Roast Pretz is not far behind Tomato Pretz and Salad Pretz in being a staple flavour. For the longest time, I’d assumed Roast Pretz was the original, unseasoned version of the Tomato and Salad Pretz, tasting something like a salted pretzel with a toasted flavour. And I wrong! Of course, if I’d learned to read basic Japanese earlier, I’d have known that ツぶ ツぶ シュガコット referred to the crystallised sugar coating.
Roast Pretz are sweet, contrary to my assumption, and the crystallised sugar coating makes them super crispy.
After an initial hit of sweetness, the buttery flavour of the biscuit comes through, leaving a sweet buttery finish. Indeed, the whole experience reminds one of eating an extra crunchy Pretzel Cookie (also coated in crystallised sugar) in the tins of Danish Butter Cookies.
So, Roast Pretz are an enjoyable sweet surprise. It’s one that makes sense sitting with the other savoury flavours as a staple Pretz, although umami flavour of Tomato Pretz remains the most addictive.
This box of Roast Pretz by Glico Japan contained two packs each with ~20 pieces. It was produced in Japan and purchased in Osaka, Japan in 2015.