Contact Us

Making The Perfect Pretzel For ‘National Pretzel Day’ April 26 [VIDEO/POLL]

(Photo by Miguel Villagran/Getty Images)

I don’t know about you but one of my favorite pretzels is from Auntie Anne’s in Central Mall. The smell always makes me want to stop and buy a pretzel fresh from being baked. But did you know there is an art form to making the perfect pretzel.But first, let me give you a little history lesson on the pretzel, the pretzel comes from the German word Brezel. The pretzel is a type of baked food made from dough in soft and comes in hard varieties and savory or sweet flavors in a unique knot like shape, that originated from Europe. Some are salted,  some sweetened with sugar, others may have nuts or jalapenos in them, just depends what your taste buds are craving.

Did you know the origin of the pretzel has a Christian background and was invented by monks that dates all the way back to 610 AD. An Italian monk invented pretzels as a reward to children who learn their prayers. He calls the strips of baked dough, folded to resemble arms crossing the chest, ‘pretiola’ (“little rewards”)” that according to the History of Science and Technology and

So the next time you bite into a chewy pretzel, think about all that goes into making that special pretzel that leaves you wanting more. Now go buy a pretzel today for ‘National Pretzel Day!’

Check out this video from YouTube on how to make the perfect pretzel.

Best of Kicker 102.5

Recommended for You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for Kicker VIP Club quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive Kicker VIP Club contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.