Why Are Triscuits Called Triscuits? Viral Twitter Thread Explains

Lizzy Buczak
March 26, 2020 - 12:59 pm

What’s in a name?

If you’ve ever found yourself wondering what “Triscuit” stands for, this thrilling Twitter thread is for you.

Twitter user Sage Boggs was perplexed by the mystery and launched an investigation of his own. Through some intensive research, he unearthed an electrifying explanation that’ll blow your mind.

His curiosity peaked several years ago at a party after he “spotted a box of Triscuits.”

He began asking other party-goers if they knew where the name originated from. No one did.

They deduced that it was probably a deviation of the word “biscuit” with the “tri” meaning “three.”

“Maybe "three layers" or "three ingredients." No one knew for sure, though, so I Googled it,” he wrote.

Much to his surprise -- Google, the all knowing force of the Internet, had no official answer.

He revealed that the next step was to go “straight to the source,” so he emailed Triscuit.

Here’s where the mystery deepens: Triscuit had no idea what their own name stood for because “no business records survived which specifically explain the origins or inspiration for the name Triscuit.”

Sage Boogs was “shook.”

He questioned what could have possibly happened to destroy all evidence, “Did the building explode? Did someone run out of the doors and yell 'It doesn't mean THREE!' right before perishing in a giant blaze?”

These were all valid questions that motivated him to dig deeper into the history of Triscuit.

“I did a little sleuthing online, and stumbled on some early Triscuit advertisements. Take a look at these bad boys,” he wrote alongside an attached advertisement that boasts the product as “baked by electricity.”

The ad hinged on the fact that Triscuits were the “only food on the market prepared by this 1903 process."

The packaging was devoid of the snack crackers' current yellow box theme and instead, heavily featured lightning bolts.

And that’s when it clicked for Sage Boogs. Are you ready for this plot twist?

Triscuit means “Electricity Biscuit.”

The mystery has finally been solved during the great quarantine of 2020.

“We had to go all the way up the ladder but we CAN confirm,” Triscuit tweeted shortly after Boogs discovery.

Another Twitter user said that this explained the original Triscuit packaging, which features a light blue, electric theme.

Will Triscuit go back to the original packaging to celebrate its roots? We can only hope.

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