Soft Pretzels

Soft Pretzels

Soft Pretzels: A Rich History and a Perfect Snack

At DoorStep Dairy, we’re not just about bringing local favorites to your doorstep; we’re about celebrating the stories and traditions behind these treats. Today, we delve into the world of soft pretzels, a snack with a rich history that spans continents and centuries, culminating in our backyard with Plum Creek Soft Pretzels.

The Global Journey of Soft Pretzels

Soft pretzels boast a history as twisted as their iconic shape. The pretzel’s shape is said to represent arms crossed in prayer, symbolizing peace.

As European settlers arrived in North America, they brought with them their culinary traditions, including the pretzel. Pennsylvania, with its significant German immigrant population, became the epicenter of American pretzel production. This state’s unique influence transformed the pretzel into a staple of American snack food, with Pennsylvania dubbing itself the “Pretzel Capital of the World.”

Pennsylvania’s Pretzel Pride

In Pennsylvania, soft pretzels are not just a snack; they’re a cultural icon. This region’s long-standing tradition of pretzel making has contributed significantly to the snack’s popularity across the United States. Pennsylvania’s bakers have been at the forefront of innovation, experimenting with recipes, shapes, and flavors, thus keeping the pretzel’s legacy alive and well into the 21st century.

If you’d like to read more about the global and local history of soft pretzels, check out the full series Plum Creek Foods did on their site. They discuss all the info above and much more!

Introducing Plum Creek Soft Pretzels

Nestled within this rich pretzel heritage, Plum Creek Soft Pretzels emerges as a testament to the craft’s enduring appeal. Beginning in 2017, Plum Creek started with a simple dream and a few basic ingredients. Their journey from a modest local favorite to

a widely celebrated brand mirrors the pretzel’s own journey from medieval Europe to the heart of Pennsylvania.

Plum Creek’s dedication to quality and flavor, combined with a commitment to traditional baking methods, has led to an array of pretzel varieties that honor this rich history while delighting modern palates. The introduction of frozen pretzels has allowed the warmth and taste of Plum Creek’s kitchen to reach homes nationwide, further extending the love for this timeless snack.

In 2022, the establishment of Plum Creek Foods marked a new chapter in their story, bringing these artisanal pretzels to over 500 stores and restaurants through wholesale distribution. This expansion was met with the challenge of maintaining their handcrafted quality on a larger scale, a testament to their dedication to the craft.

3 Piece Pretzel Pack

We also sell in bulk boxes perfect for farm stands, ice cream shops, cafes, etc.

A Shared Tradition of Enjoyment

Ken Nolt, president of Plum Creek Foods, shares in the excitement of bringing these soft pretzels to a broader audience, embodying the spirit of Pennsylvania’s pretzel culture. At DoorStep Dairy, we’re proud to feature Plum Creek Soft Pretzels, a product that not only tastes delicious but also carries the legacy of a centuries-old tradition into the homes of our customers.

From their historic origins to becoming a symbol of artisanal quality and community in Pennsylvania, soft pretzels remind us of the enduring nature of good food to bring people together. Join us in celebrating this rich history and enjoy the perfect snack that is Plum Creek Soft Pretzels.

Farm Shares & Fruit Boxes

Order by noon on Friday for delivery the following week.
Next week’s predicted contents list for delivery between
Monday, April 15 - Friday, April 19

Fruit Box

  • Fuji Apples
  • Blackberries
  • White Grapes

Regular Farm Share (Half Bushel Box)*

  • Kale
  • Broccoli
  • Spinach
  • Carrots
  • Red Onions
  • The Large Farm Share is not available for the Fall and Winter seasons. It will be back in the Spring.

*All Farm Shares are sourced from Goose Lane Farm in Sinking Spring, PA

NOTE: This is a predicted list…items may change or be substituted.

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