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Feb 20, 2011

Review: Nabisco - Ritz Munchables Pretzel Thins Spicy Chipotle Cheddar

Nabisco's new Ritz Munchable Pretzel Thins Spicy Chipotle Cheddar flavor are an interesting take on the common pretzel. They're a cross between a pretzel and a Ritz cracker.

$3.49 buys you a 12.25-ounce box. Sale price will typically range from $2.00 to $2.50.

First off, because of the thin shape and air pockets, Ritz Pretzel Thins are crisp but not as hard as normal, denser pretzels. Nabisco describes it as "pretzel outside + cracker inside" and it's a pretty apt description.

The flavor is fairly interesting; there's the sweetness you expect from a Ritz cracker, the saltiness and texture of a pretzel thin, and the initial but not overbearing taste of powdered cheese followed by a brief heat from chipotle peppers.
Eating a few, I found the Cheddar Chipotle Ritz Pretzel Thins to be very pleasant, not too salty, and well-balanced. However, in eating several crackers in rapid succession, the flavors and salt were much stronger than I would have liked and the heat actually builds a bit but never to an uncomfortable level.

Before trying Ritz Spicy Chipotle Cheddar Pretzel Thins, I would have written them off as being too gimmicky, but having tried them, I have to say they're quite good especially as something to slowly snack on.

Nutritional Info - Nabisco Ritz Munchables Pretzel Thins Spicy Chipotle Cheddar - 15 pieces (29g)
Calories - 140 (from Fat - 50)
Fat - 5g (Saturated Fat - 1g)
Sodium - 350mg
Carbs - 20g (Sugar - 3g)
Protein - 2g


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1 comment :

  1. I haven't tried this particular flavor but Pretzel Thins are freaking great. I love the texture, they're very unique.

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