I Try It So You Don’t Have To: Sabra Pretzel Crisps and Zesty Salsa Lemmonex December 3, 2008 Bizarre, I Try It So You Don't Have To, Reviews 5 Comments I was dreading the column this week. Now, I love trying all this weird stuff so you don’t have to…I consider it a duty and privilege. Yet, after Thanksgiving, I was feeling pretty full. I needed detox for a week. Lord knows some of the stuff I have eaten here is not for the faint of heart or for the health minded. So, when I eyed these pretzel chips and salsa, I could not have been happier. 70 calories! Also, I bet they aren’t totally disgusting. My prayers had been answered. I put down the abomination I had originally settled on and happily purchased. Let’s see is my compromise was fruitful… Smell: The chips don’t have a smell, while the salsa smells of onions and garlic. It is pretty standard stuff. Texture/Appearance: This is composed of two cups–one filled with pretzel chips, the other salsa–held together in a little pod by a plastic outerlayer. I was disappointed to see that about half the chips were broken when I opened the package. Not entirely shocking, but it does not make for clean and easy dipping. The salsa looked suitably chunky, though I was surprised to see large pieces of celery. Taste: I was nervous the pretzel crisps would taste stale, as refrigeration is generally not kind to dry goods. (These were chilling on the salad bar at my local grocery store.) These were perfectly crisp (truth in advertising!) and salted to perfection. The salsa was, in fact, quite zesty. The taste of sweet peppers is very present. I was impressed; it was quite a decent salsa. Final verdict: These were not bad. But for $1.50 a piece, I just don’t see the point. I know that individual portions are all the rage, but it seems a waste of money and packaging. These are a bit large and unwieldy to throw in with your lunch. It tastes fine, but it just doesn’t seem very functional. I will take a big bag of chips and a jar of salsa any day over this. ************************************************* Lemmonex writes almost daily about food, life, and the safety of six day old turkey and at her blog, Culinary Couture. The following two tabs change content below.BioLatest Posts Lemmonex Latest posts by Lemmonex (see all) I Try It So You Don’t Have To: Smucker’s Goober - February 4, 2009 I Try It So You Don’t Have To: Hi*Ball Energy Grapefruit - January 21, 2009 I Try It So You Don’t Have To: Vita Herring in Real Sour Cream - January 14, 2009 5 Responses Jon December 3rd, 2008 But what do they look like?! Reply B December 3rd, 2008 I unwrapped my single-blog-comment-use, shrink-wrapped keyboard just to type that emoticon. Now it goes in the trash. Reply Lemmonex December 4th, 2008 Jon, they look like pretzel chips. Nothing too remarkable, though I should have been more clear. B, I judge your emoticon…harshly. Reply The Foodie January 5th, 2009 Since the new year has begun my husband and I decided it was time for a full 2 week detox. After all of the holiday stomach stuffing we need it. We even decided to keep track of it day to day and posts recipes we use with photos while detoxing. Let me know what you think? The Foodie http://www.confessionsofafoodie.com/category/detox-cleansing-diets/ Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website Comment Current [email protected]* Leave this field empty Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.