Since 2009, I have lamented the discontinuation of my beloved Lightly Cinnamon Wheat Thins, which were introduced in 2008. I gave them a 9 out of 10, but Nabisco gave me heartache when they stopped producing them.
However, this holiday season, Nabisco plans to release the Limited Edition Sweet Cinnamon Wheat Thins.
Yes! They’re coming back.
No! They’re limited edition.
Limited Edition Sweet Cinnamon Wheat Thins will use real cinnamon and provide 10 grams of whole grain per serving. A serving of 14 pieces also has 140 calories, 5 grams of fat, 1 gram of saturated fat, 90 milligrams of sodium, 21 grams of carbohydrates, 2 grams of fiber, 5 grams of sugar, and 2 grams of protein.
Limited Edition Sweet Cinnamon Wheat Thins will be available in 9.5 ounce boxes.
Geez, the people in the Ritz Cracker Division at Nabisco have been busy.
During my last trip to the store, I counted three new Ritz products, and when I did a little more digging on the internet I found out there were two other new Ritz varieties.
Regular Ritz Crackers have two new flavors: Garlic Butter and Honey Wheat. The Garlic Butter is naturally flavored, while Honey Wheat is naturally and artificially flavored, but contains five grams of whole grain per five cracker serving.
A serving of Garlic Butter Ritz has 80 calories, 4 grams of fat, 1 gram of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat*, 0 milligrams of cholesterol, 110 milligrams of sodium, 10 grams of carbohydrates, 0 grams of fiber, 1 gram of sugar, and less than 1 gram of protein.
A serving of Honey Wheat Ritz has 80 calories, 4 grams of fat, 1 gram of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat*, 0 milligrams of cholesterol, 110 milligrams of sodium, 10 grams of carbohydrates, less than 1 gram of fiber, 2 grams of sugar, and 1 gram of protein.
The other new Ritz cracker product I found while shopping was the Ritz Bits Kickin’ Cheddar. The mini Ritz sandwiches have a cheddar cheese filling with a spicy kick. If you buy a lot of products with the word “Kickin'” in its name, you know that it’s either meant for kids or its spicy, but the Ritz Bits Kickin’ Cheddar is the first product I’ve seen that incorporates both meanings.
The other two Ritz cracker products I learned about via the internets are the Ritz Crackerfuls BIG STUFF Colossal Cheddar and Ritz Munchables Buttery Thins Original Flavor.
If you’re not familiar with Ritz Crackerfuls, you can read our review. Basically, the Ritz Crackefuls BIG STUFF Colossal Cheddar is the Double Stuf Oreo version of a regular Ritz Crackerfuls Classic Cheddar. According to Nabisco, it has 75 percent more filling. I guess that mean there’s more cushion for the pushin’…in my mouth.
One Ritz Crackefuls BIG STUFF Colossal Cheddar has 190 calories, 11 grams of fat, 3.5 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 300 milligrams of sodium, 20 grams of carbohydrates, 4 grams of fiber, 3 grams of sugar, and 2 grams of protein.
Finally, there’s the Ritz Munchables Buttery Thins Original Flavor, which I thought was a product we already reviewed. But, it appears they made some changes to the Ritz Munchables line so they’re no longer a Frankensnack that combines Ritz crackers with pretzels.
Whenever I need to wipe my nose, I use my sleeve or, if I’m topless or wearing just a vest, the sleeve of the person nearest to me.
So I don’t think I’m the targeted consumer for Kleenex’s new Cool Touch Tissues, which have coconut oil, aloe extract, and stuff found in anti-aging creams to soothe sore, dry noses.
Also, I don’t think I’m willing to pay a roughly 65 percent premium over regular Kleenex tissues for the Kleenex Cool Touch Tissues. Although, I have to admit, even if I did use Kleenex, I’d probably just steal wads of it whenever I’m at a friend’s house or in the lavatory of an airplane.
It’s just like when I steal wads of napkins from the self-serve napkin dispensers at Costco and certain fast food restaurants. I haven’t bought paper napkins in years.
According to Kleenex, when a Cool Touch tissue comes in contact with a person’s skin, body heat activates the formula of cooling moisturizers and aloe to release a cool sensation.
Kleenex Cool Touch tissues are available now and have a suggested retail price of $2.19 for a box of 50.
A serving size of 14 pieces has 140 calories, 45 calories from fat, 5 grams of fat, 1 gram of saturated fat, 0 milligrams of cholesterol, 180 milligrams of sodium, 65 milligrams of potassium, 21 grams of carbohydrates, 2 grams of fiber, 4 grams of sugar, and 2 grams of protein. A serving also has 10 grams of whole grain.
Smoky BBQ Wheat Thins will be available in 9.5 ounces boxes.
Next month, Snapple will be releasing a limited edition flavored tea called, Tea Will Be Loved, which was created with Grammy award-winning band Maroon 5. The beverage will benefit the hunger relief organization Feeding America, which helps to provide 1,750,000 meals to those in need.
The limited edition flavor is a blend of green and black teas with, according to its bottle, a “Maroon 5 Fruit Mash-Up.” What that means is each band member chose their own flavor to add to the tea. The five flavors are pomegranate, orange, blackberry, raspberry, and hibiscus. I’m guessing Adam Levine chose hibiscus. I’d guess what the other band members chose, but, to be honest, without looking at Wikipedia, I can’t name the other members of Maroon 5.
Tea Will Be Loved will also feature specially marked gold Snapple caps with Real Facts about the band and Feeding America. Although, I’m pretty sure if you read Maroon 5’s Wikipedia page, you’ll know more Real Facts than those bottle caps.
Snapple’s Tea Will Be Loved will be available for a limited time at participating retailers nationwide starting on September 1, 2011.