I’m in love with Pretz — crispy little breadsticks covered in salt and umami. In Nagoya we did a riverside taste test: clockwise from the top left, we tried salad サラダ, gyoza 餃子, black pepper chicken wings 手羽先, and citrus すだち. The black pepper wings were the obvious winner.
A quick Google search of Pretz cemented my love — check out the YouTube cache here. Warning, it may cause seizures. Please take note that Pretz is pronounced like the classy Pennsylvania gas establishment Sheetz (Ah Sheetz! I dropped my Pretz!), not like the Pennsylvania snack food, the pretzel. The recommended method for eating Pretz is to snap them in half. I prefer to inhale them, teeth continuously chomping like the wood chipper in Fargo. “Where is Pancakes House?” Who cares, I have Pretz.
Snack food companies in Japan are good at throwing new, crazy flavors at you so you’ll continue to buy their products, as if the addict needs another excuse. A recent find, just butter ジャガバタ:
And there are many, many more. Sorry crafts, it looks like I have a new hobby.
This sounds like it would pretty much be my dream snack food. I have had a major pretzel problem lately. Thank god there are many many mile between me and a readily available supply of those suckers.
Ha! I’m not so lucky. Salt salt salt salt…
The crucial question, are there good kettle cooked potato chips available? I’m afraid WP will have a problem on our trip otherwise.