RememBear This: SuperPretzel
Words can not describe this goodness. Wauh boy! Soft, chewy, warm…mmmmm, I can smell them now. Again because of my large family my parents would buy the large Costco boxes. I mean otherwise we’d go through a standard 8-pack each afternoon. There was something awesome about being able to “make” these on your own (side note: they are kosher!). You’d grab a frozen twisted dough puck from the radical black and blue box (has the design ever changed?), throw it on a small microwavable plate, sprinkle it with a little water, for adhesion, and top it with rock salt to taste. I think that was one of the cool things about it too, the rock salt. If you’ve ever run out of or thrown away the salt pouch that comes with it you can surely testify that table salt holds no candle to it. That was always a problem in my household…trying to keep the salt around for the last few pretzels…it was usually MIA by the last two.
One thing I must say as that there is only a small window within to enjoy these. Like Nick Cage these things are gone in 60 seconds. Very shortly after being removed from the magic food warming machine they become chewy and hard. Another set-back to watch out for is over “watering” them…this leads to a slimy base. These are all caveats to avoid….along with over salting. Each can ruin an otherwise flawless session of Destruction Derby or Twisted Metal.
I think this started my obsession with mustard. I will eat most anything with mustard. The tangy goodness mixed with the delicious salty pretzel. I’ve become what I like to refer to as a “sauce-whore”. I love me some dipping. I’ll try anything you can add to your meal….sauce, au jus, condiment, dip, whatever you’ve got I’ll take it. Pass me down the Tabasco…you got some Pepper Plant? …send it my way.
What is your favorite sauce or condiment?
For some reason I really like this commercial: