National Pretzel DayYou could celebrate by getting a bag of pretzels from a vending machine. Or you could buy some freshly baked pretzels, perhaps at the Voorhees, NJ location of the Philly Pretzel Factory.
Don't know the history of that franchise?
The show Undercover Boss did an episode on them!
And yes, if you were in Philadelphia at the turn of the millienum, these were the people on street corners or in small gas stations selling a bag of 4 soft pretzels for $1.
- The Pennsylvania Dutch immigrants introduced pretzels to North America in the 19th century.
- An American consumes about 1.5 pounds of pretzels per year.
- Philadelphians consume twelve times that average, about 18 pounds of pretzels a year.
- Pennsylvania produces 80% of the nation’s pretzels (hard and soft).
What's your favorite pretzel topping?