Having lived near Dallas for more than five years now, I've come to appreciate the wide variety of restaurants and cuisines available within easy driving distance. There is apparently a raging debate as to which U.S. city has the most restaurants per capita, but it's safe to say that Dallas is definitely in the running. However, even with all this variety, there are still several foods I miss from my childhood in New Jersey -- foods that either taste differently in different parts of the country, or that aren't quite as popular in Texas as they are in the Northeast. Specifically, I'm thinking of three of my favorites: pizza, bagels and pretzels.
I can't offer much optimism for people outside of the Northeast when it comes to finding the pizza and bagels I grew up with, but I'm pleased to say that Frito-Lay is doing its part to spread the pretzel love by offering several holiday flavors of Rold Gold pretzels:
- Classic Dipped Tiny Twists coated with milk chocolate
- Dark Dipped Bavarian Twists covered in dark chocolate
- Peppermint Dipped Snowflakes draped with peppermint-flavored white fudge
- White Dipped Honey Braided Twists wrapped in white chocolate
These four flavors -- some of which could previously be found only in the Northeast -- are now available in many parts of the contiguous U.S., and are rolling out in December to many additional locations. Want to see if they're available in your area? Check out our "Where to Buy" product locator on the Frito-Lay website.
I was lucky enough to get to try all four flavors earlier this year as part of a special taste test, and I am happy to report that they are all delicious. My favorite? Surprisingly, the White Dipped Honey Braided Twists. I had never previously enjoyed white chocolate as much as milk chocolate, but the combination of the white chocolate and honey wheat flavors make this a terrific treat.
Have you tried any of the new Rold Gold holiday flavors yet? What's your favorite?