REVIEW: Snyder’s of Hanover – Buttermilk Ranch Pretzel Pieces

Rating: ©©©©© chips  (“A” list)


Chip Review can still remember the first time we tried Snyder’s of Hanover’s Buttermilk Ranch Pretzel Pieces…..oh, what a day.  We were young and working construction at the time, and although it wasn’t very common for us to leave the job-site for lunch, on that day the sun felt so extremely sweltering hot, we decided to seek refuge in the air conditioning of our local grocery store.  As we perused the chip aisle, as we do from time to every time, we decided to give these pretzel pieces a shot….and as they say, the rest is history.

Snyder’s of Hanover are the masters of hard sour dough pretzel snacks.  They have many other wonderful flavors and varietals that we plan to explore in the months to come.  But, in the case of this snack, we like to think they resourcefully use their broken leftover pieces (which is unlikely) to create these tasty bites.  Because these pretzels consist of broken pieces, they generously expose their more porous bread-y insides to the wonderfully rich buttermilk ranch seasoning, and willfully absorb a larger amount of it than other pretzel snacks that retain their hard outer shells, and therefore, reject flavor!  We can’t say enough good things about this snack.  These pretzel pieces are definitely among Chip Review’s Top 5 pretzel snacks of all-time.  The ranch flavoring hits all its high-notes – garlic, onion, buttermilk, herb-y, and we think part of the secret might have something to do with the rich fatty addition of palm oil bringing it all together.

If you see these on your local shelf, and you haven’t already given them a try, we suggest you do so ASAP!

Chip Ratings Scale:

(1/4 increments)

© return to sender

©© tolerable

©©© – notable

©©©© – lip-smacking

©©©©©“A” list

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