Breaded chicken stuffed with cheese and ham? Classy. Pretzels stuffed with peanut butter? Admittedly less classy, but still fine at cocktail parties, provided they are placed in a silver dish with tiny sugar-cube serving tongs.
These curious President’s Choice peanut butter filled pretzels showed up at my place of employ as part of a media mailing, and our friendly neighbourhood food writer Liane figured NEAROF! would give them a good home. And so …
The Look: Little pillow-shaped rectangular chunks of pinched-off pretzel, cooked to a golden brown and covered in coarse salt. They’re in a plastic tub, which is actually a great idea. You can close the lid between snacking sessions, and the container is sturdy enough to be reused.
The Taste: Dry and salty, but not in a bad way. The pretzel tastes like, um, pretzel, and is as dry and mouth-parching as you’d expect it to be. The peanut butter is OK but also quite dry. It forms a nugget in the middle of the pretzel that rattles around a bit when you shake it.
RATINGS AND DETAILS
Cost: $4.99 for a 680 gram tub at Superstore. Got mine for free as a press promo.
Value for cash money: Great. That’s a lot of peanut butter pretzel for the price.
Nutrition?: Per 50 gram serving (approx. 17 pieces): 250 calories, 12 grams of fat, 390 mg of sodium, 2 grams of fibre, 8 grams of protein. The serving size, 17 pieces, may not sound like a lot, but I can’t eat that many in a sitting.
The verdict: Not bad. One of those hybrid junk foods that at first seems like a silly idea, then turns out to be a decent little snack. I personally wouldn’t buy a tub of these, but I’d happily grab a handful from the snack table at a friend’s cottage.