Monday, September 12, 2011

Kim and Scott’s New Gluten-free Pretzels

It’s been a long time since I’ve had a soft pretzel. I used to love the ones you can buy from the street vendors in New York City, but even if a vendor claimed to have a gluten-free version, I’m not sure I’d trust it. So I was excited when the folks at Kim and Scott’s offered to send me some of their gluten-free gourmet pretzels to try.

You may have heard of Kim and Scott's Gourmet Pretzels, or even seen them on QVC. Well, the news is that they now have a gluten-free pretzel -- it's a bavarian classic soft pretzel.

Right out of the box they looked really good. They come two to a package, and were delivered to me frozen. They will keep thawed for four days – and yes, I did manage to eat both of them in four days. The pretzels are fully cooked, but the package suggests heating them in the oven or microwave before eating. I used the toaster oven and it worked just fine.

The pretzels are gluten-free, nut-free, milk-free, and soy-free. They do contain eggs, which made them off limits for my egg-allergic son. They use a multi-grain gluten-free flour blend that includes tapioca, rice, sorghum, quinoa, amaranth, and teff flours – quite a lineup of grains. Each pretzel is only 150 calories. The package comes with coarse salt to be added, if you’d like. I chose to keep mine plain.

The bottom line? I am really happy with these pretzels. I would definitely recommend them, and would buy them. Twelve pretzels (six boxes of two) costs $32.95 at Kim and Scott’s website. I am hoping that local stores will start to carry them so we can buy just one box at a time.

Have you tried these pretzels yet? What do you think?

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