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. 

Glico Pretz 

Glico Pretz Uma Salad Flavor

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 Umami Salad Flavor Pretzel Sticks

Glico Pretz comes in 5 flavors as of today (June 27, 2020); Crispy Pizza, Crispy Chicken, Ripe Tomato, Aromatic Roast, and this Umami Salad.

Glico Pretz Sticks

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

Glico Pretz Uma Salad Flavor Ingredients

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.

Glico Pretz Uma Salad Flavor Nutrition Facts

The calories per bag (34.5 grams) are 178 kcal and the snack contains 0.60g salt equivalents.


Hi, I'm Tomo, a Japanese blogger living in Niigata Prefecture, Japan. For the purpose of enriching your life, I would like to introduce things about Japan on this blog, especially unique Japanese products, cooking recipes, cultures, and facts and trivia.

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