Tis the season. Along with the holidays come mint, cinnamon, and egg nog flavored goodies. Wheat Thins is celebrating by stocking the shelves with a sweet cinnamon flavored cracker. My first thought was, Wheat Thins are so delicious, why ruin them? After a bit, I concluded that the slight sweetness of a wheat thin cracker might go well with cinnamon and sugar a decided to buy some.
Strangely enough, cinnamon sugar and wheat are a nice flavor combination. As one reviewer stated, like crossing a churro with a wheat thin. I agree.http://www.phoood.com/weblog/archives/000397.html When I first put a cinnamon flavored wheat thin in my mouth I get a nice burst of cinnamon & sugar enhanced with a slight salty character. A pinch of salt does wonders to enhance sweetness. After a few chews the wheat germ, malty, oily character of a regular wheat thin comes through. There is also a hot cinnamon note that lingers for several minutes.
I’m impressed with the nutritional value of these crackers/cookies. In one serving (14 crackers), there is 2 grams of fiber and 2 grams of protein. Wheat Thins are a whole grain cracker and I feel good about feeding them to my family. They may not like them as much as the white chocolate covered seasonal Oreos, but they are a much healthier option. There is only 1 gram more of sugar per serving than a regular Wheat Thin. During the holidays it’s important to not overload on sugar. Thankfully, my kids like them too. I’m planning on adding them to lunch bags and serving them as snacks. My older daughter thinks they would be good with Trader Joe’s Cranberry Chevrehttp://www.traderjoes.com/fearless-flyer/article.asp?article_id=276. Have I mentioned how proud I am of her and her good taste? I think that sounds delicious as well.
Good job on the Sweet Cinnamon Wheat Thins Kraft. I am impressed with the flavor combination.