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Typically we assume that breads and crackers that we find in the US are pretty likely to contain soy. As a result, we don’t check for new flavors or styles very often. For crackers in particular, we have stuck with products we know are soy-free. However, every once in awhile someone introduces us to a new product and we are delighted to find that it is soy-free. Recently this happened with Wheat Thins!
When we were first exploring soy-free crackers, we checked all the varieties of Wheat Thins that we could find but none of them were soy-free. This, coupled with the fact that no other “regular” crackers in the grocery store were soy-free, led us to abandon the cracker aisle. We found some European crackers and some fancier-type crackers that are soy-free and then never looked for crackers again over the last several years.
Recently, a friend of ours was looking for soy-free snacks and came across Cracked Pepper and Olive Oil Wheat Thins that are soy-free! We are so glad that someone found these for us. These crackers will make a good complement to the other crackers that we eat, and I’m sure we’ll be picking some up soon.
In our experience, "made with olive oil" products frequently use more than one type of oil, so make sure you check the ingredients of products like these crackers to ensure that they don't contain soybean oil. We first discovered this when reading the ingredients of olive oil mayonnaise. These Olive Oil Wheat Thins list both olive oil and canola oil as ingredients, but don't have any soybean oil!
It can be worth it to take the time to check the ingredients of products every so often. Since manufacturers do introduce new flavors or change their ingredients over time, you might find a new soy-free variety to try. Have you found any surprising soy-free products lately?