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Where Have All the Zwieback Gone?

I am in desperate mode here. In March I found some Gerber zwieback toast and my teething son LOVED it. The biter biscuits had broken up and choked him and I felt much better with these. Unfortunately, I have been looking for these for weeks now and haven't been able to find them. I called Gerber today and they DISCONTINUED THEM!!! About a month ago! I had heard that Nabisco also had some, but they discontinued them about 9 months ago or so! I know that many people use them for cooking, but I just want to help my son get through this bout of teething. Nothing else seems to have that same crunch, and yet still dissolve well. I am at a loss as to why these companies would take away a staple product.

Does anyone know of another, comparable and available, brand in the US? I have seen some recipes online, but there are so many, so if anyone has tried a recipe and recommends it, I am willing to give that a try if it will help my son.

What can I do next?

Featured Answers

Hi G.,
I found rice cakes plain to be a great substitute for zwiebacks, and less messy. They crunch yet still dissolve.
G.

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I was looking for some for my daughter and ran into the same problem. I found a recipe on the King Arthur Flour website (www.kingarthurflour.com). I haven't tried it yet, but everything that I have ever made using their recipes or from their mixes has been easy and great. I'm going to try to make a batch soon. Hope this helps. :)

My son liked the Earth's Best. Before he had teeth he just gummed them and now he like to eat them as cookies (17 months old). Your local health food store would have them, but I have found them at Target also for a dollar less.

We loved the vanilla & maple biscuits from Healthy Times. http://www.healthytimes.com/htbabybiscuits.htm. They are about $2.50 a box. You can order them directly from the company if you have no local natural food stores. They are also available on Amazon. http://www.amazon.com/Healthy-Times-Organic-Biscuits-Teet.... They were great for my daughter. She ate them for months while teething. They are organic as well--which is nice because they don't have the high fructose corn syrup & preservatives like Gerber. Another great option is Happy Baby Puffs--http://www.happypuffsfood.com. Good luck!

Dear Quester; I to have been looking for the zwieback cookie {not the toast} the cookie that looks like a "steak finger" only made from amimal crackers dough. If so here is a cookie my dil gets the g/s '"earths best organic wheat teething biscuts" 12 biscuts [6 pkgs of 2] 9mo and older. Wal-Mart carries them. good hunting...Oooopps, just got informed. no you d/a thety where not called zweibacks...something totally diff...lost alot of brain cells since 1974...sorry.

I am also looking for zwieback and could not find in the grocery stores around me. I went on all recipes.com and put in zwieback and a recipe came up. Does not look too difficult. I am so sad they are not making them,such a good product.
P.

Looks like they atill make them no idication they are gone, hmmm; http://www.gerber.com/Products/Zwieback_Toast.aspx#

went to where Gerber suggested and found some similar products for purchase;

http://market.treasureshidden.com/index.php?main_page=pro...

& here
http://www.brandt-zwieback.de/index.php?LANG=en&seid=3

I feel your pain-- my sons loved the zwieback and the biter biscuits simply didn't cut it-- for the same reason you mentioned. Earth's Best brand is pretty good. You should be able to find it at Wild Oats or Whole Foods. Good luck.

You might try Baby Mum Mums that you can buy at Walmart. They're not exactly the same but they're big, crunchy crackers (rice rusks?) that my baby loved. In fact, I was practically accosted in the baby section of Walmart by a lady who wouldn't stop telling me that they were the greatest thing around and her baby loved them. I bought some just to get her to stop and it turned out that my 1 year old loved them too. They're big, easy to bite, and they don't make a mess. They come in original or vegetable flavor.

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