Monday, May 18, 2015

You Want: Sweet & Salty Vanilla Frosting “Pretzel”

A few people have mentioned to me lately that I have really slowed down on my blogging. The irony here is that I have basically picked up on my junk food eating, so let’s take the opportunity to right only one of these two wrongs. To be sure, I am not a big pretzel girl. They are always too dry for me and remind me of being a kid trapped like a prisoner in a Daycare center force-fed budget snacks. Quite obviously, pretzels need cheese, mustard or maybe even a stein filled with beer to entice me like a good snack would.

Let’s go ahead and cue the exception: Combos. I have always loved them. Their cheese so zesty; the cylindrical outside in perfect proportion with the amount of filling to be discovered on the inside, there is a lot to like. Subsequently, I’m sure you can imagine my excitement when I heard that they were coming out with their pretzels filled with vanilla frosting. Forget any type of cake, I could eat an entire tub of frosting on a spoon and be a happy girl. The idea of this snack food sounded like good + good = fabulous.

This edition of Combos is called Sweet & Salty Vanilla Frosting “Pretzel”. That last sentence has a few grammatical issues, but is it delicious? The short answer is hell yes. It’s been over a month since I first read about these pretzels and I have searched many retail stores and asked a handful of people to keep their eyes peeled. The back of the bag boasts that there are six servings and yea right. I split the bag with an accomplice and even half of the bag wasn’t enough for me. I’m already thinking about buying another bag, I kid you not.

The outside of the pretzel is your standard. The pretzel is dry, but thin enough that it breaks easily and is quickly moistened and flavored by the filling. The real star here? The vanilla frosting mixes with the salt like Romeo kissing Juliet and it’s everything that I hoped it would be and more. It’s flavor harmony in your mouth. This versatile snack would be good any time of day and the only thing missing for me was a larger portion and a cup of coffee to balance this out. The vanilla flavor is sweet, but not overpowering. Rating it, I gave this snack a 9 out of 10. It should be mentioned that there is also a new caramel flavor out there, but personally I can’t imagine how it would top the vanilla frosting variety.

If you have had a pleasure of trying these, let me know what you think!

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