As the proud distributor of Pretzel Twinnies, AusPol Confectionery Pty Ltd is a company that strongly adheres to the industry’s international standards. This way, we guarantee our valued customers that what they will get are only the best tasting and highest quality snacks that will perfectly satisfy their taste buds that come in prices that fit their budget.
A known staple snack everywhere you go, pretzels have become a recognized and beloved food snack in different parts of the world. Its simple ingredients and the unique original shape do not just make it a favorite of customers but have also become a highly profitable addition to the menu of any business. Whether you want to get your own stocks of Pretzel Twinnies for personal consumption or you want to add this to your product offers, we will be more than happy to accommodate your orders.
Available in three different flavours, namely Salted Pretzel Twinnies, and the ever delicious Sesame and Chocolate-coated Twinnies, makes sure that you will find your own personal favorite in no time at all!
We can confidently say that our products are carefully made in an approved facility to ensure that what you will get is nothing but the best that you deserve. We are composed of a team who strictly follows every regulation during the production process to ensure that our pretzel products will be at par with the standard requirements set by the food authorities.
We also make use only of the finest materials for packaging and first grade ingredients. This way, our customers will have the peace of mind knowing that their favorite snacks are 100% guaranteed to be perfectly safe for consumption.
Enjoy your Twinnies today, by placing your order now!
Origin of Pretzels – Where Did Your Favorite Snack Come From?
Ever wondered how pretzels came to existence?
The most common story of origin of pretzels is that these delicious treats have been created by a monk in Italy around 610. Based on the records, the monk baked dough strips that he then folded to a shape that resembles a child who is crossing his arm while in prayer. The monk gave the treats away to the children who were able to memorize their prayers, calling them pretiolas, or simply little rewards in English. Sadly, and not a big surprise though, there was no documented evidence coming from the year 600s that will confirm the story. Some other stories regarding pretzels were about the bakers that were held hostage in the country of Germany and a monk from France.
Although any one of the stories that were told have a bit of merit, what is really known for sure is that the earliest evidence ever recorded regarding pretzels first appearance in the crest of the guilds of German bakers in 1111. It was in 1185 when an illustration of the pretzels were showed in Hortus Delicarum. Herrad of Landsberg was the one who compiled the manuscript at one abbey in Alsace, which used to be a German region. But, there is a very high chance that pretzels have actually existed long before either of the said instances.
In the prayer book that Catherine of Cleves used in 1490, St. Bartholomew was shown in a picture being surrounded by pretzels. During that time, pretzels have been considered to be a sign of spiritual wholeness and good luck, probably because of the three holes found in the common pretzel shape that were believed to be a representation of the Holy Trinity at that point. The connotation of good luck associate with the pretzels is the reason why it has also became popular during other holidays, such as New Year’s Day during which the children in Germany hung pretzels around their necks. In the 16th century, pretzels were hung on the Christmas trees in Austria. The parents also hid small pretzels during Easter that the children need to find, serving as an early version of today’s famous Easter egg hunt. Meanwhile, in Switzerland, the shape of pretzel has been used as the knot in marriage and the couples need to pull on one side of the pretzel on the wedding day. The bigger half is believed to bring prosperity to the marriage, pretty much like a wishbone tradition of the doughy kind.
The pretzels have been integrated to the Christian faith for the longest time. During the 16th century in Germany, eating pretzels on Good Friday has become a tradition and these were also once considered by the Catholics as the official food of lent. The Church’s earlier laws stated that only a single meal every day should be eaten during the period of lent and this food must not come from any kind of animal. Also another famous story of origin stated that pretzels have been developed to serve as a food during the season of lent. It does not really matter if this is true or not because at the end of the day, pretzels have become a famous staple during this holiday since these are easy to make, not to mention that they also fulfill the guidelines of the Church.
The pretzels were able to make their away across the Atlantic thanks to the German immigrants that were later called the Pennsylvania Dutch during the 1700s. At that time, there have been numerous pretzel bakeries that popped up in different parts of Pennsylvania, and the country continued to the seat of pretzel production and consumption in America. In fact, up to this day, about 80 percent of the pretzels from America are Pennsylvania-made. While it is estimated that the Americans are eating two pounds of pretzel in one year, consumption of pretzel in Philadelphia is estimated to be about 12 pounds of pretzels for every person in just a year.
The earlier versions of pretzels were the soft variety, with the hard pretzels being relatively a newer invention. But, contrary to the popular belief, the hard pretzels were not discovered in 1600 when a baker has fallen asleep while tending the fire that burned the pretzels and made it crisp, even though this story sounds really good. It was in year 1861 when Julius Sturgis created the very first commercial baker of pretzel in Lititz, Pennsylvania. It is said that the factory was the one that initially developed the hard pretzels. These salty and crunchy snacks are able to last longer in an air tight environment as compared to the soft pretzels that is why they can be sold even in faraway stores and kept in the shelves for a longer period of time.
These qualities are the reason why their fame has spread rapidly, with the hard pretzels being one of the America’s best-selling salty snacks, together with popcorn and potato chips. Their soft counterparts are still a famous snack item with all the push-cart pretzel vendors that you can easily see in New York and Philadelphia. The push carts are following a long tradition of the pretzel street vendors, with the belief that they first started to appear during the middle part of 1400s. The pretzel vendors also offered one of the first confirmed forms of food delivery service since they usually go door to door to sell their baked goods.
At this very day, the pretzels are extremely popular in Germany and America. In America, aside from the ones covered in salt, the hard pretzels are usually dipped in yoghurt or chocolate while their soft counterparts are being served with liquid cheese or mustard. There are now different flavors that are available in various corners of the globe, featuring glazes, seeds and nuts, a proof that pretzels have indeed gone a long way from being the plain dough pretzels commonly serving religious purposes several centuries ago.