Extra Dark Pretzels THE POLL

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What are the best Extra Dark pretzels? Apologies if you don't live in the Mid-Atlantic states, or if you do and just happen to have no good grocery stores, or just don't give a shit about the best kind of pretzel ever. Please bear in mind these poll options are specifically about the EXTRA DARK varieties from the below bakeries, not whatever other mess they might get up to (Unique in particular - sprouted multigrain wtf).

Poll Results

Uncle Jerry's 1
Unique Splits 1
Utz Sourdough Specials 1
Snyder's Sourdough 1
Hammond's 0
Uncle Henry's 0
Happy Herbert's Penn Dutch 0
Herr's Specials 0

El Tomboto, Thursday, 19 November 2015 00:06 (three years ago) Permalink

haha this is tough. Utz is always around and always good. I had to look up some of these. "Uncle Jerry's" and "Hammond's" are right down the street and I have no idea what their extra dark even tastes like! My snack game is super weak! I have a grocery store trip between now and when the poll closes so I'll delay my vote until then.

rap is dad (it's a boy!), Thursday, 19 November 2015 14:31 (three years ago) Permalink

Hammond's dark were good, which was no surprise. They come in smaller bags and my fiance and I finished one in a weekend

rap is dad (it's a boy!), Monday, 23 November 2015 18:27 (three years ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Monday, 30 November 2015 00:01 (three years ago) Permalink

Unique splits are great, made near my mom's hometown in eastern Pennsylvania - pretzel country. used to order em by the box but stopped cause they're way expensive. snacks should be cheap!

an emotionally withholding exterminator (m coleman), Monday, 30 November 2015 00:45 (three years ago) Permalink

Yes that is why good cheese costs $28 a pound

El Tomboto, Monday, 30 November 2015 00:53 (three years ago) Permalink

I'm guessing Uniques are going to take this because they're the easiest to find and are, in fact, quite good. Still going to root for Uncle Jerry's though since that was my introduction to the Extra Dark world and remain the loudest and crunchiest imho. Try watching teevee while eating them. You gotta have the closed captioning on.

El Tomboto, Monday, 30 November 2015 01:52 (three years ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Tuesday, 1 December 2015 00:01 (three years ago) Permalink

where do you get Uncle Jerry's?

rap is dad (it's a boy!), Tuesday, 1 December 2015 00:08 (three years ago) Permalink

There's a mom and pop grocery around the corner called STREETS that carries them. Used to also stock them at the nearby Whole Foods and later at this other boutique grocery around the other corner (where you can get Martin's and Hammond's).

El Tomboto, Tuesday, 1 December 2015 00:36 (three years ago) Permalink

nine months pass...

This poll was pathetically inconclusive.

Unique Pretzels was named "Snack Producer of the Year 2016," which should probably function as the tiebreaker imo


Anacostia Aerodrome (El Tomboto), Saturday, 24 September 2016 21:50 (two years ago) Permalink

Can we take a moment to appreciate how much salt went into this tableau


Anacostia Aerodrome (El Tomboto), Sunday, 25 September 2016 01:03 (two years ago) Permalink


ciderpress, Sunday, 25 September 2016 01:16 (two years ago) Permalink


Anacostia Aerodrome (El Tomboto), Sunday, 25 September 2016 01:22 (two years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

The place that carried Martin’s and Hammonds ended up going out of business hard: https://www.popville.com/2017/08/dagger-smucker-farms-closing-14th-street/

El Tomboto, Monday, 1 January 2018 01:49 (eleven months ago) Permalink

I feel that I must hijack this thread to commend Sunshine for introducing Extra Toasty Cheez-Its last year.

(But they could be a bit toastier if you ask me.)

Hideous Lump, Wednesday, 3 January 2018 03:59 (eleven months ago) Permalink

what constitutes this toastiness

j., Wednesday, 3 January 2018 04:13 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Expeditions this weekend revealed that Uncle Jerry’s extra dark are becoming highly difficult to find, btw

El Tomboto, Wednesday, 3 January 2018 04:21 (eleven months ago) Permalink

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