Jan 5, 2014

Review: Nabisco - Original Rice Thins

As a gluten-free analog to their Wheat Thins brand, Nabisco introduced Rice Thins last year. The Original flavor features rice crackers made with just three ingredients: white rice flour, high oleic safflower oil, and salt.

A 3.5-ounce box was $1.99 on sale.

If you've ever had senbei (a type of Japanese rice crackers), these have the same texture and flavor, which is to say they taste like very lightly-salted rice crackers. There's a satisfying airy but long-lasting crispiness to them that makes for some good snacking.

They feel a bit like a cross between a cracker and chip, but Rice Thins are baked according to the company.

While, they may sport similar names, Rice Thins don't have much in common with Wheat Thins; Wheat Thins are much more dense, harder, and have that telltale sweetness. These are also round while Wheat Thins are square... in case you can't tell the difference?

Overall, Original Rice Thins are pretty good if a bit too plain for some (is it a little weird to anyone else that Original  i.e. 'unique' or 'the first of its kind' is usually the plainest flavor? Should it just be 'plain' or 'lightly salted?'). I find them pretty addicting and much less salty than most savory snack crackers. I would point out that it's the same price as a 9-ounce box of Wheat Thins though.

Nutritional Info - Nabisco Original Rice Thins
Serving Size - 18 pieces (31g)
Calories - 130 (from Fat - 15)
Fat - 1.5g (Saturated Fat - 0g)
Sodium - 85mg
Carbs - 26g (Sugar - 0g)
Protein - 2g