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new flavor triscuits: what do you think of them?

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stratford Feb 17, 2014 05:53 PM

Saw an ad for brown rice and sweet potato triscuits. Sounded good. Anyone have a chance to try the variety of new flavors they came out with and have thoughts? Keeper or another passing fad?

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    BuildingMyBento RE: stratford Feb 17, 2014 05:56 PM

    I've tried a few - the ones you mentioned, rosemary & olive oil, dill & olive oil - and I've liked them all. Better than the original in fact, though those still have a place in my (formerly) adolescent stomach.

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      JoeBabbitt RE: stratford Feb 17, 2014 07:14 PM

      I tried the brown rice ones - kinda bland & so-so.

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        gordeaux RE: stratford Feb 17, 2014 08:03 PM

        "Hint Of Salt" are actually edible.

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          HillJ RE: stratford Feb 17, 2014 08:06 PM

          When they first came out I wrote an OP asking as well. I found the sweet potato an interesting choice but kind of on the oily side. The black bean was too salty for my tastes but I haven't tried any of the other flavors.

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            ratgirlagogo RE: stratford Feb 17, 2014 08:36 PM

            Are they gluten free or something?

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              HillJ RE: ratgirlagogo Feb 17, 2014 08:43 PM

              No they are not GF. Wheat is in every one of the flavors.

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              ChillyDog RE: stratford Feb 17, 2014 09:04 PM

              Really like the Brown Rice Sea Salt & Black Pepper. Oh man, so good that I got another box this week as well as a box of Brown Rice Baked with Red Bean - Roasted Red Pepper Flavor. Seriously, that's the name. Won't be going there again. The S&P are so much better.

              1. alkapal RE: stratford Feb 17, 2014 11:09 PM

                tris-kwee' ?

                LOL

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                  alkapal RE: alkapal Feb 18, 2014 06:46 AM

                  tris-kwee: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yEb-n1...

                  that's the ad i've seen on youtube. cute play on people's pretensions.

                  ~~~~~
                  my sis tried the new rice combos and said nobody at their party liked them.

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                  treb RE: stratford Feb 18, 2014 11:02 AM

                  I've tried the flavored ones, brown rice, find them a bit bland.

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                    truman RE: stratford Feb 18, 2014 11:47 AM

                    I really like the rye with caraway seeds; they remind me of "salt sticks" (think long skinny bagels with salt and caraway) that my parents used to get at the bagel shop.

                    The dill/olive oil ones are okay, nothing special, but they're making me crave Havarti cheese.

                    1. Will Owen RE: stratford Feb 18, 2014 06:10 PM

                      Haven't tried any yet, but reading the posts here got me interested in trying the rosemary/olive oil. Mrs. O likes having crackers on hand, so I'll go get some. BR sea salt & pepper seems like it'd be nice too. I don't buy Triscuits as a rule, but like to find them on buffet tables, especially if there's cream cheese.

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                        alkapal RE: Will Owen Feb 19, 2014 06:47 AM

                        i LOVE the rosemary olive oil regular triscuits, and the black pepper and rye ones are terrific, too. just WISH they made those flavors low-sodium. i'm not normally a low sodium person, but these are over the top….

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                          treb RE: alkapal Feb 19, 2014 07:14 AM

                          I live on the rye triscuits, I found the olive oil and black pepper to have an odd taste.

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                            alkapal RE: treb Feb 19, 2014 07:31 AM

                            rye is good with tuna salad on top

                            also, you can top with reuben sandwich ingredients and broil.

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                              Beach Chick RE: treb Feb 20, 2014 06:33 AM

                              I'm a rye triscuits chicà too!
                              So good with the artichoke dip from Costco.

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                              cornedhash RE: alkapal Feb 22, 2014 12:05 AM

                              I got the olive oil and salt pepper ones a few weeks ago and I can't finish the box due to the extreme saltiness. I ate about six of them and haven't touched them since. They also taste or have a mouthfeel of having some kind of onion flavouring powder.

                              I'm so close to tossing these in the trash and I HATE throwing away food. I think I may have to admit defeat with these. I can't believe in this day and age the Triscuit folks haven't ramped down the salt a lot.

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                                alkapal RE: cornedhash Feb 27, 2014 06:25 AM

                                if you like casseroles (and i do), crush the triscuits and use them to make eggplant casserole.

                                blend the crushed triscuits with peeled and diced eggplant, a good cup or so (or more, if you like) of shredded cheddar cheese, two eggs and low-sodium campbell's cream of mushroom soup.

                                bake at 350. for maybe 45 minutes? just look for firming and light browning.

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                              pine time RE: Will Owen Feb 20, 2014 07:29 AM

                              I ground up some of the black pepper ones & used the crumbs to bread some blah b/s chicken breasts & pan-fried. Held up well to the cooking and added much needed flavor.

                              Also like the low salt ones just for straight munching. Well, with a schmear of creamy havarti and a few bits of sun dried tomatoes.

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                              JoannaNYC RE: stratford Feb 19, 2014 03:05 PM

                              I like ones such as the rosemary & olive oil or the garlic that are baked in flavors. They have even newer types, such as the fire roasted tomato that are a horrid tasting dusting of chemical flavor on the outside, like Doritos, leaving foul & salty residue on fingers.

                              1. WhatsEatingYou RE: stratford Feb 20, 2014 08:20 AM

                                I tried the roasted tomato and the sweet potato ones. They are rather oily and fairly high in calories. I will probably not buy them again.
                                The flavors were ok but I think chips taste better when flavors are added, I like more plain crackers.

                                1. greygarious RE: stratford Mar 4, 2014 10:35 PM

                                  I just tried the roasted sweet onion flavor of the brown rice with sweet potato line. LOVE THEM! They are very close in nutritional values to my standard cracker, TJ's 12-Grain, the only significant differences being the much higher fiber content and lower price of the latter. Were it not for the cost, I'd switch to the Triscuit as my go-to cracker. These are not very salty - 85mg per 1oz portion (6 pieces).

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                                    greygarious RE: greygarious Jul 13, 2014 12:49 PM

                                    I've tweaked the consumption protocol - split the Triscuit into 4 strips and eat each one between two of the TJ 12-grain crackers for the perfect salt/crunch level.

                                  2. Allstonian RE: stratford Mar 5, 2014 07:28 AM

                                    Most of the flavors haven't quite spoken to me, but I'm loving the rye and caraway ones.

                                    1. soypower RE: stratford Mar 5, 2014 07:33 AM

                                      Though it's a bit salty, I really like the roasted red pepper flavor.

                                      1. LaLa RE: stratford Mar 5, 2014 07:46 PM

                                        I have not tried the new flavors but I am quite taken with the new mini size of the original

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