When I was “younger” (you know, just a couple years ago), I fancied myself a regular dose of Nabisco Wheat Thins Crackers – original flavor of course. The delicious, salty crunch was an ultimate crunch-craving calmant.
It was when I started my health-food adventure that I began to feel as if those Wheat Thins were just too salty. Once this realization hit, that was all I could focus on when I delved into a box. Salt. Salt. Salt! I needed to drink a gallon of water after a Wheat Thins party just to wash the salt away.
Okay. Maybe it wasn’t all that bad. But it did put a damper on my Wheat Thins enthusiasm. It was time to find a substitute.
The box showed some crackers that looked like Wheat Thins, different only by a slightly curved shape. Curved shaped or not, this brand was on sale and quite possibly the substitution I was searching for! Into my cart the Wheatables flew.
These crackers became a “side dish” for my lunch the next day. I wasn’t disappointed by the taste, or even the crackers themselves – they were, in fact, quite tasty. But the original salt problem I was needing solved had inconveniently not been solved. De facto, these crackers were even saltier than Wheat Thins. Those Keebler elves managed to pack 30mg of sodium more then the oh-so modest 270mg of sodium that Nabisco sprinkle on their crackers.
But on a plus side, beside the yummy taste, the Wheatables didn’t have the impact to the gums that the Wheat Thins have. I don’t know if you have the same cracker disability that I suffer through, but it’s not a fun, experience – I chomp down on a cracker, only for my gums to discover that the cracker is actually sideways, thus becoming pierced by the cracker’s dagger-like corner. Wheat Thins are one of the biggest culprits of pierced gums. Thankfully, Wheatables, while still being crunchy, lack the death-like rigidness.
So, conclusively, I wouldn’t diss these Wheatables crackers. They are even “healthier” in other aspects than Wheat Thins, holding a single carbohydrate and ten calories less. They simply lacked the key component I was hoping for. If you would like a saltier Wheat Thin, then Keebler Wheatables are the crackers for you. As for myself, I will probably just stick with Wheat Thins, unless, of course, Wheatables are on sale!