I don't know what's with the Saltines. I've purchased dozens of these in the last few years. All of a sudden in the last month the ones shipped to me are stale. Beware boxes dated 15 JAN 22 AH102. I've got 6 boxes of these and 3 that I've sampled are all stale. 2 are very stale and have a perfume-y scent and taste.