The idea of combining bacon and maple syrup may sound like a bit strange to us Brits but, over in the States it is a pretty common combination. I have to admit it isn’t something I’ve ever tried, but I couldn’t wait to give these new pretzels a go. The aroma is lovely and smoky when I opened the bag, and I poured some out for sharing. The pretzels are shaped traditionally like knots, and are dusted with plenty of seasoning. I’m not sure if it is just my association of nibbles going well at Christmas time, but they certainly have a Christmassy feel to them.
The texture is moreish and crunchy, and I do like the base biscuit/bread tones that come through.
The best part is the bacon seasoning. There is just a light hint of sweetness from the maple cured bacon, but mostly its rich tasty salty meaty bacon that shines through. Don’t get me wrong, there is a sweetness, but it is a subtle background flavour that enhances the main taste, rather than spoiling it. If you are a fan of meaty bacon flavour crisps, then these will be right up your street. They are a bit different as they are pretzel shaped, but are perfect for seasonal nibbles. Think posh Frazzles for your guests! ;-)