So National Pretzel Day is this Friday and one of the region’s best pretzel peoples, Snyder’s of Hanover (man I love Pennsylvania snack foods) is coming to town with some free stuff and a photo booth. Checkity check it:
Charm City is one of five cities across the country where Snyder’s of Hanover will be giving out free Flavored Pretzel Pieces samples on National Pretzel Day. America’s love affair with hard pretzels began long before Francis Scott Key first wrote the Star Spangled Banner in 1814. Hard pretzels were “invented” in the 1600s, when a bakery apprentice accidently over-baked the pretzels, which resulted in crunchy yet delicious treats.
The average American consumes up to two pounds of pretzels per year. To keep up with America’s craving for the salty snack, Snyder’s of Hanover makes more than 30 pretzel varieties flavors and shapes —from traditional sourdough hard varieties to zesty Pretzel Pieces bursting with spicy or savory tastes.
WHAT: Snyder’s of Hanover at the Bicentennial Plaza at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor
Keep an eye out for the one-of-a-kind Snyder’s of Hanover pretzel cart giving free samples of Flavored Pretzel Pieces in Honey Mustard & Onion, Hot Buffalo Wing, or Bacon Cheddar varieties. Take a picture in front of the Snyder’s of Hanover photo backdrop and post it to Twitter or Instagram for a chance to win a free prize.
WHEN: National Pretzel Day on Friday, April 26, 2013, 3 – 7 p.m.
WHERE: Bicentennial Plaza at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor
BACKGROUND: This year marks the 30th anniversary of National Pretzel Day — an entire day set aside to celebrate the twisted treat. National Pretzel Day was initially established in 1983 by U.S. Representative Robert S. Walker (Pa.). To celebrate the day and promote how great a pretzel can be, Snyder’s of Hanover is holding events in Baltimore, Cincinnati, Minneapolis, Philadelphia and San Diego. Bicentennial Plaza is located next to the Visitor’s Center in the Inner Harbor, one of the most photographed and visited areas of the city. It has been one of the major seaports in the United States since the 1700s and started blossoming into the cultural center of Baltimore in the 1970s.