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Old 09-10-2015, 09:30 AM
 
Location: God's Country
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Entertaining an old buddy this weekend. He has dentures and requested a "big bag of soft pretzels." Don't recall ever seeing bags of soft pretzels in the store; in fact my only experience with them is the memory of a guy in the lobby of a 2 Guys store back in the 60s standing next to a machine that contained them. Do I need to order this product special from a bakery?
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Old 09-10-2015, 09:59 AM
 
Location: Chicago. Kind of.
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Entertaining an old buddy this weekend. He has dentures and requested a "big bag of soft pretzels." Don't recall ever seeing bags of soft pretzels in the store; in fact my only experience with them is the memory of a guy in the lobby of a 2 Guys store back in the 60s standing next to a machine that contained them. Do I need to order this product special from a bakery?
The only soft pretzels I'm familiar with are the kind you buy frozen at the grocery store, then heat up either in the oven, or the microwave. SuperPretzel is one brand - you can do a search on them to see if they have them in your area. I know at my Jewel, which is just a typical grocery store versus a specialty store, they have them. SuperPretzel also makes Pretzel Bites. Those are small - the regular pretzels are kind of big.
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Old 09-10-2015, 09:59 AM
 
Location: The Hall of Justice
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That is a really odd request. I know I have seen some frozen soft pretzels at my grocery store. Maybe your does too?
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Old 09-10-2015, 10:05 AM
 
Location: Middle America
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I think I can order than from Schwan's, and our local convenience store chain QuikTrip makes giant hot soft pretzels that are actually pretty amazing. But other than that, I'd probably have to make them from scratch.
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Old 09-10-2015, 10:44 AM
 
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I used to live in the Philly area and they have some of the best.
I loved the street vendors that would sell the pretzels after they were seasoned with car and truck exhaust.

But, I did find a place that ships and has reasonable prices.
I sent a gift box of 10 + mustard for about $18.75 plus shipping.

PretzelsDirect.com
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Old 09-10-2015, 11:04 AM
 
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Do you have a Wawa near you. They don't sell them 'by the bag' but they do sell them. Individually and in a two-pack.
At least in Wawa's in eastern PA and MD.

Also there's a company called Philly Pretzel Factory. They may do mail order.
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Old 09-10-2015, 11:05 AM
 
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...a guy in the lobby of a 2 Guys store back in the 60s...

I'm sorry, but I can't help your friend other than to offer my sympathies to someone who can't have an Utz or Snyder's hard pretzel.

I don't remember soft pretzels at 2 Guys. I first encountered them at a stand in Harundale Mall.

Check this clip, in particular from 0:45 to 1:00.





https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EEJLhcfaT4A#t=94
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Old 09-10-2015, 11:14 AM
 
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buy a bag of regular pretzels,,,, open the top,,,,fill bag with 20% water, place bag in the sun....

they'll be so soft he can drink his pretzels...
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Old 09-10-2015, 11:20 AM
 
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Start with the freezer section of your grocery stores. FreshMarket carries them and the bakery section will sell you still frozen ones.

The other option is labor of love and making them.
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Old 09-10-2015, 11:25 AM
 
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Love big, soft, pretzels. I get them at Costco, in the frozen section.
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