It's twisted and salty -- and can be crunchy or soft -- and one company that makes it is soooo Cincinnati.
Today is National Pretzel Day!To celebrate, Servatii Pastry Shop is giving out a free pretzel stick to anyone who visits one of their 13 stores throughout the Tri-State.
Servatii's opened back in 1955 and the original owner's sons now run the business.
Pretzel varieties include the Bavarian bagel which is a bagel that's similar to a pretzel, a six pound pretzel and a three pound pretzel that is stuffed with meat.
Additionally, Servatii’s offers a 6 oz. pretzel and pretzel sticks.
History of the Pretzel:
A pretzel (known as Brezel in German) is a type of baked food made from dough in soft and hard varieties and savory or sweet flavors in a unique knot-like shape, originating in Europe.
The pretzel shape is a distinctive symmetrical looped form, with the ends of a long strip of dough intertwine brought together and then twisted back onto itself in a certain way ("a pretzel loop").
Pretzels in stick form may also be called pretzels in the English-speaking context.
For seasoning and decoration various glazes, salt crystals, sugar and various seeds or nuts can be used.
The size varies from large enough for one to be a sufficient serving, to much smaller.