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Great grub for a girls' night in

By unknown | Mar 19, 2009 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

Winter is creeping in and that means fewer girls' nights out and more girls' nights in. So in a bid to find goodies to be enjoyed while watching chick flicks this winter, we called up actress and budding author Mbali Mlotshwa.

Mbali can be seen on the SABC1 drama Soul City and Tshisa on Mondays and Tuesdays respectively.

She is also working on a children's book, The adventures of little Miss Entle, named after herself.

Mbali and her friends often have girls' nights in and so we thought we would get her to audition a series of pretzel snack brands for a great girls' night.

Our first brand was Sunbites cheese-flavoured pretzels. "I like the cute bug shapes they have made with the pretzels but they taste too cheesy," she said.

Mbali thought the packaging was inviting and was impressed that the brand shied away from using the ordinary pretzel shape. For this, Mbali gave Sunbites three out of five.

Snaxels pretzels were up next and they gave a very poor performance. "Everything about these pretzels is boring. The simple red packaging looks dull," she said.

"They taste very flat and need to be salted." She gave them a 1 ½ out of five.

Woolworths salted pretzels in a purple pack were next in line and they gave an average performance. "They taste like traditional pretzels. Though not heavily salted, you can still taste the pretzel flavour, with a slight sea salt taste." She gave them a three out of five.

Chio's Maxi Mix gave a very impressive performance. The Maxi Mix has a variety of pretzel flavours and shapes in their own pouches in the plastic container. "I like poppy-seed-star-shaped and the stickzel-cheese flavours," she said. She gave them four out of five.

Packed in a black pack with mustard detail - the standing ovation went to Pyott's for their honey and mustard flavoured pretzels. "The pack doesn't look like it's aimed at kids. They taste very good and there doesn't seem to be any artificial flavouring in them.

"They taste very, very good," Mbali smiled, digging her fingers into the pack for more. Pyott's got an outstanding five out of five.

Mbali walked off with leading actress Pyott's and supporting actress Chio's Maxi Mix and went home to round up her girls for a girls' night in! - Lerato Matsaneng


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