Previously, we began discussing the influence of pretzels in early America. From it being popular as an alternative to bread, to the founding of the first pretzel bakery in Lititz, Pennsylvania in 1861, there is so much more to discuss. In this second part, we will continue talking about the influence of the pretzel in early America.
One major event that led to pretzels being more well regarded was the Civil War. From 1861 to 1865, pretzels were sent to soldiers on both sides as a source of sustenance and nutrition. It made an excellent food choice as it had a long shelf life as well as enough nutrition to keep soldiers going.
Following, it continued to remain a popular snack for coal miners and other industrial workers and later on, would be seen at every sporting event. Baseball in particular remained a common place that served pretzels, with plenty of vendors serving soft pretzels and mustard from carts. Today, pretzels remain a beloved staple for every American.
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