New Product Discovery: Glutino Chocolate Covered Pretzels
Posted Feb 09 2011 9:04am
I’m a sweet and salty girl. I love granola for that reason. Maybe it’s because I’m indecisive, so when I’m searching for a snack, I can’t decide if I want something salty or something sweet.
For that reason, chocolate covered pretzels are one of my favorite items from my gluten-eating days. Any time I went on a road trip, chocolate pretzels were my treat. I’m pretty creative in the kitchen, but I’ve never tried to make gluten-free chocolate covered pretzels. Honestly, it seemed like more work than results, to make this delicacy from scratch. And David doesn’t share in my love of chocolate covered pretzels; it’s not as much fun to make things for just me.
On a recent trip to the Howell Mill Kroger, I was perusing their natural food section (which has some of the best selection of gluten-free products) when my heart nearly skipped a beat, as an unfamiliar bag caught my eye… Glutino Chocolate Covered Pretzels !
What a day! I immediately grabbed the bag, only hesitating for a second, when I saw the staggering price tag: $5.99 for a less than large bag. But the price didn’t stop me as I immediately justified the purchase in my mind: One Starbuck’s scone costs almost $3 and this bag of pretzels was way more food than one measly baked good. (Yes, that’s how my mind works…constantly justifying purchases.)
I had barely paid for my treat when I tore into the bag and sampled my discovery. I was not at all disappointed. I’ve always been a huge fan of Glutino’s pretzels so I wasn’t too nervous about how the gluten-free version of chocolate covered pretzels would translate. Perfect crunch, saltiness, sweetness and texture. And the chocolate, oh so good.
I love these pretzels. In fact, they might be my favorite gluten-free packaged good right now. Confession: I’ve already been back and bought another bag, as well as a bag of their yogurt covered pretzels.
Have you found these chocolate covered pretzels at any other stores in the Atlanta area? Are there any other brands that make this item, that I just don’t know about? Happy snacking!