A crunchy, garlic-flavored snack called Just Crisps, Caesar Flavor, has been named best snack or hors d'oeuvre in a competition held by the National Assn. for the Specialty Food Trade. The award was announced at the International Fancy Food and Confection Show in New York earlier this month.
The crisps are part of a snack line produced by Just Off Melrose, a West Hollywood catering and event-planning firm. The line, which also includes Just Croutons and Just Chips, was one of seven finalists for best product line in the contest.
The Caesar crisps are long, thin, diagonal slices of sourdough bread seasoned with butter, garlic, spices and Parmesan cheese and baked until golden brown. The chips are small toast rounds, which come Caesar style, with sun-dried tomatoes or plain. The crisps are also available plain or sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar.
These upscale snacks are priced accordingly. A six-ounce package of the Caesar crisps is $5.49. They're available at Gelson's, Pavilions, Bristol Farms, Irvine Ranch Market, Hughes, Mayfair, Westward Ho and Vicente Foods.