Inside the Tuckers Natural Factory

Sneaking into a factory after dark must be on plenty of bucket lists. Well our group of Elite Yelpers can cross it off after this behind the scenes look into what it takes to make those crispy golden Tuckers Natural Crackers.

Sam Tucker, company founder himself donned the hairnet and showed us through the immense factory building. Marketing manager Catherine and Production Manager Audrey explained the machinery and new #CrackerUp club too.

 

Inside the Tuckers Natural Factory tour behind the scenes

Sam Tucker and Production Manager Andrea. Photo: Willunga Wino

 

Cracker factories smell AMAZING! Like baking bread. A lot of the work is done manually by hand – these are truly small batch, artisan crackers.

South Aussie ingredients are prioritised. Where they’re unavailable, Aussie ingredients are the next selection, and if there is still a need, they opt for Australian Owned companies. Onya!

 

Inside the Tuckers Natural Factory tour behind the scenes

Laucke South Australian flour. Photo: Willunga Wino

 

Kneading dough, rolling it out, stamping the shapes, onto trays and into the ovens that look like lifts. Once baked they’re hand sorted and packed either by hand or graduating cracker university on the sky high conveyor belt.

 

Inside the Tuckers Natural Factory tour behind the scenes

Mixmaster Flash – kneads 120kg at a time. Photo: Willunga Wino

 

Then to taste! The Supergrains are staples in our household, as well as the long poppy seed crackers. But I’d never built my platter from the cracker up.

 

Inside the Tuckers Natural Factory tour behind the scenes

Crackers for good taste. Photo: Willunga Wino

 

It works, and using the chart you can mix and match new taste sensations you wouldn’t normally think to try. YUM!

 

Inside the Tuckers Natural Factory tour behind the scenes

Chart yourself to success. Photo: Willunga Wino

 

There are even suggestions to pair your platter to wine and music. On the evening of the tour, wines were thanks to Alise from Hart of the Barossa.

 

Inside the Tuckers Natural Factory tour behind the scenes

Alise from Hart of the Barossa winery. Photo: Willunga Wino

 

Wine matches included Hart of the Barossa 2007 Semillon – with lovely secondary marmalade-on-toast characters with the acid still there but mellowed to match well with Brie & ashed Brie.

Hart of the Barossa Alicante Bouchet had grippy tanins – a grown up rose indeed.

 

Inside the Tuckers Natural Factory tour behind the scenes

Level Up your Platter. Photo: Willunga Wino

 

So put away the Jatz and Water Crackers and upgrade your cheese platter to locally produced, all natural, healthy palm oil free Tuckers Natural Crackers.

 

Inside the Tuckers Natural Factory tour behind the scenes

Great crackers need great cheese – Monet by Woodside Cheese Wrights. Photo: Willunga Wino

 

While you’re at it, Join the Tuckers Cracker Up Club for 3 packages of crackers in the mail each year, plus bonus goodies when new products are launched. Ace!

 

Inside the Tuckers Natural Factory tour behind the scenes

Join the club for goodies in the post. Photo: Willunga Wino

 

Now it’s your turn to Make it from the #CrackerUp

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 Learn how to put together the perfect platter from the #CrackerUp! 

Guests will be treated to exclusive wines by Taylors and delicious festive fare from Woodside Cheese & Barossa Fine Foods. 

PLUS a behind the scenes factory tour! Wed Nov 23, 6.30pm, 20 tickets available ONLY.

As someone who has done this – you don’t want to miss the opportunity! Think you know cheese platters? Prepare to have your mind blown! 

Read what it is like and book now to secure your place – and happy cracker platters to you and yours this Festive Season! 

http://www.tuckersnatural.com.au/shop/shop_specials/christmas-from-the-crackerup 

 


Disclosure – I toured the Tuckers Natural factory courtesy of Tuckers Natural and Yelp Adelaide


 

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