Salad Pretz by Glico Japan is the final triad making up the triad of mainstay Pretz flavours along with Tomato Pretz and Roast Pretz. It’s taken a while for it to make its way on to this space because I’ve long considered its flavour very similar, but inferior, to Tomato Pretz which I purchase instead.
Flavouring something as ‘salad’ with no hint as to the components of the salad from which it finds inspiration is a confusing start. Salads can take on numerous different flavours, using countless combinations of ingredients and dressings. Indeed, Glico Japan is aware of this as there’s a Caesar Salad Pretz. Perhaps it’ll be a parsley and carrot salad like in the Salad Jagariko by Calbee?
There’s a pleasant umami-rich savoury smell that also comes through in the flavour with a balanced hint of sweetness and a pleasant vinegary flavour. The flavour recalls croutons in a salad rather than any single vegetable and is without the sweet tang of tomatoes in Tomato Pretz or the sour lime notes of Larb Pretz. Indeed, it’s similarity to Tomato Pretz means that this Salad Pretz has a very moreish flavour, which is enhanced by the savoury — rather than plain — crispy biscuit stick and the pleasant savoury aftertaste.
This box of Salad Pretz by Glico Japan contained 2 packs each with ~20 pieces. It was produced in Japan and purchased in Osaka, Japan in 2015.