Monday, February 18, 2013

Auntie Anne's Celebrates their 25th Birthday with the New Honey Whole Grain Pretzel {25 Free Pretzels Giveaway!}

Auntie Anne's logo
I've mentioned it before, but I love being a part of surprises. Whether leaving an Easter basket on a friend's doorstep or sending a card to a distant relative out of the blue, there's just something about knowing you're going to make someone's eyes light up that warms my heart.

Even better? When the recipients are kids, as children can't hide the joy and excitement from their faces, even if they wanted to.

Which is why I was thrilled when everything came together to help celebrate Auntie Anne's 25th Birthday with a Pretzel Party in a room filled with 5- and 6-year olds!

birthday-celebration-banner

Another year older and wiser, Auntie Anne's has spent 25 years creating pretzels that are known as "better than the best you've ever tasted." With flavors already including Original, Cinnamon Sugar, Almond, Sour Cream and Onion, and more (along with Stix, the Pretzel Dog and Pretzel Nuggets), what better way to celebrate this milestone than by adding a new one to the lineup?

Which is just what this pretzel perfect company has done with the introduction of their newest hand-rolled soft pretzel, Honey Whole Grain, to its variety of gourmet freshly-baked favorites.

This tasty new addition is made with real whole grain dough and boasts one daily serving of whole grains, giving it more fiber, protein and iron than many other snack options. At 300 calories or less, this better-for-you pretzel feels responsible, but tastes reckless!

Honey Whole Grain pretzel

Excited to try out the new Honey Whole Grain pretzel while surprising Big Sister E's Kindergarten class, Little Sister B and I headed to Auntie Anne's to pick up our party supplies.

pretzel party

Little did I know that Auntie Anne's would have a surprise for me as well, as they had not only baked 25 fresh Honey Whole Grain pretzels for us, but they had them individually bagged and ready to go for each child — including fun party favors like a hat, twisty straw, cute tattoos and a coupon to head back for another pretzel!

We have always been fans of our local Auntie Anne's (Madison folks, next time you are at West Towne Mall, GET A PRETZEL!) but they truly went above and beyond in helping us prepare for our party and made me love them even more!

All that was left to do was head over to Big Sister E's school (which was more difficult than it sounds, as driving in a car filled with the amazing aroma of Auntie Anne's pretzels was a hard test for my willpower — made even harder by Little Sister B's continued comments of Mmmm, it smells so good in here and Mama, I want to eat those pretzels right now!) to await the class' reaction.

class pretzel party

Many of the kids recognized the Auntie Anne's logo on the bags right away, while the rest took one peek inside and squealed with joy. Instead of their usual crackers for afternoon snack, they found something much more delicious!

Auntie Anne's Honey Whole Grain pretzel

Within moments the class had put on their party hats and dug right in to their pretzels with glee. I sure don't remember having this much fun in Kindergarten!

classroom party

While the mmmms and yummmms made it pretty clear that the Honey Whole Grain pretzels were a hit, Big Sister E's teacher added a little educational fun to the party by taking a poll on the class' thoughts.

The single "so, so" vote ironically came from Big Sister E... who then turned to me and asked what "so, so" meant because she really liked the pretzel. Apparently my child needs to pay a little closer attention to the voting lessons.

I'd say that the votes show that this was definitely a successful party!

Little Sister B and I had our own special after-party celebration as well, as when we returned home from the school visit, we sampled Auntie Anne's amazing Cinnamon Sugar pretzel, thanks to our local store's generosity of having sent along a bag containing a few other pretzel varieties.

Cinnamon Sugar pretzel

I don't know how it is possible that I have never tried this incredible flavor before, but it will definitely be happening again!

Every year Auntie Anne's rolls more than 97 million pretzels at their 1,330+ locations all over the world, so if you haven't stopped by lately, you are missing out (you'll especially want to join them on March 9th for Sampling Saturday to get a free bite-sized sample of the new Honey Whole Grain pretzel)!

We have yet to try one of their fantastic pretzels that we haven't loved and the new Honey Whole Grain is no exception. I have no doubt that we'll be ready to celebrate the next 25 years of tasty pretzel goodness with Auntie Anne's as well!

If you want to be a part of the fun even further, you can also twist with Auntie Anne's online for a chance to win $25,000! Plus, you could instantly win an Apple iPad mini, Coca-Cola beverages for a year, or a $25 Visa gift card... just visit PretzelPerfect.com from now until March 31st to join the party.

And, thanks to the generosity of Auntie Anne's one person will soon be prepared to have their own pretzel party (or to spread out the pretzel love over an extended period of time), because...

One lucky person will win 25 free Pretzel cards (valued at $3/ea) from Auntie Anne's!

Auntie Anne's pretzels


A big thank you to Auntie Anne's for providing a party pack of supplies for me along with 25 coupons for pretzels as well as coupons for one lucky giveaway winner. An extra thank you to our local Auntie Anne's for being so thoughtful and going above and beyond in preparing our party bags and extras. The opinions shared are my own and honest and if you really need to see more, click here to see how I roll.

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Susan C said...

Cinnamon Sugar is my fave

suburban prep said...

Plain with butter

J @ IHeart-Motherhood said...

Love Cinnamon Sugar! :)

Suzie Williams said...

Almond is delicious!

Parenting Patch said...

Sour cream and onion. Yum!

Heather! said...

I love the Cinnamon Sugar!
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B. Wilson @ Windy {City} Wilsons said...

Jalapeno!

Candice said...

I would like to try the Honey Whole Grain.

steve weber said...

I would choose the Cinnamon-Sugar

Karen Glatt said...

Cinnamon Sugar is my favorite flavor!

lyndsey said...

cinnamon sugar

wigget said...

my favorite is cinnamon sugar

aggie said...

My favorite is the Jalapeno with the Cinnamon Sugar Nuggets a close second.

Janet W. said...

My favorite is The Original!
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Sonya Sanderson said...

I like cinnamon sugar

SueZH said...

Love that cinnamon & sugar

scottsgal said...

plain with salt

Heidi Araujo said...

Plain with salt

Shelly H. said...

I am a big fan of their original pretzel with salt and hubby loves the cinnamon & sugar.

Jennifer R said...

HONEY WHOLE GRAIN PRETZEL is my favorite variety

ColleenMarie82 said...

I like original best!

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Growl Tiger said...

I love the original with the cheese sauce

latanya t said...

cinnamon sugar

Debra said...

the Pretzel Dog

rae1124 said...

Cinnamon sugar

Dominique Cloutier said...

i like their original pretzel with salt and cheese dip!

mary casper said...

I like the original

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Denise said...

We like the original, the cinnamon sugar, and the whole wheat.

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Darlene said...

I love the cinnamon sugar flavor

Nikki Krutz said...

cinnamon sugar!!

apple blossom said...

cinnamon

debijackson said...

cinnamon sugar pretzels

Kathy Davis said...

I love the sugar cinnamon pretzels. They are addicting.
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Kathy Davis said...

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Tamara B. said...

Garlic is my fave with cheddar cheese dipping sauce

BeeBubbaBella said...

Cinnamon Sugar!!

Mariee said...

Cinnamon Sugar :)

peg42 said...

The Cinnamon Sugar!
Thanks so much.
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Ken Ohl said...

cinnamon sugar. thankyou, ken pohl19@comcast.net

benz1171 said...

The original.

Sharon Kaminski said...

whole wheat for me

s said...

Raisin

Colleen M said...

I really love their Original Pretzel!

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vickie said...

cinnamon sugar is the best

Jenna said...

The Original!

Laney said...

I like the almond and my husband loves original. But, sometimes I get cinnamon sugar because they're all good

puye said...

sour cream and onion

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Unknown said...

Love the almond!
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ann said...

cinnamon sugar and whole wheat my best two

Kelly Nicholson said...

cinnamon sugar sounds good

judy gardner said...

cinnamon sugar

Bo said...

My favorite is almond - especially with the caramel dip!

Sue Ellison said...

I love their original pretzels with salt.

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CherylS22 said...

I like the Original Pretzel with mustard.
Thanks for the giveaway!

ffc57d54-1f8d-11e2-86df-000bcdca4d7a said...

Cinnamon Sugar

AngelWinner said...

Honey whole grain!

Danielle Lima said...

sesame is my favorite

terra_incognita said...

I like the cinnamon sugar pretzel

Stephanie Larison said...

Cinnamon sugar

smilekisses said...

Almond pretzel with caramel sauce.

Brooke T said...

Original!!!

Selinda said...

Cinnamon Sugar!

Thanks,

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Tracey said...

I like the pepperoni pretzels.
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Christina Carattini said...

My favorite is the Original. It's so buttery and yum!

Saki said...

cinnamon sugar

Kayla said...

I love the cinnamon sugar pretzels with their cream cheese dip :).

blue65829 said...

Original with salt!

abfantom said...

I would like Superpretzel's Pepperjack and Mozzarella Pretzefils

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Allison said...

cinnamon sugar

Sarah VM said...

Cinnamon sugar is my favorite.

kellyr78 said...

I like their Sour Cream & Onion flavor
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sarah said...

i've only tried the original flavor, which is great, but i would love to try some new ones
sarah hirsch

kim burnett said...

Sour cream and onion

RealtorSD said...

Cinnamon sugar is my favorite
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Wendy Rozema said...

the jalepeno is my favorite!

mediaworm said...

I have never had an Auntie Annes pretzel but would love to try them thank you for the giveaway

Nicole said...

my kids and I like pepperoni

LDomene said...

Original all the way! I do love the little nuggets that have powdered sugar on them as well...

Kate Fuller said...

I like the almond pretzel with caramel dip.

jenspurg said...

My favorite is the original with salt.
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cekaplan1009 said...

Cinnamon Sugar pretzel

Seyma Bennett Shabbir said...

Original or salty :)
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Sass said...

Cinnamon Sugar!!!!

Gina F. said...

Auntie Anne's Cinnamon Sugar pretzel is my favorite.

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Stacy said...

I used to love the Jalapeno, but apparently they don't make them anymore. My second favorite is the sesame though, with almond being right up there.

Erin said...

I typically get a regular pretzel & on occasion I'll get some cheese sauce to go with it. So that's my current favorite variety, although the cinnamon sugar does sound like it's pretty darn good too! I'll def have to give it a try some time soon!!

Debbie Flood said...

Cinn Sugar is mine but my son can't wait when we head to the mall to snag a pepperoni pretzel!

Frugalista Mama said...

cinnamon sugar

Laurel said...

Cinnamon Sugar would be my favorite!
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rachel said...

Definitely Cinnamon and Sugar!

Princess Golden Hair said...

I'd walk a mile for an original pretzel

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EMMAHORTON said...

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CINNAMON SUGAR

coliebear said...

I like the almond pretzel.
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Elizabeth Pyo said...

Almond is my favorite!

bloomerbear said...

I'd say Pepperoni

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thank you

kdrae said...

I love the their pretzel sticks and cream cheese dip!

S Oconnor said...

I love the cinnamon sugar, especially with the little pretzel pieces because the whole pretzel is so messy.

Brittany said...

Garlic Pretzel!

jcwega27 said...

cinn-sugar
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Dave said...

original with salt

Jenndiggy said...

Pepperoni!

Tonya Dean said...

Cinnamon Sugar

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Mamushi Love said...

I like Jalapeno the most.

Felicia said...

Jalepeno is my favorite

Anastasia said...

Lots of delicious ones to choose form! I'd go for the SOUR CREAM & ONION PRETZEL first :)

Renee Walters said...

I love the original with cheese sauce and marinara.

Carly H. said...

I love their original pretzels!

ReviewsSheROTE said...

I lik ethe original with cedder dip---although I hat the hot dog pretzel not to long ago--NOT TOO BAD!! =)

Rachel said...

original

Super Blogger Girl! said...

pretzel dogs!

Jennifer T. said...

I like the Garlic.
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meggiedarlin1 said...

I'm all about the cinnamon and sugar.

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Samantha D. said...

Cinnamon and sugar of coarse. yum, now i'm craving them !

walk9 said...

cinnamon and sugar

Heather McDougle said...

I love the pepperoni one

Margaret McLaughlin said...

The pepperoni looks yummy

Natalie U. said...

Garlic
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Jessica said...

Pepperoni!!! I totally wish I worked there though, I would make a garlic jalapeno pepperoni pretzel. :D

Danika said...

Original with cheese dipping sauce! I want to try the almond one!

kyl neusch said...

Cinnamon Sugar

Cserafini said...

I love the original

Liz said...

Definately sour cream and onion.

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Elizabeth said...

That would have to be the Cinnamon Sugar variety! The regular pretzel or sticks or the little bites. YUMM

Kathy Davis said...

Cinnomaon Sugar is my favorite.
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Beth Duncan said...

cinnamon sugar

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Pamela Thomas said...

Love Auntie Annie. Always entices by a warm pretzel!

Nancy P said...

Cinnamon sugar is the best!

Keely said...

I love the sour cream pretzels

mellyrox said...

I have never tried them but would love to try the pepperoni & cinnamon sugar the most..thank you!

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iggysaysno said...

honey whole grain

Alycia said...

Original with salt is my favorite!

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Andrea Howard said...

i love cinnamon sugar

Crazylicious85 said...

Pepperoni, Garlic, & Cinnamon Sugar sound good to me!

Allison L.

terri said...

cinnamon and sugar...yum!

Sarah said...

Love the jalapeno pretzel!

Brandy C said...

Jalapeno is my favorite

captainliss40 said...

Cinnamon and sugar!

Helga said...

I like original

Holly_Heart said...

I love the original without butter dipped in their Hershey chocolate dip!

Jackie said...

The Original is my favorite.
Thank you!

Darlene ysaguirre said...

I Like Their Jalapeno

Karen said...

I love the original :)

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Kristen said...

I haven't tried them but Cinnamon Sugar sounds good or maybe Raisin.

Angel Drummond said...

I really like the original stix

lel242 said...

Cinnamon sugar!

Evelyn B said...

Love their garlic pretzel :)!

Karen said...

I would like to try the Cinnamon Sugar

stephland3 said...

The cinnamon sugar!

mkjmc said...

Cinnamon and sugar

Natalie Parvis-Nichols said...

cinnamon sugar!

Racheal. said...

I like the cinnamon sugar pretzels.

Ari T said...

I love Sour Cream & Onion!

Nicole Larsen said...

My favorite is the garlic pretzel

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Terry said...

my favorite is Cinnamon Sugar!

Susan said...

I love pretzels, but live in a smaller city, and there is no Aunt Annie's, so I haven't tried theirs. The cinnamon one looks delicious! I am currently living in a big city while my nephew is in the hospital, and Aunt Annie's are all over the place!

jakiesmom said...

original

Catherine R said...

Original - Un salted with the cheese dip. Yum!

Jennifer said...

Cinnamon sugar ( :

Bron said...

Definitely cinnamon sugar!

RICK said...

CINNAMIN SUGAR

Dee said...

Cinnamon Sugar is my favorite! Thanks for the chance to win.

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katychick said...

cinnamon sugar looks great but that peperoni looks weird
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one frugal lady said...

the pepperoni pretzel is my favorite!
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ab82 said...

Original or pepperoni

Tamra said...

My favorite is pepperoni!

Patricia Wojnar Crowley said...

Cinnamon Sugar!!!!

Kim Kihega said...

I love the original!

Liz said...

An original with sweet mustard dip!

MiniMeeh said...

i like the one with cinnamon sugar.
or regular with mustard
-Lynn

Kaila said...

Almond dipped in caramel!

Savingwith Saveone said...

Cinnamon Sugar

giggedygeekmum said...

Original, I love their pretzels so much!

1porkchop said...

I like the pepperoni pretzel

Dijah A said...

My favorite is the original

*Monica* said...

I must be BORING but I really like the basic normal, pretzel with the butter and salt.

1froglegs said...

I like the pretzel dogs

Jennifer said...

garlic and original

Anissa said...

I like the original w/ no salt and cheese dip!

tina reynolds said...

I love the cinnamon sugar thanks for the chance

bettycd said...

love the regular original flavor

M.A.D. said...

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Garlic!! Of course, they're ALL delicious <3

KellBee8 said...

Plain without salt, dipped in cream cheese!

/\Heather/\ said...

Gotta love jalapeno!

Kelly said...

Love Cinnamon Sugar!

Karen said...

My absolute favorite is the cinnamon sugar.

crystletellerday said...

pepperoni crystlemtellerday@yahoo.com

traci jarrett said...

I love the garlic with the marinara dip

canti said...

Garlic is my choice.

mahnrafjtb said...

I love plain and cheese dip

Amy L said...

I like the original Annie's pretzel. No dip needed :)

Jessica said...

I like Sweet Almond
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Jason Vaughn said...

I like the pretzel dogs.

jen Gersch said...

cinnamon sugar

Rena m said...

Jalapeno... Yum.

clenna said...

Fav: Cinnamon Sugar

kroch said...

I like the honey whole grain pretzel.

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Roy F. said...

My favorite is Cinnamon Sugar

Audrey said...

Plain no salt

Angela said...

I love garlic
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