TUC crackers' history begins in 1958 in Belgium when Mr. Parein, who owned a small confectionery company in Belgium, travels to the U.S. to learn how to produce the salty biscuit called a “cracker". While returning to his native Belgium, Mr. Parein was already considering possible names for a new cracker product he would produce. It’s said he decided to use the initials T.U.C. after seeing the name "Trade Union Corporation" in a newspaper. Available in over 50 countries around the world, TUC biscuits are rich in grains and are baked, rather than fried – and their light and crispy texture lends a unique taste.