Product Review: Mary’s Gone Crackers Sea Salt Pretzel Sticks

My nutritionist suggested I try Mary’s Gone Crackers pretzels and crackers, they are her ‘’go to” yeast free diet snack. In theory these are a great snack for a yeast free diet; made from whole grains, not flour, no sugar, gluten free and dairy free. I have tried the their crackers and didn’t particularly like them, but that was a few years ago so I was willing to try their products again. I really wanted to like these pretzels, not only are they the ‘perfect’ yeast free snack but also extremely healthy; 100% organic, vegan, no cholesterol and made from brown rice, quinoa, flax, sesame seed, amaranth and chia seeds.So here goes…my first negative review.

The pretzel sticks come in 3 flavors, Sea Salt , Chipotle Tomato, and Curry. I tried the Sea Salt, and for the price I paid, I was extremely disappointed. The pretzel sticks are incredibly hard, I thought I might crack my teeth with every bite I took. The sticks are actually hollow in the middle but just way too hard on the outside, something you would expect from a stale pretzel. They tasted a little burnt, and I just really did not care for the flavor at all. I would consider these the quintessential “cardboard” gluten free snack. When you hear people say that gluten free foods taste like cardboard, this is what they must be talking about.  Additionally, I couldn’t taste the “sea salt”, I actually didn’t taste any saltiness at all, I am very sensitive to salt and notice it all the time, even trace amounts, but not here. One more thing to add to the list, the seeds kept getting stuck in my teeth, not fun.

On a good note, Mary’s Gone Crackers are made in a 100% dedicated gluten free, dairy free and nut free facility. There is no possibility of cross contamination, so these snacks are safe, especially for those with severe allergies. A+ for this! If you can stand the taste or texture these are truly an ideal health snack, I really wish I liked them.

Would I be willing to try the cookies? Yes I would. Shocking, I know, but I would give it a chance because I am always looking for new snacks and there are plenty of brands I’ve come across where I’ve liked one product but disliked another. But by no means am I going to go out in search of the cookies and, honestly, I probably won’t buy them anytime soon. You think I’m being unfair? I am happy to try them then if you want to send me over a box.

Unfortunately, this still leaves me on a search of gluten free and yeast free pretzels…suggestions welcome.

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I've been on a gluten free diet since January 2009. It's been an adventure, and a challenge at times. I love to go to new restaurants and try new foods, and being gluten free can make eating out difficult at times. But I will not let my dietary restrictions get in my way of finding new restaurants and products. These are my stories of being a young women in a big city, eating out and trying new foods, all while NOT eating gluten. Like I said, it's an adventure and you are welcome to come along... Please note that as I try to eat gluten free 100% of the time, my intolerance is not as severe as others so please use caution when dining at restaurants that are not certified gluten free.

4 thoughts on “Product Review: Mary’s Gone Crackers Sea Salt Pretzel Sticks

  1. Ahh, I completely agree with you. I tried those pretezels before as well, and their name is spot on, they taste just like I expect twigs would; hard, bland, flavorless, twigs.

    1. Have you found any gluten free yeast free pretzels you like? I’m still looking for one…

  2. I don’t agree with any of these reviews. Mary’s Stix N Twigs are wonderful!
    I do agree that they are very hard (love it), but tasteless? NO!
    I for one LOVE hard and crunchy.These and the cracker line are so flavorful.I just love the line, and recommend to all.
    Thanks, Mary!

    1. I was searching for reviews of Mary’s Gone Crackers’ pretzels since I LOVE the crackers and practically salivate at the thought of trying a pretzel that is not traditionally “crumbly” but instead, very crispy and, yes, “hard”. I recently ordered the pretzels, as they are not sold in stores in my location. I hope for a snack packed with tons of seeds that does not turn into a big ball of gluten in my mouth when I eat it. I am not gluten-free but I have an aversion to flour-based snacks that essential return to the dough state once I start chewing them. Thanks for your review! I don’t think it was negative at all. I am looking forward to my MGC pretzels(YAY!!), and if I come across any other GF snacks that sound good, I will pass them your way.

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