Sargento adds variety to snack time with Ritz, Wheat Thins


Sargento is adding a twist to the classic cheese and crackers pairing with the help of Mondelez International.

The Plymouth, Wis.-based compau is combining several of its natural cheeses with the Ritz, Triscuit and Wheat Thins brands to create a new version of the cheese and crackers snack — Balanced Breaks.

“We want to provide snackers with even more variety and convenience, and we know that fans of both Sargento and our partnership brands will have their taste buds ‘wowed’ by these new flavor combinations,” said Nikki Mamuric, director of marketing at Sargento Foods. “For more than 65 years, Sargento has led innovation in the cheese category and we're excited to add these products alongside existing favorites in our Balanced Breaks product line.”

Available in four combinations that contain 7 g to 9 g of protein and up to 170 calories per serving, consumers can choose from:

  • Pepper Jack and Colby Jack Natural Cheeses and Ritz Mini Crackers;
  • Gouda and Sharp Cheddar Natural Cheeses and Triscuit Mini Original Crackers;
  • Monterey Jack and Mild Cheddar Natural Cheeses and Wheat Thins Mini Original Snacks; and
  • Low Moisture Mozzarella and Fontina Natural Cheeses and Wheat Thins Mini Sundried Tomato and Basil Flavored Snacks.

Sargento’s Balanced Breaks cheese and crackers snacks are available in packages of three, single-serve 1.5-oz. trays that can be found in the refrigerated section of major retailers nationwide.