Tasty ways to celebrate National Pretzel Day

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Did you know that National Pretzel Day is April 26? Since any national food day shouldn’t leave you in knots, these deals and treats will keep you satisfied all day long. Which food deal will you enjoy first?

On this food holiday, some people might want to know some tasty tidbits, like how the snack can be dated back to the 17th century monks or how the twisted shape looks like a heart to some. Others would just prefer to debate the best dip for a pretzel, cheese, mustard or something else. No matter the conversation, there is always something to be said about pretzels.

Since many national food day celebrations come with specials, National Pretzel Day has many options on the table. From quick service restaurants to free food, which one will you choose first?

National Pretzel Day deals and freebies

Synder’s of Hanover free Crave Kit

Have you tried the new Snyder’s of Hanover Twisted Pretzel Sticks? Available in three flavors, Extreme Seasoned, Sour Cream & Onion and Jalapeno Ranch, it can hard to pick one as the most craveable. Since the flavor is packed into stick, there is no need to dip these pretzels. It is all about tasty, convenient snacking.

For National Pretzel Day, the free Crave Kit will be given away online. Via Snyder’s of Hanover Instagram account, @Snyders_hanover, the brand is asking fans to tag their boldest friend. Randomly selected comments will be eligible for free pretzels.

If you don’t win, or want a taste sooner, the Twisted Pretzel Sticks are available in 12 oz bags with a suggested retail price of $3.89.

Hormel Pretzel Bites and Cheese Tray

Are pretzel bites your favorite restaurant appetizer? Now Hormel Pretzel Bites and Cheese Tray bring that tasty treat to the home kitchen. The convenient, microwavable snack comes with four “ounces of soft pretzel bites, four ounces of cheddar cheese sauce and a packet of sea salt.”

While this tray is enough pretzels for four people, you can eat the whole tray yourself. Sometimes pretzels can be a meal, But, if you like mustard or ranch with your pretzels, you will have to provide your own.

Still, the Hormel pretzel bites and cheese tray are a must to always have in the refrigerator. Convenient, easy and always tasty, it always satisfies. Check with retailers for availability.

Auntie Anne’s

Auntie Anne’s is always a great choice when that pretzel craving hits. For National Pretzel Day, Pretzel Perks app is offering fans a free Original or Cinnamon Sugar Pretzel via the app.

Also, the brand is hosting contests on its Instagram page from April 26 through April 30. With a prize for free pretzels for a year, five different winners will be chosen. Check the brand’s social media account for all the rules.

Lastly, Auntie Anne’s will be offering free delivery for the entire week, April 26 through April 30. Any order of $12 or more will have the delivery free waived via the Pretzel Perks app.

Wetzel’s Pretzels

Wetzel’s Pretzels understands that the past year has left many people in knots. This year, they want to make sure that National Pretzel Day is better. After 3 p.m. at participating locations, guests can get a free freshly baked pretzel.

According to Jennifer Schuler, chief executive officer of Wetzel’s Pretzel, “National Wetzel’s Day is cause for celebration! We’re breaking free from the blues of last year with the golden glow of our freshly-baked pretzels. (Y)ou can’t celebrate National Pretzel Day without Wetzel’s.”

Eastern Standard Provisions

Eastern Standard Provisions, the highly regarded artisanal soft pretzels company, is celebrated with its National Pretzel Day Box. For $24.99, the box is the perfect way to enjoy a variety of the brand’s pretzels. Included in the box are “three Wheelhouse Signature Soft Pretzels and two bags of One-Timer Soft Pretzel Bites, and a package of Pretzel Salt.” Also, the box includes a pair of pretzel socks to keep the love of pretzels going all year long.


Pretzels are made to crave and Wendy’s is celebrating its status of “Pretzel Bun Queen” with a huge deal. According to the brand, starting on National Pretzel Day, Wendy’s is offering Buy on Pretzel Bacon Pub Cheeseburger for just a $1. The offer is available via the Wendy’s Mobile App.

Since this huge deal deserves more than just a one-day celebration, the offer will be available through May 23.

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How are you celebrating National Pretzel Day? What is your favorite national food day?