Slim Pickings


WHAT: Ritz Crisp & Thins

STATS: A serving (21 pieces; seven servings per full-size bag) of the Cream Cheese & Onion, for example, contains 130 calories and 4.5 fat, 21 carbohydrate, 2 fiber, 1 sugar and 2 protein grams. Crisp & Thins also will be available in single-serve bags. More information at ritzcrackers.com

THE SKINNY: When it comes to crackers, Ritz has done it all: regular, whole wheat, roasted vegetable, cheese, peanut butter, snowflake-shaped, football-shaped, chocolate-dunked.

These days Ritz is moving on to chips: Toasted Chips, Toasted Corn Chips and now these new Crisp & Thins potato and wheat chips.

C&Ts come in four flavors: Cream Cheese & Onion, Sea Salt, Salt & Vinegar and Bacon (though the chips I sampled didn't taste like bacon as much as they just tasted burned). Because they're baked, there are 21 light and airy thins per serving.

That is, if you can actually count them. These Crisp & Thins are really thin; expect many to be broken inside their bags.

-- Jennifer Christman

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ActiveStyle on 03/20/2017

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