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Gluten Free Original Pretzel Crisps offer the wholesome goodness and simple ingredient list that our fans love while providing gluten sensitive snackers with a delicious and guilt free snack to nosh, top and share.
One bite and you'll Rethink Your Pretzel!
I'll just come outright and say that I am NOT gluten intolerant. So I am unable to talk about how effective the product is as a gluten-free product. If it did have gluten in it, I would not be able to tell. So I will be disregarding that section of the product. I do know people that have such dietary restrictions though. And as such, I have a curiosity to find some products that appeal to me, so I can literally share snacks with my gluten-free friends without causing them health issues. So much like a meat-eater who is curious to see whether vegetarian/vegan alternatives to meat stand up to the real thing in flavour and texture, I am doing the same thing to these pretzels.
In a surprising twist of fate, I was impressed with this product. The product comes in a resealable foil packet, which is instantly a positive before I've even eaten one. The product is pretty good at describing what the food is. These are not pretzels. These are "thin, crunchy, baked pretzel crackers"). The nutritional is very straightforward in that 14 crackers equals one serving and adds up to 110 calories. The packet even provides two suggestions of topping combinations. The photos of the product show both actual size and an enlarged size to how the texture of the product. Combine all of this information with the crisp, clean colour scheme, it is obvious that a lot of effort and attention to detail has gone into the marketing of the product.
The one area that the packaging let me down, was getting the packet open. Tearing the "easy tear" tab, the packet was still sealed. The tab was above the dotted line, so I grabbed some scissors and cut the packet below the dotted line. Still sealed shut. I ended up having to slice the packet open right on the resealable line. Perhaps it kept my Pretzel Crisps super fresh, but was not the easiest to open.
But how does it taste? Gluten-free breads are generally somehow solid and/or fall apart very easily. It's really best to forget the terms pretzel or crisp. These are crackers, that happen to be shaped like squished pretzels. Quite solid along the surface, they remind me of the tough surface of water, cornish, mazo, or cream varieties of crackers. There is definitely no give when you bite into these crackers; nothing but crunch, and I really like it. In these modern days where the robust CC's and Aztec Corn Chips have been replaced by the delicate Doritos, these Pretzel Crisps are providing something capable of scooping up large amounts of kiwi onion dip or salsa. Something that doesn't immediately go soggy if you put tomato or cucumber on it. An actual versatile cracker.
As far as flavour, these are salted, and are done so generously that it holds great appeal to me. There is that breaded flavour of the cracker, but the salt gives a great flavour kick. I am more than happy to munch on these straight out of the packet without any toppings. That is how well salted these are. I could not approve of these any more. I hope these are in stock at my local supermarket, because the packet is almost empty already and I need to get some more.
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