Butter Pretz by Glico Japan

Slathering an unhealthy amount of but­ter on toast is one of my guilty pleas­ures. It tastes amaz­ing to me but the amount of but­ter I use hor­ri­fies D. It’s an occa­sion­al indul­gence, though, so I always pre­pare it just the way I enjoy it when I do indulge. And here, we have Butter Pretz by Glico Japan.

These Pretz are aimed at chil­dren, so they’re slightly short­er than the stand­ard size Pretz. Each bis­cuit stick has a but­ter glaze with none of the vis­ible dust­ing of season­ing you’d usu­ally find.

These Butter Pretz smell sweet, and on tast­ing there’s a savoury but­tery fla­vour as if the bis­cuit sticks have been brushed with a salted but­ter before bak­ing. The but­ter fla­vour is restrained and adds a pleas­ant fla­vour to the oth­er­wise plain bis­cuits, much like but­ter on plain toast. The but­ter fla­vour appears only briefly in the first moments of the bite before the toasty baked fla­vour of the bis­cuit dom­in­ates with a gentle sweetness.

These Pretz are as close as you’d likely get to ‘plain’ Pretz. I’d enjoy a rich­er but­ter fla­vour but milder fla­vours are a com­mon fea­ture of Pretz that are tar­geted at chil­dren who gen­er­ally have a more sens­it­ive palate.

This box of Butter Pretz by Glico Japan con­tained 1 bag each with ~20 bis­cuits. It was pro­duced in Japan and pur­chased in Okayama, Japan in 2015.