According to Eatocracy, the pretzel first came to United States thanks to the German immigrants in the 19th century. Handmade pretzel bakeries were found all over the state of Pennsylvania.
It wasn’t until the 20th century that big cities, like Chicago, started to embrace this trend and pretzels began to be mass produced.
Did you know that today, 80% of the nation’s pretzels are produced in Pennsylvania? In 2003, Pennsylvania governor Ed Rendell decreed April 26th to be National Pretzel Day!
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