7 Sweet Deals For National Pretzel Day

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By Cooking Panda

There’s something really magical about fresh pretzels. From the chewy dough to that thick, crunchy flaked kosher salt sprinkled on top, there’s really nothing like a warm bite of twisted dough.

April 26 is a beautiful day dedicated to celebrating the glorious snack, and it’s important to stay vigilant so that you can find yourself all manners of delightfully free or discounted pretzels on National Pretzel Day.

Here are some of the best deals going around, according to Brand Eating and Parade:

Auntie Anne’s: Download the “My Pretzel Perks” app before 11:59 p.m. EST on April 26 and pick up a free Original or Cinnamon Sugar Pretzel, good between April 26 and April 30.

Ben’s Soft Pretzels: Show up between 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. on April 26, donate $1 or more to the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, and score a free pretzel.

Cumberland Farms: Head to newly remodeled locations (only!) at the New England chain between noon and 6 p.m., buy a hot pretzel for $2.39 and earn yourself a free fountain or frozen Chill Zone beverage.

Philly Pretzel Factory: These wonderful people are giving out free pretzels at all locations (standalone and Walmart) on Pretzel Day. Plus if you’re one of the first 100 customers in line, you’ll get a card for a free pretzel that you can use every single day during the month of May.

Pretzelmaker: Show up on Pretzel Day, sing “Happy Birthday” to employees, and they’ll give you a salted or unsalted pretzel for only 26 cents. Nice!

Snyder’s of Hanover: If you’re more of a crunchy pretzel fan, Snyder’s will be handing out tens of thousands of bags of their pretzel bites outside of Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California, Chase Field in Phoenix, Citi Field in New York, Comerica Park in Detroit, Fenway Park in Boston, Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago, Oriole Park in Baltimore and PNC Park in Pittsburgh.

Wetzel’s Pretzels: On April 26, go to participating locations — this excludes stores in theme parks, airports, arenas and the like — and get a free original pretzel. Want to score a bonus deal? Download their app for smartphones on Pretzel Day, and you’ll get a free pretzel coupon that you can use between April 27 and May 1.

Go forth and eat all the pretzels!

Sources: Brand Eating, Parade / Photo Credit: Max Pixel

Tags: April 26, food deals, free food, free pretzel, National Pretzel Day
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These 20 Soft Pretzel Gifs Are Beyond Satisfying

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By Cooking Panda

National Pretzel Day is Oct. 26, and it has to be one of our favorite holidays.

Pretzels are just the absolute best. A little savory, nice and salty, sometimes sweet…

When you are in the mood for a crunchy, salty snack, you can never go wrong with a bag of pretzels.

But as much as we love the crunchy ones, sometimes we just want something a little different.

May we entice you with something a little…softer.

 

There’s really nothing like a warm, freshly-baked chewy pretzel, sprinkled with chunky Kosher salt, sugar or your favorite topping.

And if you’ve never watched somebody twist a pretzel, you are seriously missing out. Let’s fix this.

Observe the basic method:

First, you roll it out into a nice dough string.

Thin or thick, we love them both.

You can make adorable little pretzel hearts.

Or full-bodied, bodacious pretzel coils.

Imagine how beautiful life would be if you had one of these machines in your home kitchen?

Or maybe this one.

But then again, if you had one of these, you might never leave your kitchen…

And of course, there is that glorious moment when they go into the oven.

And then they come out, looking browned, beautiful, and ready to devour all too quickly.

It’s time to brush them with a little melted butter…

And those gloriously crispy salt flakes. Delicious!

Now go get yourself a pretzel already, dangit!

Featured Photo Credit: My Great Recipes

Tags: foodporn, Hump Day, National Pretzel Day, pretzel gif, soft pretzels
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