Reheating and Storage
For the best pretzel experience possible, we strongly recommend following the reheating instructions below when baking up your order of Milwaukee Pretzels:
Please keep pretzels frozen until ready to eat.
STEP 1: If frozen, allow your pretzels to fully thaw. This might take up to 30 minutes. Just let is sit on the counter while it sheds its frozen state. It is always best to reheat from a thawed state versus a frozen state, as you risk having cold spots throughout the pretzel.
STEP 2: While you're waiting for the pretzel to thaw, preheat your oven to 400-425 degrees. DO NOT USE A MICROWAVE! Microwaves and good bread do not mix. You'll end up with an overly chewy pretzel. Eww.
STEP 3: Once your pretzel is thawed, lightly brush (or spray) a small amount of water on top of the pretzel. This will help the salt to stick. Alternatively, you can use melted butter or even your favorite beer!
STEP 4: Lightly sprinkle salt (provided) onto the pretzel. It's a German pretzel, which means it's already packed with flavor. So don't overdo the salt! You want to taste the pretzel, too. You can also skip the salt entirely. Or, if you want to get really crazy, replace the salt with another delicious topping like sesame seeds, "everything" mix, cinnamon and sugar, etc. Go nuts!
STEP 5: Place the pretzel directly on your oven's baking rack or place them on a baking pan.
STEP 6: Bake time is dependent on ovens and pretzel size. The following is an estimate on pretzel heating times:
Bites & 3 oz: 2-3 minutes
5 oz & 10 oz: 3-4 minutes
16 oz & 24 oz: 4-5 minutes
The best way to know if you pretzel is "done" is by gently pressing into the pretzel. When the pretzel is lightly crisp on the outside and soft and airy on the inside, that's when you know it's at the perfect state to pull and cool.
STEP 7: Enjoy!
Whatever you do not plan to bake, please keep frozen. We do not recommend thawing and re-freezing, as it will diminish the product quality