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Pretzel! My Twisted Story
Food & Drink
"Bavarian, soft, sourdough, sticks, rods, rings, minis, butter spindles, dipped, coated, gourmet - whatever your favorite, just what do you know about this popular snack?"
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
Although no official documentation exists to verify its beginnings, when is the pretzel believed to have originated and by whom?
In 610 by an unknown monk
In 1314 by Marco Polo
In 1509 by Henry VIII
In 1936 by Pierre Poilâne
Camcorder Day, Visit Your Relatives Day, Beer Day, Oatmeal Day...seems there's a day for everything. When is National Pretzel Day in the USA?
In the United States, 80% of the nation's pretzels are made in what state?
Although large scale producers of commercial pretzels use machines to twist pretzel dough into their classic shape, a woman named Helen Hoff is considered the champion of hand twisters. How many pretzels could Helen twist per minute?
In 1963, the largest pretzel of its time was baked by Joseph Nacchio. Just how big was it?
55 pounds and 8 feet across
75 pounds and 12 feet across
20 pounds and 3 feet across
40 pounds and 5 feet across
The oldest commercial pretzel bakery in the United States was founded in 1861 in Lititz, Pennsylvania. What was its name?
Federal Baking Company
Sturgis Pretzel Bakery
The Anderson Pretzel Factory
Although a tasty snack, apparently pretzels can also be dangerous. What US president was munching on a pretzel when he choked on it and momentarily lost consciousness?
Lyndon B. Johnson
George W. Bush
Street vendors sell large, warm, chewy, soft pretzels that serve as a snack, breakfast or even a meal. What spicy condiment often tops these yummy treats?
Red pepper flakes
There are many toppings aside from salt that can be put on pretzels, but what are pretzels without salt called?
Reading Pretzel Machinery Company revolutionized pretzel production with the introduction of what?
Much larger ovens with rotating racks
Commercial dough mixers
The moving assembly line
An automatic pretzel twisting machine
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