It is my sincere belief that, when done right, the pretzel is the single greatest snack on earth. A really well made pretzel is just head and shoulders above its snacking brethren. Even run-of-the-mill pretzels are da bomb. They have potential that no chip, no cracker, no other snack has. Everyone who thinks otherwise is wrong.
Note: I am excluding cookies as snacks. Cookies are a dessert. If we were to include cookies, that would change the calculus, and risk some sort of all-out “sweet vs salty” war. Also, too many cookies leave me feeling sick. That is never the case with pretzels. And cookies are best enjoyed with milk. You can’t stick a bottle of milk in your bag to utilize with the cookies you munch on through the day. Thus, pretzels take it.