After thoroughly enjoying Lay’s BBQ chips and Snyder’s Honey Mustard and Onion Pretzels, I hoped that Snyders Southern Style BBQ would be a delicious combination of the two. Cracking open the bag I was welcomed by an amazing smell that resembled Mcdonald’s BBQ sauce (the best dipping sauce in the world on a sidenote). Things were looking up but would the first bite satisfy enough for a good review?
The front of the bag of Snyders Southern Style Barbecue pretzel pieces features a bottle of cider vinegar on one side and barbecue sauce on the other. What is missing from those pictures is a giant pile of salt. That isn’t to say that these pretzels didn’t have their positive merits, but the saltiness did hurt them overall.
If there is one thing Snyder’s knows how to do, it is how to create delicious, crunchy pretzels. Each bite was a pleasure to eat in terms of texture, size and non-soggyness. As Greg posted in his review, they are as easy to eat as popcorn. In terms of the flavor, the Southern Style Barbecue pretzels started with a ketchup-based BBQ taste. You could also taste the vinegar flavor and even hints of mustard (which is missing from the front but are featured in the ingredients).
Where the taste takes an unwelcome turn, however, was the salt smack that hit at the end. Although over time I can say I got used to it, nobody who ate it was able to keep a straight face at the end. Don’t get me wrong, at Munchies Blog we love our salt, but when the salt is in face-puckering amounts, we can’t ignore it.
Overall I would say that Snyder’s Southern Style Barbecue Pretzel Pieces have a mixed bag result. They have a nice taste and I really think they would be almost the perfect snack to have with a beer, but you will definitely feel the salt and need copious amounts of napkins to wipe your hands of the flavor and salt residue. An average snack that shows hints of greatness, if you like pretzels they may be worth a try.