Rold Gold Tiny Twists Cheddar Flavored Pretzels

My half eaten bag of Rold Gold Tiny Twists Cheddar Pretzels
My half eaten bag of Rold Gold Tiny Twists Cheddar Pretzels

Something different.

When I bought this bag of pretzels, I wasn't expecting anything out of the ordinary. I have eaten pretzels many times before and I have eaten other snacks claiming to be cheddar flavored. Usually these are just whatever the snack is (potato chips or crackers for example), with a tiny bit of flavoring to simulate cheese.

These pretzels were unlike any pretzel or cheese flavored snack I had ever tried before.

Expectations

Having eaten pretzels before, I thought I knew what to expect. I expected to find something with a brown color that was salty. Claiming a cheddar flavor, I was expecting a subtle, background hint of a cheese flavor, but nothing overwhelming and that was all.

My experience

The first time I poured a bowl of these pretzels, I noticed something unusual about them. The brown things I expected were not there. Instead, there were these orange, yellow things in the shape of pretzels. I also expected the salt to be visible on the pretzels, but that was not the case either. Instead, there was a powerdy coating on them.

When I tasted them, I was very surprised. They were crunchy, like a regular hard pretzel, and the flavors I noticed were very salty, highly cheddar cheese flavored and also a kick of something peppery that I was not expecting. To me, that was neither good nor bad, but something I was not prepared to experience.

I first opened the bag about 2 months ago, so I expected them to be a little stale by now, but they still taste as fresh as when I first opened them. The freshness date on the bag is still a month away, so the claim of freshness seems to be true in this case.


The orange things in the bowl

The orange things in my bowl
The orange things in my bowl | Source

A few more thoughts

These are not good if you are trying to watch your sodium intake. A 1 ounce serving has 490 mg or 20% of a days supply. There are 22 grams of carbs, 1 gram of fiber and 1 gram of total fat. So, besides the sodium, they are not too bad of a choice for a snack.

I did notice some heartburn after eating these, which may have been because of the peppery flavor.

Because they are flavored, they really do not need dip with them, except for a good snack beverage to quench your thirst after all that salt and flavor.

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