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frogger67

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Favorite style and name brand of pretzel Thu, 09/21/06 2:54 PM (permalink)
Style: Soft or hard? Traditional "bow" pretzels, rods, mini, nuggets, thin sticks? Thin or sour dough hard?

And your favorite name brand?

Snyder's Pretzel rods seem to be the tastiest to me.
I could eat an entire bag in one sitting.

 
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    CajunKing

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    RE: Favorite style and name brand of pretzel Thu, 09/21/06 3:49 PM (permalink)
    Snyders sourdough hard - YUMMY!!!
    Snyders Sourdough nuggets - YUMMY!!!
     
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      xannie_01

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      RE: Favorite style and name brand of pretzel Thu, 09/21/06 3:59 PM (permalink)
      the soft pretzels from the street vendors in philly
      with mustard of course!
       
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        Ginger9909

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        RE: Favorite style and name brand of pretzel Thu, 09/21/06 5:12 PM (permalink)
        I prefer the hard pretzels. I used to eat either Snyders or Utz but found the best ones are made in Lancaster, PA Dutch Country or the surrounding area such as Kutztown. We usually visit yearly and I stock up on the hard pretzels to bring back home with us. These are truly the best hard pretzels around and I WILL NOT buy Snyders or Utz unless I am really desperate and run out of the others. The two which I really like are Hammonds ( http://hammondspretzels.com/) and Uncle Henry's (http://www.unclehenry.com/store/), although the Dutch Country does have some other companies that also make them that I havent tried. I also order pretzels year round at either of these two places through mail order and the delivery is very fast (within 3 days I have them).
         
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          Ginger9909

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          RE: Favorite style and name brand of pretzel Thu, 09/21/06 5:13 PM (permalink)
          I forgot to add I have a very bad hard pretzel addiction. I actually crave hard pretzels and soda all the time and especially in the middle of the night its just so bad
           
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            TheHotPepper.com

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            RE: Favorite style and name brand of pretzel Thu, 09/21/06 5:18 PM (permalink)
            I don't like the ones that taste "buttery". They are usually lighter in color.
             
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              Theedge

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              RE: Favorite style and name brand of pretzel Thu, 09/21/06 5:21 PM (permalink)
              I'm not sure of the brand. But the ladies here at work get the sour dough small staight ones. They then coat them in Orville Redenbacher buttery popcorn oil and dry Hidden Valley Ranch dressing mix. They are too too good.
               
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                jmckee

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                RE: Favorite style and name brand of pretzel Thu, 09/21/06 5:40 PM (permalink)
                quote:
                Originally posted by cajunking

                Snyders sourdough hard - YUMMY!!!
                Snyders Sourdough nuggets - YUMMY!!!


                My wife never met a pretzel she didn't like. But she is partial to the Big Snyders of Hanover sourdough hard pretzels. And we all like the little flavored Snyder nibblers.

                I think what Vickie really likes is salt. She'll send me to the grocery for Husman's (local brand) pretzel "loops", which are loaded with salt. I know the drill: Hold each bag up to the light and pick the one where the pretzels seem most NaCl-encrusted.

                There's even a shorthand name. When she jots them on the grocery list for me, they're known as "cardiac pretzels."
                 
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                  Fieldthistle

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                  RE: Favorite style and name brand of pretzel Thu, 09/21/06 7:13 PM (permalink)
                  Hello All,
                  Hate to be predictable, but I love Snyder's, but always thick and salty.
                  Take Care,
                  Fieldthistle
                   
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                    Doatsie82

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                    RE: Favorite style and name brand of pretzel Thu, 09/21/06 7:32 PM (permalink)
                    As a child in the 60's & 70's my favorites were Bachmann - traditional pretzel shape or the O's. The most important thing for me now is the color. They have to be a rich, deep, dark brown. So many pretzles these days are way too pale and undercooked.

                    My favorite thing to do is get the Snyders rods and a container of Kaukauna chedder. Instant do it yourself "Combos"! Only better!
                     
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                      Jennifer_4

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                      RE: Favorite style and name brand of pretzel Thu, 09/21/06 8:44 PM (permalink)
                      I love the big soft ones.. I also loved the discontinued Rold Gold "special thins", they seemed kind of flaky... and of course the Snyder's Honey Mustard n Onion flavored bits..
                       
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                        xannie_01

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                        RE: Favorite style and name brand of pretzel Thu, 09/21/06 8:49 PM (permalink)
                        my favorite used to be mr. salty extra thin pretzels.
                        guess i'm showing how long it's been since i bought pretzels
                         
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                          NYNM

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                          RE: Favorite style and name brand of pretzel Thu, 09/21/06 11:20 PM (permalink)
                          No doubt.

                          The answer is Unique.


                          That's it. Unique Pretzels, Reading PA. Splits.

                          Med-thin, hard, very crunchy, the "split" it that the doubt splits into a sort or ridge when it cooks, makes extra cruncy texture. Fabulous taste too for "winter wheat".

                          I like plain splits, but of course there is also cheese, "extra dark" (ie- burnt), butter, salt-free, oat bran, whole wheat, jalapeno cheddar, salt-free, "minis"

                          Go To: www.uniquesplits.com immediately!!!!
                           
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                            Dude111

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                            RE: Favorite style and name brand of pretzel Fri, 09/22/06 4:34 AM (permalink)
                            quote:
                            Originally posted by TheHotPepper.com

                            I don't like the ones that taste "buttery". They are usually lighter in color.
                            I dont like those either and thats all i have been able to find lately.... I dunno if they stopped making the good ones or what!!! (I liked the darker colored ones better,they tasted better)
                             
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                              enginecapt

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                              RE: Favorite style and name brand of pretzel Fri, 09/22/06 6:02 AM (permalink)
                              quote:
                              Originally posted by xannie_01

                              my favorite used to be mr. salty extra thin pretzels.
                              guess i'm showing how long it's been since i bought pretzels
                              That's a memory jogger. My grandfather used to always have those around and would let us pig out on them to our heart's content.
                              I hadn't thought of Mr Salty in years.
                               
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                                wheregreggeats.com

                                RE: Favorite style and name brand of pretzel Fri, 09/22/06 7:31 AM (permalink)
                                When in Seattle have a soft pretzel from Morning Star Bakery (also available at Pike's Market at Sister's Bakery ... not actually a bakery, they sell the best of all bakeries in town.)

                                This is the best soft pretzel I've ever eaten.

                                 
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                                  RubyRose

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                                  RE: Favorite style and name brand of pretzel Fri, 09/22/06 8:16 AM (permalink)
                                  I like hard pretzels. My favorite kind is Martin's hand twisted, with Uncle Henry's running a close second. I also like Faller's pretzel sticks, preferably the rare "doubles", which is a bag of mutant stuck-together sticks. They are only available in a few places, like at Renninger's Farmers' Market in Kutztown PA.



                                  I am always saddened when I travel to other areas of the U.S. and can only find those wimpy, shiny things called pretzels outside of the Mid-Atlantic "pretzel belt".
                                   
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                                    ann peeples

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                                    RE: Favorite style and name brand of pretzel Fri, 09/22/06 9:19 AM (permalink)
                                    I am happy to report that the Mr.Salty thin pretzel sticks are alive and well, but under a different name(which escapes me at this sleepy moment)I have gotten them at Piggly Wiggly stores.I will let you know the brand later......[|)]
                                     
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                                      tarragon

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                                      RE: Favorite style and name brand of pretzel Fri, 09/22/06 10:20 AM (permalink)
                                      While I'd love to have the soft pretzels from the street vendors in Philly, it's rarely that I get to have one of them (and they must be dressed with mustard!). As for hard pretzels...I'm the sweet 'n salty person, so I usually have my pretzels with ice cream (don't laugh until you've tried it! ), and for that I prefer the thin sticks. *laughs* I know, it doesn't seem to make much sense, but that's what I like with my ice cream! Other pretzel favorites are the buttery ones and the windowpane ones (my foggy brain can't recall what brand, but I think it's Snyders). Delish!
                                       
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                                        Joisey

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                                        RE: Favorite style and name brand of pretzel Fri, 09/22/06 2:25 PM (permalink)
                                        Shultz' "Salty Stix". Unfortunately I have to order them on the 'net. I have also taken a liking to Rold Gold Honey Wheat.
                                         
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                                          ann peeples

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                                          RE: Favorite style and name brand of pretzel Fri, 09/22/06 2:37 PM (permalink)
                                          Thank you Joisey-those are the ones!!LET me know what you are paying and maybe it would be cheaper for me to send them to you...I WOULD BE HAPPY TO...Ann
                                           
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                                            HotDogHead

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                                            RE: Favorite style and name brand of pretzel Fri, 09/22/06 4:21 PM (permalink)
                                            I love soft, fresh from the oven, pretzels with melted butter and garlic. They are a rare treat because I usually only get them at our airport, which has a Auntie Anne's in the food court, when I travel.

                                            Back in the day; Keebler made a hard, small, butter-flavored pretzel. Those were good.

                                            Small, hard pretzel rings aren't bad dipped in french onion dip.
                                             
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                                              roossy90

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                                              RE: Favorite style and name brand of pretzel Fri, 09/22/06 4:41 PM (permalink)
                                              Snyders Honey Mustard pieces........
                                               
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                                                xannie_01

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                                                RE: Favorite style and name brand of pretzel Fri, 09/22/06 5:09 PM (permalink)
                                                thanks, joisey and ann
                                                 
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                                                  Foodbme

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                                                  RE: Favorite style and name brand of pretzel Fri, 09/22/06 6:14 PM (permalink)
                                                  I just tried some "San Francisco Pretzel Company" Sourdough Specials. They're light and airy and have good flavor. Marketed by Costco or Sam's. The label says "Manufactured for San Fran Pretzel Co" so I guess that means someone else is making them for them.
                                                  Don't know who
                                                   
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                                                    phlmaestro2000

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                                                    RE: Favorite style and name brand of pretzel Fri, 09/22/06 6:34 PM (permalink)
                                                    quote:
                                                    Originally posted by NYNM

                                                    No doubt.

                                                    The answer is Unique.


                                                    That's it. Unique Pretzels, Reading PA. Splits.
                                                    Go To: www.uniquesplits.com immediately!!!!



                                                    Seconded. A friend of mine used to put them out when he's have guests and I've been a loyal fan every since. They're far and away my top choice for hard pretzels.

                                                    I also love the various soft pretzel places that have popped up in recent years around the Philly area. They tend to be fresher and hotter than the ones sold on the street.
                                                     
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                                                      ken8038

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                                                      RE: Favorite style and name brand of pretzel Fri, 09/22/06 6:57 PM (permalink)
                                                      <<That's it. Unique Pretzels, Reading PA. Splits.>>



                                                      The Extra Dark Splits are my all-time favorite pretzel. They only turn up sporadically in Central NJ, so if I'm over the border in Pa I stock up with 5 or 6 bags to take home. --Ken
                                                       
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                                                        Ginger9909

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                                                        RE: Favorite style and name brand of pretzel Fri, 09/22/06 7:42 PM (permalink)
                                                        Do the Unique Splits come in the big hard pretzels? I went to the website but it only showed regular sized pretzels (hard to tell the size but they looked small).
                                                         
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                                                          stephiegirl

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                                                          RE: Favorite style and name brand of pretzel Sat, 09/23/06 12:53 AM (permalink)
                                                          I love just about any kind of pretzel. I LOVE the big, soft pretzels with butter on them and a little salt and I also really love the Rold Gold butter pretzels. They are round but look like a waffle. Also, HotDogHead I'm glad I'm not the only one, but I love eating pretzels and french onion chip dip. When I was in college my roommates used to laugh at me for eating them this way until they tried it and then they were hooked. I also like dipping my pretzels in Frito Lay's Jalepeno Cheddar Dip. YUMMY!!!
                                                           
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                                                            soozycue520

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                                                            RE: Favorite style and name brand of pretzel Sat, 09/23/06 1:15 AM (permalink)
                                                            quote:
                                                            Originally posted by jmckee


                                                            I think what Vickie really likes is salt. She'll send me to the grocery for Husman's (local brand) pretzel "loops", which are loaded with salt. I know the drill: Hold each bag up to the light and pick the one where the pretzels seem most NaCl-encrusted.

                                                            There's even a shorthand name. When she jots them on the grocery list for me, they're known as "cardiac pretzels."


                                                            I think these are "Grippo's", not Husman's.
                                                            They are dark, and SALTY!!! Great drinking pretzel!!

                                                            http://www.grippopotatochips.com/store/index.html
                                                             
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