Food of the Eighties, Mr Salty Pretzels
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I think Mr. Salty was a sailor. It also was in twists! I loved these.
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Lori - June 11, 2007 - Report this comment
I have a stuffed Mister Salty pretzel doll that Im trying to find info on. Can anyone help?
SZA - July 11, 2008 - Report this comment
I always used to be so disappointed because the box didn't contain any pretzels that actually looked like Mr. Salty. :( Looking at the box now, though, all I can think is, Gross - look at all the salt on those damn things!
karen mottola - July 30, 2008 - Report this comment
where did Mister salty sticks in a box go. I can no longer find them in stores
tesawi - August 11, 2008 - Report this comment
The best darned pretzels on the planet! I'd love find them again.
MrTroy - August 27, 2008 - Report this comment
They could never market it now... with the health craze... like we need MORE damn salt... look at the salt on those things! They would be good though.
Dorene - September 10, 2008 - Report this comment
These were yummy...great texture and loads of salt, like a good pretzel should be!
Nonnie Muss - September 14, 2008 - Report this comment
Meijer's grocery chain carries a brand called "Salty Stix" - in a blue box in the potato chip aisle - they tast just like Mr. Salty!
??? - September 15, 2008 - Report this comment
i hate your product
rainroosty - September 27, 2008 - Report this comment
I would love to have Mr. Salty pretzels available again!
Andria - January 27, 2009 - Report this comment
These weren't that good, as I recall. Snyder's and Rold Gold were and are much better. The only thing I like about these was a reference to them made by Bill Maher, in which he stated that we needed "Mr. Gristle and Hardened Arteries Beefsteaks" and "Mr. Tar and Nicotine Cigarettes", or something to that effect.
bmdm - February 07, 2009 - Report this comment
mr salty were the best-need to bring them back-nothing compares-rold gold & snyders suck!!!! nothing compares to mr salty!!!!
Cindy - February 23, 2009 - Report this comment
They were the best pretzels I'd ever had. I would love it if they went back into production! Those of you that thought they were too salty...they could always make a "lower sodium" product also. Please, please come back Mr Salty Pretzels!
MRTroy - February 23, 2009 - Report this comment
Or just eat any other pretzel product on the shelf.
Bonnie - February 25, 2009 - Report this comment
They were the best pretzels ever!!!!! How come when a really good product gets on the market they either change it or stop making it?
Rappi50 - March 07, 2009 - Report this comment
I also was a Mister Salty lover. Iused to eat them with apples. the salt added something to the apple's flavor. I still eat too much salt today. I wish I had a box right now. P.S. Don't care much for apples anymore!
The Lady - March 26, 2009 - Report this comment
*Note to Rappi50...I love salt on my apples!!
Nitzie - March 27, 2009 - Report this comment
I don't think Meijers carries the Schultz version of Salty Stix but the have Salty Stix by Anderson Pretzel Co. They use to be available at Woodmans but I don't know if they still are.
jg - March 29, 2009 - Report this comment
I just went to Meijers yesterday for the last time because I went there to get some of the Schultz Salty Stick Pretzels ( these are the only pretzels that taste like the original Mr Salty's) and now there carring the brand H.K Anderson ones and they do not taste the same and to make matters worse I can see why they did it. You get 10 oz's instead of 12 oz's making Meijers 30 cents more per box. And they taste stale on top of it.
Tom - May 07, 2009 - Report this comment
I used to get Schultz 'Salty Stix' (which admittedly were not as good as the old 'Mister Salty')at Farm and Fleet in Illinois, but now they too have the Anderson 'Salty Stix', which are decidedly inferior. Schultz holds the right to the 'Salty Stix' trademark, so what's going on here?
victoria - May 11, 2009 - Report this comment
I Loved Mr.Salty, I used to be able to find them at LOngs drug stores but can no longer find them, What Happened??
Hawkeye36 - May 27, 2009 - Report this comment
I live in the Hanover area and I recall that Shultz merged with another company and now Salty Stix is under another brand, HK Anderson. I worked for Shultz and years ago Shultz was contracted to make Mr. Salty for Nabisco. The old formula never changed and the specifications stayed the same even though they were under a different name. That is likely the case still even though they are under HK Anderson.
Michael - May 29, 2009 - Report this comment
They are, by far, the best pretzels ever made Disappeared over a trademark fight between Nabisco and Schultz The Salty Stix are very very close but cannot find those either I will pay $500.00 to anybody who can supply me with Mr Salty pretzels
Lisa - June 02, 2009 - Report this comment
Im 23 and I remember Mr. Salty with very fond memories! They were my dad's favorite pretzel, and the entire family's too, and we had the little stuffed pretzel man at one point. We use to love getting the two sticks stuck together...that they often had. The pretzels were smaller/darker/saltier. As far as sodium goes...haha have people looked at their lean cuisine meals etc. A few good pretzels now and then wouldn't works with balance. For those of you looking for a good alternative...I suggest Shultz brand. Right now Dollar tree carries them in rods, sticks, and regular twists. I have also seen the extra thin/salty sticks in Factory Card and Party Outlet stores, and in Giant Eagle grocery stores (Ohio). Hope that helped some of you out!
christina - August 03, 2009 - Report this comment
I'm glad to know I am not the only one, who has been desperately trying to track Mr. Salty Pretzels down. Finding something as good, is like a quest for the 'holy grail'. As for the salt, I fondly remember rubbing the salt off each pretzel before I crunched into the dark ultra-thin pretzel.Yum-m-m My Dad,also, turned me onto them. West Coast source, San Francisco specifically?
Robbie - August 07, 2009 - Report this comment
I called Shultz and the lady there gave me a number for Wise Snacks. She says they will ship a case (12 boxes) to you. I'm going to give it a try.
Molly - August 31, 2009 - Report this comment
Nothing compares to Mr. Salty pretzels....and I have tried them all. Come on Nabisco, bring them back!
Lois - September 27, 2009 - Report this comment
I have searched for a pretzel to compare with Mr. Salty and there is no such thing. Please bring them back. They were without a doubt the best. Had a known they were going to disappear I would have bought a couple of cases
Stosh - October 07, 2009 - Report this comment
Just had 2 bags of H.K. Anderson Salty Stix, purchased in Palazzo Hotel, Las Vegas - they were fantastic - just like the good old Mr. Salty thin pretzels in my estimation. Searching online to order more, haven't found a source yet.
Bob - October 21, 2009 - Report this comment
They are made by the Anderson Pretzel Company in Lancaster, Pa.
Dan - November 24, 2009 - Report this comment
Mr. Salty, the best pretzel ever made, Hey Nabisco we want them back. Get busy and make us some.
LISA - November 30, 2009 - Report this comment
I am desperately looking to buy a Mr. Salty pretzel doll. I think that he is a stuffed toy, yet bendable. Can anyone help me in this matter?? PLEASE !!!! MAMAHET@HOTMAIL.COM
Jill - December 30, 2009 - Report this comment
Does anyone remember the Mr. Salty round pretzel? I think they were called "coctail pretzles". My grandmother used to keep them in a dish on the coffee table - They were a little puffed up in the center and probably a little smaller than a quarter in size. They were the best!
Mike - January 05, 2010 - Report this comment
I think their name may have had something to do with their demise. The word 'salt' or 'salty' is a dirty work nowadays amongst health-conscious individuals. 'Sugar' is another bad worb too. Does anyone remember 'Sugar Pops' cereal? It's now called 'Corn Pops'. Remember 'Sugar smacks'? Now they're 'Honey Smacks'.
cathie - January 08, 2010 - Report this comment
h.k. anderson salty stix ultrathin pretzels are exactly like mr. salty's were. i found them at big lots, in a box for $2.00. distributed by anderson bakery, inc. lancaster, pa. here's a list of where you can find them or a request form: also, check out the blog at cheers!
linnie_lou - January 27, 2010 - Report this comment
Well I am going to try the HK Salty Sticks. I looked them up and It's listed locations to buy them,
Ken - February 09, 2010 - Report this comment
Longs Drugs use to carry them but, when CVS took over, they were discontinued.
Carla - February 10, 2010 - Report this comment
I thought I was alone in my craving for Mr. Salty Sticks. I guess I will give HK Anderson a try if I can find a place other than Amazon, I really don't want to buyn 12 boxes until I'm sure I will like them. Does anyone know where I can get them in Los Angeles? I'm willing to travel if they are the same.
aron - February 10, 2010 - Report this comment
check krogers in dallas texas.
catherine - March 01, 2010 - Report this comment
The Ritz Snack Mix 100 calorie packs have what I swear are the original mister salty pretzels in them. Of course, you have to dig through all of the crackers to get the few pretzels in each bag-but until I find the good old box-I buy these snack mixes by the case!
Julius - March 02, 2010 - Report this comment
I remember getting two stuck together and calling them "doublers"
KEITH - March 26, 2010 - Report this comment
These were the best pretzels ever made. Thin and covered in salt. Who gives a crap about the health? If that was the case the oreo cookie would be long gone too. Come on Nabisco! Step it up and bring them back!!!!
deewomyn - April 09, 2010 - Report this comment
The closest pretzel that I have found are the Shultz Salty Stix...or if you are near a Farm & Fleet, they have some really good thin pretzel sticks!! They are called H.K. Anderson Salty's the link!!
Chris - June 12, 2010 - Report this comment
I used to get the Mister Salty sticks. I ate them plain a lot, but I also put four or five sticks side by side, put them on a piece of cheese, then eat the whole thing. Freaking awesome!
Yshbl48 - June 12, 2010 - Report this comment
I Need Mr. Salty pretzles, Nabisco should bring them back NOW! there is not a pretzle that compaires to mr. salty the sticks where my favorite, anyone want to start a boycot on nabisco until they bring them back
Robyn Hickman - July 16, 2010 - Report this comment
I used to eat Mr Salty Pretzels every Monday night and dip them in milk while I watched "Laugh-In" on TV. There isn't another pretzel that compares. We need to bring these back along with Zwieback Toasts and Wise Potato Chips
brian nelson - July 18, 2010 - Report this comment
Bring the damn things back already!
Bill - August 10, 2010 - Report this comment
Mr. Salty was very good in the 1970s, then deteriorated (overcooked, dry), but then rejuvenated in the 1980s, then disappeared. Too bad as they were so good. Anderson's is the best replacement I've found, often at Dollar Stores and Big Lots. Not sure why the geniuses at Nabisco can't bring them back.
rose - August 14, 2010 - Report this comment
I also had a Mister Salty doll- it was like 12" high maybe and had the little hat and collar sewn on. My grandmother sent in proofs from the boxes to get it for me. It was funny though because I've always hated pretzels- I never ate any of them.
isaac - September 18, 2010 - Report this comment
hey if anyone wants a mr salty pretzel store rack email me at rack is about 5 and a half feet tall and there are 4 racks on it if you are realy intrested in it i will seand you pictures
Bill Former - September 18, 2010 - Report this comment
Bill Mahr, if that's even how you spell his name did a bit on these before he turned into a left wing nut job. His line was, "F-you, Mr. Salty Pretzels," well had to be there.
Doug - December 17, 2010 - Report this comment
I too, was a huge fan of Mr Salty and found that Shultz Salty Stix are the closest to filling the void, yet are very hard to find. While Christmas shopping a couple of weeks ago, I picked up a 3 pound bag of Salty Stix at Cost Plus World Market. Suffice it to say, I'm good for awhile!
Eric - January 12, 2011 - Report this comment
Mr. Salty was the ONLY pretzel worth buying. Rold Gold and Snyders are pi** poor substitutes. I believe Mr. Salty was sacrificed at the corporate level in negotiations with the health fanatics, the same types who are responsible for the disappearance of fat from the outer edges of our steaks. Food police, pressuring companies to "do something" about the unhealthy food we want to eat. I suspect Nabisco said "Here, we'll discontinue our popular Mr. Salty pretzels," which no doubt had the highest proportion of salt of any of their products. Kraft owns the brand now and is using the name, but has not brought back our MIA prezels. As to Bill Maher, he did that piece before he realized that the GOP has become the party of nutjobs, dolts, racists, fascists and ethically-challenged self-servers. Oh yeah, and violent gun nuts.
pborder - January 17, 2011 - Report this comment
I grew up with Mr Salty Pretzels. I have memories of me and my dad eatng choclate ice cream and Mr. Salty pretzels. That is where I learned the awsome combo of chocolate and pretzels
JS - March 17, 2011 - Report this comment
I have a Mr. Pretzel Salty stuffed man...He is in very good condition and very cute! Have been holding on to him for a long time....Wish I knew a collector or someone who would like to purchase him. I would also like to know what he is worth to a collector. Any info would be appreciated!
Christine - September 03, 2011 - Report this comment
Mr. Salty very thin pretzels were one of my favorite snacks, I have to buy the Rold Gold sticks now, only because I have no other real choice, it's a shame that nabisco, now kraft can't bring them back, if not by the same name, than at least give it a shot, they were so good, nothing else tastes quite like them, and I did not feel they were any saltier than any other pretzel. I think that one thing that made them taste so good was how thin they were. Please, please Kraft bring them back!
George - November 24, 2011 - Report this comment
Mr Salty Pretzels were the best pretzel that ever made. They were loaded with salty goodness...I remember I used to eat a whole box in one sitting on occassion. They need to make them again and the person that decided to get rid of them is the biggest fool of all time.
Jeff Jarman - December 22, 2011 - Report this comment
They were the best!! Can they still be found?
Mary - February 16, 2012 - Report this comment
Mr. Salty Pretzels are still around. I found them at the World Market Grocery Store. They come in a 3lb bag and were about $5.00. My childhood memory is a family recipe(Nuts & Bolts) we have that called for them. I am reintroducing them to my kids and all their friends. They love the thiness of them!
Dan - March 23, 2012 - Report this comment
Half of the point of Mr. Salty pretzel sticks (and twists) by Nabisco was the salt; the other half was the recipe which gave them their flavor and crunch. They were the best around (I'm 56 y/o) but fell victim to the supposed "health craze". Funny though - the American population is getting fatter all the time yet they balk at advertising a pretzel as salty. HK Anderson salty stix are an inferior, though adequate, substitute and the best current alternative as all other brands are very thick and have a different taste (and waaayyy too little salt). I too wish that Nabisco would bring back their recipe. Oh, to be back in the good old days of the blue box...
allison - May 02, 2012 - Report this comment
Cost Plus World Market has them periodically. Trader Joe's did offer them under their own store label. And yes, GOP is filled to the brim with gun-toting, Bible-beating whack jobs voting against their self interests at every turn. Go Bill Maher!
Dawn - May 03, 2012 - Report this comment
Dominick's has a "Safeway" pretzel by "The Snack Artist" that I would swear is Mr. Salty!!!! One is "Twisted Treasure", they are wonderful.
Tom - May 23, 2012 - Report this comment
Rold Gold blows.
Snacking - August 29, 2012 - Report this comment
My mom made a snack mix with them that everyone loved --your comments made me realize why I could not duplicate- I need Mr. S! Looks like the box above says 10 ounces,anyone have any thoughts on historic size of box 1960-70s? thanks for a fun read!
Susan - November 26, 2012 - Report this comment
Does anyone know if Nabisco ran a contest to find a pretzel shaped like Mr. Salty? In the 80s, my dad found one like that in a box of Mr. Salty pretzels and saved it. He didn't save the box though and didn't remember if there was a contest going. Seems weird he actually found a pretty in that shape!
Charlie - February 14, 2014 - Report this comment
Apparently Kraft makes a Handi-snacks Mr. Salty and Cheese spread. It's on Amazon
Nancy - June 03, 2014 - Report this comment
I used to love then also we used to get the one that had the 3 rings and we would try to nibble around the edges with braking them
merry693 - August 02, 2014 - Report this comment
Mr. Pretzel Salty Stix is now H.K. Anderson Pretzel Stix. The salt has been reduced, supposedly from customer complaints. I buy them from Blain's Farm & Fleet. World Market does not sell them online. Big Lots used to carry them but we have not seen them in Big Lots in more than 3 years. Blain's charges a small shipping charge of $4.99. I believe Kraft owns the trademark Salty Stix.
Karen - December 30, 2014 - Report this comment
How I wish they would bring the best tasting pretzels ever back into circulation again.QXE
Lois - January 29, 2015 - Report this comment
I have had my daughter ship me Anderson's pretzels from FL as I cannot buy any thin and salty pretzels in UT. Can not compare with Mr. Salty. I can not understand why someone does not start baking a terrific pretzel like Mr. Salty. I always had them on hand; no others come close.
Kayren Queen Myers - May 21, 2015 - Report this comment
In the late 1950's early 1960's when I was in elementary school they sold pretzels in the school store. They came in long, flat boxes, probably 5 inches long and 2 inches wide. Those were the best pretzels! Do you think those were Mr. Salty's? They were skinny and crunchy and salty. I've never found anything that tasted as good.
Lena - May 24, 2015 - Report this comment
No pretzel can ever compare in taste to Mr. Salty. Thin, dark, crisp salted perfection. And the ones stuck together...jackpot. Who cares about the salt. The trend of salted caramel items has taken off. Nabisco, c'mon, do the right thing and bring back a classic.
Juniece Isola - July 06, 2015 - Report this comment
Mister Salty Pretzels very thin sticks I understood had been purchased by Mr. Planter Peanut company 50 years ago. The Mister Salty Nabisco shows are not the same.
Paul Kersey - July 09, 2015 - Report this comment
My wife and daughter used to get them for me from D'Agostino's.
ray - August 28, 2015 - Report this comment
come on marketing people, get on the ball,if you would read all these comments ,you would bring back the mr.salty thin I have been hooked on them for 60 years,because they are so good PLEASE READ!!!!
bobbi - August 31, 2015 - Report this comment
bachmann has pretzel stix get them for 2.00 for 6 boxes at walmart very saltly and real good
Rob - October 28, 2015 - Report this comment
Blain's Farm & Fleet doesn't sell H.K. Anderson Pretzel Stix any more. I can't find them anywhere, did they go out of business? I guess that 's the end of the pretzels of my youth.
Howard - January 11, 2016 - Report this comment
When my mom and dad would go out to the grocery store and leave us kids at home they would always ask us individually what we wanted them to bring us back. For me, it was ALWAYS Mr. Salty Pretzels. I loved them so much. Like others have mentioned, when you got the two (or sometimes three) pretzels stuck together you hit the jackpot. I am still trying to find them today and I'm 61 years old now. LOL
Jen davis - March 25, 2016 - Report this comment
I loved them as a young kid. Back in 90's worked at Brandon discount and we would get a stray box once in a while and I bought every one! A little older but they were mr. Salt y'all. Thus the craving I've had since I had them last too long ago!! Please bring them back!
Jen davis - March 25, 2016 - Report this comment
Just correcting they were mr. Salty's not saltyall lol
Ursula - March 27, 2016 - Report this comment
Bring them back! Loved them!
CatMM - April 24, 2016 - Report this comment
HK Anerson Ultrathin Pretzel Stix is VERY similar. When I wrote to HK Anderson they were not helpful - ask your grocer to carry. Amazon carried them but now they are "unavailable." Still looking.
Babs - May 04, 2016 - Report this comment
Was so disappointed when I could no longer find Mr. Salty same as I was disappointed when TV Time popcorn was discontinued & now I can't find Celeste 4 cheese individual pizza & Red Barren individual deep dish cheese.
Sandy Sue - July 06, 2016 - Report this comment
The Mr. Salty with lotsa salt, the straight thin type, OMG I loved them, so did my kids. I've tried others, end up tossing them in the garbage.
Bonny Lynn - November 20, 2016 - Report this comment
I wish Nabisco brought back the Mr Salty pretzel twists in the blue box. But stop and shop brand is good not great just ok Wise had a almost identical pretzel til they6stopped making where can you go??
Stacy - December 01, 2016 - Report this comment
If anyone is looking for Salty Stix, try World Market. They sell a 3 pound bag. I used to love Mr.Salty, these are the closest thing I have found to them
Sharon Bates - January 11, 2017 - Report this comment
HK Anderson is no longer making them. They were the last ones. I begged, I pleaded, I am sending this list to them. Visit their web-site, visit their facebook page. Demand they bring them back. My world will never be the same again!!!
The G man - January 14, 2017 - Report this comment
These were good
Michael D - June 13, 2017 - Report this comment
The closest to Mr. Salty I have found, and maybe just as good is "Grippo's" pretzel loops. They are made in Cincinnati and are available at Kroger stores.
Rob Lambert - June 23, 2017 - Report this comment
Nabisco introduced Mister Salty in 1968. The pretzels contained nearly double the salt of ordinary ones. The animated sailor appeared in TV commercials the first few years, including one that aired on the "Dr. Seuss Cat in the Hat" special over CBS (3/10/71). Oreos, Nilla Wafers, Lorna Doone and Ritz were the other products advertised on the show. The Cat was voiced by funnyman Allan Sherman, who died a year later at 48.
Carnegie Hill Books - November 12, 2017 - Report this comment
Apparently the predecessor to Nabisco's Mister Salty line was the Veri-thin line of pretzels. Nabisco used the Veri-thin name in conjunction with the Mister Salty line (as in Mister Salty Veri-thin Pretzel sticks)when the line was introduced in 1968
Kathy - December 07, 2017 - Report this comment
I loved Mr. Salty, along with Chesty potato chips. All the good brands are gone. So sad. However, if you're lucky, you can find pretzels that are close to Mr. Salty at Aldi's. I say "if you're lucky" because I bought some to try, loved them, went back to get more and it was like they'd been teleported to Jupiter. Gone and haven't been seen since. A clerk said a lot of their brand of products are just around for one shipment then they get no more. BUT, if you can find them, try them. Delicious!
anthony p - January 17, 2018 - Report this comment
Bachman pretzel stix in the little 1oz rectangle boxes are even better than mr salty and still made after all these years here in snack captitol usa -southern PA
John - August 10, 2018 - Report this comment
Wall Mart has thin pretzels like Mr Salty in 1 pound bags. You might have to order them on line like I did. UPS code78742 03061

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