Another year has gone by, and we wish we could report that our legal efforts have successfully ended, but that is not the case. As those of you who have followed us over the years now know, the legal process is a tough slog, and especially tough when the defendant is now a large insurance company.
The year has been spent going back and forth with us trying to elicit discovery materials from the defendant and roadblocks going up right, left and sideways. This is a bit of a replay of the original case that we eventually won. We have to be diligent and incredibly persevering. We are doing just that.
In the meantime, we wish everyone out there a happy holiday season and may 2022 bring us the freedom and renewed camaraderie that we all miss during this pandemic.
All the best,
The RyKrisp Team
Why are there no comments on this update?
No idea. We take them as they come. Ted
Thanks for the reply! I thought it might be a setting or something being off on my end but now I know it’s not…
When do you think you will be back in operation. My favorite snack for 60 years?
Gary – It’s tough to say. We have to win in court (collecting a settlement) in order to properly fund a restart. Not an easy process. We continue to try. Thanks for the support. Ted L
I have been looking for Seasoned RyKrisp for years. My grandma always had them when I would stay with her. So delicious with butter on them. Is there anywhere I can buy them?
Unfortunately not…been out of production since 2016 due to all this. Ted L
Thanks for keeping after the fight. I still miss RyKrisp crackers! Shame on the big insurance company and shame of the lawyers! Any hope of a recipe?
Sharon, Thanks. As to recipe, I am not an expert but what I learned in buying the brand and making crackers at the beginning is that it is the methodology of production that is key vs. the recipe. It seems very, very difficult to replicate in a small-scale operation because of some steps that make RYKRISP unique. Ted L
I hope there is a successful conclusion to your litigation in 2022. I miss being g able to go to the store and buy a good imported cheese, and box of RyKrisp to go with it!
Thx, Ted L
Thanks for the update! Still wishing all of legal issues with the Big Corp will be resolved soon. Truly miss Ry Krisp crackers which I was introduced in my early childhood.
Best of luck in getting a successful resolution in 2022 and Ry Krisp back on the shelves!
Mary – Thanks. We’re giving it our best shot. Ted L
Cannot wait until these are back on the shelves!
Brenda – Thanks for the support. Many hurdles. Working on all…sequentially…the legal stuff is first on the critical path. Ted L
OMG–I’ve been missing RyKrisp and finally thought to do some digging to see if they disappeared or where I could buy them. So sorry to hear you’re trying and running up against legal walls. Keep on–we RyKrisp fans are behind you!
Marcy – Thx! Ted L
I still have one box left 🙁
Every now and then I’ll eat one. (They’re actually still good – I live in a dry climate.)
Is this really so important to an insurance company? One would think that it would not be worth the legal bills to them.
I truly admire your perseverance and hope you can continue.
Please do let me know if there is anything I can do to help.
Karl – We have been surprised many times by the resistance of insurers. One really has to be persistent (and young enough to last 🙂 ). Thanks for the words of support. Ted L
I have been checking the site for a couple of years now, following along anxiously awaiting my beloved Ry Krisp’s. So thank you for keeping us posted on the litigation. For sure? When this is over you will be going back into production? I love, love, love my Ry Krisp’s and miss my pizza!! Yep. Instead of buying a pizza pie, I cheese and pepperoni individual Ry Krisp’s, bake in toaster oven for a few minutes and voila! Pizza craving satisfied!
Nothing in life is ever guaranteed, but that would be our hope. Our focus is pretty single-minded on first winning this. Certainly an endurance test…I wonder how long Hercules labored? Thanks, Ted
Change the name to RYE-Crisps
I am so disappointed that these amazing crackers are not available and hope they they will be at some point! They are so much better than any other cracker and I believe, much healthier. It’s hard to find anything as good that is fat-free, sugar free, and low in sodium (compared to other crackers.) I won’t be sending my “101 ways to enjoy RyKrisp Crackers” book to anyone that is preventing these from being available! But seriously, in a time when people are looking for healthier snacks, not to mention that jobs would be created, we need RyKrisp crackers. Keep up the good fight!
Thanks for the words of support. It’s a tough trail, but we’re continuing at the fight. Definitely, there are moments of frustration. Ted L
Eagerly awaiting victory and a return of your product to shelves!
Nothing in the justice system is quick these days. The pandemic has really pushed timing back, but we continue the fight. Thx! Ted L
Wow. When I looked for ry-krisp the other day (I used to love it, but haven’t thought about it in a long long time) I thought “Well, that’s that.”. How great to see you are still out there fighting the good fight. Being an attorney myself, I can imagine what you are going through. Given the demand for natural and health-conscious snacks, don’t give up. You will be rewarded. I am pulling for you. Cheers!
Chris – Thanks for the nice comments. Quite the prolonged effort here. Best, Ted L
Well… sure glad I found this site. Now I know WHY I can’t find Nabisco Rye Crisp — seasoned or not! Do you have a substitute brand you recommend that is most similar — at least ‘til y’all are back on the shelves?
Is the company you’re fighting in Finland?
We are fighting insurers now, trying to collect on a judgement in our favor. It isn’t or wasn’t Nabisco…was ConAgra before being sold to a small group of individuals. Can’t help on the recommendations as we’re a bit unique. WASA is obviously the biggest brand now. Ted L
Hope you the best of luck.
Just discovered all this information.
I’m rooting for you to get his all resolved and begin production of that wonderful RyKrisp.You have lots of fans out here.
Christy – Apologies for the slow response. Many thanks for rooting for us. Ted
Love that RyKrisp. I’ll be ordering a lot when this is all resolved. Hope to see it on the shelves soon.
There are a lot of us fans out here.
It’s Ridiculous that you cannot make the cracker without so many legal attorneys involved! All the other crackers on the market don’t hold up against these.
Sad but true. To be clear, we won our lawsuit and are able to produce but as a small company, adequate funding is critical. The proceeds from said suit are what would enable us to move forward. Legal stuff takes a lot out of companies. Thanks for the good words. Ted
I need you back I love having your crackers for Passover and I miss them terribly I’ve had these every year for most of my life you got to give them back to me now
It’s April 17 2022 are you still working on restarting the RyKrisp Company, I sure hoping you are
Answered your other comment in more detail. Thx, Ted
Edward – apologies for your loss of some favorites on Passover, but the wheels of justice grind incredibly slowly. We are waiting 3-4 months between hearings and nothing gets solved in 1, 2 or 3 hearings. COVID slowed the whole process down, not to say it was fast before. All the best, Ted
Huge Idaho RyKrisp fan. The accompanied me on many multi day trips over the years, were great at a picnic, home and for entertaining. Unique in taste and texture – have not tried any rye crispbread that is similar.
Just stumbled on this after a search – sorry about the ongoing legal issues shades of America.
Good luck – I will certainly be a buyer if you can figure out production!
JT – Thanks for finding us and reading up….yes, America. We’re on the case, so to speak. Ted
So very glad I found this site!! Have been searching for what happened to RyKrisp – now I know. Thank you for fighting for these!!
Glad you found the updates. Ted
RyKrisp is still my favorite crispbread from my childhood, there are other brands on the market but they just don’t taste the same… really hoping that if production restarts the products will be the same as they used to be… when hostess shut down their production and a new company restarted months later, the new products were and still are not anything close to what the originals were….
Marty – good post. When I was a kid, I was a Twinkies connoisseur but haven’t had one in 30 years. You have piqued my interest. Will have to try and compare. We did learn lots about what makes RyKrisp unique in our time owning the business. We’d agree that the original formula/method is the way to go. That’s key. Thanks for input. Ted L
Is there a timetable for RyKrisp to resume manufacture?
Mark – no timetable. All dependent on legal outcome, and that moves like molasses. The website will keep posted as we hit milestones. Thanks, Ted L
Molasses is a relative speed demon compared to the modern courts. More akin to waiting for a pitch drop…
I remember sadly as RyKrisp faded from one market after another. Supply ran out long ago.
There really is no substitute for RyKrisp flavor and texture.
Hoping you’re back in ’22.
True…we keep working at it…slow grind for sure. Ted
I need seasoned RyKrisp!!!!!
A collective need…
Love Ry Krisp. Miss it. Come back soon.
I hope you can get everything worked out. I miss RyCrisp so much. I have found nothing else to compare to them. Have been waiting a long time for some good news. Hope it happens soon .I’m 78 and don’t know how much longer I can hand on. LOL Diana Warner.
Diana – Wish we could offer good vibes in terms of getting back quickly…it’s obviously been slow already. We have to have a win to do it on our own…we shall see. Thanks for being a long-time fan. Ted L
Rykrisp is being made and sold somewhere. I recently had some at my brothers house in Northern MN. I live in the Chicago area, what gives, nothing here.
Steph – I doubt it. Someone can shoot a picture to email@example.com and we’ll investigate. Ted
maybe was Ryvita, made in England. I was buying them for a while but quit.
IMO they arebetter than Wasa, but they’re NOT RyKrisp.
still hoping waiting for RyKrisp
Thanks. RyKrisp is definitely the unique one. We have to admit it’s been a struggle, but we’re still on the case. Ted L
I wish you much success in your court battles……..which, after going through a four-year-long divorce battle, I can appreciate and sympathize with what you are going through. I also want to share my fond memories that I have of your Ry Krisp crackers, and can’t wait to see them back on the shelves. Ry Krisp crackers will always remind me of when me and my sister were younger, and always battling over who would get the Ry Krisp in the cracker basket when ever we went to a restaurant that wasn’t McDonalds. :O) Luckily, most times there were at least two, so both of us were happy campers. We loved spreading them with butter and making sure that every hole in the cracker was filled. It was only when we were older that we realized that the Ry Krisp, even with the butter, was the more healthier alternative to the saltines and various butter-flavored crackers that were in the basket. Again, can’t wait until me and my family can once again enjoy your product and see Ry Krisp on the shelves at our local markets. Thank you.
Thanks for sharing the story and good wishes. Ted L
After a recent move to a new state, I found myself longing for RyKrisps and a good cheddar cheese – a snack that my dad introduced me to many, many years ago. I’ve been searching grocery store shelves for months and only today thought to look online. I’m sorry to learn of this legal trouble, and I hope that all will be resolved so that you all can thrive and we can all enjoy RyKrisps again!
Thanks for looking and finding us. Ted L
I just ate some rye crackers from another brand and they just are not the same! I keep checking the grocery shelves to see if, by some chance, Ry Krisp is back…but no such luck. Finally decided to Google “Ry Krisp” and learned to my dismay that the bakery operations shut down in 2015! No wonder the delicious crackers are nowhere to be found. I’m happy to read that you’re doing your best to push forward through this legal process. I sure hope you find success in the near future. I miss my snacks of Ry Krisp, some good cheese, and a nice glass of wine!! Best to you!
Thanks for checking in and rooting for us.
Very sorry to hear about your troubles. I used to enjoy Ry Krisp. Please post an update as soon as you are able. Thanks.
Thanks for the good word.
I’m confused. Are you actually trying to manufacture ry krisp again? BTW… I was a supervisor at Ry Krisp for 15 years up until 1987.
We have been, but can’t without the funding from winning our litigation. Being put out of business back in 2016 stopped us in our tracks (we moved from Minneapolis as we didn’t own the plant). That’s the long and short of it. Thanks for checking in.
Wishing you luck – loved RyKrisp Seasoned. They’re the best
Thx! Ted L
We are in solidarity with Ry Krisp! If these pesky lawyers ever had this cracker they would know the simple joy it brings to one and all!
Such a nice comment. Thx 🙂
I am a fan. I still have some! I hope you can be successful in making these crackers again!
Dear T Leavitt,
I am a Minnesota native now living in TN for the past 10 years. I grew up on RyKrisp and miss them terribly!!! I had no idea they had gone out of business and find it par for the course that a legal situation with an insurance company would be the reason any of us RyKrisp lovers have no access to such a great and iconic product. I send you every positive thought, vibe, and wish that this matter will be resolved post haste! Here’s hoping to the 2023 New Year complete with havarti and smoked oysters on RyKrisp…YUM!
Thank you for all your efforts to keep this Minnesota tradition alive.
Lisa – we haven’t had much luck getting back since going down, but we’ve tried/we’re trying. Thanks for the support. Ted L
All I want for Christmas is some RyKrisp. Looks like another lump of coal this year.
True – coal. Sorry for that. No sign of gifts galore. Enjoy the holidays in any case. Ted L
Ry Krisp was always my favorite snack cracker growing up. I’ve been looking everywhere. Trying to find where I can purchase them. And then I found this blog. God I hope they get them going again. It was the best cracker ever made. Goes great with cheddar cheese and hot banana peppers.!
Thanks. It’s been a slog and we’re not sure where it will end, but thanks for being a supporter. Ted L
where can I find Seasoned RyKrisp?
Been out of the market for a number of years due to some manufacturing complexities back in 2016. We’ve been I a legal fight ever since and with success have hoped to get back. Having legal success has been the hard part. Thanks for being a fan and we haven’t given up — it’s a unique and great product. Ted L
I had a memory tonight about the Ry Krisp vending machines selling crackers for the animals at the petting zoo…. Loved them!
THought I would give a lively comment… Thanks for all the hard work
Yes…miss that “zoo” business…and the rest. Thanks for the comment! Ted L
Any updates? Still missing my RyKrisp!
I am a RyKrisp lover. Been following your info for a few years now but haven’t commented before.
Sounds like a messed-up situation for sure. Never a good situation when Lawyers and courts get involved. I hope you the best!!
I can only assume that the equipment that was “held hostage” and eventually returned, is very specific and is probably key to the specific process that you refer to as the “methodology of production that make RYKRISP unique”.
Keep up the good fight! I’ll keep watching from afar and hope for the best.
You have hit the nail on the head. There are big hurdles after this number of years, but we’ll see how it goes. Still trying to get the $$ to move forward. Ted L
LOVE and Greatly Miss your product. RyKrisp crackers have been a delicious part of our family snacking for years. Its now 2023 and I Hope to see them on the shelves in Sacramento , California SOON I cant wait!
Not sure about “soon” but do appreciate the words of support. Thx, Ted L
Any update? Still wishing for a good rykrisp cracker and appreciating all your efforts to bring back rykrisp crackers.
I’ve wondered what happened to the Ry-Krisp my health conscience-family had on the dinner table nearly every night–and now I know:/ I’m rooting for you! –And trust that when you succeed I’ll be able to provide the same healthy ‘brod’ for my family:) Keep the good fight, Deb C –NE transplant in MN
Thanks for the good word. Ted L
I am hoping for your success. If you restart production I will be a big customer.
Many thanks for your kind words. We are trying! Ted L
What is the litigation about? I want my RyKrisp!
Read the updates and you’ll get a better idea. It has gone on forever. Apologies from us, but as a small company you need to roll with the punches. It goes back to 2016 when RyKrisp was contract packed and our equipment was taken by our manufacturer over a (relatively) small dispute. We won $8.4 million at a jury trial, but haven’t been able to collect. The funding is critical to our restarting. Sorry for the short summary, but that about sums it up. Ted L
2-26-23 ~ Our family L-O-V-E-S your delicious RY*CRISP!!! I especially love (the memory of) your SEASONED RY*CRISP!!! NO ONE ELSE makes such crackers as you make with rye!!! WE WISH YOU THE VERY, VERY BEST, as you fight the BULLY large insurance company!!! ALL WILL ‘PROFIT’ by YOUR SUCCESS in the MADDENINGLY ONGOING, and UTTERLY DASTARDLY, LAWSUIT!!! MORE POWER TO YOU!!! You have my full attitudinal support!!! Barbara Holmes, Walnut Creek, California
Thanks Barbara for that passionate offering. Ted L
Hi Geez I miss the seasoned Ry Krisp. When you bring it back please don’t mess with the recipe… Its 2023. Any news?
Oh wait I see posts from 2023, too impatient to scroll all the way down. Golly I hope you can get out of court. Would you still manufacture in Minnesota? I love buying stuff made in my home state. But even its made elsewhere Id happily buy.
We ended up manufacturing in Chicago after leaving MN. The reason we left MN was because we weren’t able to buy the old plant (had more value in alternative uses), but there is no question it is an Upper Midwest product that deserves to be produced in those parts. Ted L
Erin – It has been a slog and not with success at times. We are in the middle of appealing an unfavorable ruling and feeling good about that but legal things are measured in months and years vs days and weeks. Ted L
Looking for any kind of update. Or resolution to this product. Thank you,
We are due to write an update. A good reminder. It has been a slog and I wish we could see the end of it. Can’t yet. Still trying. Ted L
Well now it’s 2023 and I’m wondering if there has been any progress in the legal battle to bring Ry Krispy back or not. The other choices of crackers are so inferior to our beloved Ry Krisp. Nothing comes close to their flavor and deliciousness.
Gabrielle – Not much positive progress as of late. The insurer won a round (these things do happen) and we are appealing that call. That process could consume most of this year…unfortunately. Ted L