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Auntie Anne’s Teamed Up With Samuel Adams To Create An Oktoberfest Home Kit

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This year many of those who enjoy celebrating Oktoberfest may be stuck at home to limit the spread of COVID-19. Sucks, yes, but hopefully things get better this time next year.

That doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the upcoming holiday, however.

Auntie Anne’s Pretzels has announced they’re teaming up this year with Samuel Adams beer to create an Oktoberfest At Home experience.

The collaboration brought forth an Oktoberfest kit that features Oktoberfest-inspired recipes, an Auntie Anne’s DIY Pretzel Kit, Samuel Adams OctoberFest brews, and themed apparel from steins to hats and lederhosen.

To set the mood, you can stream a “Prost from Home” playlist that features authentic Oktoberfest tunes.

You can order the Oktoberfest kits at Availability is only while supplies last.

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Auntie Anne’s Now Offering A DIY At-Home Pretzel Kit

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With the current status of the norm right now, I’m not sure when we’ll all be back in a shopping mall. One of my favorite memories being in one? The magnetic scent of freshly baked Auntie Anne’s pretzels wafting through the air, snatching you from reality, and capturing your attention long enough to fork out the couple bucks it takes to satisfy the sudden, intense onset of craving.

Thankfully, Auntie Anne’s has come up with a workaround to that fantasy scenario by now offering DIY at-home pretzel baking kits on their website. Each kit comes with 10 Auntie Anne’s Original or Cinnamon Sugar Pretzels that you can bake all from the comfort of your home. At $20 a pop, this is a more than satisfactory replacement for the aforementioned scene I described abvove. At least you don’t have to go through the pain of finding parking at the mall.

Take note that these kits are limited, so if you’re keen on reveling in pretzel nirvana at home, make sure to act quickly.

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Auntie Anne’s Heart-Shaped Pretzels Are THE Valentine’s Day Alternative to Chocolate


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Valentine’s Day is coming up, and we all know what that means — you’ll be running out to the store the day of to grab a last-minute bouquet of flowers, a bottle of cheap wine, and the standard heart-shaped box full of chocolates.

While there are some pretty good new chocolates and candies out this year, maybe it’s time to try something new to impress your significant other. How about a hand-rolled, warm, heart-shaped soft pretzel instead?

Auntie Anne’s will be offering this special pretzel shape on Valentine’s Day in all of their locations nationwide. You’ll be able to get this soft, comforting snack in both Cinnamon Sugar and Original flavors. While the pretzel is definitely shareable, Auntie Anne’s will be making it easy for both you and your special someone to get a heart-shaped pretzel with a buy one, get one free offer.

The offer is exclusive to “My Pretzel Perks” Members, but it’s pretty easy to become one. All you have to do is download Auntie Anne’s “My Pretzel Perks” free app in the Apple App Store or Google Play Store by 11:59 P.M. EST on February 12th.

Your boo will definitely be impressed and appreciate not getting a sickening amount of chocolate for the umpteenth time in a row. What happens after that is all up to you.

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Carl’s Jr. Combines Pretzels And Breakfast In This Epic New Sandwich


Carl’s Jr. once again makes bold strides in the game of breakfast. You may remember a while back, the fast food chain tested muffin tops as buns. Man, that was a morning. Carl’s is now shaking up the bun concept with a new, pretzel-based, breakfast sandwich.

The Pretzel Breakfast Sandwich features egg, sausage, American cheese and Swiss cheese on an Auntie Anne’s soft pretzel bun.

Carl’s just launched a commercial promoting the breakfast sandwich, giving viewers a fun look at the culture of street food vendors. The video, created with the help of ad agency 72andSunny, captures the essence of New York pretty closely.

You can now find the new Pretzel Breakfast Sandwich at any participating Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s locations. The sandwich is available for $2.99 by itself and $4.69 for a combo that includes hash browns and a drink.

Now if they only offered a nacho cheese dipping sauce for that bun.


Here’s How To Get An Entire Year of Free Pretzels From Auntie Anne’s


Who: Auntie Anne’s Pretzels.

What: The company will be offering free pretzels on Nation Pretzel Day. On top of that, Auntie Anne’s will be offering free pretzels for a year for five lucky individuals.

All you have to do is sign up for the My Pretzel Perks app and you will be registered for a chance to win the grand prize.

Where: Auntie Anne’s has over 1,500 functioning locations throughout the United States. All you have to do is find one of them!

When: Although National Pretzel Day starts on April 26th of this year, the promotion will be available any time from the 26th of April to the 1st of May.

Photo: Auntie Anne’s Facebook

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Carl’s Jr. Is Testing Soft Pretzels With BEER CHEESE DIPPING SAUCE


This morning, Elie came into the office with a bag of pretzels from Carl’s Jr. Turns out he drove by one of the few locations that were testing Auntie Anne’s soft pretzel sticks served with a beer cheese sauce.


The pretzels are available in orders of three pieces for $3.29 and five for $4.59. Each order comes with a container of a sweet beer cheese sauce you can dip your pretzels into.

Guess Carl’s is revving up for Oktoberfest.


Last year, the burger chain released a similar product that featured pretzel bites stuffed with cheddar. This time, however, you’re gonna have to get the cheese on pretzels yourselves.

We did get to try them back at the office. They definitely weren’t bad and the cheese sauce was also pretty interesting. Kinda hope this makes a national release.

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Auntie Anne’s Adds Cheese-Stuffed Pretzel Nuggets To Menu


Sometimes, trying to juggle an entire pretzel and dunking it in cheese sauce can be overwhelming. Good thing we live in a time where everything comes stuffed and bite-sized.

Auntie Anne’s is set to release new Cheddar Stuffed Pretzel Nuggets. Made with the chain’s signature pretzel dough, the miniature bites are filled with melted cheddar cheese and salted. No longer will you have to tear apart your pretzel until it’s a reasonable size for dunking.

The pretzel nuggets will hit participating Auntie Anne’s locations Monday, May 18 and will be available for a limited time through December. Patrons can find them for about $4.99 an order.


FREE PRETZELS: For One Crazy Weekend, Auntie Anne’s And Wetzel’s Are Giving Away Free Pretzels


National Pretzel Day is fast approaching. On Sunday April 26, patrons can get themselves a free pretzel from almost 2,000 commercial pretzel locations around the world. Specifically Auntie Anne’s and Wetzel’s Pretzels.

In honor of National Pretzel Day, the two largest commercial pretzel chains are giving away free pretzels to patrons.

Here’s how to get them:

For Auntie Anne’s customers need to download the Auntie Anne’s mobile app and sign up for the loyalty program, My Pretzel Perks. Once that’s done, they can then bring their devices into the store and claim a free Auntie Anne’s Original or Cinnamon Sugar Pretzel.

Auntie Anne’s will hold their promotion the entire weekend of National Pretzel Day from Friday, April 24 through Sunday April 26. Auntie Anne’s boasts 1,600 locations worldwide.

Wetzel’s Pretzel, however, wants you to do a little more social interacting before giving you a free pretzel. On April 26, customers can walk into a store and declare:

“My name is [Your First Name] Wetzel and I’d like my free pretzel!”

No word on how many times that declaration can be made, though we’re sure it’s once per store. Unlike Auntie Anne’s, however, the Wetzel’s giveaway is limited to one day only.

The deal with be available at all participating locations of Auntie Anne’s and Wetzel’s Pretzels.