Rating: ©©©-1/4 chips (notable)
All new Snyder’s of Hanover Pretzel Pieces alert!
If the sound of that doesn’t catch your attention, we’re not sure if you are in the right place, nor if anything would!!
As many of you are probably already aware Snyder’s of Hanover (SOH), are (in our humble opinion) the “classic masters of hard sour dough pretzel snacks”. We have touted their pretzel making merits countless times around these parts. But, as you may have already noticed by our mid-range ‘notable’ rating above, these pieces are no where near their best!
For those of you still unfamiliar with Snyder’s of Hanover’s pretzel pieces (you should be ashamed), and those of you who have not already read any of our previous pretzel piece reviews, let us explain to you our perfect scenario beliefs regarding the deliciously crunchy pretzel pieces. In a perfect world (the one in our heads), SOH would resourcefully use their leftover, broken during the manufacturing process, pretzel pieces to creatively provide us with these tasty bites (unlikely, we know)! Due to the structure of these “broken” pretzel pieces, they generously expose their very porous, bread-y insides and willfully absorb an ample amount of whatever flavoring SOH is applying. Typically, we praise SOH for this ingenious technique, however this time we find ourselves wondering if the salted caramel flavor wouldn’t work better as a dusting, on a hard outer pretzel shell?
Overall, the salted caramel flavor was hit and miss with most of the reviewers. Virtually everyone most certainly agreed that the caramel aspect/flavor half was very present, really accurately represented, and definitely overpowering. The sweet, rich and buttery notes of a good caramel struck every cord. On the flip side, the other half of the equation – SALT – was practically nonexistent. In fact, please don’t tell anyone this, but some of our reviewers may have even salted a few pieces!
All in all, these had potential, and were certainly not bad, but we didn’t love them. Maybe they would be a good snack to set out amongst other salty snacks to help balance one another. Or, MAYBE Snyder’s of Hanover should do another Flavor Doubles with Salted Caramel, and one of their deliciously salty flavors? How does Salted Caramel and Buttermilk Ranch sound….huh?!?
As always, these are our thoughts, we would love to hear what you think. Agree or disagree, let us know.
Discovered at Hy-Vee; Madison, Wisconsin
Chip Ratings Scale:
© – return to sender
©© – tolerable
©©© – notable
©©©© – lip-smacking
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