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Rice Krispies

Nutritional Information

1 cup, rice krispies

  • Calories 101
  • Calories from Fat 2.88
  • Amount%DV
  • Total Fat 0.32g0%
  • Saturated Fat 0.093g0%
  • Monounsaturated Fat 0.069g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 0.095g
  • Cholestreol 0mg0%
  • Sodium 247mg10%
  • Potassium 29mg1%
  • Total Carbohydrate 22.23g7%
  • Dietary Fiber 0.2g1%
  • Sugars 2.36g
  • Protein 1.66g3%
  • Calcium 0mg0%
  • Iron 9mg50%
  • Vitamin A 0%
  • Vitamin C 10%

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Rice Krispies on Wikipedia:

Rice Krispies (known as Rice Bubbles in Australia and New Zealand) is a breakfast cereal that was created by Eugene McKay for the Kellogg company, and later marketed by Kellogg's in 1927 and released to the public in 1928. Rice Krispies are made of crisped rice (rice grains that are cooked, dried and toasted). and expand forming very thin and hollowed out walls that are crunchy and crispy. When the cereal is exposed to milk or juices, the walls tend to collapse suddenly, creating the famous ``Snap, crackle and pop`` sounds. Rice Krispies cereal is widely known and popular with a long advertising history, with the cartoon characters Snap, Crackle, and Pop touting the brand. In 1963, The Rolling Stones recorded a short song for a Rice Krispies television advertisement.[1] Rice Krispies are also an important ingredient in Rice Krispie bars and squares made by combining the cereal with melted marshmallows.

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Ingredients

Rice, sugar (glucose and fructose), salt, malt (corn flour, malted barley), vitamins (thiamin hydrochloride, niacinamide, pyridoxine hydrochloride, folic acid, d-calcium pantothenate), iron, BHT added to package material to maintain product freshness. It is not Gluten Free.

Variants

Present day

Vintage Rice Krispies box

As well as 'plain' Rice Krispies, a number of different versions have been sold by Kellogg's. Their names vary depending on where they are sold, but there are essentially these basic versions in existence today:

Rice Krispies with a sugar-frosted coating (including ``Ricicles`` and ``Frosted Rice Krispies``) ``Cocoa Krispies,``(called ``Coco Pops`` in the UK, Australia and New Zealand) a chocolate flavored version ``Rice Krispies Treats Cereal``, first introduced in 1993, is a cereal based on the aforementioned treat. It contains bunches of krispies fused together by a marshmallow coating. Rice Krispies with berry flavors (including ``Berry Krispies``[2] and ``Berry Rice Krispies`` ``Rice Krispies with Vanilla Flavour``, sold in Canada[3] ``Chocolate and Vanilla Rice Krispies``, introduced in 2007, is a cereal containing the mixed flavors of chocolate and vanilla rice krispies.

Many generic versions of Rice Krispies (including frosted and chocolate variants) have been produced by other manufacturers under many different names. One type of brand is Great Value's Crisp Rice,[4] which is a generic brand. Another is Malt-O-Meal's Crispy Rice.[5][citation needed]

Discontinued

Rice Krispies with dehydrated miniature marshmallows (``Marshmallow Rice Krispies``, also known as Marshmallow Krispies, along with a tropical version, Fruity Marshmallow Krispies) were sold briefly in the U.S. and Canada.[6] Despite surviving longer in Canada than the U.S., they were finally discontinued altogether during the mid-late 1990s.[citation needed]

Rice Krispies with strawberry flavor included 1983's ``Strawberry Krispies`` and 1997's ``Strawberry Rice Krispies``. Australia had a strawberry version of Rice Bubbles which was discontinued along with other similarly coloured and sweetened foods in the mid-1970s due to concerns about the additives causing cancer. Banana-flavored Rice Krispies, including ``Banana Bubbles`` and ``Banana Krispies``, have also been sold in the past.

An extremely sweet, artificially-colored, cereal known as ``Razzle Dazzle Rice Krispies`` was sold in the late 1990s.

Honey Rice Krispies, coated with a thin layer of honey, were available in the UK in the mid-to-late-'90s

Other uses of Rice Krispies brand

In 1941, Kellogg's employee Mildred Day concocted and published a recipe for a Camp Fire Girls bake sale consisting of Rice Krispies, melted marshmallows, and margarine. It has remained a very popular snack dubbed Rice Krispies treats. Kellogg's themselves have now produced commercial varieties of both marshmallow and chocolate-based treats under the name ``Rice Krispies Squares`` in Canada[7] and the UK, as well as versions under the original ``Rice Krispies Treats`` name sold in the U.S.[8]

In Australia, Rice Bubbles are found in a well-known home-made treat, the chocolate crackle. This is often found at fetes and consists of Rice Bubbles, copha and cocoa, amongst other things. In the UK, a similar treat is made of Rice Krispies and melted chocolate. [9]

In addition to the products above, the 'Rice Krispies' branding has also been associated with other products containing (or related to) Rice Krispies. These include commercial versions of 'Rice Krispie treats' known as 'Rice Krispies squares',[7] cereal bars, and a multi-grain cereal known as ``Rice Krispies Multi-Grain`` (formerly ``Muddles``[10]) sold on the UK market. Primarily aimed at children, 'Multi-Grain' contains a prebiotic and is claimed by Kellogg's to promote good digestive health.[11]

Taglines

What do your Rice Krispies say to you? (1990 - 1998) Snap, Crackle, Pop, Rice Krispies! (1968 - present) Snap, Crackle, Pop, Kellogg's Rice Krispies! (Canadian Variant) The taste that tickles (90's Canadian) Snap, Crackle, Pop wake up call to the world. (1998-1999) Childhood is Calling (2006-present) Moms Just Know (2007-present)

The ``snap, crackle, pop`` sound

The cereal is marketed on the basis of the noises it produces when milk is added to the bowl. The onomatopoeic noises differ by language:[12]

English: ``Snap! Crackle! Pop!`` Canadian French: ``Cric! Crac! Croc!`` Spanish: ``Pim! Pum! Pam!`` German: ``Knisper! Knasper! Knusper!`` Danish: ``Piff! Paff! Puff!`` Finnish: ``Riks! Raks! Poks!`` Dutch: ``Pif! Paf! Pof!`` Afrikaans: ``Knap! Knetter! Knak!`` Gujrati: ``maro! mathu! maar!``

References

^ ``Exile on Madison Avenue,`` Ben Greenman, The New Yorker (online), 2 April 2008 (Accessed 22 July 2008) ^ ``Kellogg's Berry Krispies``. Kellogg NA Co.. http://www2.kelloggs.com/Product/ProductDetail.aspx?product=5274. Retrieved 2007-06-19. ``Distributed in USA``  ^ ``Rice Krispies with Vanilla Flavour Cereal``. Kellogg Canada Inc.. http://www.kelloggs.ca/cgi-bin/klog-canada/product.pl?product=9830&company=2. Retrieved 2007-06-19.  ^ http://www.maine.gov/dhhs/wic/nutrition_approvedfoods.htm ^ http://www.malt-o-meal.com/products/malt-o-meal-crispy-rice.php?cereal=7 ^ ``The Past In Candy``, X-Entertainment. Article written 2002-01-02, retrieved 2006-11-29. ^ a b Rice Krispies Squares, UK. Article retrieved 2006-11-29. ^ ``Kellogg's Rice Krispies Treats Original bars``. Kellogg NA Co. http://www.ricekrispies.com/Cupboard_treats_detail.aspx?pid=45. Retrieved 2007-06-19.  ^ http://www.kelloggs.com.au/tabid/152/Default.aspx ^ ``Kellogg's Rice Krispies Muddles`` (reference to former name), ciao.co.uk. Article retrieved 2006-11-29. ^ Kellogg's Rice Krispies Multi-Grain, Kellogg's Interactive (kelloggs.co.uk). Article retrieved 2006-11-29. ^ “The Tale – Snap! Crackle! & Pop! story.” Kellogg’s Rice Krispies. http://www.ricekrispies.com/The_Tale.aspx[dead link]

External links

Official site Official Canadian Site for Recipes and Product Information Rice Krispies Cereal and Recipes Ingredients, nutritional information How it works Marshmallow Rice Krispies info and commercial Why Rice Krispies go ``Snap! Crackle! Pop!``