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Imagine buttery caramel accented with flecks of salt on bite-sized, golden-brown sourdough pretzel pieces! You'll love this new, mouthwatering flavor combination with BIG pretzel crunch!
Give yourself a break with our pretzel pieces. Small bits of your favorite pretzel, delightfully coated with extraordinary flavor!
Not suitable for small children who could choke on small pieces.
Contains: Gluten-containing cereals, Milk
May Contain: Peanuts
Pretzels are one of those snacks which we always have in our house, they don't cost the earth and they are a relatively healthy option compared to a lot of snack foods on the market! Miss 4 loves them and teamed up with some fruit and vegetables they make the perfect morning or afternoon snack!
The idea of eating a salted caramel flavoured pretzel had me curious, I love pretzels and salted caramel is also one of my favourite sweet combinations, so the idea of trying this combination as a pretzel sounded pretty good to me, pretzels are usually salty so I could kind of see where the salted caramel idea came from. Opening up the packaging I saw that the pretzel pieces were of various sizes, some small and some large, this however really didn't bother me, though I must admit I did tend to eat the bigger bits first and leave the smaller pieces for a recipe I was wanting to use them in, which worked out perfect as I wanted to blend them into fine crumbs so no issues arose here!
The taste of the pretzels was delicious, a lovely sour dough that wasn't too hard, just the right consistency and in my opinion much better than that of other pretzels which I usually buy in the supermarket. The balance of the sour dough with the salted caramel coating was amazing and one that I really enjoyed. The caramel wasn't too sweet and was balanced by just the right amount of salt. They were very morish and it was hard to stop at just a few.
With almost half a bag of little pretzel pieces left over I decided to blend these up into crumbs to use as a topping to individual mini apple crumbles that I was making, rather than using my usual crumble mix. They were easy to blend up and mixed perfectly with a bit of melted butter. The taste was amazing and it went so well with that of the cinnamon apples in the dessert - the whole family loved the taste of the caramel with the apples and have requested it again, apparently it is so much nicer than crumble, I have to agree!
One thing I noticed was that the salted caramel pretzel pieces come in 100g bags, as opposed to the other 3 flavours I have for review which are 125g in size, I thought that this was perhaps due to them being a sweet coating rather than savoury? Such an amazingly tasty snack which I will for certain be purchasing again sooner rather than later, and at only $3.49 why not?
Sourdough is not exactly known for being a "sweet" bread... and "salty" comes to mind when one says "pretzels" so a sweet pretzel product had me a little confused, but very curious... of course I was going to try this one.
The packet shows pieces of a fairly even size and shape, however inside the pack is a world apart, and the pieces range from chucks the size of a push-pin head to 2/3rds the size of my thumb. This isn't a bad thing really, but it will mean that you don't get what you are being presented with on the front. They ALL taste the same - that is to say "very tasty" - so it's purely a cosmetic thing in case that is of interest to you. It did cause me a small amount of trouble, as based on the image presented, I was planning to use these in the topping of a rice pudding done "cottage pie" style, but the wide variety of sizes meant that the risk that some would burn was too high. I could have broken them down, but since the flavour is a coating, rather than a part of the sourdough itself, I would have ended up with a portion of "purely pretzel" pieces which isn't what I wanted.
In the end, it was easier to simply treat these as a casual snack, so I sat down to watch a couple of movies and treat these like extra-crunchy popcorn. What a stunner, this turned out to be the best thing to do as they were perfect in that role. The outer crust of the pretzel is really smooth, so the flavour didn't really stick to it, which also meant it was easy to grab and didn't make my fingers sticky. The flavour is wonderful - sweet caramel flavour to complement the natural saltiness of the pretzel - and the texture reminds me of certain types of apple, with a crisp outer skin but a crisp yet somehow softer inner. I think I may have been underestimating pretzels all these years!
Overall, these were a lovely snack to watch a movie with, and if you take into account that the cinemas will sting you $8+ for a tub of regular popcorn, the $3.50 +/- for a bag of these will give you far more pleasure, even if you take TWO bags with you!
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