One of my favorite parts about warm weather is BBQing or going out on picnics. I’m always on the search for tasty treats to add to our meals. Now usually we have flavored potato chips, but I recently discovered a great alternative! Instead of flavored chips, these goodies are flavored pretzels. Pretzel Pete offers a wide selection of flavored gourmet pretzels and pearl-sized bites!
The Pretzel Pete product line and brand name are wholly-owned by SB Global Foods, Inc. (SB Global). Based in Lansdale, PA, SB Global has been an innovative purveyor of specialty snack foods since its inception in 1991. In addition to SB Global’s business here in the United States, the company exports its products to over 40 countries and is a two-time winner of the Pennsylvania Govenor’s Export Excellence Award.
Pretzel Pete generously sent me four boxes (one of each flavor) of their gourmet pretzel nuggets. Flavors included Cheddar & Ale, Honey Mustard, Sour Cream & Habanero, and Garlic & Cheese.
Pretzel Pete also sent me bags of each flavor of their Pretzel Pearls! These pearls are much smaller sized pretzels in the shape of a pearl. Flavors included were Coconut Curry, Szechuan, and Wasabi.
I invited some friends over to taste test the nuggets with me. Of course, I hate to admit it, but I could have probably eaten all the boxes by myself! I really enjoyed all the flavors, with my absolute favorite being the Honey Mustard. I enjoyed the other three, but if you don’t do well with spiciness or hot foods, the Sour Cream & Habanero might not be for you. I love very spicy tastes, so the habanero flavor was right up my alley! When I asked my friends to vote for their favorite, the Cheddar & Ale nuggets won. These nuggets go great with a beer. If you love the taste of Garlic or Parmesan, you really will enjoy the Garlic Cheese one like my friends and I did. The flavoring on the outside of the nuggets does get on your hands, so make sure you have napkins! Honestly though, you won’t mind. The outside flavor adds a nice additional punch in your mouth.
Each nugget is baked with a wide split on top to allow the seasoning to soak deep into the nugget even more. I’ve never been a huge pretzel fan, but the flavors packed in are more than delicious! Pretzel Pete uses Sourdough pretzels for their nuggets so this creates a softer bite which is then easier on your teeth.
As for the Pretzel Pearls, I did a taste with my family. I’ve never seen another product like these pearls, so I found them rather unique! My family greatly enjoyed the Szechuan and Coconut Curry flavors, but were not huge fans of the Wasabi. I on the other hand enjoyed the Wasabi and Szechuan, but was not a big fan of the Coconut Curry. I think it just comes down to your own personal preference on taste. The Pretzel Pearls make great little snacks to take with you on the go too.
Buy It: You can purchase Pretzel Pete products right off their website! A 4 pack of 5.25 oz boxes of the nuggets retail for $9.00, while a 4 pack of 8 oz bags retail for $10.00. A 6 pack of 4.5 oz bags of Pearls retail for $13.00. At the time of this review, for orders of $30 or more, you’ll receive a 10% discount. For orders of $60 or more, you’ll receive a 20% discount. Pretzel Pete can be found at your local gourmet food market, fine food shops, or on Amazon.
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I received complimentary product(s) to facilitate this review from the sponsoring company. This is 100% my own honest opinion. No one has influenced me otherwise and I was in no way compensated financially. This review is solely based on my own experience with this product.