Review: Limited Time Only Lime Wheat Thins & When You Park Illegally…

Junk Food Nation, Happy Memorial Day! Thank you to all the men and women who serve and have served bravely for our country.  The freedom you provide allows me to do something as absurd as running a junk food blog. And for that, I am truly grateful.

Nation, I’d like to discuss bad or illegal parking today.  It drives me nuts.  Over the weekend, as I was having multiple allergy attacks, I encountered so many aspects of bad or illegal parking.  (1) Near my apartment building, there are cars lined up on the curb in clearly marked off red-curb-paint no parking areas. (2) At the grocery, there were multiple cars parked where their wheels were not just OVER the lines, but where they were basically parked in two spaces, with the space divider UNDERNEATH their damn car.  (3) Apartment building front door awning drive throughs.  YOU CAN’T JUST PARK YOUR CAR THERE AND LEAVE.  People need to get through this blicky. (4) Cars just lined up and parked at the curb in front of Costco.  OH REALLY. Five billion people in the store, and you just decide to stop your car here??  Nevermind that you’re blocking the families with their big ass carts filled with cases of soda, creating a bottleneck that HUNDREDS need to move through. OH BUT YOU GO AHEAD AND PARK THERE SIR.

As I typed that last paragraph, I realized I definitely sound like an old man, complaining that the kids should get off his lawn.  But you know what? I DON’T CARE.  I propose that if I catch you parking badly or illegally, I GET TO THROW A ROCK THROUGH YOUR WINDSHIELD. That should solve a few things. Or at least make me feel better.  (Hmmm, apparently, I am full of anger this Memorial Day.)

Not true – today’s junk food made me rather happy: Limited Time Only Lime Wheat Thins!

Limited Time Only Lime Wheat Thins

Limited Time Only Lime Wheat Thins: The Money Shot

I heard about these Limited Time Only Lime Wheat Thins from Twitter friend @KingRhino, and my first thought was NOOOOOWHYYYY WHY with the Lime snacks? Aside from a RARE few items here and there, lime flavor turns me off more than anything.  It usually tastes artificial and awful.  And I LOVE Wheat Thins…so why do this, Nabisco?

Limited Time Only Lime Wheat Thins

Limited Time Only Lime Wheat Thins: Why does this HAVE to be limited time only?

I like how the bottom of the box of these Limited Time Only Lime Wheat Thins just reads SNACKS.  Nice…indeed they are, Nabisco.

If you go to, by the way, you get some weird site that promises to replace your box if your Wheat Thins are stolen.  The whole thing was very odd, and I’m still not sure what the deal is.  Nabisco going a little TOO deep…

Limited Time Only Lime Wheat Thins

Limited Time Only Lime Wheat Thins: BOLD LIME FLAVOR

Limited Time Only Lime Wheat Thins

Limited Time Only Lime Wheat Thins: 10 calories per cracker

Limited Time Only Lime Wheat Thins

Limited Time Only Lime Wheat Thins: onion powder, line juice, garlic powder, sour cream

Limited Time Only Lime Wheat Thins have the same caloric count as other Wheat Thins. The presence of all those other powders like onion and garlic comfort me a bit that this won’t just taste like a Lime-a-gavanza.  Maybe there is hope for these crackers after all?

Limited Time Only Lime Wheat Thins

Limited Time Only Lime Wheat Thins: Standard looking with little specks

These Limited Time Only Lime Wheat Thins smelled slightly sweet.  Almost like…cookies? Even from far away I could see the little green specks on the crackers with a small dusting of light colored powder.  Time to taste!

Limited Time Only Lime Wheat Thins

Limited Time Only Lime Wheat Thins: Not bad!

These Limited Time Only Lime Wheat Thins actually, to my surprise, tasted…pretty good! The first taste I got was a semi-artificial lime flavor, and I was all ready to hate these…but then the lime broke.  The citrus taste didn’t overwhelm…instead, it faded into a slight creaminess and savory flavor (undoubtedly aided by the garlic and sour cream powder).  The lime taste instead was like a nice pinprick of taste that accented the already tasty flavor of the Wheat Thin.

Put another way, imagine a Wheat Thin that is sprinkled with a dusting of sour cream, garlic and onion powder.  Then squeeze some nice lime juice all over it.  That’s what these tasted like.  The lime was just enough to provide a flavor contrast for the other tastes to really come through.

All in all, I have to say…these were actually pretty successful. Nice addition, Nabisco…nice addition.

PURCHASED AT: Giant Food Grocery

COST: $2.50 on sale

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Discuss - 7 Comments

  1. Kel says:

    I imagine the is part of their marketing campaign. Haven’t you seen the commercial about the yeti stealing the wheat thins? It first showed at the Super Bowl and then shorter versions showed regularly.

  2. Elisa says:

    Metro parking lots: I’ve seen plenty of illegal parking there too.

    #4 at Costco–agreed!
    It’s one thing if you’ve got to pick up an oversize, heavy item (TV, furniture, mattress, etc) and have to be in front. Or you’re picking up someone who’s in a wheelchair or has limited mobility. All others–no!

    • junkfoodguy says:

      @Elisa: Don’t even get me started on Metro Parking Lots. Especially when they are absolutely FULL. UM, WTF. NOW WHAT AM I SUPPOSED TO DO?

  3. Lindemann says:

    Last night my wife and I were driving along (as we are wont to do) and a gentleman in front of us was clogging the left lane of traffic by attempting to make an illegal left turn RIGHT IN FRONT OF A COP. We wondered what might happen to this gentleman…and then the lights came on…and the siren sounded…and the cop sped in the direction of the miscreant. And we were so satisfied. And we are so old.

  4. Debi says:

    Where can I buy lime flavor Wheat Thins????

    I love then

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