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


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

  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.

  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.

  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!

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

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

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

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

  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.

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

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


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