My posting here has been rather erratic as of late, and that’s partially because I haven’t had time to go hunt down some new candy excitement. (And partly because I’ve been spending too much time at bars after work). So I finally did it. I went to the store and picked up some new stuff. And since that store was Big Lots, it was new amazing stuff. You may be familiar with my previous foray into the Flix Candy line, the Box of Boogers. In opposition to my expectations, they turned out to be fruity and chewy and delicious. I can only hope to say the same about today’s candy: Spretzels. Well, not that they were fruity, but… you know what I mean.
Spretzels, which sounds like a name I would have made up myself because I love combining words to describe products, people, and experiences, is a product combining white chocolate “flavor”, pretzel balls, and sprinkles. I love a good sprinkle, and pretzel M&Ms are my jam, so that’s all good. The white chocolate flavor isn’t actual white chocolate, but I don’t expect that from my $1 confection, so we’re okay on that front, too. These Spretzels seem to come mostly in little singles and dyads, though there were a few larger clumps in my box. The white chocolate flavored coating is yellowy and a little dry, but a decent blanket to the pretzels. The sprinkles added a little bit of crunch, but since we’re talking pretzels, they were mostly just for decoration.
These aren’t anything terribly exciting, but I did find myself continually going back to the bag. The white chocolate flavoring, which is often overpowering in this sort of candy, was actually pretty low key. The pretzel balls had a decent amount of salt on them, which gave them that salty/sweet combo that some people just adore. These candies come in a movie theatre style box, and I could see them being a great option for mindlessly munching for a couple of hours (make sure you have a beverage, these are salty). The whole box will only set you back about 280 calories, which isn’t so much in the grand scheme of candy, and will probably last you longer than a Snickers bar. And Spretzels is more fun to say than Snickers. Try it. It’s a win/win.