Brief Update – September 17, 2018 37

Thanks everyone for the comments we continue to receive. They motivate us, remind us about why we are persevering in this legal fight, and bring a ray of sunshine into the day…there are plenty of others, but this one is special Thanks.

The legal process groans on inexorably.  We’ve made it through depositions and discovery, which implies progress.  Our next time in court is at the end of October. As usual, we’re hoping for a breakthrough but realistic that the court is incredibly deliberate.  All we can be is incredibly persevering.

Wishing everyone the best and thanking the same for the ongoing words of support and offers to help.

Ted  (CEO/Owner)

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37 thoughts on “Brief Update – September 17, 2018

  • Victoria Dahlgren

    I stumbled upon this past because I was searching for information on whether any effort was being made to bring back RYKRISP. I hope that’s what your legal action is about, and if so I wish you luck. I loved that cracker. It was a tasty and healthy snack.

  • Jimmy Saranpaa

    Remember Ted, when you cross the final hurdle, never, I repeat never, change the original recipe. And please stay away from the environmental wackos in your product development and marketing efforts. Your product is more popular in Greater America…not the sewer of the urban centers. I am a Finnish-American and have enjoyed RYKRISP for 7 decades. Remember us first!

    • Ricky Gee

      Hey Ted, I just want Jimmy to know that us left-coast tree huggers love RYKRISP too! I think the demise of the product had more to do with corporate profit than environmental wackos, so how about we all just cross our fingers until we can get our hands on those savory (and heathy!) flatbread crackers we love. Perhaps RYKRISP can Make America Eat Great Again. (I’ve been eating heathy to lose weight and searching the shelves for RYKRISP for several months and finally did a google search and found my way here. Bad news and good news I guess. Keep me posted!

      • tleavitt Post author

        Ricky – A funny thing happened on the way to the Forum, or in this case us getting involved with the brand. The left coast is right there with the upper Midwest in being RYKRISP’s strongest markets. It must do with the health and outdoors along with the Scandinavian heritage. I was surprised, and then not as I’ve learned more about the brand. It would be a great snack for those working on the Camp fire. And you are right…big corporations don’t deal well with brands that aren’t big or just like the rest of them. Though, that being said, RYKRISP is very on trend these days, so the poobahs might wonder. Anyways, we continue to be on the case in hopes of making America great again for crackers. (I will steer clear of the political connotation of said comment 🙂 ) Ted


    I am in my 50’s and I’ve grown up with RYKRISP. I had not seen your product on the shelf for quite a while , but just figured that the particular store I was in just stopped carrying it. I hope production restarts soon. Good Luck, Ted.Sincerely, Wes from Portland ,Oregon.

    • tleavitt Post author

      Wes, Thanks for remembering. We know it’s been awhile. The West Coast has been a great market for us — healthy, outdoorsy…our kind of place. Hopefully, we can get these travails behind us one of these days and get back to crackers. Thanks for being a fan. Ted Leavitt

      • Vo

        OMG, I just sent my husband to the store to get me some RYKRISP. And found out there wasn’t any anywhere. And then I found this blog and now I’m practically in tears! I subscribed so I’ll find out when you win the case.

  • Carole Stowe

    I MISS my RYKRISP‼️ I’m of Swedish heritage & have always kept it in my pantry! Please persevere & start producing it again! RYKRISP is the BEST!

  • Edward Radesky

    HOPING that your struggles come to an end SOON!! I L-O-V-E-D this snack as a youth and wish to enjoy the original as soon as possible:)

    • tleavitt Post author

      Thanks. Was that us? At last production, we have 5 flavors — natural, sesame, seasoned, light rye and multigrain. Seasoned was the most popular. Appreciate your getting in touch. Ted Leavitt

  • Jim Tucker

    I started eating Ry Krisp crackers with melted cheese when I was about 10 years old and have eaten them ever since. I am now 66, and hope they are manufactured again.

  • Catherine Carlock Simpson

    I just found your website while searching for information on if and where I could still purchase RyKrisp crackers – and signed up for your newsletter. It’s great to know how many other people love RyKrisp crackers as much as I have for over 40 years! I’m even more thrilled to know you’re making progress toward restarting production of my favorite cracker. Keep the faith and continue to move forward, even if it’s only in small increments!!!!

  • cindy daugherty

    Hope your day in court ends in a amazing positive note.
    I look forward to the day of seeing those amazing tasty seasoned RYKRISP is back on the shelves 🙂

  • Terri

    I am a native New Yorker. As long as I can remember we’ve had RyKrisp crackers in our home. . In the 50’s, my mom would make dad his 2 RyKrisp sandwiches for work..with peanut butter & jelly or bologna & cheese or whatever else we had…As I grew up I’d make them for him. A very special memory. My mom & I would have them with a little butter & a cup of tea. Now that they are gone I long for them even more. There are no substitutions that will ever equal RYKRISP. I hope that the legal dilemma will work out in your favor!

  • Lee Freeman

    Really miss the old RYKRISPs. Kept searching the store shelves hoping to find it. Glad to see it may come back. Especially the seasoned RYKRISP. Cannot understand why there would be a legal problem, but good luck with it. Hope to see it in the store again. Thanks

    • tleavitt Post author

      Lee – The legal issue relates to a contract manufacturing issue. We didn’t buy the plant and had to move production. It’s a long story, but thanks for keeping the interest! Ted Leavitt

  • Doug Janis

    I’ve been eating RYKRISP as far back as I can remember. Hang in there. I’ll keep waiting and watching for your return. HANG IN THERE!!