I picked these sourdough nuggets up at Christmas Tree Shops and didn’t expect much despite claims of eye-watering habanero seasoning. Habanero is a very hot pepper though and these snacks do actually manage to live up to the name. The initial flavor is a milky, sweet sour cream flavor but once the nuggets are chewed for a few seconds a searing pepper heat takes over. The burn is a strong tongue and throat burn and had me taking deep breaths to cool my mouth. The pretzels themselves are not very crunchy or salty but they have some serious added seasoning. The creamy initial flavor is a bold contrast from the following heat and makes these enjoyable in addition to being spicy.
Rating on the Spice-O-Meter: 7/10
Bottom Line: Creamy and super spicy pretzel nuggets.
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