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Penn State Snacks - A Giveaway!

Sunday, 24 October 2010

When I think of pretzels, Auntie Anne's pretzels come into mind. Sour cream and onion pretzel with melted cheese dip - Y.U.M. Those were the only pretzels I've been exposed to until I joined the food blogosphere a few years ago. That was when I learnt that apart from freshly baked, hand-rolled soft pretzels, hard and crunchy pretzels exist too. Baked, not fried, pretzels are a great alternative to crisps. Crispy pretzels are thought to be originated in the United States and have become popular in many countries. Though I have not noticed any sold in the UK until Penn State, which is the leading brand of pretzels in the UK, contacted me couple of weeks ago.

I was offered to sample their Christmas snack box which includes Spicy Jalfrezi Deli Chips, Sea Salted Pretzels and their most popular Sour Cream and Chive Pretzels.

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These came together with some tasty dips designed to complement the different Penn State flavours.

Penn state give away

The Sea Salted wheat pretzel knots were a bit dry, think I'm too used to the unhealthy fried potato crisps. Luckily, this was accompanied with a cinnamon infused dark chocolate dip with minimum 53.8% cocoa content (Cinnamon Wonderland). You have to melt the chocolate dip in the microwave, so it's served warm. Melted chocolate with a hint of cinnamon, need I say more? Absolutely delicious with the salted pretzels.

The Sour Cream & Chive on the other was pretty addictive. Made with wheat and potatoes, the texture of these pretzels was more like biscuits and less dry as compared to the sea salted ones. The sour cream and chive flavouring coating gave the pretzels an incredibly strong smell and each knot was packed full of flavours. Salty and tangy, so moreish. How I wish it came with a melted cheese dip, but the honey chili dip (Jingle bell chili) was also very delicious.

Lastly, Spicy Jalfrezi - a spiced potato and chickpea snack - with caramelised onion and thyme dip (Mistletoe & Thyme). This is my favourite combo. The flavour combo reminds me of chutney, a perfect match IMO.

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Feel free to mix and match of course, I'm already thinking of what to do with the leftover dips!

Penn State snacks are perfect as snacks in between meals or for pre-dinner parties as not only do they taste great, they are also much lower in fat than other snacks. Penn State Pretzels are available in most of the major grocery retailers in the UK. To check that your local supermarket stocks them please check availability here.

Thanks to Penn State, I have a Penn State Christmas Snack Box to give away.

Penn state give away

For a chance to win, do one or more of the following, or all to increase your chances of winning:
  • Visit Penn State's website and leave a comment below telling me which flavour you like/ would like to try, and remember to leave your email address as well.
  • Like my Facebook page AND leave a comment on my FB page telling me you did so.
  • "Like" Penn State Snacks on Facebook AND remember to leave a message telling me you did so.
  • Follow @pigpigscorner on Twitter AND tweet "Penn State Christmas Snack Box Give Away #penngiveaway @pigpigscorner".
  • Stumble this post (see the stumble button on the left side of this post?) and leave a comment telling me you’ve done so.
The competition ends at Midnight GMT 30th October, 2010 and is open to ANYONE from ANYWHERE. A winner will be selected using

Good Luck and stay tuned for more giveaways!


This competition is now closed and the winner is Susan!

"What a great giveaway and I'm impressed it's to anyone, anywhere! The sea salt and sour cream and chive both sound fantastic! We love pretzels here! They're such a great snack that isn't loaded with fat."


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