Nutritional Comparison: Chocolate Teddy Grahams and Wheat Thins Original

I am trying to keep easy, healthy snacks in the house. Isn’t that every mother’s goal, at least in theory? Anyway, I thought I’d try out Wheat Thins on them. They liked them well enough. I bought the Teddy Grahams for myself, because I was craving chocolate and they have less fat and fewer calories than a bag of Lindt Truffles. (Doesn’t everything?) But really, we all eat both kinds of crackers.

Just for kicks, I examined the Nutrition Facts of both Nabisco products. The crackers have these differences:

  • Calories: 130
  • Calories from fat: 40
  • Total Fat: 4.5g
  • Sodium: 160mg
  • Potassium: 95mg
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Sugars: 8g
  • Calcium: 10%

compared to the following:

  • Calories: 150
  • Calories from fat: 50
  • Total fat: 6g
  • Sodium: 260mg
  • Potassium: 0g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugars: 4g
  • Calcium: 2%

Other facts were identical.

Can you tell which was which? The sweeter, higher-sugar crackers were the Teddy Grahams, the first that I listed. The second list belongs to the Wheat Thins package. I don’t know about you, but I would much rather enjoy a handful of Chocolate Teddy Grahams than an equal amount of Wheat Thins. I like both, but come on. Chocolate. In competition with wheat.

I suppose one could argue that sugar is bad for you, and the wheat-flavored crackers may have other benefits not listed on the package. Or that the eater could become so excited about eating the cute chocolate bears that she could accidentally eat half the package.

But arguing is wrong, so I won’t do it here.

I’m going out to play now, after I brush off these crumbs.

2 Responses to “Nutritional Comparison: Chocolate Teddy Grahams and Wheat Thins Original”

  1. 1 Lisa
    April 15, 2008 at 10:54 pm

    Have any of the chocolate teddy grahams left for your neighborly neighbor eh? Send em over sista!

  2. 2 johnda
    August 7, 2008 at 8:48 pm

    Interesting. I started eating wheat thins.Hey,fiber and healthy.After seeing your comparison it seems to have LESS of many things. Think I will go out and get some choc teddy grahams too! Smile and thanks.

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