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Sep 20, 2012 07:54 AM

Bavarian pretzels for a party?

A couple of years ago, around this time of year, Reiker's in the northeast carried frozen Bavarian pretzels that could be purchased in quantity and baked/reheated at home. They don't have them this year. Does anyone know where I can purchase at least a dozen Bavarian pretzels for a party at a reasonable price? Reasonable meaning that I don't want to pay $5 each at Brauhaus Schmitz, etc.

In Bucks or Philly is preferable.


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  1. It might be worth calling Illig's in Chalfont.

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    1. re: caganer

      thanks, but they don't have them.

    2. There are lots of on-line options to purchase them for a little over a dollar a piece.

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      1. re: Bigley9

        thanks, the shipping is a killer though. Can't believe I can't find a local place. I might have to make them myself.

      2. Have you called Brauhaus? I wouldn't have suggested it before but if you're having this much trouble it's probably worth finding out whether they will do this (obviously, for the same price they charge in the restaurant it wouldn't be worth it). They do make a great pretzel there.

        1. Another option might be to call Cannstatter's or The German Society and see if they have a source

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          1. A question regarding Bavarian pretzels please. Is this a brand name of a frozen "soft" pretzel or is it a distinctive type of pretzel or perhaps both? Obviously you love them, sadiefox. What makes these pretzels special to you? Thanks

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            1. re: Bacchus101

              Just did the read on Bavarian Pretzels which I should have done before my questions above. I get it they are special.

              1. re: Bacchus101

                They are different than a Philly pretzel - puffier, a little softer inside and slightly sweet. You can get them at any of the German beer bars in Philly but I can't believe I'm having such a hard time finding a local bakery that makes them.

                I wonder if Philly's own pretzel culture is suppressing the availability of the Bavarian pretzel in our area, haha.

                1. re: sadiefox

                  The pretzels from Metropolitan are good, though not a traditional Bavarian style, they are more like that than a Philly-style pretzel.