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Product Review: Kim & Scott’s Soft Pretzels

Posted on | February 27, 2012 | No Comments

These gluten free soft pretzels went sent to me from Kim & Scott’s Gourmet Pretzels to try out.  The anticipation was killing me- I haven’t had a soft pretzel since going gluten free seven years ago!  These pretzels retail for $7.49,  and contain two soft pretzels.

These hand  twisted gluten free soft pretzels come prebaked and simply need to be warmed and topped with the included salt.  Since the package contains two methods of preparation, I tried a different method on each pretzel.  One pretzel I baked in the oven, the other I microwaved.  After warming, I moistened the pretzels with a bit of water before quickly sprinkling the salt on them. I found the water evaporated quickly from the warm pretzels, so I had to work fast, or else the salt would simply fall off the pretzel and onto my plate

In both scenarios, the pretzels looked very much like a tradition soft pretzel, with a golden toasted outside and a dense, chewy inside.   I found the microwaved pretzel to be slightly tough and very dry, it just didn’t taste good.  Oven preparation was definitely preferable.  The pretzel seemed to be heated more evenly, and although it was still dry, the chewiness that we love about soft pretzels seemed a bit more present. It was nice to notice that there wasn’t any grittiness or weird flavors that can be prominent with gluten free bread.  Nice!

I gave a portion to my children to try, with mixed results. My pretzel loving nine year old said it was “gross and dry” and promptly spit it out in the garbage.  My 12 year old said they were “not bad, but not great.”  I thought they were OK, and enjoyed more the novelty of being to eat a soft pretzel again.  I also found them on the dry side,  and promptly decided to dip them in GF queso. Yum!  Pour on the cheese and they are pretty darn tasty.

These aren’t something I would regularly keep in my freezer, but might be fun for a special occasion like a football tailgate, sports gathering, or movie party at home.

Rating:  2 1/2 stars

Pros: Looks great – close to a gluten pretzel, tastes best with queso or nacho cheese

Cons: very dry

NOTE: For details regarding the gluten free status of their products, as gluten products are also produced at their factory, visit for details regarding their precautions to prevent cross contamination.


Ingredients: gluten free flour blend ( tapioca flour, rice flour, potato starch, granulated sugar, xanathan gum, sea salt, sorghum flour, millet flour, quinoa flour, amaranth flour, teff flour, baking powder, guar gum), eggs, filtered water, canola oil, yeast, soda

Nutritional Snapshot: 150 calories, 5 g. fat, 40 mg sodium, 1 g. fiber, 3 g. sugar, 2 g. protein


To try these soft pretzels, check your local Whole Foods freezer section, or you may purchase them by the case at the Kim & Scott’s website.


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