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Munch On A Pretzel

My mom is never far away from pretzels. They are her all-time favorite snack and bags can be found in her car, her purse, and her bedroom. She goes through random pretzel phases - when I was young she only ate Rold Gold thin twisted and now she prefers Snyder's nibs and sticks (dip them in cream cheese for a PartyFamily classic snack time treat). If you love pretzels like she does, or if you haven't munched on the chip alternative, do so today because it's National Pretzel Day. Pretzels are believed to be the world's oldest snack and date back to 610 AD France. Back then, monks baked thin strips of dough into the shape of children's arms folded in prayer and then sprinkled the end result with a little bit of salt. The pretzel, which has many forms and textures (I prefer the crisp over the big, soft doughy ones you get at the mall), evolved from the soft chewy version into the crunchy hard variety due to a baker's error. Apparently the story goes that a baker accidentally put the dough in the oven before he allowed it to rise. He forgot about the pretzels baking in the oven (pretty crappy baker, right?) and baked them for much too long causing the pretzels to be hard and crunchy... and wildly popular.

What kind of pretzel do you enjoy?

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yayapapaya yayapapaya 10 years
i like mine hard and unsalted, i don't care what brand.
mandiesoh mandiesoh 10 years
Auntie Anne's Cinnamon & Sugar Pretzel. huge, soft, warm and moist. :drool: :drool: im actually not a fan of the hard little ones sold in bags as snacks!
SU3 SU3 10 years
ooooh I love Snyder's pretzels... especially the Jalapeno Cheddar Sandwiches! :DROOL: A friend had them at a BBQ not too long ago and I totally hogged them! :P
designergirl designergirl 10 years
I love Synder's. And I'm ashamed to admit it, but I love their ones stuffed with peanut butter in them. I can eat a whole bag in one sitting!
lorioz lorioz 10 years
I love soft pretzels dipped in honey mustard!
crispet1 crispet1 10 years
Pretzels are great for football season!
ccsugar ccsugar 10 years
I love the giant hot ones you get at baseball games, with a side of mustard! YUM!
jendudley jendudley 10 years
I like Snyders flavored pretzels. Honey Mustard. Yummay!
Mama-Ward Mama-Ward 10 years
Honey-wheat hard pretzel twists. Sooooo good. The salty/slightly sweet combo is irresistible. I can go through a whole bag.
vickibug vickibug 10 years
Nothing beats a soft pretzel from Germany (beats Auntie Anne's any day!) and crispy hand-rolled pretzels from the Pennsylvania Dutch. Yum!
celebrity_soup celebrity_soup 10 years
lol theres a day for everything! is there a... cake day? or a pie day? those would be my fave days of the year!! :rotfl:
Beautifulbarbie Beautifulbarbie 10 years
Looks good.
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