I went to an African/Cuban wine tasting, Women's Club of Laguna Beach, CA. happening last night, and there sat:
Platter after platter of Ritz crackers.
Somehow I just know there are more appropriate crackers to serve for a wine tasting.
There are certainly more appropriate crackers to put out for that fulsome African/Cuban music.
There are more appropriate crackers to eat for any reason.
I didn't even know they still made Ritz Crackers. Although since Twinkies are still sold, I guess I shouldn't have been so surprised.
I ate some. My friends ate some. We all agreed that the Ritz crackers weren't as bad a choice as say barbecued potato chips. We also told ourselves this was a fun trip down memory lane, but I noticed we each ate only one. I noticed the platters themselves were barely touched.
With nine thousand types of crackers in the grocery stores, I wonder what taste decision went on behind the scenes. Somebody knew of a warehouse load about to be tossed?
Maybe the wine was sub par too. I don't know. I'm a water-guzzler. But, now I wonder. Surely a posh little place like Laguna Beach, California can do better than Ritz crackers...unless the wine was Boone's Farm--
Is Boone's Farm still sold?
Don't tell me. I still haven't recovered from the way they added sugar to the packet of Kool-Aid.
Remember, pre sugar, the blisters from licking the soul satisfyingly pungent Kool-Aid particles off the palm of your hand?
The Ritz crackers weren't.