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:
@snyders_hanover multigrain braided twists are my favorite. My husband loves the buffalo and ranch flavor doubles. #nationalpretzelday
— Stephanie (@SHemmann) April 26, 2013
Shout out to @pretzelcrisps for bringin’ me a few bags…LOVE them with Nutella! Would never have thought of that lol.. #NationalPretzelDay
— Melissa (@RadioMelissa) April 26, 2013
Apparently, today is #NationalPretzelDay! It makes me miss my hometown & delicious Philly pretzels! #thebest #nocontest #phillypretzelsrule
— 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
@snyders_hanover Hot Buffalo wings! Thats the best pretzel I ever tasted! #NationalPretzelDay
— Geet Maha (@GeetMaha) April 26, 2013
Today is #nationalpretzelday and I would like to thank @saraherepstein for introducing me to pretzels and ice cream.
— 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: