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nlgardener Jun 29, 2013 03:27 PM

I indulged in a rare box of one of my most addictive snack crackers. "Original" flavor. I opened them tonight. God help me, it might be the Manhattans, but they seem smaller and thinner since we last met. Don't have that crumbly shredded wheat flavor or texture. Over baked and less real estate for cheese.

Am I over reacting? Maybe I got a bad batch.

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    Daniel Littman Jul 4, 2013 05:53 PM

    My grandparents always had Triscuits in the cabinet. I loved the Triscuits, and seeing them always brings warm memories of being with grandma and grandpa. In high school my friend told me that he and the rest of the football team put Triscuits under their arms for absorbancy during practice and games. I though this was really weird, but now as an adult I get very sweaty during the summer, and I put them under my arms - it really helps with chafing.

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      ipsedixit Jul 4, 2013 06:28 PM

      Somehow I just a little bit of appetite for Triscuits ... not sure why.

    2. Candy Jul 1, 2013 01:44 PM

      I bought some today and just finished tasting. They do seem a bit thinner and a bit more brittle.

      1. The Professor Jul 1, 2013 09:00 AM

        Triscuits have always been a favorite, more than 40 years. IF they are smaller, the difference is subtle enough that I haven't really noticed. The last couple boxes I've gotten did seem a bit under-baked though...they seemed a bit lighter in color than in the past.
        Still tasty though. Original is my favorite, but I do enjoy the rye/caraway ones too.

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          MonMauler Jun 30, 2013 11:51 PM

          I almost always tack up this complaint, "not as good as they used to be," as a form of nostalgia.

          This case, I think, is no different.

          I love triscuits, and always buy the original. Even though I love both, I just can't mix triscuits with cheese. The cracker is too hard and dense and overwhelms almiost any topping for me, be it cheese, hummus, salsa, or some other type of dip.

          If I want good cheese and bread, I want a real baguette instead of some crappy cracker.

          Really, though, I have not seen much of a degradation in the size or quality or the "Original " triscuits.

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            nlgardener Jul 1, 2013 09:29 AM

            Well, I last had Triscuits around the Christmas/New Year holiday. Not that long ago for "nostalgia" to kick in.

            Maybe the box I bought was from an off production day. I'll buy them again. I've always enjoyed the original Triscuits.

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            breadchick Jun 30, 2013 10:36 AM

            I think you're right. I noticed a difference too.

            Same problem with Townhouse crackers: they are smaller and thinner. I can't spread anything on the cracker anymore without it, well, cracking. I have a container that would hold all four sleeves exactly. Now, I can almost fit a fifth sleeve.

            Why not charge me a bit more and keep them as they were?

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              coll Jun 30, 2013 12:28 PM

              That is an age old conundrum.

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                INDIANRIVERFL Jul 1, 2013 08:18 AM

                Or an old age conundrum.

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              INDIANRIVERFL Jun 30, 2013 08:07 AM

              The thickness and the size have definitely diminished. When breaking in half with the grain, with Kaukauna in place, they also do not break as cleanly for me.

              Being a crusty old fart, I stick with the original. But I was pleasantly surprised by a mistake and grabbed a box of olive oil and herb. Rosemary? Would have been great with oil preserved feta, but ended up horrible with the port wine cheese.

              1. mcf Jun 30, 2013 08:02 AM

                Are you sure you didn't get the newer, Triscuit thins?

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                  nlgardener Jun 30, 2013 05:51 PM

                  The box looks different, but it doesn't say "thin". It's 9 oz and says "original". But the dimensions, flavor and texture have gone downhill.

                  I'm not a big consumer of snack/cracker products but the old original Triscuits were a real treat. I don't think I'll be buying them again :0(

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                    mcf Jul 1, 2013 08:13 AM

                    I used to love them, and I eat very low carb, but buy the thins once in a while. It's been years since I'd last eaten them, so I don't remember for comparison.

                2. Breadcrumbs Jun 30, 2013 06:37 AM

                  I'd never been a fan of Triscuits as they presented the same textural issue for me as Shredded Wheat cereal...always felt like I was chewing dry twigs! That said, I recently tried the new brown rice and red bean Triscuits and I loved them! The flavour was delicious and the texture wasn't dry. They seemed to crumble vs break apart into tiny wheat twigs! They didn't seem greasy to me at all though I see someone up-thread thought they were.

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                    coll Jun 30, 2013 07:53 AM

                    I just made a bowl of hummus, so will try this new flavor tonight at happy hour, and report my findings. My husband only eats Ritz crackers, so it might be a bit one sided. I hope they're as healthy as they sound....

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                      coll Jul 1, 2013 10:00 AM

                      They too...fluffy...if you know what I mean.

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                    foodieX2 Jun 30, 2013 06:25 AM

                    OMG, the dill ones with Tuna or Chicken salad are to die for! Haven't noticed any change in size or texture.

                    1. Beach Chick Jun 30, 2013 06:11 AM

                      Love triscuits and just bought a box of the original on Friday, they appear smaller, not as rough like they used to be and thinner.
                      Thought I bought the horrid non fat version..don't know if they make that variety.
                      Did see the red bean rice version but needed to do more research.

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                        nlgardener Jun 30, 2013 05:40 PM

                        Exactly! Smaller, thinner not as fibrous. I'm seriously bummed.

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                        treb Jun 30, 2013 05:56 AM

                        Just got some, in their new packaging, last week, they do seem smaller.

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                          Teague Jun 29, 2013 09:21 PM

                          Triscuits are more or less my main food group, and they seem the same to me, though I always get the "low fat" version. Wish it was easier to find the rye ones around here, those things are delicious.

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                            ferventfoodie Jun 29, 2013 08:25 PM

                            Has anyone tried the brown rice versions?

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                              Teague Jun 29, 2013 09:23 PM

                              I have, I found them greasy and pretty nasty actually. And I looove triscuits

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                                coll Jun 30, 2013 06:13 AM

                                OOH NOOO, I just bought a box. Brown rice and red beans, I think? I'll let you know.

                            2. ipsedixit Jun 29, 2013 08:18 PM

                              When was the last time you had a Triscuit?

                              Their size and shape might've changed since going "trans fat free" back in 2003.

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                                nlgardener Jun 29, 2013 11:40 PM

                                Probably around the Christmas holidays, so not too long ago.
                                Maybe I'll have to downsize the cheese lol.

                              2. Tripeler Jun 29, 2013 05:22 PM

                                Always love Triscuits. They really shifted into overdrive quite a few years back with the rye version with caraway seeds. With a little cheese or salami, who needs dinner?

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                                  itsmejessica Jun 29, 2013 05:15 PM

                                  I love Triscuits. Love with cheese, hummus, cream cheese, peanut butter my favorite is plain right out of the box. I haven't bought any in months so I don't know if they are smaller.
                                  I also want a Manhattan.
                                  Tim, I don't I have ever had port wine cheese. I'll have to try it.

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                                    tim irvine Jun 30, 2013 07:49 AM

                                    It transports me to Manhasset circa 1960.

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                                      coll Jun 30, 2013 07:51 AM

                                      I've been seeing port wine cheese around lately, looks a bit upscale even. I am so tempted!

                                  2. tim irvine Jun 29, 2013 04:51 PM

                                    I didn't notice they were any smaller. However, they did seem lonely without some of that wonderfully disgusting port wine cheese in a tub. Makes me want a Manhattan, even with this lovely Pinot Gris in front of me!

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