Before the invention of pretzels, people fed their cravings for coiled comestibles with honey-glazed wood shavings and liberally salted slinkys. Appease hankerings for curly eats with today's Groupon: for $4, you get $8 worth of pretzels and more at Auntie Anne's in Bethesda.
The top brass twisters at Auntie Anne's, one of the world's largest hand-rolled, soft-pretzel franchises, create enough twirly treats every year to wrap the earth in deliciously salted dough three times over. Pretzel professionals prepare a wide array of sweet and salty snacks, spiraling them into ornate knots with the delicacy of a grandmotherly sailor and baking them to golden brown in full view of customers. A plain pretzel offers a satisfyingly simple snack, while sacchariferous ingredients such as cinnamon sugar and toasted-almond toffee make tongues sweat with anticipation. Mouths will mambo to the Mediterranean flavors of the garlic pretzel, a perfect treat to submerge into a dunk tank of marinara or one of the other available dipping sauces. Or, sample slender tubewiches swathed in the warm embrace of pretzel dough with signature pretzel dogs. Pair braided bites with a chalice of lemonade or a frozen ICEE drink, both of which pack a flavorful punch that’s more refreshing than a brisk morning run that successfully evades a pursuing snow leopard.
Auntie Anne’s can cater to a variety of dietary needs with a select number of pretzel products since their baking mix doesn't contain any animal or dairy ingredients and can be ordered without butter or salt. However, Auntie Anne's advises people with nut or gluten allergies to abstain from consuming their products or catapulting them into a neighbor’s pool.
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