dec 17, 1825 - Julius Sturgis Pretzel Factory, 1861
Many believe the legend that hard, crunchy pretzels came into creation when a baker fell asleep while his pretzels were in the oven, which is not the case. They were most likely created in Julius Sturgis' bakery in Pennsalvania, which was also the fist commercial pretzel bakery.
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Atoms and Pretzels Timeline - Gentle