April 26 – National Pretzel Day

Soft Pretzel

Food Facts of Pretzels

  • A pretzel is a baked food made from dough.
  • 1800¬†Southern German and Swiss German immigrants who became known as the Pennsylvania Dutch¬†introduced soft pretzels and pretzel bakery businesses.
  • The annual United States pretzel industry is worth over $550 million.
  • The average American consumes about 1.5 pounds of pretzels per year.
  • A privately run “Pretzel Museum” opened in Philadelphia in 1993 and gives each customer a free pretzel on this day.