You don’t have to look further than the nearest street corner in New York City to find a pretzel. Popular all over the US, especially in Philadelphia and Chicago, the pretzel was introduced to America from Germany in the late 18th century. They were an instant hit and have now become fully integrated into American cuisine. They are always present at sporting events and April 26th is even National Pretzel Day!
Pretzels don’t have to be savoury; you can sprinkle them with sugar instead of salt, or spices such as cinnamon or nutmeg.
For a traditional snack, serve pretzels with mustard or barbecue sauce. You could also try serving them with cheese sauce. For sweet pretzels, serve with chocolate sauce or honey.