Twiglets

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Twiglets are crisp wheat-based snacks[1] with a "distinctive knobbly shape" similar to that of a small twig. The taste of Twiglets derives from the yeast extract used in its coating, and has been compared to that of Marmite.[2] They are marketed in the United Kingdom and packaged in 25 gram, 45g and 105g bags, and in 200g tubs.

History[edit]

Originally launched in 1932[3] by Peek Freans, Twiglets are now made in Aintree by United Biscuits subsidiary Jacob's.

In the early 1990s, a range of tangy Worcester Sauce Twiglets were introduced. These were not as popular as the original flavour and had been withdrawn by the end of the decade.[4]

Ingredients[edit]

Nutritional information[edit]

Average Values Per 100g[5] Per 25g Serving
Energy (kcal) 410 103
Protein 12.3g 3.1g
Carbohydrate 57.6g 14.4g
of which Sugars 0.6g 0.2g
Fat 11.8g 3.0g
of which Saturates 1.6g 0.4g
Fibre 12.4g 3.1g
Sodium 0.8g 0.2g

In the Media[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "United Biscuits - Twiglets". Retrieved 8 June 2011. 
  2. ^ Snack Food, Volume 80. Harcourt Brace Jovanovich Publications. 1991. "Twiglets appeared to be flavored with Marmite yeast extract, that most incorrigibly British of household nutritional brands..." 
  3. ^ "About us". Retrieved 15 April 2014. 
  4. ^ Twiglets on BBC Good Food
  5. ^ "Original Twiglets - 1-2-3 Healthy Balance". Retrieved 18 November 2012. 
  6. ^ Good times
  7. ^ We're British innit
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