Review: New Snyder’s of Hanover Cinnamon & Sugar Sweet and Salty Pretzel Pieces, The Nosh Show Episode 21, & General Bitterness

Junk Food Nation, it’s Monday, and it is MLK Day, commemorating the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.   So I have off today, because it’s a federal holiday.  On federal holidays, I move like molasses, so my apologies for the lateness of this post.

Today, I am generally bitter for lots of reasons:

1. Both of my football picks were absolutely wrong this weekend. I took the Pats to cover, to win outright, AND the over – loser, loser, and loser.  Then I took the Niners to cover, to win outright AND the over…covered the over, but lost on the Niners BECAUSE COLIN KAEPERNICK INSISTS ON SKYING THE BALL INTO DIFFICULT COVERAGE.  YOU’RE NOT THE MAN, KAEP.  YOU’RE NOT.

2. Part of my general bitterness is due to my losing a futures bet of the Niners to win the NFC Championship AND to win the Super Bowl. YOU COST ME $200, KAEP.  THOSE 10-14 YD PASSES WERE WORKING SO WELL.  WHY ARE YOU TRYING TO BOMB IT INTO THE ENDZONE VS. RICHARD SHERMAN, YOU MORON?

3. As I was telling my buddy Rob yesterday, the Pats/Broncos game was such that whoever won, the narrative would be easy to write.  The Broncos won, so the story is “Peyton on a mission; we should’ve known the Pats would lose because of their underwhelming personnel.” If the Pats had won, the sotry would’ve been “We should’ve known that even with their underwhelming personnel, Brady and Belichick find a way to win.” It’s clear to me, having watched both games, that the two best teams actually made it to the Super Bowl.  DO YOU HEAR ME, KAEP?? STOP KISSING YOUR BICEP AND START MAKING SMARTER PASSES, KAEP.

4. And this morning, I almost ran over two people on the way back from the grocery store because they weren’t walking in the crosswalk, I was making a left turn, and a couple came sprinting out into the middle of the road. I COULD’VE KILLED YOU, IDIOTS.  And then the guy gave me a look like *I* was the one in the wrong. ARE YOU KIDDING ME? I WANT TO HIT THE GAS AND RUN YOU OVER INTENTIONALLY NOW.

Glad I got that out of my system.  Meanwhile, THE NOSH SHOW EPISODE 21 IS OUT TODAY:

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Today’s junk food: New Snyder’s of Hanover Cinnamon & Sugar Sweet and Salty Pretzel Pieces!

New Snyder’s of Hanover Cinnamon & Sugar Sweet and Salty Pretzel Pieces

New Snyder’s of Hanover Cinnamon & Sugar Sweet and Salty Pretzel Pieces: The Money Shot

A while back, I tried New Snyder’s of Hanover Salted Caramel Sweet and Salty Pretzel Pieces. They were oooooh so good.  Those salted caramel pieces are on sale in stores, as well as THESE: New Snyder’s of Hanover Cinnamon & Sugar Sweet and Salty Pretzel Pieces.  It’s especially apropos that I’m reviewing these today since Ryan from Grub grade talked about these on the Nosh Show, above.

I bought this bag from the store, but then the good people at Snyder’s also sent me a couple for my friends to try.  SPOILER ALERT: Everyone has loved them.  Let’s get through some pictures and get right to the taste.

New Snyder’s of Hanover Cinnamon & Sugar Sweet and Salty Pretzel Pieces

New Snyder’s of Hanover Cinnamon & Sugar Sweet and Salty Pretzel Pieces: Cinnamon and sugar goodness

New Snyder’s of Hanover Cinnamon & Sugar Sweet and Salty Pretzel Pieces

New Snyder’s of Hanover Cinnamon & Sugar Sweet and Salty Pretzel Pieces: Low # of ingredients

New Snyder’s of Hanover Cinnamon & Sugar Sweet and Salty Pretzel Pieces

New Snyder’s of Hanover Cinnamon & Sugar Sweet and Salty Pretzel Pieces: bag smelled super buttery

New Snyder’s of Hanover Cinnamon & Sugar Sweet and Salty Pretzel Pieces

New Snyder’s of Hanover Cinnamon & Sugar Sweet and Salty Pretzel Pieces: Encrusted with cinnamon!

New Snyder’s of Hanover Cinnamon & Sugar Sweet and Salty Pretzel Pieces

New Snyder’s of Hanover Cinnamon & Sugar Sweet and Salty Pretzel Pieces: PLENTY of sugar

Ok, like I said before, everyone I know who has tried these New Snyder’s of Hanover Cinnamon & Sugar Sweet and Salty Pretzel Pieces has LOVED THEM. And, after sampling them myself, it is not hard to see why.

First, when I cracked open the bag, it smelled immediately of butter and cinnamon.  Ever make cinnamon toast when you were a kid?  Or had cinnamon french toast at a restaurant/diner?  Then this smell should be very familiar – buttery, sweet, cinnamon-y.  Strong aroma.  Made my mouth water.

Then, I crunched the pieces themselves – it had that wonderful expected Snyder’s pretzel piece crunch.  But the flavor itself was the kicker – warm and buttery flavor immediately, coupled with a nice sugary coating of sugar and cinnamon.  It was sweet but not TOO sweet; the sugar balanced with the spices JUST enough.  This reminded me of eating a crunchy churro – the Spanish fried doughnut sticks we all know and love.

For anyone who has gone through life loving cinnamon rolls, cinnamon danishes, churros, cinnamon and sugar donuts…these New Snyder’s of Hanover Cinnamon & Sugar Sweet and Salty Pretzel Pieces will fill another slot in your brain.  Snyder’s really knocked it out of the park with these.  These are dangerously good.

PURCHASED AT: Harris Teeter

COST: Regular Price, $3.69, but with a sale plus coupon, I paid $1.50 a bag. 

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Sincerely,

Junk Food Guy

 

Discuss - 10 Comments

  1. Sarah says:

    It doesn’t say anything about these being a limited edition so I hope they aren’t! I love all things cinnamon and it will take me awhile to get my hands on these! I read your old post for Dunkin Donuts cereal. I am 40 and don’t remember this at all! Your review made me ohhhhhh sooooo happy that I never knew about it!….when you said SPORES, my stomach turned over, gross!

    • junkfoodguy says:

      @Sarah: yeah, I hope they aren’t limited edition either. Both Sweet/Salty flavors have been AWESOME.

      And yes – the Dunkin Donuts cereal was …a horrible experience.

  2. Ashley says:

    Ahh I saw these in Wegmans knew I should’ve brought them! I love soft pretzels coated in cinnamon and sugar, and cinnamon buns! Eeek!

  3. alek says:

    Those look so good. Can’t find them in NYC been trying to look for them.

    It is true with dumb drivers. I cross the street and most of the time jerk drivers would cut me off. I would curse to that driver and sometimes another car would cut me off too.

    One time I nearly got my foot ran over at Washington Sq Park in NYC when I was walking on the crosswalk with the walk sign and this lady driver smoking a cigarette rushed to make the turn. I luckily stopped in time and yelled out profanities and she stopped the car. Opened the door and screamed at me yelling “DEAF PEOPLE SHOULDN”T BE HERE ON EARTH! THEY CANNOT EVEN PAY ATTENTION!” and drove off. It was so loud that people at the park looked at me. They did feel bad for me and thus the lady was never seen again

    • junkfoodguy says:

      @Alek: Well, that’s awful! I agree – the jerk can be both the driver or the walker. I NEVER try to cut off people in the crosswalk. Not cool.

      Here however, these people weren’t near a crosswalk; they ran ride out into the middle of the road randomly! Like, into oncoming traffic. Ugh.

  4. Kahnfucius says:

    The churro comparison is completely apt.

    You forgot one possible narrative if the Pats had won: stories about the mechanics of how Peyton’s head fell of his body. Still a possibility for the SB.

  5. Sarah says:

    Whatever, I still love ya Kaep!

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