Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Cracker Face-Off

Snack Time. Which family favorite do I reach for?

You can eat almost twice as many Wheat Thins per Triscuit for the same kcal count, and Triscuits have slightly more fat. But check out the ingredients. Do you want the good news or the bad news first?

Wheat Thins: Whole grain wheat flour, unbleached enriched flour (wheat flour, niacin, reduced iron, thiamine mononitrate {vitamin B1}, Riboflavin {vitamin B2}, folic acid), sugar, soybean oil, cornstarch, malt syrup (from barley and corn), salt, invert sugar, leavening (calcium phosphate and/or baking soda), whole grain barley flakes, triticale, vegetable color (annatto extract, turmeric, oleoresin). BHT added to packaging material to preserve freshness.

Triscuit: Whole grain soft white winter wheat, soybean oil, salt.

My guess is I'd feel fuller, longer, with half as many Triscuits, and without all the extraterrestrial ingredients.

Stay tuned for a cracker recipe I learned while baking with Mother Dorcas!

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