REVIEW: Snyder's Of Hanover Gluten-Free Pretzels


I have a confession. Over time I've liked Ener-G and Glutino gluten-free pretzels less and less. I don't know what happened to our relationship. But over the last year or so, they just haven't done it for me.

When I heard the Snyder's of Hanover--a real *pretzel* company--was going to offer gluten-free pretzels, I was excited! Would their pretzels be better than the gluten-free pretzels that have been on the market seemingly forever?

At the recent Fancy Food Show in New York City, I had a chance to stop at the Snyder's booth. I'd heard that the pretzels were starting to come into the market--especially at Whole Foods--but I'd not seen them. Happily, they had samples at the booth!

I chatted with the Synder's representative and found out a few things:

*The pretzels are certified gluten-free by the Gluten Intolerance Group

*The pretzels are made in the USA

*The retail price will be about $2.99 for an 8-ounce bag!

Isn't this exciting?

But, to me, none of this mattered if the pretzels didn't taste good. I nibbled on one at the show and thought it tasted pretty good. However, one nibble does not equal an opinion to me.

Snyder's was nice enough to send me samples of the pretzels a few days after the show. They didn't ask for anything in return. So I was happy to try the pretzels.

Simply put: These pretzels are AMAZING! Unlike the other gluten-free pretzels on the market, they aren't fatty! This is huge! I like my pretzel to be dry and, well, pretzel-like. These fit the bill!

Take a look!


They are lightly salted and you can see the salt clinging to the pretzels. Like *real* pretzels!

In addition to being gluten-free, they are also dairy-free, casein-free and egg-free. Made with a combination of starches and other gluten-free ingredients (such as cellulose gum), these pretzels taste like pretzels.

After eating a handful of the sticks, I did notice a tiny aftertaste; it wasn't unpleasant but it was present.

I can't wait for these pretzels to make it to my area! I will be buying them! And, I have a feeling, I won't fall out of love with them like I did with the other gluten-free pretzels.

Here is a link to Snyder's of Hannover's website. The pretzels, from what I was told at the Fancy Food Show, should be available in September.

Grade: A

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