National Pretzel Day
It's National Pretzel Day! Centuries ago, Catholic monks created the first pretzels from scraps of leftover dough. The unique knot shape represented the Holy Trinity, but the significance of this symbol has evolved over the course of history. During the 17th century, pretzels symbolized the bond of marriage. This is where the phrase "tying the knot" originated! Today, traditional soft pretzels are popular at sporting events, carnivals, and festivals.
Hard pretzels are a fairly new invention compared to the original soft pretzels. According to legend, in the late 1600s a Pennsylvania baker forgot a batch of pretzels in the oven. The over-baked treats were dark and hard, but the baker sampled one anyway. He was pleasantly surprised by the crunchy deliciousness. Hard pretzels are now one of the most popular snack foods.
To celebrate National Pretzel Day, pick up a bag of your favorite type of pretzels to enjoy today!
May 19th - 22nd in Chicago at McCormick Place Booth 2278
Come see our great new products along with many of the original products that have been enjoyed around the world! This year will be the largest Sweet and Snack Show yet with over 620 exhibitors. Whether you're looking to introduce your own brands or utilize one of our established brands, Pretzels, Inc. will successfully fulfill your goals with this category. So stop by our booth and find out what we can do for you!
Tony Martin, a loyal employee for 10 years, has recently retired from Pretzels, Inc. Tony began his career in the sales department in 2004, where he quickly befriend not only his co-workers, but also the majority of his customers. Tony will be leaving his position as the Midwest regional sales manager today, but the foundation he has laid will allow us to continue moving forward.
Tony has been a tremendous employee, and we will all miss his cheery smile and positive attitude. Please be sure to join us in thanking Tony for his work at Pretzels and good luck with his future endeavors.
Please join us at booth 436 at McCormick Place in Chicago on May 8-10th.
In September 2011, Pretzels, Inc. launched the all new "Trussett™" a fresh baked crispy pretzel.