Tuesday, February 8, 2011

How to get the pretzel you want.

Pre-Puppy Bowl, Red and I found ourselves at the mall. He needed a cell phone case and I was trying to take advantage of a sale on pants. I also wanted a big soft pretzel, because it only seemed fitting to start my day of junk food off right.

Auntie Anne’s has my heart because right there on their website, for all to see, is their Vegan Guide. I think I danced for joy at my desk when I found it. With that, I decided to be uncomplicated in my pretzel desire and order an original sans butter.

The gentleman taking my order asked if I was allergic. Without thinking, I said, “I’m vegan. It’s an ethical allergy.”* To my surprise, he not only got it, he cracked up laughing. “I love that!” he exclaimed. It took a few minutes for my dairy-free pretzel to be ready, but when it was, it was hot and fresh from the oven. No languishing under heat lamps for my pretzel, no sir.

Let this be a lesson to you, my darlings. Never be afraid to ask for what you want, and don’t dumb it down for anyone. You deserve the very best pretzel.

Nommy pretzels ripped from EV Freebies.

*Feel free to use this! I stole it from some brilliant soul on the PPK.


  1. I've never seen an Auntie Anne's! Although, I do have an Aunt Anne.... maybe she'll make me some big, soft vegan pretzels. Mmmmm... I love the "ethical allergy" statement. That's brilliant!

  2. That is super cool! If only they would get a nice nooch sauce....

  3. Oh, I worked at Auntie Anne's (before they served hot dogs) and those are indeed some good pretzels. That's so cool they have a vegan guide on their site!
    Yes, the best part of the unbuttered pretzel is getting it fresh from the oven.

  4. Wow that vegan guide is impressive. Hurray for Auntie Anne's!

  5. Brava!! Good for you and well said!