Product Type: Nestle Chocolate
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Nestle Pretzel Flipz
Member Name: magenta23
Nestle Pretzel Flipz
Disadvantages: Need to search for them, pricey
A few (or probably a few more than a few) years ago, there was a product that came out that I adored, I remember buying little bags of them form Superdrug for about 50p, they were called Pretzel Flipz. Real crunchy salted pretzels covered in milk chocolate or white fudge. I believe you can now get a dark chocolate variety in the US. It seems though, I was the only one who used to obsess over these gorgeous creations, because they were soon no more, over here anyway.
I was so excited a few weeks ago however, when I found a rare stockist of these still in existence. Garson's Farm is a farm, pick your own and garden centre in Esher, Surrey. The farm shop there has a section which seems to cater for Amercians over here that miss the brands they love from home. However, these products aren't cheap as they are imported, though I loved my Pretzel Flipz so much I parted with £4.99 for my bag, admittedly this was a huge 212g bag, but nevertheless an expensive way to cure a craving.
I've since seen them since in other places, mainly department stores which have an imported food range, such as Bentalls and Fenwick, they sell them for much the same price, however.
So why do I like them so much? Were they as good as I remember? I think these are an acquired taste, it's become a cliché, but a bit of a marmite product. I guess there were more haters than lovers. Most people don't like them because of the salty and sweet tastes together. I admit is unusual, bit in my opinion not unpleasant. The pretzels are normal salted crunchy pretzels and the chocolate is made by Nestle, so it's fairly good quality. The salty edge seems to take away the sicklyness of eating lots of chocolate, which makes them all do easy to devour in large quantities!
I have to say though, much as I enjoyed them, they weren't as good as I remember. I guess the product had a journey and I don't know how long they had been sitting at the other end or indeed in the shop I bought them from. They were in date and crunchy still but the chocolate was beginning to bloom slightly, whilst not bad for you slightly takes the appeal away as they don't look as shiny and delicious. I guess there's not a huge deal of demand so the product isn't number one priority for the shop, which have probably stored them incorrectly.
As I mentioned the chocolate used in the product is Nestle, but they are now products but DeMet's Candy company who purchased the brand from Nestle in 2003. I've mentioned a few retailers where they can be purchased and they are also a range of online stockists in you type Pretzel Flipz into Google, or visit DeMet's website, which is actually rather funky! They seem to cost £6.99 and upwards per bag online without postage, which I was surprised at considering I paid less on an expensive little farm shop.
Right, biscuit, salt and chocolate? Who wants to know just how bad these are for you, well I'd rather not considering how many I've just devoured but in the interests of writing a very useful (I hope!) review here goes. According to the manufacturer's website my 7.5 oz / 212g should have contained 7 servings. Per serving in states that the product contains 130 calories and 5g of fat. Doesn't sound to bad does it? Well it wouldn't be if I hadn't have done my bag in two sittings. 7 servings indeed! Pah!
Well I'm sure you can tell, I like these things. So it's full marks from me but I can see why they wouldn't be to everyone's taste. If you have tried them before and have an adventurous palette, I recommend them. Maybe get someone else to treat you though!
Summary: A product I love, but not many other do, clearly!