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Jul 28, 2013

Review: Auntie Anne's - Original Pretzel

Auntie Anne's Original Pretzel is a plain, fresh-baked soft pretzel spread with butter and sprinkled with pretzel salt. It's also available without butter and/or without salt.

I picked one up at the mall for $3.09.

While it may be too plain for some, the Original Pretzel is a favorite of mine. It can get a bit too salty when you get a bite with a lot of salt, so I usually brush a good amount of salt off or just get it without.

The great thing about getting a fresh-out-of-the-oven pretzel is that it has this nice, crispy thin crust rather than a soft, chewy skin. There's also a delectable hint of butter. The crumb is warm, soft, and dense with a bit of chew, and there's that expected pretzel aftertaste from the crust.

Overall, Auntie Anne's Original Pretzel is a well-made classic soft pretzel. It's simple but tasty. They make more interesting flavors, but there's something satisfying and very pleasant in having the traditional Original sometimes.

Nutritional Info - Auntie Anne's Original Pretzel
Calories - 340 (from Fat - 45)
Fat - 5g (Saturated Fat - 3g)
Sodium - 990mg
Carbs - 65g (Sugar - 10g)
Protein - 8g


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11 comments :

  1. Good pretzel! If you sign up to get their promos via e-mail, they send you a coupon for BOGO on the pretzels :)

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  2. Jamie EricksonMonday, July 29, 2013

    I tried them once. Unfortunately it was very soft, like eating a buttered, salted bun instead of like a pretzel. I'm used to them having bite and needing to really pull the bite off the main part. Not sure if that's how theirs usually are or not, I haven't run into an Auntie Anne's since then.

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  3. That's pretty standard for them. There's just a slight chew to it. You don't have to try very hard to pull it apart.

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  4. I love, love, love, Auntie Anne's Pretzels. But, my gosh, what a money making cash cow their franchises are!

    $3.09 for ONE pretzel? For what, 30¢ worth of dough?

    Still, I always go straight to AA for my salty pretzel fix. Straight up, no hot sauce, no dips... just the greasy, buttery, salty pretzel. Yum!

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  5. The original pretzel is great, but I almost always get a pepperoni one now, those are just even better in my opinion.

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  6. You figure a lot of the cost goes to rent, employees and keeping the lights on.

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  7. But for less than 2 bucks more u can get a Little Ceasars pizza. So bang for ur buck is elsewhere...

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  8. Haha, I haven't tried the pepperoni version. They've always looked kinda odd to me with the pepperonis stuck on.

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  9. You're lucky if they're still selling them for $5.00 where you are... at the last couple of locations I went to, one was charging $5.55, the other $5.99... still great given the cost of food now though.

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  10. Since you also tend to find some items too salty, I think they might not be something you'd like very much.

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  11. You're probably right, but now I'm a bit curious...

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