Ingredients:- Pretzels. Enriched Flour (wheat flour, malted barley flour, niacin, reduced iron, thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin and folic acid), salt, corn syrup, yeast and baking soda. Pretzels started around 610 A.D. A young monk was preparing unleavened bread for Lent, the Christian period of fasting and penitence before Easter. Christians then prayed with their arms folded across their chests, each hand on the opposite shoulder.
He twisted the leftover dough from the bread into that crossover shape and used it as a treat for children to recite their prayers. He called his creation ‘pretiola,' which is Latin for ‘little reward’.