Vita-Weat crispbreads are made in our bakery at Huntingwood in Sydney with wholegrain wheat from regions across Australia including the Darling Downs, Moree, the Riverina and South Australia. Whether whole or milled into flour all the parts of the wheat are present in the finished crispbread.
We use a blend of locally grown non-genetically modified canola oil blended with up to 10% traceable and certified sustainable palm oil from Malaysia. Arnott’s ANZ and our palm oil supplier are active members of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) and all the palm oil used in our vegetable oil blend is sourced from the Malaysian peninsular, from land which is specifically used to produce palm oil. It is not an area experiencing deforestation and no orang-utans are found wild on this peninsular.
Many of our Vita-Weat products also include other wholegrains and seeds such as quinoa, chia, barley, corn and linseed (flaxseed). While many of the ingredients are Australian, some speciality ingredients are sourced from overseas including from Peru and Bolivia.
Ingredients for flavour
Whether mixed in before baking or sprinkled on top of the crispbread we only use local, naturally dried sea salt in all our Vita-Weat crispbread varieties.
A small amount of sugar is added to Vita-Weat crispbread to help with baking and for flavour. All Vita-Weat crispbreads contain less than 2% sugar and Vita-Weat Lunch Slices contain less than 7% sugar.
Malt extract is made from barley and with an appearance similar to honey, is used for sweetness and improves the flavour of the crispbreads. The sugar in the malt extract is included in the nutrition fact panel on the back of the packet.
Herbs and Spices
Dry herb and spice powders such as pepper and garlic are sourced internationally from countries including Brazil, China, India, Indonesia and Vietnam.
Other important things to know
Health Star Rating
Vita-Weat Crispbreads and Lunch Slices are high in fibre and low in saturated fat and score between 4 and 4.5 on the Health Star rating making them great foods to be consumed every day.
The cardboard used is made of 85% recycled material and is fully recyclable.
At Arnott’s, we’re doing as much as is technically possible to ensure products made in our Australian bakeries do not contain genetically modified ingredients. For example we work with our suppliers to ensure all the canola oil, corn and wheat we buy comes from farms dedicated to growing non-genetically modified crops.