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It’s rare that we find a grocery store product to be superior to its homemade version, but this is one of those such cases: Cello Whisps ($4) are essentially fricos — cheese crackers hailing from the Italian Alps — executed perfectly. Homemade fricos can be a revelation, especially when they’re made with top-notch cheese (think hard cheeses like parmigiano reggiano, manchego, aged gouda, cheddar or, most traditionally, montasio) but are also prone to burning. This store-bought version takes the guesswork out of all that so that the only thing separating you from snacktime bliss is tearing open a bag.
Made solely from cheese, these snack-ready nibbles are light, not greasy, and tooth-shatteringly crisp. We’re particularly partial to the cheddar version, which is pleasantly sharp, but you won’t go wrong with the other two flavors (asiago and pepperjack, and parmesan). An unexpected addition to a cheese plate, they also make for a great on-the-go bite. And nutritionally speaking, they’re solid: Each serving of the cheddar variety (about half of a small 2.12 ounce bag) clocks in at 170 calories, one gram of carbs, 14 grams of fat, 10 grams of protein, and one gram of carbs, making them an excellent option for those following a Ketogenic or low-carb diet. (The other two flavors boast similar macros.)
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(Photo via Cello)