Journalist Rocky the Squirrel here –
Keeping his paws on the nuts of the world –
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.”
04/26/2018 at 1:01 pm
Well, little piggy, I did not know any of that about pretzels. I will think about it, though, as I bite into my next soft pretzel covered with spicy mustard. 🙂
04/26/2018 at 4:04 pm
Licks piggy lips. That sounds delicious! XOXO – Bacon
The Canadian Cats
04/26/2018 at 2:07 pm
We never knew these facts about a pretzel. Thank you for the info. Mom wants to, one day, walk along a street in New York City eating a pretzel bought from a cart on the street. You never know…one day she just might do this.
04/26/2018 at 4:05 pm
Squeals! That sounds like fun. Mom said she would buy a hot dog from a vendor and both of ya’ll could take a walk and talk eating. XOXO – Bacon
Tails Around the Ranch
04/26/2018 at 2:33 pm
Don’t normally consider myself a pretzel person, but the soft ones…now that’s a different story. I can mentally transport myself to the Oktoberfest Paulaner Beer tent and savor. 🥨🍺
04/26/2018 at 4:06 pm
Oh my gosh!! Mom says those are the best. Just a bit of salt and beer cheese to dip it in. Now mom wants a pretzel. Snorts with piggy laughter. XOXO – Bacon
04/26/2018 at 3:28 pm
I have found memories of when DH and I were courting and he got me one of those huge pretzels from a cart in NYC ♥
04/26/2018 at 4:06 pm
Sounds fabulous and romantic! XOXO – Bacon
04/26/2018 at 4:14 pm
It was 🙂
04/26/2018 at 10:33 pm
Now ya gone done and made me hungry…. bol, bol!!
04/27/2018 at 3:09 am
we love pretzels!!! … I wonder if mr. bush will celebrate that day too?
04/27/2018 at 10:20 am
mmm I think we all need to celebrate it. XOXO – Bacon
04/27/2018 at 1:11 pm
LadyMum luvss Chocolate covurred pretzels Rocky…shee iss sorta weerd! 😉
Siddhartha Henry =^,.^=
04/27/2018 at 1:12 pm
Oh no – not weird at all. We love them here too! XOXO – Bacon
04/27/2018 at 1:46 pm
Mee thott onlee LadyMum liked them Unccle, mew mew mew…..