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Why are Ritz crackers banned in other countries?

Ritz crackers are recognised around the world for their iconic red, blue, and yellow branding, and salty goodness. However, some Ritz fans have been shocked…

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Ritz crackers are recognised around the world for their iconic red, blue, and yellow branding, and salty goodness. However, some Ritz fans have been shocked to learn that the crackers aren’t available everywhere.

But why are Ritz crackers banned in certain countries? And how did the crackers get their name? Let’s take a look into the history of Ritz…

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Why are Ritz crackers banned in other countries?

Ritz crackers are banned in several countries due to the fact they contain an ingredient called partially hydrogenated cottonseed oil, according to Mashed.

Partially hydrogenated cottonseed oil is listed as an ingredient in Ritz Bits, a “Bite-size version of RITZ classic, filled with peanut butter or cheese flavor.”

However, the ingredient is not listed in Ritz Originals, according to Ritz website.

In 2015, the FDA released its final determination that partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs) are not “Generally Recognized as Safe.”

The website states: “PHOs are the primary dietary source of artificial trans fat in processed foods. Removing PHOs from processed foods could prevent thousands of heart attacks and deaths each year.”

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How did Ritz crackers get their name?

Ritz crackers got their name from Sydney Stern, the artist working with Nabisco on the designs of their products. In 1935, Stern had just one weekend to come up with a marketing gimmick for the crackers. He looked inside his hat and saw a circular label, which inspired the blue circle with yellow lettering spelling “Ritz.”

Stern’s great-great-granddaughter explained that although the product debuted during the height of the depression and many were worried the word “Ritz” would not be received well by consumers, it actually had the opposite effect.

“People came to see the crackers as rich little bites of the good life, and soon Ritz was on its way to becoming America’s favorite snack,” she wrote.

Remaining popular years later

Over 70 years after their invention, Ritz were voted the favourite crackers of America two years in a row. In 2011 and 2012, YouGov asked US consumers which chips or crackers are the best perceived snack brands. Ritz came out on top, proving their timelessness and ultimate snackability.

Following on from Ritz, in the top five were: Lay’s, Doritos, Fritos, and Orville Redenbacher.
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