Glico Pretz: A Classic Japanese Pretzel Stick Snack
Ezaki Glico is a leading Japanese food company especially well-known for its snacks, candies, and sweets.
Now, their long-selling chocolate-coated pretzel sticks “Pocky”, also known as “Mikado”, are widely enjoyed in many countries around the world.
Actually, Glico Pocky was developed using the existent pretzel snack “Pretz” and was first introduced in Japan in 1966.
The pretzel stick snack known as the base of Pocky, Glico Pretz was released in 1963 initially by the name of “Butter Pretz”,
and now, as with Pocky, it has become a long-time favorite of Japanese people.
Glico Pretz comes in 5 flavors as of today (June 27, 2020); Crispy Pizza, Crispy Chicken, Ripe Tomato, Aromatic Roast, and this Umami Salad.
These pretzel sticks are lightly salted and have a nice crunch just like Pocky.
This Umami Salad Pretz is characterized by its addicting umami taste from 10 kinds of vegetables and bouillon.
With one bite, the umami spreads in the mouth, making the snack an absolute delight.
Ingredients and Nutrition Facts
Lastly, let’s see the specific ingredients and nutrition facts.
Based on the list on the side of the box, the Glico Pretz Umami Salad pretzel stick mainly consists of wheat flour, vegetable oil, shortening, sugar, dried potato, vegetable paste and bouillon, yeast, wheat protein, sake lees, salt, malt extract, dextrin, consommé seasoning, yeast extract, and pepper.
The calories per bag (34.5 grams) are 178 kcal and the snack contains 0.60g salt equivalents.