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Issue

I grew up in Switzerland where I ate these biscuits (Blevita from Migros) with a glass of milk every night before going to bed. I am a bit addicted to these simple biscuits :)

I have now been living in Vancouver, BC, Canada for 2 years and I fail to find biscuits that are in any way similar. Do you know where I could find similar biscuits?

Description of the biscuits

The above link gives the following information about nutritional facts (German only).

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  • They contain very little sugar.
  • They contain little salt (in comparison to anything I could find so far).
  • They are much thicker, more dense and solid than standard crackers.
  • They quickly suck up all the spit (hence the glass of milk).
  • They have a good taste of sesame but I would not be too picky if the substitute you suggest taste flax, oat, spelt or whatever.
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  • You haven't been able to find something similar in a large grocery store? Triskets are similar in the US, but many US grocery stores carry a lot of European and other style crackers/biscuits/cookies and the like. Have you tried IKEA's shop? – mkennedy Aug 8 '16 at 21:42
  • Thanks for your comment. I know Ikea relatively well and I don't they have such biscuits but I haven't looked specifically for it. I did not know Triskets. They look more fragile (full of air) and from the nutritional facts have 3 times asmuch salt. But I'll give it a try tonight. – Remi.b Aug 8 '16 at 22:00
  • Triskets are very salty--look for low sodium ones, but I bet they'll have more sugar. – mkennedy Aug 8 '16 at 22:02
  • I had to double-check this. Nabisco in the US that markets similar crackers to yours as "BelVita". Check some stores online to see if they carry them. I'll try to write up an answer tonight if no one else does. – mkennedy Aug 8 '16 at 22:12
  • Funny as the names are so much alike. From here I get that Belvita (from Nabisco) has 7 times more sugar than Blevita (from Migros). Thanks a lot for your help though, I appreciate! Any other idea? – Remi.b Aug 8 '16 at 22:30
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You may not be able to find this exact same brand imported in Vancouver, but it sounds like you're open to substitutes. Here's a few things I'd look into:

  • Vancouver has a Whole Foods Market. That brand of stores often carries healthier snacks including (likely) similar "multigrain thins" as these would be called.

  • Amazon carries a few similar multigrain biscuits with low added salt and low fat content such as Finn Crisps or Suzie's whole grain thin cakes, with nutritional information to compare.

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  • Through trial and error (I bought many different types of thins) I end up finding stoned wheat thins which is for the moment the closest thing to Blevita (Migros) I could find. – Remi.b Aug 18 '16 at 19:45
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I'd suggest you go to your nearest Walmart and try out some of the (many!) cracker products there; you should be able to find something reasonably close to Blevita there. At least at http://www.walmart.ca/en/pantry-households-pets/chips-snacks/cookies-crackers/N-347 they seem to have a very large assortment to choose from!

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