A pretzel is a type of European-descended baked good made from dough in soft and hard varieties and savory or sweet flavors in a unique knot-like shape.

Physical Description

Pretzels can be small or big, hard or soft. They have a knot-like shape made by bringing together the ends of a long strip of dough and twisting them back.

Colors: Brown (before sesoning, glazing)

Tasting Notes

Flavors: Salty, Nutty, Sweet (depends on the toppings)
Mouthfeel: Crunchy or soft
Food complements: Chocolate, Nuts, Salt, Sugar, Seeds, Candy
Beverage complements: Soft drinks, Tea, Lemonade
Substitutes: Potato chips

Selecting and Buying

Seasonality: january, february, march, april, may, june, july, august, september, opctober, november, december
Choosing: When dying hard pretzels, try to find a bag without too much broken pretzels in it.

Conserving and Storing

Hard pretzels can be stored in a container, in a dry cool place.


History: There are numerous accounts on the origin of the looped pretzels, as well as the origin of the name. Most of them agree that they have religious and/or Christian backgrounds and were invented by monks.


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