Wednesday 20 November 2013

Nabisco Ritz Bits: Peanut butter

Product name: Nabisco Ritz Bits: Peanut butter
Purchase details:
£2.50 for an 85g bag (A Quarter of Sweets)
140 per 12 sandwich serving

I’ve waited for what seems like an age for A Quarter of Sweets to get these Nabisco Ritz Bits: Peanut butter back in stock – that will teach me for not being quick enough last time!

Most of you will know by now that peanut butter is one of my guilty pleasures but these Ritz ‘cracker sandwiches’ were something new for me in that they were entirely savoury. As a result, I was expecting them to be very salty, and this wasn’t helped by the knowledge that a 29g serving contained 240mg of sodium.

These Ritz Bits were ‘distributed by Kraft Foods Global’ and appeared to have been made in the USA. They came in a red bag which depicted a peanut butter fountain...


...sorry, I was just imagining what that idea of Heaven would be like in real life. 

Anyway, the bag contained about three servings and boasted that the sandwiches were ‘made with real peanut butter’. The Ritz crackers came in the form of little discs (smaller than McVitie’s Mini Cheddars, if that helps) with a few air holes in each. Whilst there were a few misshapen and misaligned sandwiches, they generally looked ok. The peanut butter centres were a different shade of brown to the crackers and formed a slightly thinner layer than each Ritz piece, and I was pleased to see that it looked quite moist. On the downside, they were pretty greasy to touch.

These Ritz Bits had a noticeably salty and peanut butter aroma and I was pleased to see that the suggested serving of 12 sandwiches was actually quite a lot. The crackers had the standard Ritz taste and were quite plain although not very salty on their own. Texturally, they were very crispy and slightly fluffy.

The peanut butter was, surprisingly, quite dry and gritty on its own, and it also seemed to have a Jacob’s Twiglets flavour about it which was a bit bizarre. However, combined with the crackers, it quickly became very addictive and added a hint of sweetness and warmth (in addition to the expected saltiness), as well as performing its duty of sticking to the roof of the mouth. That said, I didn’t find the flavour very strong and found it tasted more of standard peanuts than peanut butter, although this may have been due to the buttery aspect being drowned out by the quantity of cracker.

These Ritz Bits: Peanut butter were by no means amazing but they were very tasty. What’s more, I was pleased that they felt nicer in the mouth than they did between the fingers and, whilst the saltiness was pleasantly present, it certainly wasn’t overwhelming. 

Appearance: 7/10
Overall score:


  1. Great review! I didn't even know these existed, but I need to get some now :)


Let me know what you think - I love reading all your comments!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...