When I was in Tesco today, I noticed that they had started selling proper German pretzels (“Brezeln”) — i.e., chewy pretzel-shaped rolls that you eat with butter.
Given that I’m half Swabian and my great-grandfather was a pretzel baker in Stuttgart, I am very fussy when it comes to pretzels, so I was a bit apprehensive on my way home.
However, it was actually OK. The thin bits weren’t really thin enough, and therefore not crunchy enough, but the chewy bit was OK, although not quite salty enough.
I’ll definitely be buying more pretzels next time I’m in Tesco!