There’s nothing wrong with an update when you’ve been in the snack game for over a century. Tried, tested and woven into the fabric of American snacking since 1906, Nabisco’s Triscuits have been pleasing generations with their tasty density and capacity for combination. Recently there were packaging upgrades on the original Triscuit side of things—an upmarketing of the font choice, plus softer photography.
But in its Thin Crisps line, Nabisco has also rolled out an entirely new form of Triscuit. These are triangles, for one thing, not squares. And they’re lighter, too. The originals’ rough, densely woven texture is carried through but with less thickness. It creates a cracker with all the flavors of Triscuit as well as its own profile.
Thin Crisps are still matchable with dips and sliced cheeses and even heighten that experience with their newfound light touch. In the Four Cheese variety, flavors of Romano, Asiago and Parmesan outweigh the Cheddar, which is OK since those cheeses seem more of a piece with the garlic-flavored variety and light, virgin oil touch of the original Triscuit flavor. Thin Crisps are also available in a Chile Pepper variety, which are so great they’ll be covered in a separate, full review.
Nabisco has also done a nice job with the packaging for Thin Crisps. Unlike the standard square of their brethren, these triangle Triscuits see their shape carried through in a box that tapers to a smaller footprint. The Triscuit logo is joined by a skinny font to suggest health and casual lifestyle eating—the box is also emblazoned with callouts championing Crisps’ heart healthy nature—and the product image is matched with wood grain and rough blocks of cheese. It’s distinctive and to the point and workable as a component on any snack table. Thin Crisps are effective and totally tasty, the best kind of upgrade. That’s veteran experience woven right into the biscuit.