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your box for crackers?

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zumm Wed 05-Feb-14 09:14:57

Have been on the search for a box for crackers (as in salty biscuits). Currently our crackers are stored in a little plastic box. But I'd like something you could bring to the table. My dream box would be simple white ceramic with a wooden lid (Danish, minimalist) ;-). Did see quite a nice one but it had 'Crackers' written on it (I know it has crackers in it, I don't need a sign).
So what box do you have and do you like it?

NowRising Wed 05-Feb-14 12:10:44

I just use a plastic tub. I dont like it. I want one like you want.

zumm Wed 05-Feb-14 19:58:50

NowRising - heheh we seem alone in our desire (well, a thread about cracker boxes is a bit boring) but c'mon where are all the good boxes?

canutesauntie Wed 05-Feb-14 20:07:39

I'd like one of those too, would it help me hide them from DS as well?

EmNetta Wed 05-Feb-14 23:57:15

Mine stay crisp in a tin, and being a gold colour metal from Harrods, look ok on the table.

winklewoman Thu 06-Feb-14 08:11:27

zumm when I read the thread title I thought you meant Christmas crackers and wondered who would need a special box for them. [faintly disappointed emoticon]

ThePearShapedToad Thu 06-Feb-14 08:50:49

pretty boxes

zumm Thu 06-Feb-14 11:11:05

hehe Winkle, sorry to disappoint - I had similar confusion one christmas some years ago. "What do you need?"
"Crackers" I replied (meaning the things you pull). Guest turned up with assorted Ritz and etc.
Em - a tin is probably the answer!I hadn't thought of a tin (thought they'd lose their crisp).
Pear - ta for that link, will explore.

winklewoman Thu 06-Feb-14 14:01:41

Zumm, a tin should be fine crisp-wise; think of all the biscuits which have been sold in them for decades. A big one would do for big pull-type ones too as the gunpowder in the snaps would stay dry.

janeyjampot Thu 06-Feb-14 18:20:16

It would be nice to find a flatter, squarer box like the Nigella bread bin for crackers. Is that the kind of thing you were hoping to find? TK Maxx or HomeSense might have something?

zumm Thu 06-Feb-14 20:22:58

Hah! Yes, Janey - that's the general idea. Thanks.
Winkle, there's a comedy sketch in there (hmm, maybe deeply buried).
Tins though, I haven't even found a good tin. But then again, I haven't been looking...think a tin is the answer. (deep, me)

MinesAPintOfTea Fri 07-Feb-14 15:08:22

I have a Jacobs tin from a Christmas present of cheese and crackers a few years ago. A pack of crackers generally lasts us about a month: they don't go stale in that.

Tia4 Fri 07-Feb-14 17:25:06

I have a trusty Tupperware cracker server - grey and cream - which looks nice enough to put on the table smile

zumm Sun 09-Feb-14 13:36:53

Tia - can you find a link to your box? Thanks Mines, I think a tin sounds like a good idea & glad they don't go stale (DH's argument against a tin). Sorry, this is a really boring subject so thanks for your replies ;-)

strongandlong Sun 09-Feb-14 13:53:08

This is nice. denby Might be a bit small though. A tin is a good idea.

EmNetta Mon 10-Feb-14 00:29:27

I thought everybody used tins! They can be painted or covered with fabric or stick-b-plastic....

zumm Mon 10-Feb-14 17:12:36

Strong - yes, saw that denby in john Lewis (as part of my search) - almost right but looking for flat container (needs to go in a particular place & this wldnt fit). Em - tin is prob the answer, you're right. If anyone has seen good tins for sale, let me know.

Clutterbugsmum Mon 10-Feb-14 17:49:47

Does what it says on the tin grin.

LumpyandFrumpy Mon 10-Feb-14 23:03:53

This might be what you were looking for

LumpyandFrumpy Mon 10-Feb-14 23:07:52

or perhaps something a little more decorative

Tia4 Tue 11-Feb-14 18:48:35

Here is the link Zumm

Mine is grey as I mentioned and has a divider. Don't know if they still do a version of it.


zumm Tue 11-Feb-14 20:32:13

Oh you people, those have brought smiles to my face. I had given up all hope and resigned myself to my crappy gnarled old tupperware.

Lumpy the blue one is fab. OH NO, update. Just read customer reviews - seems to only hold one Ryvita sized pckt. Is that enough room? In an ideal world, I'd like a tin large enough to hold a variety of biscuits - more than one pckt of Ryvita. BUT maybe it's enough. AND the Jacob's one holds a large pckt. Important information this.

zumm Tue 11-Feb-14 20:32:35

Ta Tia also!

SarahAndFuck Tue 11-Feb-14 22:03:39

I can't offer any suggestions for your dream cracker box but I agree about hating the way they have to write on storage containers.

I can accept that having 'tea' or 'coffee' on identical non-see through containers might help but why do bread bins have to say 'bread on them or biscuit ones have to have 'biscuits'?

It provokes me beyond all reason.

And now I want a beautiful white ceramic cracker box with a wooden lid too. And a special Christmas cracker box.

zumm Wed 12-Feb-14 10:34:48

SarahAndFuck - I completely agree. I think your concession to 'tea' and 'coffee' is generous - open the buggers and you'll find out what is within. I mean, how many identical non-see through containers do people have? I have two by the kettle - one has the elusive tea-bags, the other has a load of sugar for when we had lots of builders in. (Incidentally, these are white ceramic with wooden lids.)

Anyway, my rant is not quite over. There's one box, at our local dpmt store, (despite actually being quite cute in its bright-pinkness) that has 'YAY BISCUITS' on the side. Beat that, &Fuck.

Or is it that most people really do like to know what's where? My sister once gave me a set of (four) pasta bowls emblazoned with the word 'pasta' (many times over, in different boring fonts). And she used to be quite cool.

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