Boston Wine Expo: Food Finds, I enjoyed the Primizie Thick Cut Crispbreads. Coming in a variety of flavors, they gave away free bags of their crisp breads, plus coupons, at the Expo, although they didn't showcase all of the flavors they made. Primizie also sent me media samples of some of their other flavors. Overall, I continued to be impressed with these crispbreads and would recommend them as a tasty and versatile snack.
Primizie Thick Cut Crispbreads was founded by Mark & Lisa Spedale, and its origins extend back to 2001 when Mark founded Primizie Catering. A trip to Italy would help inspire the idea for the crispbreads, as they sought a way to use leftover bread with hors d'oeuvres. The bread would be grilled, crisped and then sliced into smaller triangles. In 2011, they started selling these crispbreads to retailers and the company has grown since then, now available nationwide.
These crispbreads are intended to be healthy, lacking artificial colors, artificial flavors, and preservatives. They continue to be grilled, crisped and hand-cut, while the seasonings for each variety are mixed into the dough. The only area of their FAQ which doesn't appear to be correct is the section, Minimal Ingredients, which states "All Primizie products are made with fewer than six ingredients." For example, the Ancient Grains and Gouda & Garlic flavors are made with more than six ingredients. It isn't a major issue though as if you consult the ingredients list, it is clear why those ingredients were added and they don't appear to be anything you wouldn't want in such a snack.
The Gouda & Garlic, made with Smoked Dutch Gouda cheese and roasted garlic, adds more flavor to the basic crispbread, with plenty of smoky cheese flavors and lots of garlic. There is a intriguing tang to the flavor which elevates these snacks. I really enjoyed these on their own, though they too would work with plenty of dips.
You'll also find Primizie in other flavors, including Italian Herb, Chile & Lime, and Dolce Caramel. If you're looking for a new snack to try, one that is healthy but still tasty, then pick up a bag or two of Primizie Thick Cut Crispbreads.