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Taste test: This new creation from pretzel industry big boy Rold Gold was just the latest to follow the lead of Pretzel Crisps, flattening the pretzel rather than giving it a round profile. They didn't keep the conventional knotted pretzel shape in this case, but instead made their own new shape, sort of a double know, symmetrical on two different axes and containing five holes rather than three.
We crunched in to find a crisp, soft crunch and a zesty mix of cheeses with some salt. Surprisingly, the texture felt quite different from Pretzel Crisps, with a more brittle, crumbly crunch and a less pretzel-like feel. It still tasted good, and the flavoring was very nice, but it seemed less like a pretzel than the various other flattened pretzels. Still, many of our snackers quickly became fans thanks to the zesty cheese taste.
Aroma: Nice mild but zesty cheese 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 by Jeremy at Star Market (formerly Shaws, and Star Market again before that), Porter Square, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Review published .