#413 – Snap

My wife is addicted to the soft pretzels they sell at the mall. We will frequently go there to look for something at one of the stores but wind up only getting a pretzel. I actually never had a soft pretzel before meeting her. Now I like getting them as well.

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  1. Sowelu says:

    Exactly once in my life, I have had a soft pretzel that was full of cream cheese.

    It was the very last soft pretzel they had on my ferry that night in Puget Sound, and it was on the very last night that the food serving company had a contract with the ferries. I was also, if I recall, on the last ferry of the night.

    I always fear that I may have eaten the last cream cheese pretzel ever served in the world.

    Has anyone else ever tried one of these? Where can they be found?

  2. MoosePhysh says:

    I wanted to work for Auntie Anne’s in high school just to learn how to make their pretzels. Didn’t happen though.

  3. Micah says:

    I like the twisted hard pretzels and I usually break them into pieces. The straight ones are just too easy to eat and the bag is gone before I realize it. At least the twisted ones take time for me because of eating them in pieces.

  4. Heinrich says:

    lol. reason #413 for me to keep thebookofbiff.com as my homepage.

  5. Envious Luna says:

    Ugh, I can’t stand soft pretzels. I don’t know why. They just make me sick. Whenever my friends buy them at the mall, I try not to breathe in, because just the smell will make me sick.

    On a side not, pretzels were invented because a monk wanted to get the kids to say their prayers. So he folded dough to look like praying hands and gave them out as prizes.

  6. Bobs says:

    I wont willfully eat hard pretzels, but ill take lightly salted softies from the mall with some cheese sauce, mmmm

  7. Painless says:

    Pretzel with cream cheese? o.o”

    Never seen this one here in germany. Well, it seems we’re more puristic about them, as they come mostly served with butter or are served to some piece of roast, slaw or bavarian veal sausage.

    @Envious Luna: this is just one of the many myths around the pretzel. An other common one is about backing a bread through which the sun shines three times to avoid a death sentence.
    But there is no safe source to any myth up to today.

  8. SEA says:

    Lol, i should try that sometimes =p
    Speaking of pretzels, i only get those folded ones, don’t find that many store selling those around here.

  9. Caitlin says:

    I don’t think I’ve ever in my life seen a soft pretzel, but my ex got me hooked on Subway in the same way. His father bought the three of us lunch there one morning after a party, and it made me feel so much better that it now has this association in my mind with happiness. Awesome marketing strategy, eh?

  10. ale says:

    I’ve never had a pretzel stuffed with cream cheese, only the ones that come with a small dipping cup. I have, however, dremt them.

  11. A Person Who Is Too Lazy To Come Up With A Creative Name says:

    Lol, this reminds me of an old Peanuts comic where Linus is repeatedly breaking crackers, every time saying, “Rats!” He walks into the living room where Lucy is and sits down on the chair next to her, stating, “I learned something today. No matter how hard you try, you can’t bend a cracker.”

    Also, I got a Wii for Christmas. I promptly created a Biff Mii.

  12. Seraphine says:

    Your wife is a good influence.

  13. Plankster says:

    @Painless: German pretzels are the best. When I went to Germany for three weeks, I must have eaten 10-15 of them. And the best part: I could find them anywhere!

  14. Opie says:

    @Sowelu: I’ve seen the cream cheese filled pretzels that you speak of. Granted it’s been a long while since I’ve had one, but they used to sell them in the snack bar at our BJ’s Wholesale club. If you managed to get a fresh one they were oh so good. (I want one now too. Boo hoo.)

    I don’t know if they still do, but it’s worth a look. And it was nice in that you didn’t need to be a member to get one since every time I’ve gone there (to the snack bar, which granted wasn’t much, but still…) they never bothered to check to see if I had a membership card. I guess they just didn’t care for that area.

    To Biff: Hang in there! You’ll figure it out eventually.

  15. PsychoDuck says:

    I love pretzels. Never tried a soft one before, though. I really should get around to it…

    The Duck Has Spoken.

  16. Diana M. says:

    What’s a soft pretzel?
    (Really,I don’t know.)

  17. the Scarf says:

    One of those giant soft, warm, buttery, salty things you can get at the mall and many other places…they are twisted like pretzels!

  18. McGurker says:

    Man, the soft pretzels at my mall are soooooo good.

    One of the only good things about the Natick “collection”

    That names is a load of balogna.

  19. wawa is amazing says:

    man…. you live on the wrong coast, Sowelu. over here on the east coast we have wawa, the best convenience store ever. and they sell cream cheese stuffed pretzels.

  20. Graceofbass says:

    I usually really like soft pretzels, but when I went to New York City I bought a pretzel off a street vendor and it tasted like cigarette smoke. Needless to say, it was gross. I have never seen so many smokers in my life as I did in NYC.

  21. Reg says:

    It seems as though all of the Philly soft pretzels I have in Philadelphia don’t taste nearly as good as the Philly pretzels I have at home. And PhyscoDuck, yes you should really try a good soft pretzel.

  22. Reg says:

    I’m just noticing, today’s comic’s title is the same as Biff comic #395’s…

  23. pieman says:

    at our new years eve party, some people were having a competition to see who can shove the most pretzels in their moths without chewing them i think the record was twelve.

  24. Annikai says:

    My old middle school had creme cheese soft pretzels.
    They also had the ones with cheese and jalapanos. Those were my absolute favorite.

  25. ThePhill says:

    See down south here we have an awesome store in the mall. Its called the Pretzel Twister and they have everything. I’ve had cream cheese filled ones, chili filled, and anything else u could think of. BUT I absolutley hate hard pretzels. I just don’t like the way they taste. But biff needs to read the packages before he goes to work.

  26. Elkian says:


    My mom used to work for Auntie Anne’s brother. Seriously! Homeplace structures, in Round Rock TX (near Austin)

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  27. Elkian says:

    CHRIS
    I’d like to send you comics but can’t find an email address. Should I just send the paper copies to your home?
    I’ll check back on this on or you can email me, but I’d like to do/help a/the # 500 landmark comic, so….

  28. Ela says:

    I remember when we got soft pretzels with yogurt cups at school. Man, those were some good elementary school days..

  29. MaskedMan says:

    I used to get up an extra hour and a half early to go out to the pretzel bakery in South Philly to get hot fresh soft pretzels. I’d sell them at the Quarterdeck to NAVSTA Philly to benefit the Navy/Marine Corps Relief Society. I’d usually get two full cases, and I always sold out before they got cold.

    Fresh and hot is the only proper way to eat a Phily Soft Pretzel.

  30. Reynard says:

    @ A Person Who Is Too Lazy To Come Up With A Creative Name:

    I remember this one too (I was a *HUGE* “Peanuts” fan back in the day…), and Linus was trying to *untie* a pretzel.

  31. BiggerJ says:

    @ Reynard:

    Not only that, but Linus *succeeded*.

  32. Crow Blaise Xenix says:

    i just love the salt they put on the soft pretzels, sometimes I’ll just eat that

  33. dragonbrad says:

    I love pretzels, but i hate those pretzels that have sugar on them, i like them with with cinnamon sugar, but on time at a bowling alley, the put the cheese on my cinnamon pretzel

  34. Harry says:

    No cream cheese here, however once here on campus local food vendors were giving away free samples and there was one company that made pretzels filled with jalapeƱos and cheddar… They were frozen and had to be microwaved – due to our crummy microwave the first one was way too hot and nearly melted my face and the second one was still cold in places. Otherwise they were awesome. Unfortunately I can’t remember the name of the company that made them…

  35. Kat says:

    i don’t know where you are, butif you’re in wawa territory, they sell cream cheese filled pretzels. as well as cheddar filled and one with jalepeno cheese. i still think the best prtzels in the world are on the streets of philly. auntie anne’s is great and all that, but only vendors have real soft pretzels.

  36. Tiffany says:

    Am I the only one that likes plain and soft pretzels? I swear, I am! In Connecticut, where, I love and live… sometimes… We have also, soft pretzel bites. Little pieces of buttered up tiny bite-sized parts of the pretzel. Also in cinimon/sugar flavor! Yum yum, now I was one.

  37. dragonbrad says:

    A Person Who Is Too Lazy To Come Up With A Creative Name, I have a biff mii to

  38. Chelsey-Wa says:

    In Disneyland, they have these big fat Mickey-shaped soft pretzels with cream cheese and just alittle powdered sugar inside. omg.

  39. Djorra says:

    There’s a convenience store in my area called “Wawa” that selled filled soft pretzels, including cream cheese. They’re great.

  40. Zach Light says:

    man, I wonder how they make thos little bow tie pretzels…

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