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The Story Behind RYKRISP




RyKrisp, LLC. is an independent company formed in April 2015 to revitalize the RYKRISP brand. For those of you who don’t know RYKRISP, our products are everything about light, inviting rye taste, lots of whole grain and fiber, few calories helping us stand out from the crowd.

RYKRISP was introduced in 1899 when a Mr. Peterson first baked a 9-inch round Scandinavian crispbread in St. Paul, Minnesota. In 1919, Mr. Peterson sold his bakery to Mr. Gregs and Mr. Freebe, who suspected that such a popular local product could also do well nationally.

The product became much more significant when the owner of Ralston Purina came to Minneapolis in 1926 because he was told by a Dr. Ralston, a famous physician of the day, that he should take better care of himself through better nutrition.  Thus, he bought the company and developed the business.

The fact of the matter is that specialized, healthy foods (our product is made from very few, natural ingredients) probably do better in the hands of a smaller company that cares mostly about “what tastes great with a RYKRISP” than a larger food company.

So we’re revitalizing the brand and in the process right now of re-establishing ourselves.  We’ll keep you posted on progress here, on Facebook, and on Twitter, and hope to see you back soon.  In the meantime, if you have thoughts/suggestions about our business, where to have it in distribution, or just what tastes best when put on a RYKRISP, do tell us.