Feeling Twisted on National Pretzel Day
What do pretzels have to do with Catholic monks and the institution of marriage? A lot as it turns out. As we celebrate National Pretzel Day today, munch on these fun facts:
Pretzels are believed to be the oldest snack in the world, dating back to 610 AD when European monks took scraps of dough and twisted them into a shape representing the Holy Trinity! Did you know the phrase “tying the knot,” symbolizing the marriage bond, was represented by the shape of the pretzel?
My all-time favorite snack is popcorn with hot nuts mixed in, but flavored pretzels—BBQ, mustard, Cajun—rank as a strong runner up. Just like Stanley in “The Office,” I also love soft pretzels, that doughy twisty goodness you can find in so many mall kiosks, sports venues and amusement parks. Serve me up a cinnamon sugar pretzel or a plain slathered with hot sauce and mustard and I’m a happy snacker.
With the salty flavorful pretzels, I like to slake my thirst with an ice cold lime flavored beer or a diet Dr Pepper.
By the way, if you love freebies like Stanley and me, go to Auntie Anne’s website before midnight today and celebrate National Pretzel Day with a Buy One Get One coupon.