Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Review: Pretzel Crisps®

I was given the chance to review Pretzel Crisps! I have to say, I had seen these in stores, but had only ever tried the Original ones. So I was very excited to find out that there are so many flavors! They have: Honey Mustard and Onion, Buffalo Wing, Chipotle Cheddar, Sesame, Jalapeno Jack, Sea Salt and Cracked Pepper, Garlic Parmesan, Everything, and Original! I was very surprised by the large variety. 


As of late, these have become one of my favorite snacks. With all the different flavors, you can either eat them alone or with dip. My mom's favorite way to eat them is with Spinach Dip, but I prefer to eat eat them just by themselves. They are great either way. 

They taste like pretzels, but they are crispy like a chip! This has got to be the best way to eat Pretzels. 

My favorite flavor was the Garlic Parmesan, but another favorite in my house was the Jalapeno Jack. They now offer Mini's as well! 
As a Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator, I am always looking for great portable snack ideas for my clients to help them maintain or achieve a healthy lifestyle. Pretzels Crisps® are a great alternative to potato chips and other snack foods. They contain 110 calories per serving and 0-2 grams of fat (10-11 crisps) compared with 150 calories and 10 gram of fat (1 g saturated) per one ounce serving for potato chips.
The American Dietetic Association and American Heart Association recommend that the public should not consume trans fat and keep saturated fat consumption to a minimum. The American Heart Association recommends that individuals attain five to nine serving of fruits and vegetables daily, as well. Studies show that trans fat and saturated fat contribute to heart disease and raising bad cholesterol levels. Unfortunately, the majority of my clients, as well as most Americans, find it difficult to reduce their calorie and fat intake without sacrificing taste. Pretzel Crisps® are a great option for my clients to maintain a heart healthy, low calorie diet.
For those with special medical needs like diabetes and/or high cholesterol, Pretzels Crisps® does not contain trans or saturated fats and have only 21-23 grams of carbohydrate per serving (1 ½ carbohydrate exchanges). People with diabetes can easily fit Pretzel Crisps® in carbohydrate meal plan as a snack or with a meal and not raise blood glucose levels dramatically. They also do not contain any saturated and trans fat so they a great choice for those following a diet to reduce their cholesterol and manage their heart health.
Pretzel Crisps® easily fit in car glove compartments, lockers, backpacks, purses and desk drawers, making them great for travel or the “on the go” busy professional. These low fat and low calorie treats never sacrifice taste and definitely satisfy that “salt craving” we all house. Pretzel Crisps® come in a variety of different flavors so you never get bored. You can also add these crunchy and versatile snacks to your favorite yogurt, as a salad topper or create something new on your own. Have fun with them. I know I do.
Emily Mitchell, MS, RD, CSSD, CDE
Registered Dietitian
Certified Sports Specialist Dietitian
Certified Diabetes Educator
I love that these are healthier for you than other chips, and they are so versatile! They don't make a flavor that I didn't like. So much good about these! Try them for yourself! Located in the Deli.

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