Mr. Pretzels packs a big flavour in a small snack

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Last week, a small group of fellow Cord employees and I had an incredible time taste testing the different pretzel flavours featured at one of Conestoga Mall’s most recent food additions, Mr. Pretzels.

All of us had tried their pretzels at one point or another and we all had developed a strong addiction. Then the idea came up to try as many of their different flavours as possible. We had a great time, and we even made a video out of it.

For those of you who have never been, Mr. Pretzels has their menu divided in two. Half of their flavours are savoury, primarily salty and with different spices and seasonings; while the other half of the menu is sweet, great snacks with different sauces for desert.

This article is designed to help demonstrate our experiences tasting their menu, and can hopefully help you choose your next pretzel.

Our grading system was systematic, we each tried one pretzel at a time and then assigned it a score out of ten individually, from there all the scores were tallied, 30 was then the highest score that could be achieved.

Overall it was difficult at times because the base pretzel itself is incredibly tasty, especially if get one of the freshly made ones that you can eat right away. It’s the toppings that make all the difference, and at $3.75 for each pretzel, you need to get your bang for your buck.

The highest ranked sweet pretzel, and the only with a perfect score of 30, was the sugar cinnamon. This was everyone’s favourite pretzel, completely covered in cinnamon flavoured sugar goodness. Its sweet and the perfect desert, just do yourself a favour and go and try this one.

Getting into our actual thoughts on each pretzel we’ll start at what we thought was the weakest which was the vanilla.

Overall it was a bit too on the sweet side and like a sugar frosting; however, we thought it would be better drizzled on the pretzel itself rather than dipping it like we were.

Among some of the lower ranked pretzels were strawberry vanilla, caramel and sesame for a variety of reasons. Some thought they were too sweet or too simple in looking for the best pretzel. It is important to note however that each individual ranking was at times fairly different.

Getting in to the higher ranked pretzels we have the original salt, Napolitano, and parmesan. These were delicious savoury pretzels that really delivered on flavour. The salt and parmesan were simple, delicious, and classic flavours.

The Napolitano tasted like a garlic breadstick according to one of the reviewers. However, what kept these from reaching the top rated was that they were too simple. In any case these are definitely worth trying.

The highest ranked savoury pretzel, which was also my favourite overall, was the Toscana, which came with red pepper, garlic and salt. These flavours and spices turn what is already a solid pretzel into an excellent bread stick like taste. Seriously worth the money.

The highest ranked sweet pretzel, and the only with a perfect score of 30, was the sugar cinnamon. This was everyone’s favourite pretzel, completely covered in cinnamon flavoured sugar goodness. Its sweet and the perfect desert, just do yourself a favour and go and try this one.

A serious shout goes out from us to Mr. Pretzels’ employees. They went above and beyond being kind and accommodating, even with our incredibly large order.

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