Day Five: Philly, The End
After thoroughly packing all the new found goodies, we headed out have the final Philly staple. The soft pretzel.
Why are soft pretzels so popular with Philadelphians? Consider this:
- More than $550 million worth of pretzels are sold in the United States annually; 80 percent are made in Pennsylvania, where hard pretzels originated.
- The average U.S. citizen consumes up to two pounds of pretzels per year, but Philadelphians snack on about 12 pounds of pretzels per person every year.
- Joe Nacchio, of Federal Baking in Philadelphia, holds the record for baking the largest pretzel: It’s 5 feet across and weighs 40 pounds.
We headed to The Pretzel Factory for a taste. And the deal can’t be beat, 2 for $1! Come on! And with dipping choices of regular/spicy mustard, chocolate, and sugar and cinnamon there are NO excuses for passing up on these delights.
We came across Jose Garces delivery truck, parked next to one of his two restaurants down the street from me. For our Lil’ Chef we had to get pictures to add to the Chifa picture from yesterday.
The delivery truck
Sansom and 20th
Sansom and 20th (next to Village Whiskey)
Then off to the airport.
The hand off
We love Southwest!
Home in the ABQ