During my first foray into Pennsylvania Dutch Country on Christmas Eve, my parents decided going to a pretzel factory was an excellent idea. Since Lancaster County has lots of Germans, pretzels came with them. My mother took me on the small tour while my dad said "I have seen it; I will wait out here for you." I learned many previously unbeknownst to me facts about pretzels. Hard pretzels came about as an accident. This makes a great deal of sense since I prefer a soft pretzel. This place has been making pretzels since 1861 if I remember the date right. I might be off by a year or two but Julius Sturgis has been making pretzels since the U.S. Civil War. They still make large production pretzels in a nearby town on modern equipment and have them for sale in the lobby along with pretzel paraphenalia. The soft pretzels were exquisite. If i LItitiz, be sure to go on a tour for a small fee. I think it was 3 dollars. In the future, I would stop back just to buy a soft pretzel since I love soft pretzels so much.
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