Cracker (biscuit)In the United States of America, cracker refers to a dry, thin and crisp savoury biscuit that developed from military hard tack and nautical ship biscuits. It is most often salted. Brands including Club, Town House and Ritz are used spread with cheese, pate or mousse. Saltine and oyster crackers are often used in soup. Graham crackers are eaten as a cookie although they were invented for their supposed health benefits. Animal crackers are a hard cookie and not a real cracker. Crackers sometimes have cheese or spices as ingredients or even chicken stock. Mock apple pie is made from crackers and vinegar.
Such crackers also exist in the UK, but cream crackers (like Jacobs) are perhaps more popular. They are similar to the above crackers and are often eaten with cheese.
See also Food.