34 Degrees Tour + a {GIVEAWAY}

34 Degrees?… No, I’m not talking about the crazy Spring weather in Colorado, although that’s JUS T about the temperature here in Colorado this morning…  Today’s post is about my favorite go-to cracker!

I had an opportunity to first try 34 Degrees crisps about a year ago.  I was initially attracted to the company when I noticed their nutrition label… After all, 9 crackers for just 50 calories???  Yes, Please!!!

34 Degrees | No Thanks to Cake

34 Degree Crackers are actually made right here in Colorado, so when I received an invitation to visit their production location and to learn more about their company… I immediately said yes!

The evening was hosted by Founder Craig Lieberman and his fabulous team, and they shared with their guests not only lots of great information about the company… but also an evening of delicious food pairings.

34 Degrees | No Thanks to Cake

The company actually has Australian origins, named after the latitude of the city of Sydney, Australia!  Craig lived there and developed a passion for food… and a passion for Australian crisp bread which inspired the company that began 11 years ago!

Being onsite at 34 Degrees, I got to see their production line… and was fascinated by the whole experience!  The crackers themselves are made from batter, much like pizelles.  While we weren’t allowed to take pictures on the production line, we did snap a few photos afterward.  Because… when do you have a chance to take pics with your friends wearing lab coats and hairnets? 

Denver Bloggers at 34 Degree Cracker Event | No Thanks to CakeTop Row:  Me, Lynne, Lauren, Heidi   Front Row: Tiffany, Kim, Kaitlyn, Laura

34 Degrees | No Thanks to Cake

Also of note, they were cooking up their famous Rosemary flavor (my favorite!!) as well as two other new flavors that should be coming out soon!!!  So cool to see product innovation coming off the line and excited to have them in my pantry!  Can’t wait to tell you more about them once they’re released!

After the tour of the production line, we were swept away into a room to begin a lovely evening of cheese and cracker pairings!  Two chefs from Whole Foods took the helm and swept us away with all their fabulous creations…

34 Degrees | No Thanks to Cake

My favorite part of the night was when the fancy pairings started to be passed around….  The chef worked hard to prepare two decadent treats for us.

34 Degrees Cracker Pairings | No Thanks to CakeThese bite-sized reubens were phenomenal… and my first bite of a reuben ever!  I’m totally going to have to try a full sandwich at some point.  Aren’t they pretty??

34 Degrees Cracker Pairings | No Thanks to Cake

As the evening came to a close, we each received an amazing goodie bag, including several boxes of crackers, a 34 Degrees water bottle, notepad, purse hook, and a gift card to Whole Foods to purchase supplies to create our own 34 Degrees snacks!

Inspired, I came up with a few different ideas that I’ll share today.

Dress Up Your 34 Degrees | No Thanks to Cake

Frankly, it was so fun to invent these bite-sized appetizers!  I expect I’ll be making more… but here’s what I came up with to get started!

Honey Parmesan Pairing 34 Degrees Crackers | No Thanks to Cake

The Honey Parmesan combination was the first I created.  Squares of parmesan, drizzled with honey, and then topped with cracked pepper.  The salty-sweet-pepperiness of this snack is one worth trying!!  Delicious!

Caprese Pairing 34 Degrees Crackers | No Thanks to Cake

I’m a HUGE fan of tomatoes and caprese salad, so you know that I just had to put these tasty ingredients on one of these crisps!  This pairing was formed by adding a thin slice of tomato, a slice of fresh mozzarella, and then topping it with a fresh basil leaf and a drizzle of balsamic reduction.  Yum-o!

Truffled Fig Bacon Pairing 34 Degrees Crackers | No Thanks to Cake

The most decadent of my three pairings came next.  Inspired by Tiffany’s creation and the fig-proscuitto pizza I posted last year, this one REALLY hit the spot:  Trader Joe’s Fig Butter, Parmesan, Leaf Lettuce, a crispy piece of Bacon, and a spritz of Black Truffle Oil.   O-M-G…

There was also a BLT version, one with edamole (a recipe that I’m working on), and one more that’s on the back of the Whole Grain box… I started eating it before I could snap a good pic – - yes, it’s that good!

Spicy Avocado 34 Degrees | No Thanks to Cake

Much appreciation goes out to my friends at 34 Degrees for giving me an opportunity to play with their tasty crackers and create all of these wonderful pairings and for a lovely night in Louisville.

Now it’s your turn to try these DELICIOUS crackers!!!

The team at 34 Degrees would LOVE you to try their crackers!  You can find them in the cheese/deli department of most major supermarkets, and you can even purchase them online at Amazon.com.  Another great way to try them is to enter this NTTTC GIVEAWAY!!

34 Degree Cracker Giveaway | No Thanks to Cake

One winner will be chosen from today’s post to win a 34 Degrees variety pack as well as a cute 34 Degrees purse hook!  Enter inside the Rafflecopter box below for your chance to win!!  You’re going to love these crackers, I promise!

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What flavor would you be most interested in trying:  Natural, Whole Grain, Rosemary, Sesame, or Black Pepper?
Disclosure: This post and giveaway is sponsored by 34 Degrees.  While I received free product and a gift card for recipe supplies, all opinions expressed above are my own.

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  1. Amanda says:

    So many choices, I would like to try the cracked pepper crackers from 34. By the way this is an awesome giveaway :)

    Amanda

    • nothankstocake says:

      Thanks, Amanda!! I’m so excited that they were willing to do this! Great way to share my favorite products…

  2. Judy says:

    I have never heard of these crackers but need to order some from Amazon. I want to try them all!

    • nothankstocake says:

      Hey Judy – Maybe you’ll just WIN some this time… and then you can buy more from Amazon later. :)

  3. Madeline says:

    I want to try the Sesame, as well as, the Rosemary flavor!

  4. shawnessy says:

    Mmm I found out about these fabulous crackers through YOU and love them. I want to try the sesame. Can’t wait to hear what the new flavors are!

    • nothankstocake says:

      I hope we are sending you the Sesame soon! Best of luck, my dear!

  5. Beverly says:

    A gal in my WW group was talking about these, but I haven’t been to the grocery store to see if they carry them. I would love to try the whole grain ones!

    • nothankstocake says:

      That’s great! I’m excited to hear that the word is spreading on these guys. I know they’re available in Kroger stores, Publix, and in Costco in the Northeast right now! Hopefully, you’ll just win a bunch to try! :)

  6. I want to try the Sesame!

    • nothankstocake says:

      I want to play with the Sesame a little bit. I can envision some type of Asian delight on top. Mmmmmmm. Best of luck, my dear!

  7. Joann says:

    The rosemary sounds soooo good. As well as the sesame!

    • nothankstocake says:

      The rosemary is really my favorite… Although, piling up ingredients on the whole grain last week, I’m partial to that Fig-Bacon combo as well! Best of luck!!

  8. Kaley says:

    those sound delicious. i’d have to go with the rosemary.

    • nothankstocake says:

      Rosemary is so good! I hope you get a chance to try them soon! :)

  9. Mahdi Martin says:

    The black pepper flavor appeals most to be. We go through a lot of pepper around here!

    • nothankstocake says:

      The black pepper is delicious! So good with so many pairings!! Best of luck to you! :)

  10. Carol T. says:

    I would love to try any of them… they all sound delicious….

  11. Stacy says:

    I think I would love the rosemary. I love the smell of it and the spice goes well with so many different types of foods. I’d like it if they had a garlic or onion flavor.

  12. Della says:

    I have had these crackers & they are the bomb. I still need to try the Rosemary flavor!

  13. Rosemary, all the way! I’m attempting to grow my own rosemary this year, so it’ll be nice to a have a dedicated copycat recipe to try it on :)

  14. Jen says:

    I’m leaning towards sesame

  15. manda says:

    Rosemary

  16. Anna Pry says:

    all of them! but maybe Sesame the most :)

  17. Kyra Kilian says:

    I really want to try the black pepper ones! YUM! I love pepper!

  18. Melissa Douglass says:

    I would love to try natural!!

  19. liz l says:

    Whole Grain sounds yummy

  20. angela higdon says:

    Rosemary!

  21. Claire D says:

    I would like to try the Rosemary. But I’d be happy with any of them!

  22. Jordan D says:

    Mmmm, cracked pepper!

  23. Anita Mitchell says:

    Seseme or black pepper sounds good.

  24. Nicole Flynn says:

    I would like to try Rosemary the most.