Soft Pretzel Stick
October 7th—Fearlessly Archived—Still a fun read; price & availability may have changed.
Though referenced in world histories dating back to the 7th century, pretzel propagation is generally attributed to Germany, where pretzels have been used as symbols for bakers since at least the 12th century. The Germans made traditional looped, soft pretzels, and in the mid 19th century, American ingenuity led to the creation of looped, hard pretzels. Trader Joe's Soft Pretzel Stick not only brings us back to the soft-pretzel, German roots, but does it in a completely non-traditional shape -- the stick.
The Soft Pretzel Stick is the size of an oblong sandwich roll, made with pretzel dough and baked like a loaf of bread. The outside crust is a little crunchy, just like a traditional soft pretzel, and the inside is soft and chewy. This is a terrific roll for all kinds of sandwiches -- it fares quite well in a Panini press -- and it's equally enjoyable dipped into anything from olive oil to soup, chili to pasta sauce. We're selling each 4.5 ounce Soft Pretzel Stick for 99¢, a price that proves the old adage, sometimes a value really is just a value. You'll find them on our fresh bakery racks.