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Taste test: These flattened pretzels had a different shape than the Pretzel Crisps that they (along with a number of other imitators) were derived from, as Rold Gold did away with the standard knot and made it more like some sort of flattened double knot. The pieces had a good pretzel color, actually a bit darker and more pretzel-like than the ones pictured on the bag.
But when we crunched in, some of the whole pretzel illusion went away, as the texture was not nearly as pretzel-like as Pretzel Crisps. These did have some hint of pretzel, but the feel was more like a hybrid of a pretzel and a cracker — crumblier and less crunchy than a pretzel. The taste was still reasonably pretzel-like, and most of our snackers enjoyed these a lot while they had some beers.
Aroma: A bit buttery, so not just the usual pretzel smell.
Manufacturer: Frito-Lay North America, Inc.
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From the package: "take a happy break!™" ... "pop it! top it! dip it!" ... "It's your break time make it a happy one! Starting with an unexpected fusion of cheddar, jack, and mozzarella cheese flavors, Rold Gold® Pretzel Thins is a snack that's so good you'll fall in love. Try it with your favorite dip of veggie and take your mid-day break to a whole new level. Trust us, delicious doesn't even begin to cover it!"
This snack was discovered at Star Market (formerly Shaws, and Star Market again before that), Porter Square, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Review published .