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Monday, August 11, 2008

If You Love Pizza Crust...

Kim and Scott's pizza pretzelsThere are a lot of great ways to fulfill your pizza cravings when you are dieting by putting ingredients like tomato sauce, low calorie mozzarella cheese, your favorite veggies, and turkey pepperoni on bread substitutes like a low carb & low calorie whole wheat tortilla, low calorie pita bread, english muffins, or in potato skins. However, while these pizza creations are great, they still leave a bit to be desired for those of us that love pizza crust as much as they love pizza (like me!). I've combed through dozens of boxes of pizzas with real crust at various supermarkets, always having to put them back, disappointed by the high caloric content. That was, until I found Kim and Scott's Gourmet Pizza Pretzels...

If you love thick pizza crust, or you have been searching for a more authentic, low calorie pizza crust option, then you absolutely MUST seek out these pretzels and try them. These pretzels are made from yummy dough which tastes exactly like pizza crust (it doesn't taste like it is low calorie at all). Each pretzel is stuffed with yummy homemade tomato sauce and delicious mozzarella cheese which makes eating one a lot like eating a piece of homemade, soft, doughy thick-crust pizza from a restaurant.

On top of being totally delicious, these pretzels are 100% natural, vegetarian, preservative & trans fat free. I find that they make a yummy and are one of the best low calorie lunch options (and of course low calorie pizza options) I have found, coming in at 280 calories, or 6 WW points (they have 12g of protein which helps make them really filling). Each pretzel also contains good amounts of both iron and calcium.

I buy my Kim and Scott's pretzels at Whole Foods in the freezer section (look for a black box). I also found a store locator on their site, which you can use to find a store that carries them near you, or you can buy them directly from Kim and Scott online.

These pretzels also come in many other yummy sounding flavors (Chocolate Crumble, Apple Cinnamon, Spinach Feta, Grilled Cheese, Sourdough Parmesan, Jalapeno Pepper, and Traditional Bavarian) that I have yet to find and try (so they may or may not be low calorie). Please let me know if you've tried them!

Enjoy!
Juliet

6 comments:

Megan said...

Thanks for this review. I have seen some of the other flavors at Whole Foods and have been curious about them. The fruity and cinnamon ones would be great for a special breakfast.

Meg said...

I am not sure if you would get my e-mail so I thought I would respond to your comment here.

Juliet,

Here is a link to the nutritional info on the milk. It is pretty similar to the other milk substitutes. http://www.worldpantry.com/cgi-bin/ncommerce3/ProductDisplay?prmenbr=655972&prrfnbr=950031

Here is a link to the actual hemp protein that I mix into oatmeal and shakes. It adds a nutty flavor and I feel that the protein is as good as in other protein supplements. It also has a high fiber count. It is higher in fat, but it is all good fat. I usually use a tbsp at a time because it is a strong nutty taste. I might experiment with using more at a time. http://www.worldpantry.com/cgi-bin/ncommerce3/ProductDisplay?prmenbr=655972&prrfnbr=708933

Anonymous said...

I think your nutritionals on these pretzels may be wrong...

http://store.kimandscotts.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=8_13&products_id=135

Looks like there's 415 calories per pretzel to me!

Juliet said...

An update (and good news!) -- I sent this email to Kim and Scotts:

"I went to Whole Foods this weekend and bought another box of the pizza pretzels. They still say 280 calories / pretzel on them. The neat part is that they say 280 calories / 4 oz pretzel, whereas your website says 415 calories / 6 oz serving. I weighed each of the pretzels in the box and they are 4 ounces (some a bit less even).

So, assuming the box is correct for a 4 oz serving (the math works out since 280 is approximately 2/3 of 415), and that your pretzels continue to be 4 ounces, you might want to consider changing what is on your web site to a 4 oz serving."

They wrote back and confirmed that the pretzels they sell online are 6 ounces vs. the ones available at stores like Whole Foods which are 4 ounces. That is great news and explains the difference in calories!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for clearing that up, I was about to be heart broken, and thank goodness they sell smaller ones to Whole Foods, yay!

AB said...

How do you heat them? The box is completely inaccurate. Even at 350 for 15 minutes, the middle is still cold and gross.

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