Pretz (プリッツ, Purittsu) is a Japanese snack made by Ezaki Glico.[1] Like Ezaki Glico's other popular snack, Pocky, Pretz is stick-shaped and comes with a texture similar to pretzels. Unlike Pocky, Pretz is dusted with seasonings instead of enrobed in a flavoured fudge.

The roast (red) and salad (green) varieties of Pretz

Pretz comes in multiple varieties and three sizes: Regular, Kid's, and Giant. Most Pretz come in the Regular size, with some flavours also being offered in Giant size. The Kid's size is a smaller pack of Pretz and is sweeter to appeal to children. Kid's packages also come with a cartoon child on the package. The Double Pretz variety offers two separate flavours on a single Pretz stick (one flavor on each half) and the Meets Wine variety is a cheese-flavored Pretz named to suggest it be paired with wine.

FlavorsEdit

Pretz also differs from Pocky in that most of the flavours are savory rather than sweet. The following is a list of existing Pretz flavors:

Similar productsEdit

Similar snacks have been around in Germany, Austria and the US since at least the 1950s. Popular products typically spur other companies to make similar items and Pretz is no exception. Current Pretz-like snacks include Pringles Stix, Pepero and Nagaraya Sweet-Mini Pretzels.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "お土産の定番「ご当地プリッツ」で人気の味は". Weekly Toyo Keizai (in Japanese). August 23, 2017. Retrieved August 11, 2018.