Our Sesame flavour is lightly toasted to bring out the sesame seed's essential oils, adding a healthy kick to the Preztel Crisps's delicious crunch. Sesame seeds are naturally rich in iron, magnesiium, manganese, copper, calcium, vitamin B1, vitamin E and a good source of lignans - which have natural antioxidant and anti-cancer properties.
Health qualities aside, one bite and you'll be saying "Open sesame!" again and again.
I buy pretzels on a very regular basis. I love them. My daughter loves them. The men folk enjoy them, if they can manage to snaffle any. I always have such great intentions when I buy pretzels. I intend to add them to cute little snap lock bags and pop them in the kids lunchboxes, or I am going go arrange them lovingly and nicely on a platter with a variety of dip and maybe some carrot sticks for supper. It never happens. I open them, and my daughter and I simply just eat them over time.
So when I applied to review a bag of pretzel crisps, I honestly had such big plans. Real plans. Then they arrived. Sesame flavoured pretzel crisps. I was unprepared. There was no dip of any flavour, anywhere in the house. In fact there were no carrots either.But further to my dilemma, my daughter spotted them. Actually she spotted the very pretty and appealing purple bag first, and then she spotted the word 'pretzel' and that was that. She claimed starvation. She claimed a dire need to try these crisps that she had never seen nor tried ever in all her days. She begged just a little lol and I, her mother, caved (like many other mothers have caved) and handed the bag over.
When I went to check her shortly after, I had to confiscate the remainder of the bag. She had scoffed half the bag in mere minutes. This however tells us three things. 1. The bag is child friendly and as such easy to open for both young and old alike. 2. The crisps are very very very good. Obviously extremely delicious and moreish. 3. They are not overly packed with salt because she did not ask for a drink, not did she go screaming to the kitchen in search of some form of thirst quencher
Armed with this knowledge and the remainder of the bag, I snuck off to the kitchen, intending on a wee taste test before cooking dinner. Firstly, these are very visually appealing: fantastic colour, and a great amount of sesame seeds. They are also thin like a crisp and so crunchy. And the flavours awesome. Salty but not too salty. A hint of nutty without being over bearing. Like, they really are delicious. And before I knew it, the bag was empty I now understand how my daughter scoffed as many as she did as quick as she did. Two thumbs up definitely.
Our family eat pretzels quite regularly not as a weekly thing but at least a couple of times a month as a treat with hummus or pesto. My children aged 3 and 13 also enjoy to take pretzels over chips in their lunch as a treat. There is something completely moreish and delicious about the salty crunch of pretzels that make them a perfect treat. So when I saw these come up for review I was very intrigued as to what they would be like. I am a huge fan of the sesame flavour so knew I had to try this variety.
When the bag arrived I was very impressed the packet showed they were good quality and a bit more special than your average chips as a treat. I noticed straight away that the bag was resealable which is always a bonus with products like these so you can save some for another occasion with out them going stale. That wasn't an issue for us on this occasion though as once that packet was opened there was no stopping us from finishing the packet.
I pulled a crisp out of the packet and studied it they looked just like they did on the packet sort of like a pretzel that had been rolled out very thin and chiplike and they were covered in crunchy sesame seeds. The taste was very good not quite as salty as a pretzel but with the sesame seeds it certainly gave them enough flavour that you didn't need all the salt. The crisps are very moreish even on their own but they did go down very well with some hummus as a dip.
The texture is more like a hard potato chip than a pretzel so a little fiddly to dip with and you do have the occasional crisp break into the dip but this didn't faze us. I loved these crisps and would be very keen to try the other flavours especially the garlic!!
An interesting product. I've enjoyed pretzels in the past, as I love salty foods, and will generally add unhealthy amounts of salt to meals. Pretzels usually contain large chunks of salt, and so are very good at satiating that thirst for NaCl. Usually however, I find the actual consistency of pretzels to be rather average; kinda hard, kinda squishy. a half-baked kind of product. Crisps on the other hand obviously refers to something with a bit more sturdiness, so I was rather curious to try them.
The packaging is very simple to open and close, so no issues there. Quite a large packet, so no chance of running out before you have had your fill; also good. The product itself looks very much like the picture on the packet. Perhaps fractionally smaller, and thinner, but definitely an accurate representation of the product.
Grabbing one out and eating it on its own, it was very reminiscent of a cracker. Very similar in flavour, and reasonably fragile; strong enough to put things onto, but not necessarily strong enough to scoop for nachos (yes, I tried it). There is quite a strong salty flavour, which I enjoy. Admittedly, I ate this product in a variety of weird ways because I really couldn't be bothered cooking properly. I had it with schnitzel and cheese, ham and cheese, mince and cheese, and hummus with cheese (I really like cheese). It served well in all cases.
While I would have liked the to have held together a bit better for scooping so that I could properly use it with dips, they did make a great base, and an interesting alternative to conventional crackers.
A little boring on their own though, so while a good product, I'd probably pick a different "flavour" (just in case I'm too lazy for toppings)
I met these guys at the local Food Show earlier in May and I was so impressed with their product, I bought a couple of bags. When we selected our flavours, my youngest picked the sesame flavour and claimed it in the name of all things. When we got home, despite her having had a sleep, she confirmed to my eldest that the "petzels" were all hers and she would not share. This wouldn't have been a problem, as the eldest didn't go with us. Except, that Miss 3 took them upstairs and pushed them in her sister's face in order to lay claim on them!
Why was she so into these? They are quite simply delicious. Both of my kids eat and enjoy the hard pretzels you can buy in the snack aisle. I eat them, but find them a bit too salty. These pretzel crisps are similar, but they are flat and my taste buds like that there is less salt to them. They are still salty, but you don't feel parched eating them. The added sesame seeds give them a slight nuttiness, and make them look a bit fancy.
Because these are quite plain, they could easily be used as dip delivery systems, or to have a cheese board with. I could see these on our table for a party, appealing to everyone in the room. That is the magic of these ones. The other magic thing is the packet, because these are resealable snacks. The other day, while Miss 3 was feeling generous and she asked to open the packet and shared some with her sister. A week later, I dipped into the bag to add some to my lunchbox because I was going off-site and I didn't know if there was a cafe near my course. The pretzel crisps remain just that - crisp and crunchy. And there is still heaps in the bag.
Even Miss 8 who is seed-phobic totally ate these. She was amazed that they tasted good with all those weird seed things on them. Plus she thought it was quite funny that they were like a pancake flat pretzel. I am now doomed, because I need these to be in my life on a regular basis.
I have been to New York and had real pretzels and had the packets of rock hard pretzels covered in salt we get here I was keen to see what Snack Factory's pretzel crisps were like. I was given the sesame variety to review for KIWIreviews. My daughters were keen to help me. Although the packet has lots of serving suggestions we just had them straight.
The first thing I noticed when I opened the packet was that it was resealable. That is so handy especially if I opened it while we were out somewhere. I was impressed to see that the majority of crisps were still the classic pretzel knot, and all a uniform size so they would look very neat on a platter with raw vegetables and dip or a cheese board. Perhaps a third of them were broken which is about what you would get in a packet of chips. I suspected my girls wouldn't like the crisps as they had sesame seeds on them but I was wrong. They requested them in their lunch box the next day and although I gave them generous portions of the crisps there were none left when they got home.
They are crispy but not extra hard like the pretzels we get in the supermarket and not as salty either. They had a lovely flavour and I admit to eating much more than I should. The only thing I didn't like was that there were a couple of tablespoons of sesame seeds at the bottom of the packet which made it hard to get to the last few crumbs of pretzels. I am keen to try some of the other varieties of Snack Factory's pretzel crisps and try using them as a cracker with toppings or with a dip.
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