very first blog post I wrote was on snacks that reminded me of "home". In it, I waxed lyrical about the virtues of chocolate covered pretzels, or Pretzel Flipz, as they're branded in the States. Very salty and equally sweet, they're the one snack I pick up every time I'm back in the US.
But now, a game changer has entered the arena: Cadbury has made their own version of chocolate covered pretzels. I see a future for myself in this country.
I picked up a pack last week to test and brought them along with me on my trip to the Yorkshire Dales.
The result? Well, they're chocolate covered pretzels, made with creamy, Cadbury milk, but they're just not quite as satisfying as the American kind. "They're not ... crunchy enough," John mused between bites. Being the typical American, I observed: "They're not as big." The pretzels themselves also just aren't salty enough. Would it be wrong if I melted them a little and rolled them in some rough sea salt? Probably.
But at least they're here. I wonder how many Brits will actually buy them. Most seem repelled by the suggestion of this salty and sweet combination. "You cannot mix savory and sweet!" I've been told time and time again. "Don't knock it 'til you've tried it," I've responded smugly, tossing Pretzel Flipz back as the people I'm with look on in disgust.
Have you tried Cadbury's new chocolate covered pretzels? Are you a fan of this flavor combination?