Wheat Thins

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A box of Wheat Thins

Wheat Thins is a brand of baked whole grain snack food crackers distributed in the United States and Canada by Nabisco.[1][2] The product is also available in Australia through wholesaler USA Foods.[3] Vegetable Thins, Oat Thins, Pita Thins, and Rice Thins, which are all spinoffs of Wheat Thins, are available in Canada and some regions of the United States. Wheat Thins themselves come in many flavors and varieties. Nabisco first introduced the product in 1947.[4][5]

Advertising[edit]

The snack is still well known by some for its 1970s and early to mid-1980s advertising campaigns starring Sandy Duncan.[6] A more recent commercial aired during Super Bowl XLVI featuring Brian and Stewie from the animated sitcom Family Guy, in which Stewie puts emphasis on the "H" in "Wheat," saying instead, "Hwheat Thins."[7] Other recent marketing for the brand has focused on targeting younger consumers by giving away products at youth-oriented events such as college football games, and heavily utilizing social media.[1]

Nutrition information[edit]

The following is nutrition information for Wheat Thins original.

Nutritional value per around 16 pieces
22 g
Sugars 4 g
Dietary fiber 3 g
5 g
Saturated 1 g
Monounsaturated 1 g
2 g
Minerals
Potassium
(2%)
90 mg
Sodium
(15%)
230 mg
Percentages are roughly approximated using US recommendations for adults.
Source: [8]

Varieties[edit]

Original Wheat Thins

There are several flavors available, depending on country and market:

  • Artisan cheese: Wisconsin Colby
  • Artisan cheese: Vermont White Cheddar
  • Chipotle
  • Dill Pickle
  • Fiber Selects 5-Grain
  • Flatbread Garlic & Parsley
  • Flatbread Tuscan Herb
  • Hint of Salt
  • Honey Mustard
  • Lime (limited time 2013)
  • Multigrain
  • Original
  • Popped – a popped chip variety of Wheat Thins[9]
  • Ranch
  • Reduced Fat [10]
  • Sour Cream and Onion
  • Smoked Gouda
  • Smoky BBQ
  • Spicy Buffalo
  • Sundried Tomato & Basil
  • Sweet Onion
  • Zesty Salsa

Additional discontinued/changed flavors:

  • Baked Snack Reduced Fat
  • Cream Cheese & Chives
  • Harvest 5-Grain
  • Harvest 7-Grain
  • Harvest Garden Vegetable
  • Honey[11]
  • Lightly Cinnamon
  • Low Sodium
  • Manly Low-Mein[citation needed]
  • Parmesan Basil

Stoned Wheat Thins[edit]

Stoned Wheat Thins is a Canadian brand of stone-ground wheat cracker sold by Christie Brown & Co.[12][13][14] The product is made in Canada for the Canadian market but is also exported to the United States where it is marketed under the name "Red Oval Farms".[15][16] It is available in a low fat version in both Canada and the US, with a mini version that is only sold in the US.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Newman, Andrew Adam (January 5, 2011). "Wheat Thins: Call Them Snacks, Not Crackers". The New York Times. Retrieved October 10, 2017. 
  2. ^ Willett, W.; Skerrett, P.J. (2011). Eat, Drink, and Be Healthy: The Harvard Medical School Guide to Healthy Eating. Free Press. p. 127. ISBN 978-1-4391-3481-8. Retrieved October 10, 2017. 
  3. ^ "Wheat Thins". USA Foods: The All American Grocery Store. 
  4. ^ Newman, Andrew Adam (January 25, 2013). "Old-Line Snack Is Highlighting Fervor of Fans". The New York Times. Retrieved October 10, 2017. 
  5. ^ Drewniany, B.L.; Jewler, A.J. (2013). Creative Strategy in Advertising. Cengage Learning. p. 80. ISBN 978-1-133-30726-6. Retrieved October 10, 2017. 
  6. ^ Gary Brumburgh. "Sandy Duncan Mini Bio". IMDb. Retrieved December 29, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Family Guy: Wheat Thins Commercial (HD)". YouTube. Retrieved May 20, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Calories in Wheat Thins Nabisco Original". MyFitnessPal.com. January 20, 2016. Retrieved October 10, 2017. 
  9. ^ "Calories in Wheat Thins Popped Sour Cream & Onion". MyFitnessPal.com. January 20, 2016. Retrieved October 10, 2017. 
  10. ^ "Calories in Wheat Thins Crackers Reduced Fat". MyFitnessPal.com. January 20, 2016. Retrieved October 10, 2017. 
  11. ^ Reinstein, David A. (February 4, 2008). "Product Review: Original Wheat Thins". Yahoo! Voices. 
  12. ^ Snack Food. Harcourt Brace Jovanovich Publications. 1994. 
  13. ^ Good Housekeeping. Hearst Corporation. 1990. 
  14. ^ "True Plateriot Love". National Post. Retrieved 2017-10-17. 
  15. ^ "Look-alike cracker beats original stoned wheat thins". SFGate. 2007-02-07. Retrieved 2017-10-17. 
  16. ^ nurun.com (2013-08-18). "Pirate Joe's fires back at U.S. chain's lawsuit | Vancouver 24 hrs". Vancouver.24hrs.ca. Retrieved 2017-10-17. 

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