Rating: ©-3/4 chips (return to sender)
We’ve told you before, but we’ll tell you again…. Chip Review can still remember the very first time we tasted Snyder’s of Hanover’s Buttermilk Ranch Pretzel Pieces. Rainbows! Fireworks!! Pure Pretzel Perfection!!! Easily one our all-time favorite ranch flavored snacks.
Which is why it is SO very difficult for us to say that these latest ‘Zesty Ranch’ Pretzel Pieces are not worth the chew it takes to eat them, or maybe the bag they are packaged in (you get the point)!
Sorry Snyder’s but we really, really want the other 50% back. We get it, the world needs healthy options, but when they come at the expense of taste, we have a tough time enjoying, or supporting them!
Practically all of the deliciously rich and savory notes we have come to expect and love from Snyder’s Of Hanover pretzel piece bites, have completely vanquished from these 50% less fat pieces. Feels like we are eating crunchy, extra dry, mouth moisture absorbing, old bready pretzel pieces!
Also worth noting is that the zesty ranch seasoning is not nearly as delightfully flavorful as the original buttermilk ranch recipe. This ‘Zesty Ranch’ has plenty of onion, garlic, tomato and maybe a light kiss of zesty heat, but it is entirely devoid of any rich and creamy ranch essence, as well as, aromatic dill weed herb.
Maybe we are being a little bit harsh here with our overall assessment, but when we compare these new 50% less fat Snyder’s to their absolutely delicious buttermilk ranch pretzel pieces they do not hold a candle, and all we want to do is return to sender!
Snyder’s of Hanover may be the masters of pretzel snacks, but if they really replaced the original fat buttermilk ranch pieces with these new 50% less fat zesty ranch ones, we are not happy crunchers!. #BringBackButtermilk
Discovered at Target; Willowbrook, Illinois
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