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(Fox News)   The European Union has granted Bavarian pretzels "protected status", will soon be creating a special Bavarian pretzel preserve where they can romp and play all day without the threat of poachers   (foxnews.com ) divider line
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2014-02-22 06:50:02 AM  
I have to keep telling my daughter that I sent her pretzel to a farm upstate.
 
2014-02-22 07:34:35 AM  
Will the preserve have beer cheese waterfalls?
 
2014-02-22 08:39:17 AM  
Everything would be fine if the Chinese would stop snorting farking powdered pretzels to get boners.
 
2014-02-22 08:54:04 AM  
Can I drink a nice California Champagne while I'm eating them?
 
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2014-02-22 10:11:22 AM  
That means only pretzels produced in the southern German state can be sold as "Bayerische Breze," or Bavarian pretzel.

Will it still be legal to call a car from South Carolina a Bayerische Motoren Werke product?
 
2014-02-22 10:14:20 AM  
These pretzels are making me thirsty.
 
2014-02-22 11:07:45 AM  
I've been in Bavaria at Oktoberfest. Almost all the German men there were Nazis, and proud of it. The women were serving the Nazis beer. They gave more beer to the brown shirts than the tourists.

This is another phony German BS "we love you all" strategy.
 
2014-02-22 11:21:32 AM  
The hell they will. If you want to stop me from poaching pretzels, you're gonna have to shoot me.
 
2014-02-22 11:26:18 AM  
My girlfriend is from Bavaria, so I'm getting a kick.
 
2014-02-22 11:26:57 AM  
Damnit, that was always my leading interview question!
 
2014-02-22 11:30:06 AM  
The pretzels from Munich bakeries are so damn good. Though I think they soak them in lye to make the outsides so leathery, so they're likely bad for you. Germandeli.com out of Texas will ship Bavarian style pretzels on ice UPS. Closest thing I can find in the US.
/that's my story bro
 
2014-02-22 11:30:35 AM  
The non-bavarian pretzels can now only be sold in bags emblazoned with a yellow star.
 
2014-02-22 11:40:51 AM  
As a high school exchange student in southern Germany, I learned about the joy of a pretzel sliced in half and slathered with butter to make a butter sandwich (butterbretzel). They sell them all over the place.
 
2014-02-22 11:47:09 AM  

lostcat: As a high school exchange student in southern Germany, I learned about the joy of a pretzel sliced in half and slathered with butter to make a butter sandwich (butterbretzel). They sell them all over the place.


My better half's father bakes his own. I had never tried one, and they're now my beer snack of choice.

Ghastly: Everything would be fine if the Chinese would stop snorting farking powdered pretzels to get boners.


LOL
 
2014-02-22 11:49:12 AM  

grumpfuff: My girlfriend is from Bavaria, so I'm getting a kick.


Is she a contortionist?
 
2014-02-22 11:53:16 AM  

Delay: I've been in Bavaria at Oktoberfest. Almost all the German men there were Nazis, and proud of it. The women were serving the Nazis beer. They gave more beer to the brown shirts than the tourists.

This is another phony German BS "we love you all" strategy.


Sounds like someone's watched this video one too many times.
 
2014-02-22 12:03:31 PM  
I see these European Union guys make some really important decisions. I mean Eisenhower only had to worry about the lives of the tens of thousands of men he was sending into action on D-Day.  These guys have to ponder on the status of a pretzel.  I hope they're well paid.
 
2014-02-22 12:28:32 PM  

mutterfark: Can I drink a nice California Champagne while I'm eating them?


This pretty much sums up everything that needs to be said on the subject at hand.
 
2014-02-22 12:32:24 PM  

enry: I have to keep telling my daughter that I sent her pretzel to a farm upstate.


To frolic with all the other pretzel animals
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2014-02-22 01:02:33 PM  
Even if the EU is a little inflationary when granting that status, I get the idea for products that are exported from their region of origin. But that kind of pretzel is only really good on the day it was baked anyway. Show me anyone who thought they were getting pretzels from Bavaria and got cheap Chinese knock-offs instead.
 
2014-02-22 01:04:24 PM  
Bavarian pretzels, the large ones, are also useful in self defense. When you are wandering around a street fair and a large woman tries to kill you by impaling you on the knives that she has hidden in her enormous breasts, you can stick your Bavarian pretzel onto the boob-blades, rendering them harmless.
 
2014-02-22 01:38:19 PM  
 
2014-02-22 01:48:53 PM  

P. Yorck: Even if the EU is a little inflationary when granting that status, I get the idea for products that are exported from their region of origin. But that kind of pretzel is only really good on the day it was baked anyway. Show me anyone who thought they were getting pretzels from Bavaria and got cheap Chinese knock-offs instead.


In this case it could be more a matter of principle about mislabeling food within the EU. Ie., you can't call something Italian Pizza, unless its actually from Italy, or Champagne unless its from the region of Champagne. (the California Champagne example earlier in this thread is interesting. That wouldn't be legal in the EU, but obviously no consumer would confuse it for a Champagne from the region of Champagne either, since it also includes California in its name.)

Though I guess people could make crappy pretzels, call them Bavarian pretzels, thus ruining their image making noone wanting to go to their beer fest or something.
 
2014-02-22 02:49:58 PM  
That ought to give George W. Bush nightmares.
 
2014-02-22 02:53:16 PM  

namegoeshere: Bavarian pretzels, the large ones, are also useful in self defense. When you are wandering around a street fair and a large woman tries to kill you by impaling you on the knives that she has hidden in her enormous breasts, you can stick your Bavarian pretzel onto the boob-blades, rendering them harmless.


Dammit, I was trying and failing hard at a GIS for Ms. Pretzel-Boobs.
 
2014-02-22 03:22:08 PM  
First you let them have pretzels.  Next they're going to want pierogies.  It won't end until they have spaghetti and blood pudding.
 
2014-02-22 03:55:47 PM  

Fubegra: That ought to give George W. Bush nightmares.


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Angela Merkel's revenge?
 
2014-02-22 05:38:43 PM  

spawn73: P. Yorck: Even if the EU is a little inflationary when granting that status, I get the idea for products that are exported from their region of origin. But that kind of pretzel is only really good on the day it was baked anyway. Show me anyone who thought they were getting pretzels from Bavaria and got cheap Chinese knock-offs instead.

In this case it could be more a matter of principle about mislabeling food within the EU. Ie., you can't call something Italian Pizza, unless its actually from Italy, or Champagne unless its from the region of Champagne. (the California Champagne example earlier in this thread is interesting. That wouldn't be legal in the EU, but obviously no consumer would confuse it for a Champagne from the region of Champagne either, since it also includes California in its name.)

Though I guess people could make crappy pretzels, call them Bavarian pretzels, thus ruining their image making noone wanting to go to their beer fest or something.


Case in point, for the beer biz, in the US, we can't brew a beer and call it a Belgium beer, ale, or whatever we can only call it a Belgium styled beer, which, to me, makes perfect sense and have no disagreement with.

Pinnacle Point: The pretzels from Munich bakeries are so damn good. Though I think they soak them in lye to make the outsides so leathery, so they're likely bad for you. Germandeli.com out of Texas will ship Bavarian style pretzels on ice UPS. Closest thing I can find in the US.
/that's my story bro


it's a 3% solution of sodium hydroxide, i.e "lye" very weak and food grade, in the oven it reacts with CO2 and forms sodium carbonate that is completely safe to eat. and yes, the point of the NaOH bath is to break down and gelatinizes  the surface glutton. to make that thick crust.

I wouldn't worry about the Lye too much... salts and carbs are a bigger concern IMHO
 
2014-02-23 02:13:24 AM  
Bavarian pretzels are farking awesome.
That is all.
 
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