If you love a Pretzel, then you are in luck. Today is National Pretzel Day! Yup, there is a “National Day” for just about everyting. Where do you find YOUR favorite pretzels? If you are scratching your head, check out my list of FAVE places in the OKC to grab OKC Metro’s Best Pretzel:
April 26 is a day that pretzel lovers around the world eagerly anticipate. It’s a day to celebrate one of the world’s most beloved snacks – the pretzel! Interestingly, this much-loved snack actually has roots dating all the way back to the 7th century.
In those times, monks would make baked treats of twisted dough. They would shape them in the form of crossed arms to give to their students. This was because crossing one’s arms was a traditional prayer posture at the time.
Not only were pretzels a symbol of good luck and prosperity, but they were also a practical food choice. This was especially true during Lent when meat, dairy, and eggs were prohibited.
Pretzels were made simply from water, flour, and salt. They were a nutritious and filling snack that helped people get through the fasting season.
Today, pretzels continue to be a beloved snack around the world, with many variations and flavors to choose from.
So, as you enjoy a delicious pretzel on National Pretzel Day, take a moment to appreciate the long and fascinating history of this beloved snack. Whether you prefer a soft pretzel, a crunchy pretzel rod, or a chocolate-covered pretzel, there’s no denying the timeless appeal of this simple yet satisfying treat.
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