I was quite the pretzel fiend before I was diagnosed with celiac disease, and nothing like having to follow a gluten free diet was going to stop my lifelong love for this snack. I love them small and crunchy, soft and salty, as sticks, twigs, or traditionally twisted.
As you can see below, I just plain love them!
These Glutinos are probably my favorite, unless you count the ones that look and taste (in my memory at least) like the little Rold Gold pretzels I used to consume by the bag when I ate gluten. The crunch on Glutinos is perfect, never soggy, and the saltiness is just where it needs to be. Apart from those criteria, I don't demand much else from my pretzels.
Oh, yes, that they not be coated. In chocolate, white or brown, in "yogurt" or what passes for it, or in anything but salt, or, if need be, sesame seeds (Glutino makes rings with sesame, not my favorite, but will do in a pinch). Glutino makes the coated pretzels. If you've tried them, could you let me know what they're like? I just can't see myself going through a bag of those odd items, but, who knows, if the reviews are stellar enough, I just might try!