For pretzel lovers, today is a really big deal. All across the U.S. pretzel vendors are celebrating National Pretzel Day and giving away free pretzels.
Still, you may want to check with your pretzel vendor of choice before you make the trip. It's entirely possible that they're still trying to make money today.
Google's Zagat has provided a slideshow of 11 places to eat soft pretzels today (it helps if you live in Philadelphia). Zagat's Danya Henninger writes, "According to the Philly Pretzel Factory, Philadelphians consume 12 times the national average of pretzels per year - 18 pounds per person. It makes sense, since this is where German immigrants first brought the ancient snack to American shores. For National Pretzel Day, PPF is giving away a free soft pretzel to each and every customer at all locations."
The beloved pretzel brand Snyder's of Hanover appears to be dominating the Twitter conversation. Here's the a snapshot of that:
— Stephanie (@SHemmann) April 26, 2013
— Melissa (@RadioMelissa) April 26, 2013
— Kristin Ketchell (@KristinKetchell) April 26, 2013
Today is Arbor Day and #nationalpretzelday so I guess I should go plant a pretzel tree.
— Rob Lambert (@Rob3dot0) April 26, 2013
Did you know that you can create the Greek letters Chi and Alpha by eating your pretzel in a certain manner? #NationalPretzelDay
— Andy (@CarnerosYTigres) April 26, 2013
— Geet Maha (@GeetMaha) April 26, 2013
— Katelyn Valasek (@katelynv) April 26, 2013
Heading to Auntie Ann's to show my support for #NationalPretzelDay. It's the right thing to do.
— BluePepper PR (@BluePepperPR) April 26, 2013
I WANT A PRETZEL!! #nationalpretzelday
— Carly (@MCarly521) April 26, 2013
Regardless of whether or not your're getting your pretzels for free today, might I suggest a pretzel dog. Bucky knows what I'm talking about: