Rating: ©©©©-3/4 chips (lip-smacking)
Fast forward to this year’s annual jaunt to northern Minnesota, and what do we find on a quick stop into L&M Fleet? Yep, that’s right, Dot’s delicious pretzels! But….something is a little different. Oh, look who got a makeover – last year’s bag on the left, and the new and improved design on the right. Dot’s Pretzels Company must be doing very well for itself these days.
A little backstory on this small, family owned operation:
Dot’s Homestyle Pretzels have been around for many many, years made in Dot’s own home outside of Minot, ND. They were a special family snack for football-watching, family gatherings, and every day yumminess, of course. In 2012, two families began a business centered around the snack they’ve been enjoying for years.
Probably the best way we can describe Dot’s Homestyle Pretzels would be something akin to a cross between the seasoning from Chex Mix Traditional flavor, and Old Dutch’s classic Butter Spindles. In case that description doesn’t work for you, then try to imagine braided pretzels, about two inches in length, coated in a just fatty enough butter flavor, and dusted with an addictive seasoning blend of tangy buttermilk, garlic, onion and some secret spices.
Dot’s Homestyle Pretzels are really lip-smacking. Easily among the best pretzel snacks we have ever tried. In fact, Dot’s Pretzels got us thinking that we should probably put together our Top 5 Pretzel list – so that’s what we did. And we’re not talking about snacks or mixes that include pretzels, but solely pretzel based snacks. Make sure to check it out.
P.S. – if you ever happen to cross paths with Dot’s, do your self a favor and grab a bag!
Pretzels discovered at Simonson’s and L&M Fleet; Bemidji, Minnesota
Chip Ratings Scale:
© – return to sender
©© – tolerable
©©© – notable
©©©© – lip-smacking
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