Sunday NFL Taste Test: Pretzel

We put three top pretzel brands against each other to see which ones passed the crunch test.

Sure, you’ve got the 116″ flat screen that hasn’t even been released yet, the speakers that have already caused your elderly neighbors to call the police, and the oversized couch made from the skin of only the cutest of baby seals, but have you thought about what’s really important: What snacks are you going to put on the table? We hit the supermarket and put our editors through a rigorous blind taste test of snack foods to help you decide what to bring home for the big game on Sunday. Check back every Friday throughout football season for a new snack-food face-off.

Brand: UTZ

Price: $2.58

Score: 6.31

Verdict: Even though this contender came in last, it still won over hearts and had a fairly high score. These are for the cheapskate in you. 


“Right salt, right crunch”


“Taste like a pretzel”

Brand: Snyder’s

Price: $3.49

Score: 6.38

Verdict: Our tasters weren’t too fond of the thickness of the pretzel, but seemed on board with the taste. 


“A little thick”

“Needs more salt”

“Pretzel goodness”

And the winner is…

Brand:Rold Gold



Verdict: Coming in cheaper and way on top, Rold Gold proves that the classics never die.



“Tastes the best”

“Good crunch, good saltiness”

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