Food Comparison

June 2000 Issue

Crackers Arent All Theyre Cracked Up to Be

Crackers are the healthful snack alternative to cookies and chips, right? Not so fast. Crackers aren’t always what they seem. Yes, most do have less sugar and calories than cookies. And less salt and fat than chips. But, for example, while Nabisco’s SnackWell’s Wheat Crackers may sound seductively healthful, they’re basically just a white flour cracker with brown coloring. A serving has less than one gram of fiber. Some crackers do live up to labeled promises, however, such as

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