There is nothing artificial about these pretzels! From the beginning when when the local ingredients are sourced to the end when they are hand packed and shipped, we guarantee a natural process with real people involved!
Step 1 - Sourcing
Step 2 - Mixing
Every day is different. Each batch of dough is mixed fresh for the day’s baking schedule and is based upon order fulfillment.
Steps 3 & 4 - Rolling & Cutting
Once the dough is finished, it is rolled out into long pieces and fed through a hand-cranked machine. The smaller pieces are ready for twisting!
Step 5 - Twisting
Just like snowflakes - no two pretzels are alike! Every pretzel is hand rolled and twisted. That makes every pretzels is unique and why you may see some slight variation in size and shape. Then, the pretzels are placed on long trays until they are ready to be salted and baked.
Step 6 - Salting
Based on the variety being made, pretzels are dipped in a solution and the salt is added – all by hand!
Step 7- Baking & Drying
Uncle Jerry’s Pretzels are baked in a stone-hearth oven and then dried to that variety's special finish. For example, the Extra Dark pretzels are baked longer for an almost blackened finish while the Specials have that traditional brown finish.
Step 8- Sorting and Packaging
Having been baked to perfection, the pretzels are sorted and bagged, yes – you guessed it – by hand! Any broken product is removed.
Step 9- Shipping
Whether you have purchased a gift or 48 snack packs, your order is carefully handpacked with biodegradable peanuts and shipped via UPS ground. When you have a special order or request, we can assure you that it's receiving personalized attention - right down to the hand-written notes!
Step 10- Ordering