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.





Snyder’s Offers New Buffalo Wing Pretzel Sticks and Cheesy, Jalapeño Snacks


In pretzel-related news, Snyder’s of Hanover is stepping up their snack game with a snack truck full of new products. While my eyes usually go directly to the Honey Mustard bags on the shelves, it’s great to know there are other choices out there to satiate the munchies.

Snyder’s new line of pretzel snacks are appropriately named Korn Krunchers. Below (and above), the baked and seasoned corn snacks come in three flavors: Nacho Grande, Hot Chili Lime and Barbeque.  Nacho Grande packs sharp cheddar cheese, sweet tomatos and spicy jalapeño peppers. Hot Chili Lime features a combination of hot chili peppers balanced with a cool lime seasoning, while Barbeque  mixes smokey seasonings with sweet tomatoes and savory onions.


Each 10-oz bag of Korn Krunchers is available in stores at a retail price of $3.69.



Snyder’s also rolled out a few dessert-worthy treats:  Salted Caramel and Cinnamon Sugar. While these particular flavors were at times overbearingly sweet, they were pretty tasty in doses.




Snyder’s also has new Gluten-Free pretzels available with Honey Mustard and Onion and Buffalo Wing pretzel sticks. The Buffalo Wings were hands down the best of the bunch. Just keep in mind, your hands will be covered with flavor.

Fast Food

Dunkin’ Donuts to Offer Gluten-Free Cinnamon Sugar Donuts

Dunkin Donuts

Some tasty news for gluten-free readers: Dunkin’ Donuts announced plans to roll out with gluten-free cinnamon sugar doughnuts and blueberry muffins this year. According to Bloomberg, this could make DD the first fast-food chain to offer gluten-free pastries nationwide — a feat that McDonald’s and Starbucks have yet to accomplish.

“At Dunkin’ Donuts, we recognize the importance of providing our guests with many options, including alternative choices for people with food and dietary restrictions,” stated Stan Frankenthaler, the company’s executive chef, in an e-mail.

The decision comes as gluten-free foods are poised to be the next major food trend (if it isn’t already) and as companies scramble to cash in by offering customers wheat-free options. Although, it’s worth it to know that just because your food doesn’t have gluten in it, doesn’t necessarily translate to fewer calories. Dunkin’s wheat-free cinnamon sugar donut weighs in at 320 calories, while its glazed donut has 260 calories. Their gluten-free blueberry muffin contains 400 calories, which is just 60 calories less than it’s standard muffin.

Still, it’s a great option for those with celiac disease, an autoimmune disorder affecting 1 out of every 133 Americans, and others who are just looking to improve digestion by eliminating gluten from their diets.

The ultimate test will come down to how Dunkin’s gluten-free donuts and muffins actually taste, as gluten-free food in general gets a bad rep for its sometimes off-putting texture. Stay tuned, Foodbeasts.

H/T Bloomberg + PicThx Dunkin’ Donuts Facebook


Cinnamon Sugared Bacon

These Cinnamon Sugared Bacon strips are sinfully good, which is probably why many religions consider it a sin to consume. If you are lucky enough to be able to eat pork, get your hands on some applewood smoked bacon rubbed down with brown sugar and cinnamon… You won’t regret it! (Thx HowSweatEats)

Cravings Sweets

Craving: Assorted Caramel Apples

On a trip to get sushi with Elie, Andrew and Gio the other day, we walked passed this sweet store. I don’t know if they just like making people’s mouths water or if they sell a ton of caramel apples. But these were just cooling in the window and I wanted one badly. Check the rest of the collection in the next picture.