Monthly Archives: November 2011

ParentsWork has chosen Cafe Twist as their party headquarters!

Cafe Twist, our pretzel sandwich cafe at 2218 N. Lincoln in Chicago, has the pleasure of hosting parties, celebrations, work gatherings and more. And on Dec. 3, 4-7 p.m., ParentsWork is coming into celebrate their organization’s 5th anniversary. We’re so excited ParentsWork has chosen Cafe Twist as their party headquarters…they have a lot to celebrate. Here’s some info about the group and if you’re interested in learning more and celebrating with them on Dec. 3, please see the link below to register.

With so many mothers in the paid labor force, more two-income households and more single parents raising children, schools and workplaces need to keep up with today’s families. ParentsWork is a nonprofit Illinois parents’ organization that advocates for innovative solutions to ensure that everyone raising children has the time, resources and support they need to be successful in work and family life.

Since its start in 2006, the group has grown a grassroots network of nearly 800 parents from across the metropolitan Chicago area that have been tackling issues like the need for paid sick days and better school schedules. Most notable has been its pioneering campaign for a more “family-friendly” calendar in Evanston-Skokie School District 65, which led to a reduction in the number of days students are off or released early and helped demonstrate how parents can be a powerful catalyst for positive change.

To celebrate these accomplishments and its 5th birthday, ParentsWork will be hosting an open house gathering on Saturday, December 3rd from 4-7 PM at Café Twist. Click here for more information and to register.


A tasty treat that’s savory or sweet?? Celebrate Cyber-Monday with a TWIST!!!

If you’re trying to find a unique gift for your brother or aunt or co-worker or niece….consider a savory or sweet twisted treat with Kim & Scott’s Gourmet Pretzels! We’re so pumped about our new sampler, the HOLIDAY Twist! It includes 8-2packs of our most delicious savory and sweet pretzel flavors….grilled cheese, chocolate crumb, mozzarella pizza, cinnamon roll, cheddar jalapeno, apple cinnamon, spinach feta, and traditional bavarian. Check out our sampler packs!

Our 8 - 2-pack sampler

You can also send 8-2packs of your favorite flavor, like Chicago style mozzarella pizza for pizza fans, or Cheddar Jalapeno along with a microbrew for a great beer/pretzel gift idea….

And remember, all our soft pretzels are nut-free and all-natural, made with premium ingredients for an easy anytime snack or meal.

Go to to order online. Call 1-800-57-TWIST if you have any questions.

Are you done with the expected nuts or popcorn? Your family and friends will love this unique twist! Let us know what you think….
Happy Monday!

Do the TWIST!

Pretzel twisting is a huge passion of ours, and it’s been exciting to see all the school groups, birthday parties, parents with kids, and also grown-ups coming in to our Café TWIST to “do the twist.”

Kids of ALL ages (3-99) love the satisfaction of playing with the dough, and twisting their own treats. The experience brings back the magic of where it all started for the pretzel….over 1400 years ago when an Italian monk invented the pretzel as a gift for children after prayer.

We’ve been doing some fun special twists, like a rainbow twist with painting of rainbow colors and fun nut-free toppings, and we also have pizza twists and s’more twists.

Pretzel twisting birthday parties at the café have been a huge hit with the kids! You can take over the whole café and enjoy a private party, with goody bags, pretzel twisting, lunch or snack, and cupcakes. We make it easy for parents, and fun for kids.

Teachers are bringing their classes, and pretzel twisting is fun for scouts, community organizations, team building and more. If you are looking for something different to do for your holiday party, we also offer Travelling Twisting Parties!

And if you’re not in the Chicago area, we’re working on a pretzel twisting party kit! I’d love to hear your thoughts and ideas on the kit. We’re thinking about making it for 15 kids, complete with aprons, hats, coloring books and more. Let me know what you think!

Happy twisting!

Thank you Lewis Carroll!

This is one of my favorite quotes, and I love reading it to start the day.

Part of being an entrepreneur is the passion, joy, and obsession of making a dream into a reality. In my world, it was the dream of taking the old plain pretzel and transforming it into delicious “healthier for you” anytime meals. Plenty of people told us we were crazy along the way…but we continued to see possibility. I’m so grateful that we kept going.

In building a dream…you have to move through a lot of walls with no doors to do so. You have to find your opening, or knock it down. You have to really believe the impossible is possible…even when everyone is telling you otherwise. It takes such strength, determination and belief in what you’re doing.

So keep believing in your dreams….and know that there are actually great possibilities in what others might call “impossible.”

Jeanie B! and The Jelly Beans is launching their new CD!

We at Kim & Scott’s Gourmet Pretzels are thrilled that our friend Jeanie B! and The Jelly Beans is officially launching its new kids’ CD, Sugar Buzz, this weekend at Chicago’s Beat Kitchen. The event is on Sunday, Nov. 6 at noon at Beat Kitchen, 2100 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago. Tickets are $6 at the door.

We’ve been big fans of Jeanie B! and The Jelly Beans for a long time. She even wrote a song just for us, “Do The Twist!” Jeanie B! is known for her upbeat children’s tunes. Her music is influential with the tot crowd and a total hit with their parents. Be sure to stop by the Beat Kitchen on Sunday to meet the band, hear tunes from Sugar Buzz and sample some Kim & Scott’s Gourmet Pretzels. Songs like “Five Little Pieces of Bubble Gum,” “Jammies All Day Long” and “The Best Me I Can Be” will quickly be fan favorites.

We’re proud to support Jeanie B! and The Jelly Beans and look forward to celebrating with everyone. And while you’re at the launch party, be sure to grab a coupon for pretzel twisting at Kim & Scott’s Cafe Twist, 2218 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. See you there!