I was placing an order online for some assorted and sundry stuff-vitamins, tea, fish oil, etc and happened to see an offer for a single pack of these pretzel sticks. It seemed like a good opportunity to give them a low-commitment try-so I did.
I chose the Cinnamon Toast flavor because I’m a sweets girl. Given an option between a salty or sweet snack-I’m going for sweet every time. They do also come in an original pretzel variety for you salty people. (Salty tastes, not salty attitude. But for those with salty attitude as well.
First off, these do contain soy protein. So if you are intolerant to soy, unfortunately these are no go for you. Sometimes soy gets my tummy too, but these seemed fine.
The single serving pack contained a healthy amount of pretzels, and had a good nutrition profile.
1 bag is 1.5 servings, so be aware of that when you calculate your numbers.
In 1 oz of pretzels was 120 calories, 5 grams of fat, 9 grams of carbohydrate of which 3 were fiber, and 10 grams of protein (from soy.)
Ingredients are all pronounceable and recognizable.
These were very crunchy, which is a good thing with pretzels. There was a touch of salt, which made the perfect salt/sweet combo. They had a good strong cinnamon flavor.
All in all, I would purchase these again. I’d like to try to original pretzels and see how they stack up to how I remember pretzels.
As far as fitting these into a healthy diet, I’d keep them as an occasional treat. They’d be great for serving at a party. Nutritionally, there’s not a ton of bang for the caloric buck as far as vitamins/minerals and micronutrients-and that’s why I’d keep them occasional. After all-processed food with a fairly low bang for buck value is still processed food-gluten free or not.
And actually, I read a great blog post yesterday on the True Nourishment blog that addressed some of the issues with processed gluten free foods. I found it interesting, and you can read the article “Gluten-Free: The New Junk” and decide what you think. I touched on my thoughts a bit in my post last week “Beyond the Gluten Free Label.”
As always-please leave your feedback and comments! Have you tried the Kay’s products and if so what did you think? What are your feelings on gluten free goodies?
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