9 out of 10 snackbacks

Triscuits are good. Triscuits with cracked pepper are better. 

The brown rice ones are kind of nasty.

But what makes these crackers interesting to a snack expert, is the history behind this crunchy snack.

Triscuits were originally created by a man named Henry D. Perky. This new cracker Henry created was so innovated, that he was actually able to get a couple patents. 

Triscuits were first produced by Nabisco in 1903. At that time they were more a rectangle shape and were marketed as being "Baked by electricity." Check out the add for Triscuits below. 

It is interesting to note that the line, "Baked by electricity," would probably have a negative effect on sales today. Especially with consumers preferring more "whole" or natural foods.

In 1935, Nabisco started to add oil and salt to the crackers. This addition was common among snacks in the 1930s.

Today, instead of positioning Triscuits as this innovative cracker "Baked by electricity," it is instead positioned as a whole wheat natural cracker. In the photo below, Triscuits are even paired with a "home FARMING" kit.

Oh how I yearn for the times of baking with electricity!
10 out 10 snack backs

Okay, Sun Chips are good. In fact, they're really good!

But that's not the type of review you come to snackbacker.com for. At snackbacker you've come to expect foremost snack experts to dive deep into why a snack isn't just a snack.

These Sun Chips, for example, are a genius way for Frito Lay to target consumers who believe potato chips are way too unhealthy. The good folks at Frito do this with natural sounding words on the packaging, like "sun,"whole wheat," and "harvest".

Also, on the back of this package their is a comparison of its fat content compared to normal potato chips.

An interesting thing that Frito Lay did with Sun Chips awhile ago, was put them in biodegradable bags. This seemed brilliant! Yet another way to show that Sun Chips are different and more natural than other chips.

Not long after Sun Chips started using the new bags, they went back to the same old landfill fillers. The company claimed the reason was that it changed back was that the new bags were too noisy!  I suspect either spoilage or expense were the real reason.

10 out 10 snackbacks