Saturday, August 13, 2011

Kim and Scott's Gourmet Pretzels REVIEW

Are you a softy for soft pretzels?  I LOVE them!  We went to a Fourth of July celebration in Danville and they had soft pretzels for sale.  Sophia was begging for more food (imagine that huh?).  I caved and we shared the worst soft pretzel in the WORLD!  It was dry, stale, and salt-free!  YUCK!!   Sophia didn't even like it and she likes EVERYTHING!  

I was thrilled when my box of Kim and Scott's Gourmet Pretzels arrived in the mail this week!   Finally, a yummy, healthy, fix for my love of pretzels!!  

Here is a little history: Since 1995, Kim and Scott Holstein, co-founders of Kim and Scott’s Gourmet Pretzels, have grown their business from the kitchen in Kim’s studio apartment to a national presence selling millions of pretzels each week via grocery store chains like Albertsons, Target, Walmart and Whole Foods.  In addition, their pretzels can be found at Barnes and Noble, and via regular appearances on QVC, where they sold more than 150,000 pretzels in just 12 minutes when they debuted on the network. 

Each one of their delicious pretzels is twisted by hand and made from scratch. Kim and Scott’s Gourmet Pretzels offer an assortment of amazing pretzels, using ALL-NATURAL and PREMIUM ingredients, like freshly shredded cheeses, hearty spices, unbleached flour and whole grains.

My Review: WOW, WOW, WOW!  It is about all I can say right now as my tongue licks the last of the salt off my lips!  These pretzels tasted amazing!  It was the best soft pretzel I have EVER tasted and it was even gluten free!!  I served one to a friend that eats GF as well as the hubby -- both agreed with me!  My hubby wished he had some homemade beer cheese to dip it in!  

The prep was super easy and quick.  We decided to cook them in the oven as opposed to the microwave to have a crisper pretzel.  It always seems like GF products are best toasted.  You just wipe a damp towel over the pretzel and sprinkle the salt.  The box recommended cooking in the oven for 6-8 minutes at 350.  I found it needed about 12 minutes or so to get crisper and finish heating throughout!

Overall, I was really impressed with this product, especially for it being GF!  Job well done Kim and Scott!  A truly delicious afternoon treat!!  Once this new baby arrives and I need special things to look forward to, I will be looking for a box of the chocolate crumb or apple cinnamon ones for myself!

Why do I love these?  
- All-Natural
- Premium Ingredients
- Microwavable
- Whole Grains
- Made in a Nut-Free Facility
- Twisted by hand
- Made from scratch
- No Preservatives 
- No Trans Fat -- IN all honesty ... You will see this on so many packages of food that actually still have hydrogenated oils in them ... all dishonest marketing from those companies!  Hats off to Kim and Scott!
- No Hydrogenated Oils - not even a trace!

Kim and Scott have so many options and flavors for those that can eat gluten!  Traditional Bavarian, Sourdough Parmesan, GF Classic, Stuffed Pretzels (Cream Cheese, Egg and Cheese, Cinnamon Roll, Chocolate Crumb, Apple Cinnamon, Pizza Pretzel, Cheddar Jalapeno, Spinach Feta, and Grilled Cheese)!

Now that we have tried the GF classic pretzel, I want to try these THREE: Stuffed Cinnamon Roll, Chocolate Crumb, and Spinach Feta!

Which one would you like to try out?  Check out their website:

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Disclaimer: I received this product free of charge. All thoughts and opinions are my own. I was not monetarily compensated for this review.

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