Super Pretzels

Posted on: Sun, 04/01/2007 - 3:21pm
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I searched and the newest results were from '06 or '05. So, do you buy these? There's only a wheat warning. Has anyone contacted J&J Snacks to see if they're made in a nut/seed free facility?

Posted on: Sun, 04/01/2007 - 9:15pm
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I don't know if they're seed and nut free, but they're certainly not band-aid free.
I once posted about my experience at our mall kiosk after buying 3 soft pretzels (made by J&J and I asked to see the box!). You see, I went to my car with my daughters, took a few bites of my pretzel and found something very chewy "INSIDE" the pretzel. (They're not made at the kiosk, of course.) I spit it out and examined the chewy part and discovered it was a kids band-aid. That was my ultimate gross-out food experience.
I probably could have sued, but I'm just not the sue-happy type. It was an almost instant vomit-inducing experience though. And I've NEVER purchased another soft pretzel from that place again. It's either an Aunt Annie's when I'm with my girls or make homemade.
And to think the manager offered me free pretzels after ranting to her about my experience. Uh...no thank you!!!
[This message has been edited by ryan's mom (edited April 02, 2007).]

Posted on: Sun, 04/01/2007 - 11:30pm
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Ryan's Mom- do you have a homemade recipe you would be willing to share? I have wanted to find one someone's tried with good luck. Thanks!

Posted on: Sun, 04/01/2007 - 11:43pm
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We use these with no problems. In fact, my DH just bought a "super" box at BJ's.

Posted on: Mon, 04/02/2007 - 12:21am
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we do use them. the churros and funnel cake mix by j&J are NOT safe though.

Posted on: Mon, 04/02/2007 - 12:56am
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Yuck...we had the same thing happen once with a local pizzaria. I kept looking at my friend's daughter's crust, looked kinda funny, there was a bloody band aid baked into the crust.
I literally vomited everything I'd eaten. It was so gross.

Posted on: Mon, 04/02/2007 - 7:28am
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Ryan's Mom,
Do you eat at Aunt Annie's ? I just checked with them last week about peanuts and tree nuts. They read their ingredient list and said there could be cross-contamination with one of their products. I think they said something about the butter they brush them with. They said they could skip the butter on ours and use different tongs. I decided to just skip the pretzels.

Posted on: Mon, 04/02/2007 - 10:56am
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Our Aunt Annie's sells an almond pretzel. We stay away, unfortunately.

Posted on: Mon, 04/02/2007 - 11:14am
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my response from them mentioned an almond pretzel and peanut oil in the marinara dipping sauce

Posted on: Mon, 04/02/2007 - 8:49pm
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Let me clarify on the Aunt Annie's. Ryan never eats them--I won't let him. But once in a blue moon when I am out shopping with my daughters (no food allergies), we get a pretzel (not the nut variety, of course) as a snack. Then we wash our hands and lips thoroughly when we get home. If we do eat them, it's out of the house and Ryan is not with us. Maybe once or twice a year at most.
As for my pretzel recipes, I've used a couple of Aunt Annie's clone recipes. Nothing in particular recipe-wise, just google search for soft pretzel recipes. I try different ones. But our faves are mixing cinnamon/sugar and brushing butter on the pretzels, then coating with the cinn/sugar powder before baking them.

Posted on: Tue, 04/03/2007 - 12:32pm
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Kim and Scott's Pretzels are awesome. They are in the natural foods freezer section at Shaw's market. Not sure if they are at Whole Foods. I contacted them and was assured that their facility is peanut, nut, and sesame free. They have plain, sourdough parmesan, pizza filled, apple filled, chocolate drizzled, and grilled cheese pretzels. They are really good. We have tried the apple, plain, and pizza ones. The have a website you can check out if you google Kim and Scott's pretzels.

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