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 the Helsinki Summer Olympic games.

Simple, pure and powerful 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 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:


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


VAASAN Group started industrial crispbread production


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


VAASAN Group’s crispbreads celebrated their 100th anniversary.

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