Monthly Archives: March 2012

Crave it up at Ravina!

Kim and Scott’s will be out in full force at Ravina again this year selling the Crave Bar.

For those of you who have never heard of this delicious treat, the Crave Bar is made from dark chocolate, premium vanilla ice cream, gourmet pretzels and sea salt!

Check out of the schedule here to pair your favorite event with one of our delicious Crave Bars!

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It’s Not To Late to Enter to Win the Twisted Ticket

We are very honored that ABC7 Chicago’s Windy City Live will be coming to tape a segment with us on April 4th. There is still time to win the Twisted Ticket. In fact, the first person to submit an entry to us today will be the first recipient of a Twisted Ticket!

Come one, come all! Enter to Win Kim & Scott’s Twisted Ticket.

What is the Twisted Ticket you ask? The Twisted Ticket will provide camera-friendly children ages eight and up with the opportunity to tour our magical   pretzel bakery, be on set for a special taping of our pretzels and head home with a pretzel party pack!

A special taping for what you ask? ABC 7 Chicago’s  Windy City Live will be coming to Kim & Scott’s Gourmet Pretzel Bakery at 2107 W. Carroll on April 4, 2012 after 12:00 p.m. to tape a segment on our product. We want five lucky children to join in on  the fun!

To enter the contest, parents can submit a video that show your child/children sharing their favorite times to eat our gourmet pretzels or their ideas on how to eat them! All entries should be emailed with your name, email and phone number to kandspretzels@gmail.com by Monday April 2. The winner will be announced the following day.

Please note that your entry may be used at any time on our blog and travel  expenses are not included.

Good luck! We look forward to seeing your entries! Spread the word!

Wordless Wednesday: Yummy!

Spring Cleaning: The Freezer Edition

Spring is in the air and it’s time for the usual cleaning rituals that come with the season. At Kim & Scott’s, we want you to have a clean, safe place to store your pretzels in your home.

We also realize that in your busy life, you might not have time to devote to a super crazy clean. We found these great tips from Real Simple Magazine to give your freezer a quick, thorough clean.

Minutes 1 to 3: Unplug the refrigerator. Put on rubber gloves. Empty the ice from the freezer trays into a large cooler. Scrub the trays with water, liquid soap, and a sponge. Set aside to dry.

Minutes 4 to 7: Unload the freezer. Ditch anything that has expired or is freezer-burned and covered in ice crystals. Put the rest in the cooler.

Minutes 8 to 11 Remove the drawers and detachable shelves and place them in the sink. Scrub them well with soap, water, and a sponge. Set aside to dry.

Note: Most freezers defrost every 8 to 12 hours. If yours has more than ¼ inch of ice on the base or walls, manually defrost it. Before proceeding to the next step, dip a rag in rubbing alcohol, then cover the ice. Chip away frost with a plastic spatula.

Minutes 12 to 13: Follow the premeasured spray bottle to make a cleaner from 1 cup water, 1 teaspoon white vinegar, and 1 teaspoon dish soap. Shake to blend.

Minutes 14 to 17: Douse the interior with the cleaner. Wipe down the walls and shelves with paper towels.

Minutes 18 to 20: Plug the unit back in. Hang or place the odor fighter in the back. Return the shelves and food.

Pretzels: The Perfect Spring Break Treat

Kim and Scott’s Pretzels make the perfect treat for spring break! Here’s a few ideas on how you can use our pretzels to make your spring break a little more memorable.

  1. The Long Car Trip: Just take your favorite pretzels out of the freezer, throw them straight into your bag  and they will be perfectly defrosted when the family is ready to have a snack. Pizza in the car! No problems with grease if you serve our pizza pretzel! Stock up and you won’t need to stop at the gas station convenience store for a snack on the road again.
  2. The Continually Teenage Hunger Games: If you have a teenager in your house, you realize how much they eat. Pretzels are great easy way to keep your teenager fed while they are home during spring break and you aren’t there to cook three meals for them. They can take the pretzels out directly from the freezer, throw them in the toaster oven, oven or microwave and they’ll have a snack in minutes. Don’t be surprised if you come home to a pile of empty boxes!
  3. For those with food allergies: Is there one of your child’s friends that has a gluten allergy? Make him or her feel special at the pretzel party with one of our gluten-free pretzels. Just make sure to cook it on a separate apparatus so it doesn’t touch the others!

How do you serve our pretzels on Spring Break? Let us know! We love to hear your ideas!