Rating: ©©©-3/4 chips (notable)
Who doesn’t love Pretzel Crisps?!? Ever since the flat, crispy pretzel hybrids hit the market shelves years ago, it seems as though they can do no wrong, and their popularity has no boundaries. As for us here at Chip Review we are always happy to see a new flavor addition from the company that reminds us to “rethink your pretzel!” Pretzel Crisps, our favorite flattened pretzel-cracker-chip hybrids, continues their push onward, braving once again the pretzel flavored waters in search of even more tasty combinations for everyone to enjoy – we can honestly say that we have yet to taste a single flavor that we didn’t enjoy!
Well, these new Honey Mustard & Onion Pretzel Crisps are tasty, and the flavors meld well with the light and crispy pretzels; just not quite as well as some of their more inventive flavor combos like Buffalo Wing, Jalapeno Jack, Chipotle Cheddar or even Cinnamon Toast. But, then again, when you have so many stars in your repertoire, even tasty flavors can become slightly over-shadowed.
We are all aware of the fact that pretzels go well with honey and mustard. A balanced flavor combination that compliments each ingredient. The addition of onion definitely adds some depth and salty tang to the recipe, as well as, a pungent background aroma. We really appreciated that the honey aspect was not overly sweet, and how Pretzel Crisps did not shy away from including some of mustard’s spicy nasal bite.
Honey and mustard have been served alongside crispy, hot, bar pretzels for as long as we can remember; so to describe this new flavor choice as a creative choice for Pretzel Crisps, would be a bit of a stretch for us. We always love new flavors, but at the end of the day we want the boundaries pushed! If you are simply going to put out another version of an already established flavor combo, it had better be either the best version of that flavor combo, or have something that differentiates it from the rest of the pack!
If you are already fans of Pretzel Crisps, then you will have no problem accepting their newest addition to the family! The classic flavor combo compliments the airy, crunchy crisps just enough that you could enjoy them with some accoutrements, or just as easily crunch them on their own. As for us, we just hope Pretzel Crisps continues on with their flavor journey for a long time to come, because we love to rethink what we think about pretzels!
As always, these are our thoughts, we would love to hear what you think. Agree or disagree, let us know.
Crisps provided to Chip Review by Pretzel Crisps for review
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© – return to sender
©© – tolerable
©©© – notable
©©©© – lip-smacking
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