History of Crispbread

Capturing the essence of crispbread baking

The FINN CRISP brand was established in 1952, when FINN CRISP thin crisps were launched at Helsinki Summer Olympic games

Simple, pure and powerful, the FINN CRISP captures the essence of Finland for millions of people worldwide who care about eating healthily.

Finland has long traditions in crispbread consumption and the crispbreads have been known in every household since the 1800’s.

During the heyday of agrarian society, in the western part of Finland, it was traditional to bake bread only twice a year: in the autumn when the crops were new and in the spring, when the fresh water flowed freely in the streams and rivers after the winter. The crispy and nutritious bread was easy to store as it remained delicious for months.

Here are some of the crispbread-making milestones for FINN CRISP:

1849

VAASAN Group, producer of FINN CRISP, established a first steam mill in Finland in the city of Vaasa. Steam mill grained rye flour for breadmakers.

1904

VAASAN Group started industrial crispbread production

1952

The FINN CRISP brand was launched in 1952 for the Helsinki Summer Olympic games.

2004

VAASAN Group crispbreads celebrated 100th anniversary.

More history of Vaasan Bread can be found at Vaasan website.

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