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Let me explain.  I’m sixty four years old.  I didn’t grow up eating pretzels.  Does anyone grow up eating pretzels?

If there was a choice between pretzels and potato chips it was no contest.  Who chooses pretzels?

Thin ones, thick ones, little pretzel sticks, no thank you.  Are there any chips?

Now, it’s not like I haven’t had pretzels.  I just don’t know the occasion when pretzels are perfect. They’re bulky, they’re hard, especially the thick ones and I’ve just never been a fan.  Sorry, Mr. Synder.

These days they come in a variety of shapes and sizes, and the pretzel company even tries to bribe you by stuffing pretzels with cheese or some other sort of “filling”.  I love cheese.  But not stuffed in a pretzel.

The “pretzels” I do like, are really just masquerading as pretzels.  I like the big, SOFT pretzels, with mustard. Baseball game pretzels. I like the big SOFT pretzels with cinnamon, like at Auntie Anne’s.

Costco knows how to buy pretzels.  And I know how to buy pretzels at Costco. There are now these Snack Factory Pretzel Chips.  I LOVE those, with some sort of dipping delivery system, again, mustard or maybe some blue cheese, but I’ve gotta have something. Saw them first at Costco, now they’re just about everywhere, but because even THEY know it can’t be “just pretzels”, they now come in a variety of flavors.

I mean look at the photo above, they’re available at Coscto.  It’s a GIRL SCOUT COOKIE pretending to be a pretzel.

These, I’ll probably dip in chocolate…