|Ry-Krisp Wax Paper Roll; 1928|
Ry-Krisp was created in 1904 by Arvid Peterson, a Swedish immigrant who wanted to create a cracker like those beloved in Sweden.
|Ry-Krisp Factory; 1925|
Ry-Krisp is a type of knäckebröd, basically a hard cracker made of rye. It's a staple of the Swedish diet, so since there was a large Swedish immigrant population at the time, the product was definitely a hit.
|Ry-Krisp Assembly Line; 1955|
I happen to adore this type of bread/cracker. My mother-in-law is from Sweden, so Swedish foods were what he grew up on. He brought these wonderful traditions with him when we married.
|Ry-Krisp Offices; 1951|
Ry-Krisp is healthy, tasty, and simple. I fear simple created foods are just not appreciated today. It's all the 'flavor of the month' food fad - what crazy food can we create rather than just plain good food. If it was made from kale or siracha, I'm sure it would be a best seller.
|Ry-Krisp Mixer; 1949|
Recently purchased by ConAgra, they have decided to end the brand after more than 100 years. Not only do we lose a tasty product, but as a Minnesotan, we lose jobs and an institution. If you want a similar product, you can purchase Knackerbrod Rag at Ikea. It's tasty, but not the same.