5.29.2014

Interview with Pretzel Crisps

Who doesn’t love Pretzel Crisps?! Ever since the flat, crispy pretzels hit the market shelves years ago, they have been a staple in our pantries. We are always excited to see a new flavor addition from the company that reminds us to , “rethink your pretzel!” and we have yet to taste a flavor that we didn’t enjoy! You may view the Pretzel Crisps timeline here


Sarah Velasco: What is your mission?
Pretzel Crisps: Snack Factory’s mission is to offer the American consumer better for you snack options

Sarah Velasco: Can you tell us about some health benefits of eating Pretzel Crisps? Why is it a better-for-you snack?
Pretzel Crisps: Pretzel Crisps® are a modern twist on an old favorite. They combine the best part of the pretzel – all the flavor and crunch – but lighter, crispier and more versatile than ever before. Since 2004, Pretzel Crisps® have reinvented the pretzel category winning over the hearts and taste buds of snackers everywhere as the world’s first spreadable pretzel-shaped cracker. With its thin, crunchy, high-quality ingredients and sweet and savory flavors, it’s no wonder Pretzel Crisps® are the go-to, better-for-you snack choice. Available in a variety of low fat, baked varieties at only 110 calories per serving, Pretzel Crisps® are made without any trans fat, saturated fat or cholesterol. The exceptionally thin, flat-baked pretzel crackers have multiple uses in snacking. Whether eaten straight out of the bag, paired with other foods like meat, cheese, fruit and veggies or “skinny” dipped in your favorite low fat dip or spread, Pretzel Crisps® are the perfect snack to share with family and friends. So, bag the chips and reach for Pretzel Crisps®! One bite and you’ll rethink your pretzel!

Sarah Velasco: What types of products do you have?
Pretzel Crisps: Thin crunchy pretzel crackers!

Sarah Velasco: What are your top 3 bestsellers?
Pretzel Crisps: Original, Everything and Garlic Parmesan

Sarah Velasco: Can you tell readers two favorite recipes they can create using Pretzel Crisps?



Guilt -Free Onion Dip 
Ingredients:
2 cups 2% Greek yogurt
2 scallions (white & green), finely chopped (save some for garnish)
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
1 tsp onion powder
salt & pepper to taste


Recommended Pretzel Crisps Pairing: Honey Mustard & Onion

Mix all ingredients in a medium-size bowl with a wooden spoon and serve. Can be made a day ahead. Just mix again when you take it out of the refrigerator.

Makes 2 cups



5-Layer Mexican Dip
Ingredients:
15-oz can refried beans
1 cup of your favorite salsa
2 sweet red peppers, de-seeded and finely chopped
3 scallions (white part), sliced
2 medium avocados, seed and peel removed, mashed with a fork
juice of 1 lime
¼ cup low fat mayonnaise
1 clove garlic, minced
1 7-oz can sliced jalapenos, drained
3-4 sprigs fresh cilantro, minced
15-oz container sour cream
1 cup shredded low-fat pepperjack or cheddar cheese
2-3 small sweet red & orange peppers for garnish (optional)
Recommended Pretzel Crisps Pairing: Everything

Instructions:
First Layer
Spread refried beans on the bottom of a clear glass container or pie plate (around 7-8”).
Add 1 cup of salsa and mix well with refried beans.
Second Layer
Sprinkle chopped red peppers and sliced scallions over the first layer.
Third Layer
In a separate bowl, scoop out the meat of 2 medium avocados and mash with a fork and
lime juice.
Add ¼ tsp mayonnaise and garlic and mix well.
Spread over second layer with a spoon or a spatula.
Fourth Layer
Sprinkle chopped cilantro & jalapeno slices over the third layer.
Fifth Layer
Place a few dollops of sour cream on top and use a spoon or spatula to evenly
distribute.
Sprinkle shredded cheese generously over the top.
Garnish with yellow and red small sweet peppers (optional).

Makes approximate 2-1/2 cups

Sarah Velasco: Where can readers find your products?
Pretzel Crisps: We can be found in the deli section of all major grocers, and at Target, Walmart, Costco and BJs!

Sarah Velasco: Anything else we should know? 
Pretzel Crisps: We have four new flavors! Honey Mustard & Onion, Sea Salt & Cracked Pepper, Original MINIS and Cheddar MINIS!