National Pretzel Day – An Annual Holiday for Pretzel. A day to celebrate the wonderful treat we love … Pretzels … Whether it be a soft pretzel or a hard pretzel. Plus find out how to score a free pretzel or two. #PretzelDay
National Pretzel Day
National Pretzel Day is Celebrated Annually on April 26th
Do you like your Pretzels from the bag … those hard and salty ones the soft ones that come in various flavors like Auntie Anne’s?
Did you know the Pretzel has a form of Christian roots? According to The History of Science and Technology, in 610 AD, “an Italian monk invents 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).” Another place mentioned it got its roots in France from a monastery and they twisted their communion bread then.
It was also reported that the Soft Pretzel got started in the 19th Century by Pennsylvania. It wasn’t until 2003 that National Pretzel Day came into being.
I love pretzels. My favorite bagged kind is the Rold Gold Cheddar Hard Pretzels. As for soft prezels from Auntie Anne’s, I like the Original, Sweet Almond, Roasted Garlic and Parmesan, and the Pepperoni. I have never eaten at Philly Pretzel Factory, so I am not sure which flavors I would like. I am sure I would like their original pretzel too. Looking at their menu, I think I would like the Pepperoni Pretzel Melts.
I am not sure about any other Pretzel joints to add. If you know of any, please feel free to share in the comments.
Usually some pretzel places offers deals such as a free pretzel. That is usually at participating locations. Check with the location before you arrive to see if they are doing any specials. Some include a free pretzel, while others may be a free pretzel with a purchase. Also check to see if the special is done through an app or not.
Some of these include these places:
- National Holiday Calendar
- Penn Live
- Auntie Anne’s
- Philly Pretzel Factory
- Ben’s Soft Pretzels
- Wetzel’s Pretzels
These offers are subject to change without notice. Based on availability and participating locations. Other restrictions may apply. See each locations for their details.
First published April 25, 2018. Last updated April 24, 2020.