I grew up in New York and now live in Philly, two places known for their soft pretzels. Unfortunately, gluten-free soft pretzels aren’t as abundant as their crunchy counterparts. And when you’re hungering for a doughy, mustard-covered twist, even the best gluten-free pretzel sticks won’t cut it.
Kim & Scott’s, a traditional soft pretzel maker, must have heard the call. The company announced its new Gluten-Free Pretzel a few months ago, and I was lucky enough to get a sample.
The pretzels arrived 2 in a box, slightly thawed from the shipment process. I put one to the side and tossed the rest in the freezer for future snacking.
The pretzel was easy to make: simply zap it in the microwave for about 40 seconds, and enjoy. There was even a packet of salt crystals to sprinkle on top. As someone who’s not a big fan of salt, I was happy the pretzels didn’t come pre-loaded.
My pretzel was warm and chewy, with a golden appearance and slightly baked flavor, which I’m sure would be even more enhanced if I went the conventional oven route. There wasn’t a crumble or flake in sight, and it stood up well to a dip in my favorite mustard. The pretzel did get hard as it cooled, so I recommend eating swiftly rather than savoring the twist for too long.
According to a representative from Kim & Scott’s, this is the just the start of their foray into gluten-free. The company plans to expand its gluten-free line to include more pretzel varieties. Kim & Scott’s retail location, Café Twist, is also making gluten-free pretzel sandwiches, with a designated station for gluten-free food prep.
To purchase Kim & Scott’s Gluten-Free Pretzels online or find a local retailer, visit www.kimandscotts.com.