Salad Pretz by Glico Japan

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.