Same crunch, same flavor. It’s like bread, but without the possibility of mold. Oh, it’s also healthy and stuff. Lots of fiber.
I highly recommend the hearty rye. Buy a few cases now to prepare for Y2012 🙂
Second to no other cracker that I know of
Wasa Hearty is the equivalent of “Hearty Rye”?
Lately in my area of WA state, the “Hearty Rye” is no longer available, and nor is the “Hearty” crispbread.
I found the Hearty Rye here on Amazon with a “Hurry only three boxes left” – I bought two of them, then noticed that everyone was rating THIS Wasa 5 stars and talking about it being Rye. I’ve had this kind before and wondered because it tasted like “Hearty Rye” but it only says “Hearty” on it.
Now this kind isn’t available in this area anymore either 🙁
I love Ak-Mak Sesame Crackers and have been eating those, but now that I can get “Hearty” here on Amazon… and know that it is the old “Hearty Rye” I can have what I’ve loved for so many years, low carb, high fiber, and if this is indeed the equivalent of the old Hearty Rye – no wheat either. If anyone knows if this is the exact equivalent, please do leave a comment, they seem to be the same, but then why did they phase out the name “Hearty Rye” and replace it with just “Hearty” (Hearty could be hearty anything… any grain at all or several of them, it’s unclear from the name, whereas “Hearty Rye” you knew that it was Hearty Rye 😉
I’m not complaining, I love Wasa products, it’s just that I’ve always loved Hearty Rye the best, with a few ounces of tuna salad, some lettuce and tomato, perhaps a slice of avocado and 1 Hearty Wasa, you have a healthy under 300 calorie meal. No one needs or should eat more than 2-3 ounces of protein at a time, and eating 4-5 “mini-meals” throughout the day is far healthier than sitting down in the evening and eating 8 ounces of beef or chicken or even fish; too much, much too much.
Our dinner plates are almost a third larger than dinner plates in Europe and the rest of the world. Our “salad” plates are what I’d use for a dinner plate (a bit small if you have vegetables, but they can go in a bowl.
Ack, tangent; the point is that these are wonderful, low calorie, healthy, low glycemic index, high fiber, relatively low sodium, and as someone else pointed out, they just don’t go bad. I’ll spread a low fat Moo-Cow Cheese (I don’t know what they’re really called, they’ve always been “Moo-Cow Cheese” – the round box with the red cow’s head and eight wedges of cheese inside? Spreadable, and the calorie version has – I think 30 calories each; whereas an ounce of regular full fat cheese is far more. Or take fresh lettuce, top with tuna and eat with Wasa, or fresh Haas avocado, a little bit of lemon and a few grains of salt (or not if you prefer) on Wasa is absolutely delicious and super healthy. We need to eat fat in our diets, but we DON’T need animal fat (except for fish, fish oil) we can get our needs met through, in particular, FLAX seed oil and flax seed in general. Put a tablespoon or two into your oatmeal and let it cook for a moment or more (add a bit more water it will thicken it) or in soups. Some eat it in yoghurt but I’m not a fan of “crunchy yoghurt” – I wonder if Wasa has a Flax Seed Crispbread? Probably not, as the Flax seed has oil in it, and would go bad… and Wasa Flatbreads/Crispbreads are all about not going bad.
I’ve meandered and gone over other things, the main point is this is the one of the healthier things you can eat – and if you really want bread, Dave’s Killer Bread (the healthiest variety of all the healthy varieties, all of them are very very healthy — is Powerseed, the red label) Unfortunately Amazon doesn’t sell it, but Costco does and here’s a link to the website: […] you can select Powerseed from that menu or watch the short video that tells his story (no he wasn’t a killer but he was in jail several times and… I won’t spoil it for you).
For bread, go Dave’s, for anything else that accompanies things you would put on bread, for less calories and more fiber, Wasa is it — and it’s so much less expensive to but it here in bulk, and since it doesn’t go bad, one 6 or 12 pack can last as long as it needs to.
If anyone knows whether “Hearty” really is the equivalent of “Hearty Rye” please do leave a message, I’d love an absolute confirmation. 🙂
hearty, a bit dry
Wasa “Hearty” packaging can be composted in San Francisco
good snack bread
When I first tried these, I thought the texture was similar to stale bread. Althought the texture is extremely crunchy, the taste is great. There are so many ways to eat them (if you look at the recipes on their blog) & a lot of them are sooo good. If you are looking for a healthy snack, Wasa breads are the way to go. Even better than the crispbreads are the flatbreads. They are more like crackers, but have the “healthy” appeal.
Enjoy your WASA crisp bread
Great for dieting.
Great for topping with a nice sharp Cheddar.
It takes good & It’s GOOD 4 U
Great cracker – snack or light meal
As much as I like them, I’ll admit that without a topping or accompanying soup, they’re a bit on the dry side.
Mine arrived two business days after I ordered them, with no breakage.
My Favorite in all of the Wasa line
– Spread cream cheese and top with salmon or tuna and cucumber slices. (I do just cream cheese and cukes also)
– Top with tuna, chicken, egg, or salmon salad for an open faced sandwich.
– Peanut or any nut butters and jam makes a delicious PBJ open faced sandwich.
– Spread brie, goat cheese, or cream cheese and top with lunch meat.
– Leftover roasted chicken, beef or lamb and cheese makes a delish open faced sandwich.
– Hummus, Tzatziki, Eggplant spread or Ratatouille is tasty on top of your crispbread.