Taste test: These round-ish snacks had a light beige color, much lighter than your typical pretzels, and the exterior was not shiny at all.
I say "roundish" because few of them were all that close to being circular. They appeared to be hand-made by curving a stick of dough and folding the ends over each other, as the overlapping ends could easily be seen, unlike most machine-made pretzel rings. They were about as dense as pretzels, with a soft crunch, but the taste was much more bread-like. They were decent and worked as an acceptable accompaniment to some beer, but they nothing special.
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Smell test: More like bread than pretzels.
From the package: “Often called 'Italian Pretzels', taralli savory snacks are enjoyed all over Italy. These crunchy, irresistible rings are boiled and then baked, giving them a smooth shiny texture. Sophia Taralli snacks are the perfect accompaniment to wine, beer or your favorite beverage. Buon Appetito!” ... “Product of Italy”
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Company: Sophia Foods Inc.
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