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National Pretzel Day

26 Apr

Journalist Rocky the Squirrel here –

Keeping his paws on the nuts of the world –

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Today is National Pretzel Day – what a way to celebrate pretzels of all shapes and sizes.  How do you like your pretzels?  Straight, twisted, hard, soft, thick or thin?  Then think of all the different flavors you can get – cinnamon, raisin, salted, sesame, chocolate, jalapeno, bacon wrapped, stuffed with peanut butter, sour dough – served with mustard or cheese? AND let’s not forget about pretzel wrapped hot dogs – mmm.   Do you eat them straight out of the bag or do you prepare your own and bake them in the oven?

Pretzels are believed to be the world’s oldest snack and date back as far as 610 AD in Southern France. Monks baked thin strips of dough into the shape of a child’s arms folded in prayer. Add a little salt, and Voila! …the pretzel industry was born.

Pretzels also symbolize good fortune, bringing prosperity and spiritual wholeness with every bite. Wedding couples fell into the practice of breaking a pretzel, much like one might break a wishbone on Thanksgiving.  The person with the larger piece was assured domestic happiness. The pretzel, over time, came to symbolize the “tying of the marriage knot.”

 
 

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21 responses to “National Pretzel Day

  1. easyweimaraner

    04/26/2016 at 12:34 pm

    we only have salt sticks…. hope that isn’t a bad sign LOL

     
    • Piglove

      04/26/2016 at 12:35 pm

      Snorts! Does your stores just carry the salt sticks – no twisted pretzels? Oh brother, send me an SOS – I’ll send you some of the wonderful goodness. XOXO – Bacon

       
  2. databbiesotrouttowne

    04/26/2016 at 1:12 pm

    rocky….what a kewl post two day !!! we iz prette sure therz knot a pretzel out ther de food servizz gurl haz knot tried….her loves em…well, knot de spicee onez like jalapeno… { her gutz doez knot like them !!! } ♥♥♥

     
    • Piglove

      04/26/2016 at 1:33 pm

      I know what you mean my sweet friend. My mom absolutely LOVES them. Her favorite is the salted ones dipped in ooey melted cheese. Heck, this little oinker wants one now – snorts. XOXO – Bacon

       
  3. hairballexpress

    04/26/2016 at 1:20 pm

    Dude – Pawsome facts! I’ll take mine dipped in nip (and wrapped in bacon)!😺

     
    • Piglove

      04/26/2016 at 1:33 pm

      Snorts with piggy laughter!! Now that is hilarious! XOXO – Bacon

       
  4. Deziz World

    04/26/2016 at 2:50 pm

    Mmmmmmm We like pretzels Bacon.

    Luv ya

    Dezi

     
    • Piglove

      04/26/2016 at 3:28 pm

      Snorts – me too! We should have a pretzel party – us together. XOXO – Bacon

       
      • Deziz World

        04/26/2016 at 3:42 pm

        Dat sounds like a great idea.

        Luv ya’

        Dezi

         
  5. Skyler Braveheart

    04/26/2016 at 5:56 pm

    Mama being from Philadelphia loves her soft pretzels.

     
    • Piglove

      04/26/2016 at 6:18 pm

      They are so delicious!! XOXO – Bacon

       
  6. The Canadian Cats

    04/26/2016 at 7:46 pm

    Mom got a sample in the grocery store of a chocolate covered pretzel…she said it was delicious. Previously she didn’t like the pretzels.

    Shoko

     
    • Piglove

      04/27/2016 at 10:01 am

      Oh my! That does sound heavenly. I must write this on mom’s grocery list to see if she can find some. XOXO – Bacon

       
  7. Dennis the Vizsla

    04/30/2016 at 6:22 pm

    hello bacon its dennis the vizsla dog hay wot?!? their wuz a pretzel day and i got no pretzels??? i kall shenanigans!!! ok bye

     
    • Piglove

      05/02/2016 at 1:24 pm

      What?! No pretzels my friend? Do I need to write a letter to your staff? Just a taste – you gotta have a pretzel on pretzel day for sure. XOXO – Bacon

       
  8. Nylabluesmum

    05/01/2016 at 12:29 pm

    Chocolate covered pretzels Rocky….mee LadyMum ADORESS them!!!!
    An them bigg baked ones with thee salt on them…
    Now mee iss hungree, mew mew mew…
    **nose bumpss** Siddhartha Henry

     
    • Piglove

      05/02/2016 at 1:37 pm

      Me too my sweet friend. I’ve got to go see what I can get daddy to make me for a snack – come on over and I’ll share my nefkitty ❤ XOXO – Bacon

       
      • Nylabluesmum

        05/02/2016 at 1:41 pm

        OK Unccle Bacon…mee wood like sum cheeziess….well just a few…
        If you have any???
        Yur neffkitty Siddhartha Henry 😉

         
      • Piglove

        05/02/2016 at 1:50 pm

        Cheesy puffs? I always have them 🙂 XOXO – Bacon

         
      • Nylabluesmum

        05/02/2016 at 1:52 pm

        🙂 XCELLENT Unccle….bee rite over!!!!!!

         

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