Can you freeze Auntie Anne’s pretzels?

In this brief guide, we’ll address the query: “Can you freeze Auntie Anne’s pretzels?” Also, we’ll explore how Auntie Anne’s pretzels can be frozen, what Auntie Anne’s pretzels are, what the nutritional content of Auntie Anne’s pretzels is, and whether or not they’re healthy to eat. 

Can you freeze Auntie Anne’s pretzels? 

Yes, users can freeze Auntie Anne’s pretzels, after baking them. 

Pretzel dough in Auntie Anne’s pretzel kits can also be prepared, and then preserved frozen for baking at a later time. 

In refrigeration, pretzels can be kept for up to two weeks, whereas frozen, they can be preserved for up to one year, and maintain their quality. 

Freezing can help users extend the shelf life of their baked pretzels, as well as reduce waste. 

Below, we’ll discuss a few guidelines users can follow to properly freeze their pretzels, both baked, and unbaked. 

How can I freeze Auntie Anne’s pretzels? 

Baked Auntie Anne’s pretzels can be frozen by wrapping them in at least two layers of plastic cling wrap, or by covering them in tin foil. Then, they should be placed inside a heavy-duty freezer bag which should then have the excess air drawn out. 

Alternatively, wrapped pretzels can be stored inside a solid, freeze-resistant container in the coldest part of the freezer. 

Maintaining them in individual packaging helps protect them from frigid air and its desiccating effects. 

Unbaked pretzels can be stored after they’ve been shaped, flash frozen on a baking tray and then individually wrapped before being packaged in containers or heavy-duty freezer bags. 

Baked Auntie Anne’s pretzels can be defrosted by leaving them to thaw out in the fridge and then heating them in the microwave, and  unbaked ones can be taken out of the fridge for cooking, per the manufacturer’s instructions. 

What are Auntie Anne’s pretzels?

Auntie Anne’s pretzels are a pastry manufactured and distributed by Auntie Anne’s, an American chain of food and beverages that was founded in 1988. 

Originally, the venture was conceived as a means to raise funds and finance a community center, by selling soft-dough pretzels, which later on became a trademark product.  

In that same year, Anne F. Beiler, the founder of Auntie Anne’s pretzels, began to distribute pretzels and beverages in Downingtown Pennsylvania, achieving notoriety that later led to franchising. 

By 1992, Auntie Anne’s pretzels had 100 established franchises, and as of August 2021, they have over 1200 locations worldwide, distributed in more than 30 countries.  

Auntie Anne’s pretzels can be bought from their franchises, or alternatively, users can buy an Aunt Anne’s bake-at-home kit and prepare their own soft dough pretzels. 

Auntie Anne’s Homemade Baking Mix is available in Auntie Anne’s franchises, or through online retailers. The packaging contains baking instructions and indicates what additional ingredients users may need to procure. 

The Auntie Anne’s domain provides more information, and also offers users other resources such as instructions and other recipes. 

What is the nutritional content of Auntie Anne’s pretzels? 

On average, a 123-gram serving (1 pretzel) of Auntie Anne’s original pretzels, will provide: 

  • 340 calories – 45 of which are from fat
  • 8 grams of protein
  • 5 grams of fat – of which 3 grams are saturated,
  • 65 grams of carbohydrates – of which 2 grams are dietary fiber, and 10 grams are sugar.
  • 990 milligrams of cholesterol

*Additionally, the same serving of Auntie Anne’s pretzels will provide 2% of the recommended daily intake (RDI) of vitamin A, 1.5% of calcium, and 4% of iron. 

*Based on a diet of 2000 calories a day. 

Are Auntie Anne’s pretzels healthy to eat? 

When consumed occasionally and in small portions, Auntie Anne’s pretzels should have no adverse effects on a person’s health. 

However, users should be wary of the number of calories, the sodium, the fat and the carbohydrates present in Auntie Anne’s pretzels. 

Excessive sodium consumption is associated with various health problems, such as high blood pressure, an increased risk of kidney stones, heart disease, stomach cancer and other circulatory problems. 

Saturated fat consumption, combined with copious amounts of carbohydrates such as sugars and starch, is associated with an increased risk of heart disease, atherosclerosis, fatty liver disease, and other disorders. 

Refined sugar consumption is linked to higher risks of obesity, type II diabetes, insulin resistance, heart disease, atherosclerosis, and other disorders. Additionally, it is associated with oxidative damage that can damage cells and hasten the onset of the aforementioned disorders.  

Users should be mindful of their daily calorie intake to avoid overeating and the many problems associated with excessive calorie consumption. 

To summarize, we advise our readers to enjoy Auntie Anne’s pretzels as an occasional treat, rather than make them into a staple of their diet. 

Conclusion

In this brief guide, we’ve addressed the query: “Can you freeze Auntie Anne’s pretzels?” Also, we’ve explored how Auntie Anne’s pretzels can be frozen, what Auntie Anne’s pretzels are, what the nutritional content of Auntie Anne’s pretzels is, and whether or not they’re healthy to eat. 

References

https://www.nutritionix.com/food/auntie-annes-original-pretzel

https://www.auntieannes.com/contact-us/common-questions#:~:text=We%20recommend%20baking%20all%20the,in%20sealed%20bag%20and%20freeze.

https://www.auntieannes.co.uk/our-story/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Auntie_Anne%27s

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/overeating-effects

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/refined-sugar#:~:text=Refined%20sugars%20may%20increase%20your,and%20certain%20types%20of%20cancer.

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/what-happens-if-you-eat-too-much-salt

https://www.heart.org/en/healthy-living/healthy-eating/eat-smart/fats/saturated-fats

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