Snyder’s of Hanover – Gluten Free Pretzel Sticks

I have no idea why these are so delicious, they’re made of goo: corn starch, potato starch, tapioca starch, palm oil, dextrose, cellulose gum, baking powder (sodium acid pyrophosphate, sodium bicarbonate, corn starch, mono-calcium phosphate), salt, citric acid, yeast, soy lecithin, soda.

Photo By Amy Gedgaudas

But certified gluten-free super normal pretzels, for under $3.00?  Time to warm up the pretzel dance.  Ever since I discovered these a few weeks ago at the local large yuppie supermarket, I have been buying bags and bags of ‘em on repeat.  I even wafted into sleep the other night thinking about their loveliness and contemplating some sort of pseudo Chex snack mix out of them.  On Mardi Gras day, be-speckled in googly-eyed slugs and a watery can hat, these were tucked away in zip lock bags for the munchin’.  I love them; they  taste, smell, look and crunch like normal pretzel sticks.  I doubt anyone would ever guess they’re xgfx, unless you gave them a weird eyebrow or something while you were handin’ them off.  They are, however, pretty gnarly if you get them wet (I threw one that landed on my dirty kitchen floor into the sink, and when I went back to dispose of it, it was like a horrible crime scene, the poor thing was bloated and unrecognizable).  Or, say if one or two were to fall off your lap while driving and you were to find ‘em on your seat the next day, DO NOT EAT!  So horrible stale.  For this reason, I don’t think these would do well dipped in chocolate, unless you ate them straight away without even blinking.  But I’ve heard of worse than, y’know, chocolate covered pretzel sticks that needed quick consumption.

Photo By Amy Gedgaudas


  • Not as expensive as other xgfx pretzels.
  • Made by a company that knows their pretzels, these would pass a TSA inspection with flying colors.
  • Crunchy, delicious, the perfect size for munching on the run.
  • A 30 stick binge has 1.5g of fat and 110 calories.


  • They get stale fast, opened bags must be properly secured.
  • They’re nasty looking when they get wet.  Don’t dip these in moist concoctions and expect them to retain their integrity for extended hours.

Reviewed by Kittee Berns

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