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Food Find: Quaker True Delights Multigrain Fiber Crisps

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I found the Quaker True Delights Multigrain Fiber Crisps (can that name be any longer) during the same grocery trip where I found the popchips. There were tons of flavors (of course now I can’t remember any of them) but the two that jumped out at me were the wild blueberry and the blackberry pomegranate.

The flavors intrigued me. Something besides chocolate or BBQ or cinnamon or sea salt or cheddar or. . . ok so there are a lot of flavors out there but when was the last time you saw a chip like snack in blackberry pomegranate?

Very cool.

Anyway, I really these. They are sweet (maybe even too sweet), super crunchy, and chock full of whole grains.

However, their ingredient list does leave something to be desired. . .

While grain oats, sugar, whole flour, whole grain corn, whole grain brown rice, maltodextrin, polydextrose, oligofructose, salt, natural and artificial flavor, sunflower oil, soy lecithin, natural mixed tocopherols, sucralose, acesulfame potassium, citric acid

All the "extrins" and "oses" are sugars, I’m guessing. Not to mention acesulfame potassium is an artificial sweetener. I’m all for a sweet crunchy snack but considering sugar is the second ingredient isn’t that enough? What do these other sweeteners really add? Do the help preserve? I’d really like to know why this product’s ingredient list couldn’t look like this…

While grain oats, sugar, whole flour, whole grain corn, whole grain brown rice, salt, natural flavor, sunflower oil.

Notice the period.

Period.

I’d really like someone from Quaker or any company for that matter tell me why all this stuff is in there products. Inquiring minds want to know! :)

But I digress. Overall the Quaker True Delights Multigrain Fiber Crisps taste good. They are a yummy 2 point snack. Oh! I forgot the nutritional information for a 1oz serving (3 servings in a bag)…

110 cals, 1.5g of fat, 3g of fiber, 2WWP

Notice I couldn’t find a picture of them. So I thought I’d snap a few shots on the web cam to show you what they looked like. . .

Food Find: Quaker True Delights Multigrain Fiber Crisps

Of course I had to eat that one. :)

Food Find: Quaker True Delights Multigrain Fiber Crisps  eating

The only place I could find them online was Amazon and they only had the blueberry.

Has anyone else tried them or any other flavors? Did you like them?

Full Disclosure: Quaker did not compensate me in anyway for this post. I purchased the product myself. Food finds are just that, things I find in my local grocery store. I do however have an Amazon affiliate account. That means if you do choose to order them from Amazon I will make a small commission.



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There are 26 comments so far.

    Tish

    February 4, 2010

    Hey Roni…i’ve tried the little Rice cakes that Quaker makes in a caramel flavor and a cheddar flavor…but not these. They look yummy!! I also agree with all the added ingrediants!!! Why is that necessary?? Keep me posted if you hear from them about that!

    Reinaldo

    February 5, 2010

    Yeah… Ummhh. That ingredients list just scared me. Whats so wrong with good old plain oats, that people need to get this kind of foods and thinking they’re doing good, because at least there oats in it? My take: plain yogurt, oats, and lots of fruits. But thats just me.

    Paula

    February 5, 2010

    I keep thinking more and more about sticking to those foods our ancestors ate… I’m trying hard to limit processed foods from my diet but its hard. EVen buying those reduced fat crescent rolls… like who am I kidding. I ate 2 of them this morning with jam. I wasted 6 points. Urgh. Okay. Sorry for the ranting. I can just kick myself in the butt. Also, I bought one of those protein shakes for breakfast and OMG. 10.6 points. I could make the same thing at home for 5. Geez. I’m learning though. I made my spinach/banana/lettuce/mango smoothie this morning and it tasteeed soo good.

    ann

    February 5, 2010

    ARE THEY NOT THE BEST THING EVER??? You can’t eat just one.

    All Women Stalker

    February 5, 2010

    I hate how all these “health” food are loaded with artificial stuff. I usually try to stay away from too much processed food. I’d rather eat veggies and fruits. But that’s just me….

    WaistingTime

    February 5, 2010

    I admit that I am stuck on Triscuits. Can’t improve much on their ingredient list!

    Adrenalinegrl0528

    February 5, 2010

    Hey Roni! I bought the Quaker True Delights in the Vanilla Creme Brule flavor, and they were very tasty! I keep them around so whenever i feel like i was something sweet, i just eat a few of those (or have a glass or Silk Light Choco!) Im also a huge fan of the original Quaker Rice Cake in White Cheddar flavor – i put Salsa and Low Fat Motts cheese on them to make little pizzas!! Delicious!!

    Lynn

    February 5, 2010

    I’m with you on the ingredient list!

    I saw these yesterday at Target & was excited about the new flavors but after looking at them for a few minutes…yeah, I put them back on the shelf.

    If the ingredients were simpler I would have bought them in an instant because this could have been a great snack for my kids.

    roni

    February 5, 2010

    WaistingTime – I’m with you! LOVE the triscuits.. especially the thin ones! :)

    alisa

    February 5, 2010

    This is garbage. Frankenfood. Plain and simple. Best avoided. Eat an apple instead.

    Jenn @ Watch My Butt Shrink!

    February 5, 2010

    You’re right, those are a heck of a lot of “oses”! I would pass on this one, just because of all the sugar listed.

    Michelle Dodson R.D.

    February 5, 2010

    How many grams of sugar did the little guys have? They sound tasty, but I agree that all of the ingredients is a big turnoff! Would you buy these again?

    Carla

    February 5, 2010

    I’m getting to the point that I’m just tired of ‘engineered’ snacks. Yes they’re low in points but what ARE those chemicals? Don’t get me wrong, I love sweets, snacks and pastries but I’d rather have full sugar, butter, etc and just eat less (which I can control most of the time now).

    Noelle

    February 5, 2010

    I read that often the reason a company adds different kinds of sugar is so it doesn’t end up the very first ingredient on the list, if they use different kinds of sugar, they can label it individually and so it doesn’t appear to be mostly sugar. So anything with a lot of different sugars in it you can assume sugar is the most abundant ingredient. Sneaky bastards.

    Gina

    February 5, 2010

    I suppose these would be ok for a “once in a while thing”, but I’m really trying to cut down on processed foods. Besides, I’d just eat the whole bag at one sitting. Sad, isn’t it….

    Kelly

    February 5, 2010

    Both kids (6 and 3) did not like them. I liked the crunch but beyond that thought they tasted very “fake” and “artificial” if that makes sense (hence, the ingredient list). I also had taken a look at the ingredient list and knew I would never buy them again. Unless, like this bag, I was able to get them free after combining a good sale and a double coupon. : ) Air popped pop-corn is still far better.

    Tami

    February 5, 2010

    I would pass on those.

    Merry Mary

    February 5, 2010

    Mmm, those look kinda cool. I’ll have to try them.

    Nancy

    February 7, 2010

    Hi everyone-

    Here is what the the Center for Science in the public interest says about Acesulfame-K… Avoid itl. The testing that was done to get it approved as an additive in the ’70s was not inadequate… and once something is approved they don’t really look at it again. I don’t care what adults decide to do, but try to keep it out of your kids’ diet……

    This is form their website-http://www.cspinet.org/reports/chemcuisine.htm
    ACESULFAME-K
    Artificial sweetener: Baked goods, chewing gum, gelatin desserts, diet soda, Sunette.

    This artificial sweetener, manufactured by Hoechst, a giant German chemical company, is widely used around the world. It is about 200 times sweeter than sugar. In the United States, for several years acesulfame-K (the K is the chemical symbol for potassium) was permitted only in such foods as sugar-free baked goods, chewing gum, and gelatin desserts. In July 1998, the FDA allowed this chemical to be used in soft drinks, thereby greatly increasing consumer exposure. It is often used together with sucralose (see SUCRALOSE).

    The safety tests of acesulfame-K were conducted in the 1970s and were of mediocre quality. Key rat tests were afflicted by disease in the animal colonies; a mouse study was several months too brief and did not expose animals during gestation. Two rat studies suggest that the additive might cause cancer. It was for those reasons that in 1996 the Center for Science in the Public Interest urged the FDA to require better testing before permitting acesulfame-K in soft drinks. In addition, large doses of acetoacetamide, a breakdown product, have been shown to affect the thyroid in rats, rabbits, and dogs. Hopefully, the small amounts in food are not harmful.

    Nancy

    February 7, 2010

    Make that “the testing that was done was inadequate” sorry for the typo.

    Nicole

    February 15, 2010

    I bought both flavors you suggested at my local Market Basket/DeMoulas (first time I have seen on shelves).

    I have had the wild blueberry so far and they are EXCELLENT!!!

    Christina

    February 17, 2010

    Hi- I saw them at Walmart. I tried the blueberry pomegranate and I LOVED them!

    Cheryl

    February 20, 2010

    I bought the blueberry pomegranate ones and they are mighty tasty. I had a hard time keeping to the serving size.

    Rick

    July 23, 2010

    I bought the blackberry pomegranate ones and they are mighty tasty. I prefer them to blueberry

    Good Health

    March 8, 2011

    Love the cinnamon apple crisps …..delicious…………wonder if I can find coupons

    Alex

    July 21, 2014

    The other ingredients offer textural attributes, much higher sweetness (why they taste so good) without adding double or triple the amount of original sucrose in the product. They also help ‘carry’ flavor, as well as bind water, acting as a humectant to prevent spoilage. They add to the overall quality of the product. Other ingredients towards the bottom are vitamin E (tocopherols) which is an antioxidant, further preventing oxidation that would make the chips taste stale and have off-flavors. The other ingredients add texture as well as controlling the pH to prevent spoilage.