I used to hate pretzels. They weren’t even a snack options to me, I couldn’t stand even smelling an open bag and being on a plane only serving pretzels for snacks was torture to me. Then one day a couple of years ago I was really hungry, for some reason there were only pretzels around and I gave in and found they weren’t as repulsive as I remembered. I don’t know exactly what caused the change but I’m glad I have another option for snacks and as a bonus they’re not too bad health-wise.
That being said, I don’t have a history with either of these brands but they were the only two at the store that I could find in the same shape and size.
Snyder’s of Hanover:
These had a nice crisp crunch. I expected more of salty taste from the amount of seen on them but it was pretty mild. Ethan said the salt was well balanced and the prefect amount on each stick. I thought these had some sort of weird after taste to them but Ethan didn’t detect that at all.
Bachman’s was a teeny bit thinner but had just as good of a crunch. This time Ethan thought there was a weird taste which he could only describe as “tastes like how Barnes and Noble smells”. It wasn’t a good or bad thing, just what came to his mind. I thought these had a nice toasty flavor to them and tasted a little saltier, which I liked.
Split decision. Ethan preferred the balance of the Synder’s sticks saying the salt seemed to be part of, not just on the pretzel. I couldn’t get over the weird taste that I experienced and actually like the toasty taste of the Bachman’s, which works out because now we each have our own bag 🙂