Wednesday, July 10, 2013

I'm an Auntie Anne's Pretzel Pro {Pretzel Prize Pack Giveaway - 5 winners!}

Auntie Anne's logo
There are some companies that you know and love and can actually pinpoint the one particular reason why you admire them.

Maybe it is that they give back to their community, that they treat their employees well or that they make every effort to go green. Or maybe it is that they produce a product that enhances your life in one way or another or that they hold themselves up to extremely high standards when it comes to pleasing their customers or staying true to their history.

But how often do you find one company that embodies all of that? One that you have always appreciated and respected... and then you have the chance to truly get to know them and find that not only do they live up to your expectations, but they blow them away?

To put it all another, more simple way: I love you, Auntie Anne's.

Auntie Anne's

After having the opportunity to involve both of my kids in an extremely fun and unique Pretzel Party earlier this year, I had assumed that my relationship with Auntie Anne's would return back to the status quo (i.e. me drooling over the aroma... or thought... of their tasty creations and continuing to adore them from afar) and that would be that.

Little did I know that I would instead be getting on a plane and heading to Lancaster, PA to spend time with an amazing group of bloggers and meet the entire Auntie Anne's family. That's right, including the one and only Auntie Anne herself.

Auntie Anne's bloggers

From the history that we learned to the feedback that we shared to the samples that we tasted to the extremely fun afternoon spent attending Pretzel University and gaining a portion of the knowledge that goes into running a franchise and making delicious pretzel after delicious pretzel...


It honestly was... amazing. There wasn't a single person who didn't have a smile on their face and the excitement and passion that each Auntie Anne's team member embodied truly was contagious. The whole trip was unforgettable!

Auntie Anne's Lancaster

Along with all of the other fun and learning that occurred in Lancaster, we also had a sneak peek at a few new products that Auntie Anne's had in the works... and one of them has recently debuted!

mini pretzel dogs

That's right! Mini Pretzel Dogs! Officially kicking off last month, these Mini Dogs are the miniature versions of the Original Pretzel Dog (made with Nathan’s Famous all-beef hot dogs) and they have been met with rave reviews to taste tests everywhere.

Super cute little hot dog + mouthwatering Auntie Anne's pretzel = how can you go wrong?

FOX & Friends
Mini Pretzel Dogs making their TV debut on FOX & Friends!

In honor of the Mini Pretzel Dogs joining the Auntie Anne's family, it's time to test your knowledge on all things hot dog. Think you're a trivia buff? Give these a try (answers down below, no peeking!)...

1. Just how big did the world’s biggest hot dog measure?

a) 686 feet
b) 1,002 feet
c) 1,996 feet
d) 2,012 feet

2. According to the National Hot Dog & Sausage Council, Americans eat how many hot dogs during hot dog season (Memorial Day – Labor Day)?

a) 443 million
b) 1 billion
c) 5.2 billion
d) 7 billion

3. Where was America’s first hot dog stand?

a) Coney Island
b) New York City
c) Boston
d) Philadelphia

1. C 1,996 feet – created by the Sara Lee Corporation in honor of the 1996 Olympics
2. D 7 billion – this translates to 818 hot dogs every second during that period!
3. A Coney Island – opened in 1871, with the owner selling 3,684 franks in a roll during his first year of operation

Where would we be today without hot dogs? It's a thought that could frighten kids (as well as adults) from coast to coast!

pretzel snacks

If you haven't visited your local Auntie Anne's recently, you've been missing out on an ever-increasing array of delectable menu options, so be sure to follow your nose the next time you smell the fresh-baked aroma of delicious pretzels wafting from one of their 1,330+ locations all over the world.

Stay tuned in upcoming months, as I'm more than excited to share more information on Auntie Anne's and updates on their store designs, menu innovations, retail packaging initiatives and much more. Be sure to also connect with them on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram so that you'll never miss the latest flavors, contests, events and more that this fantastic company has to offer.

And, thanks to their generosity, five people will soon be loving the huge variety of Auntie Anne's products available even more, because...

Five lucky people will win an Auntie Anne's Pretzel Deals Prize Pack*!

*Prize Pack includes (5) Free Pretzel Cards and (10) coupon sheets for savings on Auntie Anne's Mini Pretzel Dogs, Signature Pretzels, drinks and more.


A big thank you to Auntie Anne's for providing these giveaway prizes for 5 lucky giveaway winners. An extra thank you to them for covering all expenses associated with my trip, as they truly thought of everything! 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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Stephanie said...

I love that it is a company based out of my hometown! also their original pretzels are the best!

Stephanie said...

I love that it is a company based out of my hometown! also their original pretzels are the best!

Familyof5 said...

I like original and almond pretzels

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Dorothy Teel said...

Auntie Anne's makes the best pretzels in the world. I love the original with yellow mustard when they are warm out of the oven.. Yummy

suburban prep said...

I am an original pretzel girl.

Thrifty Nifty Mommy said...

I LOVE Auntie Anne's pretzels. The originals are my favorite and I always ask them to double dip them in that liquid they use. Now I'm crazy one!

Yona Williams said...

i love the cinnamon pretzels but I would like to try the pretzel dogs.

Veronica said...

Whenever we go to the mall with my four sons, they always beg for us to get them an Auntie Anne's pretzel. They love the salted original flavored ones, yummy!

Jackie said...

I love the Original flavor...but I also love the Sweet Almond.
Thanks!

SueZH said...

I love the cinnamon sugar pretzel.

Rita M said...

I like the Original – as they say “the pretzel that built an empire.”

Janet W. said...

My favorite is the Original pretzel, but I also love the Cinnamon Sugar!

Jennifer T. said...

My favorite is the Original pretzel but I like the Jalapeno one on occasion.
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Tim A said...

The original but every so often gotta have a jalepeno

David said...

I love the new mini pretzel dogs

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Kate Fuller said...

I like their almond pretzels.

alissa apel said...

The garlic pretzel sounds good to me!

Denise S. said...

I've never tried them, but the original sounds good.

Sarah G. said...

I like their original pretzels

wigget said...

the cinnamon sugar pretzel sticks

Allison said...

I like the cinnamon sugar pretzel.

finallystayathomemomma.com said...

I love the salted pretzels.

raveandreview said...

Auntie Anne's is our treat when we go to the American Girl store and I always get jalapeno... Because it's delicious

Darlene said...

I love the cinnamon pretzels and also the plain ones with their cheese sauce.

jmajor4870 said...

i love the original pretzel the kids love to dunk in cheese

Treesa said...

I like regular pretzels with cheese!

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MissieFaye said...

I don't know where there is an Auntie Anne's in my area, but I would like to try it. Anything pretzel-related is good.

Amanda Rauch said...

I am not really sure-I have not been to one before. I think my hubby has eaten there before-he loves pretzels!!

Daphne Turner said...

love the size of the helpings

Laura Aldridge said...

I LOVE the sour cream and onion pretzels! The last time I was there I tried their lemonade mixers for the first time, and now I'm hooked on those, too! LOVE Auntie Anne's!

Barrie Mac said...

I like the regular pretzels with salt!

Di said...

I love their cinnamon-sugar sticks

Melissa Teears said...

I love the pretzel dogs. Wish they would bring back the pepperoni pretzels

Katie said...

love the unsalted buttered plain pretzel, with nacho cheese sauce

Sara Estep said...

I love the cinnamon raisin pretzels.

mecarolks said...

I love the cinnamon sugar pretzel.

Laura Miller said...

I love pretzel dogs!

sharlene said...

i love the sourdough

betty baez said...

My favorite is the pepperoni! ever since the first time i tried it its all i get i love them! angelgenius27(at)yahoo(dot)com

Kera Brown said...

We have family in Lancaster, it's an awesome little town! Also, I love how Auntie Anne's is consistent in rotating their product so you always have a freshly cooked pretzel my favorite the PEPPERONI

apple blossom said...

mini pretzel bites

s said...

The Glazn Raisin

shirley said...

Original Pretzel with mustard is for me.

justin orkin said...

The variety

B. Wilson @ Windy {City} Wilsons said...

regular pretzel with mustard

Urd-chan said...

Cinnamon sugar pretzels

Christina said...

I love the original pretzel sticks. I'd love to try the garlic pretzel though.

abfantom said...

I like Auntie Anne's Almond Pretzel.

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Danai said...

We love the cinnamon sugar pretzels with the icing dipping sauce.

Amy Honious said...

my absolute favorite is the warm chocolate sauce and cream cheese to dip my pretzels in. my mouth is watering just thinking about it :) thanks for such a yummy giveaway!

Betty Wojnar said...

I enjoy eating salty pretzals with my kids

peg42 said...

My favorite is the cinnamon pretzels. Thanks so much.
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Ken Ohl said...

cinnamon pretzels. thankyou, ken pohl19@comcast.net

ReviewsSheROTE Pamela R said...

love the mini dogs =)

Danielle Lima said...

My daughter and I love getting lemonade and pretzels :)

tara pittman said...

love the plain pretzels

Stacy said...

My favorite was the jalapeno, but I cannot find that one anymore. I also love the sesame seed, the almond, and the cinnamon and sugar. Yum.

Debra said...

Mini Pretzel Dogs

Kim Pinch said...

My favorite is the cinnamon sugar pretzel.

blue65829 said...

I LOVE the original salt pretzels, I drown them in yellow mustard, they are amazing!

Robyn said...

I love the original pretzel bites!

sd4david said...

I love the original and cinnamon/sugar! David H

Zan Caperton said...

Mini pretzel dog are very good and the sugar cinnamon

michele376 said...

My favorite is the Original with cheese dip. It is hard to walk by without wanting one. They always smell so good.

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Lesli said...

I love the plain with no salt.

gen meredith said...

original pretzels are a family favorite

Sandra Davis said...

i like their regular pretzels the best

Elizabeth said...

I have liked everything I have tried!! But my favorite is their pretzel with no salt and all the Cinnamon wonderfullness :)

Madeline said...

I love the original pretzels!

steve weber said...

the cinnamon sugar pretzels are my favorite.

billwinsbig said...

Garlic pretzel

Unknown said...

I love the almond pretzels!
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mellyrox said...

Love the Original Pretzel w/cheese dip but these little pretzel dogs look SO yummy..thank you!

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ann said...

I like the whole wheat and cinnamon sugar with the icing dip

JRFrugalMom and Family said...

We recently tried Auntie Anne's pretzels for the first time, and I will admit that it took me back to NY Penn Station. My favorite was definitely the original pretzel...yummy

Unknown said...

My favorite Auntie Anne moment was when someone from my church who had three Auntie Anne franchises brought boxes and boxes of pretzels to a church retreat. I ate about 5 for dinner, then finished with a cinnamon sugar one for dessert.

Allison said...

I like to get the original pretzel.

cekaplan1009 said...

pretzel dogs!

Serenap95 said...

I've never been there before, but the Cinnamon Sugar Pretzel sounds yummy.

wallindeb said...

my favorite is the cinnamon sugar

Ruby Daniels said...

my favorite is the orginal

Growl Tiger said...

I like the original pretzel with the cheese dip

Jennifer McClearn said...

I love their pretzel dogs with honey mustard yum

Timshaun said...

We love the cinnamon sugar pretzel with the white icing.

Anne said...

My favorite will always be the Original, but if you offered me a Cinnamon Sugar pretzel, I wouldn't say no! LOL

Helga said...

I like that pepperoni flavor.

Lori Taube said...

I like the original salted pretzel with cheese sauce!

Laurel said...

I really like their cinnamon sugar pretzel.
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scottsgal said...

original salted with mustard

Valerie Taylor Mabrey said...

cinnamon sugar pretzel
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Kim Kihega said...

My favorite is the Original pretzel with cheese

mkjmc said...

I love their cinnamon and sugar

Carolyn said...

I like the original pretzel with some cheese dip

SoccerMomKnits said...

I love the pretzel nuggets. Yummy.

Sherry said...

Very messy but I love the Cinnamon Sugar Pretzel.

Barker's Momma said...

I love their regular pretzel with marinara sauce for dipping.

Tiffany Weikel said...

I like the original pretzels.

captainliss40 said...

I love the cinnamon and sugar pretzels!

Dani said...

I love the plain pretzels with cream cheese.

Lynnette said...

I love the cinnamon sugar pretzels and lemonade!

Robert said...

the cinnamon sugar pretzels are great

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

I like the cinnamon sugar pretzel.

Jennifer Lopez said...

Love love LOVE their pretzel stix with cheese & my son is a huge fan of their pretzel dogs :) I don't think we ever go to the mall without stopping at auntie Anne's

Tracy R said...

I love their pretzels and I want to try their Mini Pretzel Dogs. I've seen them in their store, but I havent tried them yet. I enjoyed learning wiaht a great company Auntie Anne's is from your review. I knew they sold great pretzels, but i didn't know all of the other good things about them.

Hawi Jette said...

I love plain pretzel with cheese sauce and lemonade

Tarah said...

I like their original pretzel with lots of cheese dipping sauce.

Ashley Morrow said...

I love pretzel bites with cheese dip.

Nichol Tone said...

I like the cinnamon sugar

Isla said...

I love regular (original) pretzel bites!

Liz said...

My absolute favorite is the sour cream & onion.

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Ruben Ramos said...

The original pretzels are the best.

Carla said...

Strawberry Lemonade and pretzel dogs. Hands down.

Emily said...

I like the original salted pretzel!

Brit Christianson said...

I love the original w/ the cheese dip.

Colleen Maurina said...

My favorite is their Original Pretzel!

Vicky Watkins said...

The original is my favorite of course

Christine Waddell said...

I love the original pretzel bites.

Whitney said...

I like the original pretzel

Angela M. said...

Love their pretzel dog (way better than Wetzels)!

Dave said...

I love their original pretzels...they do have quite a menu though

kdrae said...

Orignal pretzel with cream cheese dip!

Daraya Johnson said...

I love their Cinnamon Sugar Pretzels - YUM! :)

Rachel Carroll said...

Jalapeno is defiantly my favorite but I love them all. =)

Natalie U. said...

Garlic is yummy
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Bill Elliott said...

My favorite is the cinnamon sugar pretzel

Mammamayor said...

Love the oringal pretzel ,thank you,natbelinsky@verizon.net

erica said...

I love the original pretzel with a lemonade

kolpin said...

I love the cinnamon sugar pretzels

traci jarrett said...

I love the cinnamon sugar pretzels...hand down!!

walk9 said...

Pretzel dogs.

bettycd said...

love the original pretzels!

Joy H said...

I have only tried the original pretzel but I would love to try the almond.

Kitty said...

I like their cinnamon pretzels!

KJ Skib said...

I like Cinnamon sugar and pepparoni.

Christine Denton said...

Original pretzel with cheese. . . but I haven't tried the mini pretzel dogs yet. . . they look 'dangerously' good!

Sadie said...

I like the original pretzel.

Karen said...

LOVE the Original with Cream Cheese :)

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Renae said...

I like the pretzel bites with cheese dip.

Donna Pyszk said...

I like the sour cream and onion pretzel

HilLesha said...

I love the Jalapeno.

momtoem said...

I love the cinnamon sugar pretzel!

Danielle Samuels said...

I haven't tried any of their food yet I really want too.

Victoria Nyquist said...

I absolutely love the cinnamon and sugar pretzel! So hard to resist getting it at the mall everytime I go!

KentuckyCooking said...

I loooooove the original pretzel nuggets with salt - I had some yesterday!

mahnrafjtb said...

Nothing beats an original pretzel with cheese sauce. Now I want one. :) Yum.

Denise Taylor-Dennis said...

I love the cinnamon sugar pretzel.

Kathy Lane said...

I love their original pretzels.

tina reynolds said...

my favoeite is cinnamon sugar so so good

freebiequeen15 said...

I like original in stick form

mimo said...

I like the cinnamon sugar pretzel

/\Heather/\ said...

I love all their cinnamon sugar menu items. Yum!

Sandy said...

My favorite is the "Original" Plain/Salt and while I love the original pretzel my new favs are the stix and the nuggets! So good!

emeraldmaz said...

I love the cinnamon sugar one!

dawn keenan said...

We like the cinammon sugar nuggets.

April M said...

I like their classic plain salted pretzels

Stephanie Larison said...

Cinnamon sugar pretzel is my fave! Love Auntie Annes, it was my first job when I was 16.

Belinda said...

I LOVE their pretzel dogs!

Klydra Pugh said...

I love how fresh they are
Thanks for the chance

Carolyn said...

Love their strawberry lemonade and cinnamon sugar pretzel bites

Elaine said...

I like the original pretzels

jlafount said...

I'd go with Stix

Gennie Lancaster said...

I like the Original Pretzels!

Sara Wood said...

sour cream and onion pretzel is my favorite.

Angela said...

I like the original pretzel

jcwega27 said...

love the cinn-sugar
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vickie said...

cinnamon and sugar!
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Ryan said...

I like the original pretzel with caramel dip!! Yummy!!

Mary said...

Cinn Sugar sticks! Yum!

Jayna E said...

I love the caramel almond with cream cheese!

Crissy Durst said...

I like the original pretzel. I get them without any butter

Kaila said...

My favorite is the almond pretzel with carmel

crankyyanky1 said...

I love the cinnamon and sugar pretzel

Jennipher11 said...

The pizza pretzels.... omg!

Rebecca009 said...

My fav menu item is the pretzel dogs!

Tara said...

Cinnamon - so delicious
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Jessica Houston said...

I like the cinnamon sugar pretzel nuggets!

Beef McBig said...

I like the parm pretzels, and the bites

kmcgrew213 said...

original no salt with marinara sauce!

Sarah said...

Love their jalapeno pretzels!

kyl neusch said...

the cinnamon sugar pretzel

Sharon Kaminski said...

like auntie anne's products, everything i try is good, thanks.

maria smith said...

I like the regular salted with cheese dipping sauce. So incredibly delectable.

anonymousmom said...

I just love the original butter plain pretzels! They are sooo amazing!

Candice said...

I love the regular pretzel with cheese dip.

Freebie Seeking Momma said...

love the regular salted pretzels the quality is great super tasty

smilekisses said...

Almond pretzel with caramel dip--yummo!
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carlaboo11 said...

i like the unsalted pretzels

polly said...

I would love to try the pretzel bites.....they all look delicious!

frugalistamommy said...

Is there anything better than a pretzel dog with mustard?! I think NOT!

Lisa R said...

OMG, the cinnamon sugar pretzels....my daughter likes them as well and some kind of buttery ones

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Jessyca said...

Ive never had the chance to try them yet, but Id love to try the Cinnamon Sugar pretzel. Thanks for the chance.

cheryl lister said...

Love their original style pretzels best!

Jacie said...

I like the pepperoni one!

Sue Hull said...

I love the wheat pretzels with cinnamon & sugar on it.I also love the Original Pretzel with salt on it.Thank you :)
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Tony said...

I'm not fancy, just like the plain original.

Terra H. said...

My favorite is the Sweet Almond Pretzel. I'm also a big fan of their lemonade. Thanks.
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Bo said...

I love their almond pretzel - especially with the caramel dip!

heatherp626 said...

I prefer the original pretzel from Auntie Anne's!

Clarissa Hooper said...

I love Autnie Annes! I get garlic pretzel with marinara sauce-YUM!! I also love they offered classroom tours of their establishment :)

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