I Paid: $3.59 for a 1-pound box (prices may vary by region)
So why mess with a legend? The theory behind the newly released Brown Sugar Cinnamon Ritz seems to be, based on the cream cheese/apple/granola/raspberry jam recipe on the back of the box, that we need a sweet Ritz cracker for deployment on dessert-type missions. The problem with this assumption is that it overlooks the fact that regular old Ritz crackers do quite well in this capacity—their buttery saltiness doesn’t clash with sweetness, it only accentuates it.
That said, irrelevant or not, there’s nothing wrong with the Brown Sugar Cinnamon Ritz cracker. Its cinnamon sweetness is mellow and understated, not cloying, and it retains the pleasant flaky, buttery texture of its venerable brother. It’s a good product—but quite possibly a thoroughly redundant one.