Most commonly known for its unusual shape and ‘skin’, the pretzel has been a popular on-the-go snack for a number of years. Although recognised for its traditional recipe, the pretzel has become popular amongst foodies and has been given a modern makeover on many street food inspired menus. With this in mind and National Pretzel Day being celebrated this week, we thought we’d share some inspiration for how you can add the pretzel to your menu!
Although traditionally known as a savoury snack the pretzel has been taken to the next level by recreating it as a bun, perfect to house the burgers on your menu. Rich and dark brown in colour with the signature skin this perfectly puffed, salty and chewy roll is the ideal accompaniment to a juicy burger. Try swapping your brioche bun for a pretzel one this month.
Stuffed pizza crusts have become extremely popular on many a menu, but why not make it the star of the show by creating stuffed pizza pretzels? A hot, salty pretzel stuffed with pizza toppings and baked with a topping of gooey cheese is sure to prove a hit on any menu. We think this would be the ideal treat to serve as a hot grab-and-go lunch for those busy customers of yours.
Soft or hard, sweet or savoury, the pretzel debate is an ongoing one. Though with this in mind we don’t think your customers would be able to resist the temptation of half and half. A packet of crispy salted pretzels half dipped in chocolate is definitely the superior option to a packet of crisps to accompany your customer’s meal deal.
Or why not swap the traditional pain au chocolat on your breakfast menu for a soft chocolate covered pretzel?
We even think pretzels could be the perfect little treat for your little customers. Coating them in chocolate and hundreds and thousands is bound to keep a smile on your younger customer’s faces. For a healthier alternative or as a lunchbox filler try coating them in yoghurt.
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