In the early 1800's Josiah Bent from Massachusetts decided to make a lighter and thinner version of Hardtack, a soldiers and seafarers staple. Bent rolled out sheets of dough, baked and hand "cracked" them. Castleton Cracker's founder Whitney Lamy has been rolling out crackers this original way in her Castleton Vermont kitchen for family and friends for years. Castleton Crackers use all-natural ingredients. They mix, roll, bake, and then crack them by hand creating beautiful, rustic looking crackers. This slightly sweet cracker hints at maple and pairs well with sharp cheddar, brie or a tangy goat's cheese. Some even enjoy Middlebury Maple crackers with yogurt at breakfast or with a bowl of butternut squash soup.