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Post by IlyssaMae on Sun Apr 26, 2009 10:08 am

Hey everyone!It's a happy day to start off with pretzel!!
It's all about foods in this month!
(Mods, this is ONLY for a emergency situation since there is no mods or admins around, and you may delete this or close and I'm responsible for making this DCT, and I'm apologizing for any causes)

* Pretzels without salt are called baldies.

* An average soft pretzel has 3.5 grams of fat and 260 calories.

* Pretzels gross over $180 million annually.

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* In Germany, children wear pretzels around their neck on New Years Day for good luck.

* Pretzels sometimes serve as Christmas tree toppers in Austria.

* The first pretzel bakery in the United States was Sturgis Pretzel House in Lititz, Pennsylvania.

* President George W. Bush choked on a pretzel in January of 2002 and lost consciousness for a brief period of time.

* The German name for a pretzel is “bretzel.”

* Annual consumption per person of pretzels in the United States is two pounds. Annual consumption per person of pretzels in the mid-Atlantic states is four pounds. Annual consumption per person of pretzels in Philadelphia is more than 20 pounds.

* Pretzels are the second most popular snack in the United States after potato chips.

* The largest pretzel ever baked was by Joe Nacchio of Federal Baking in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The pretzel weighed 40 pounds and measured 5 feet across.

* In 1861, pretzel twisting was the second highest paying job in the Philadelphia region.

* Some historians claim that the pretzel is the “world’s oldest snack.”

* Reading, Pennsylvania is considered the “Pretzel Capitol of the World.” In Reading, one plant can package up to 10 million hard pretzels in one day.

* The mid-Atlantic states are considered the “Pretzel Belt of America.”
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Post by LuvNStuff on Sun Apr 26, 2009 2:14 pm

Wow! First post!!! Nice job Moderator! Wink
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Post by LuvNStuff on Sun Apr 26, 2009 2:14 pm

Wow! First post!!! Nice job Moderator! Wink
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Post by IlyssaMae on Sun Apr 26, 2009 4:08 pm

Thanks!!
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Post by LuvNStuff on Sun Apr 26, 2009 5:17 pm

No problemo!
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Post by Pink_Cancer_BLOB on Mon Apr 27, 2009 4:53 pm

wow.....i never knew so musch about pretzels!!!!!! lol!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
anyway, I LOVE LOVE LOVE your avatar IlysseMea (i spelled it right, right?)
anyway....gotta flash!!
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Post by LuvNStuff on Mon Apr 27, 2009 5:36 pm

LOL! Yum! I love pretzels!
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Post by IlyssaMae on Mon Apr 27, 2009 8:06 pm

Pink_Cancer_BLOB wrote:wow.....i never knew so musch about pretzels!!!!!! lol!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
anyway, I LOVE LOVE LOVE your avatar IlysseMea (i spelled it right, right?)
anyway....gotta flash!!
It's IlyssaMAe And Call Me May.Anyway Thanks!!
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Post by LuvNStuff on Mon Apr 27, 2009 8:21 pm

Ok, I'll call you May.
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Post by teresa :) on Fri May 22, 2009 9:57 pm

LOL!! national pretzal day! whats next - national potato chip day!!! HAHA Very Happy

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