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Feb 29, 2012 11:28 AM


I live in Ocean County and am trying to find Zweiback Toasts for a recipe for Apple and Cranberry Upside down Cake. Is Zweiback still made or does anyone know a good substitute?

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  1. I don't think Nabisco makes Zweiback Toast any longer, but I've seen Zweiback Toast made by a company called Log House Foods. A quick internet search turned this up:

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    1. re: creamfinger

      Thanks for your reply, I did find the zweiback toasts at another shop in my area, They are still made by Nabisco! Thanks again!

      1. re: Quine

        Thanks for your reply, I did find the zweiback toasts at another shop in my area, They are still made by Nabisco! Thanks again!

        1. I saw a similar question on another site. We have found it impossible to get a real Zweiback (twice baked) bread / toast anywhere. Nabisco's product does not seem to exist any more and if there is a similar product, the cost is prohibitive (if it is actually available). I posted this to the other person's question, "I know this is an old posting that I am commenting on but some company made claim that their Italian version came from their grandmother's town in northern Italy (which is not the town others claim as origin). In an event, whether it is Zweiback, Biscotti, or other name in European languages, it is 'twice baked.' Why? (Varoom? auf Deutsch). The twice baking reduced the moisture content of the bread during a time when preservation was a problem especially if one were traveling (before the days of rapid transit). So, even if you were a 'stay at home' or traveler, you extended the 'shelf life' of the bread. I borrowed this from Wikipedia -- "Such nonperishable [I question that -- extend preservation I would agree with.] food was particularly useful during journeys and wars, and twice baked breads were a staple food of the Roman Legions." In the Tuscany region of Italy, one finds almonds so I would suspect that that added protein made its way into the 'travelers bread.' Zweiback was used 'forever,' starting with German immigrants, as a 'teething biscuit' for teething children. Nabisco used to make a great Zweiback and there are other companies who made their version of it including 'Brandt.' There was a great, cheap and tasty desert that one could make from Zweiback (my wife used to make it). You crushed the Zweiback into small crumbs and mixed it with apple sauce. You then chilled it in the refrigerator until time for serving and perhaps topped it with a bit of whipped cream. Everyone loved it! This last part is rumor (can't find the data online to cite at the moment) but it is said that in very recent years someone in 'government' decided that Zweiback was a swallowing / choking hazard for the kiddies. I looked online and found one possible vendor but the cost is ridiculous! One can't find it in the stores under any brand name, at least not by me. I see other people have asked about it online as they can't find it anywhere. Perhaps the rumor is true?"