Worth It or Not Worth It?: The Cheesesteak Pretzel

Would you blow your diet for the Pretzel Factory's new cheesesteak-pretzel hybrid?

The Pretzel Factory debuted its new cheesesteak-pretzel hybrid yesterday, marrying two of Philly’s most iconic and most beloved (yet decidedly unhealthy) foods into one big cheesy, doughy, meat-filled mess. Though the stats aren’t as bad as I first expected (340 calories, 8 g. fat, 4 g. sat. fat, 46 g. carbs, 1 g. fiber, 23 g. protein), is it worth it?

Keep in mind, that when asked to reveal where the beef stuffed inside comes from—or even what grade of meat they’re using—I was told, “everything else we must keep confidential as we do not want to make it easier for our competition to duplicate.”

For $3.50 a pop, I guess one can’t expect grass-fed.


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