As the new year approaches, most people are creating New Year’s resolutions and wanting the best for the year to come, and we have the perfect solution to start your new year off the right way. We are now carrying our delicious New Year’s Pretzels. These pretzels are different than any other pretzel that you have ever had before. It is a sweet dough with icing on top. While the traditional ones are not filled, we fill ours with an assortment of fruit and cream cheese. These pretzels are not only a tasty treat, they also have a significant legend behind them. The legend of the New Year’s pretzel says that if you eat one at night on New Year’s Eve or on New Year’s Day morning, you will have good luck for the coming year. There are many theories on the origins of the pretzel’s shape. Some say that the pretzel’s shape was derived from the way German monks prayed with their arms crossed over their chests. Others have said that the shape comes from the winter solstice sign that was a circle with a dot in the middle on the old calendar. Still more say that the shape was created from the way the German children used to run through the streets with pretzels around their necks wishing good luck to relatives as the new year approached. No matter what the real reason is for the pretzel’s shape, a little luck for the upcoming year definitely does not hurt. We are open Monday through Wednesday this week from 6:30am to 7pm, and we are open on Thursday from 6:30am to 3pm. We will be closed Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Be sure to stop in and get your special New Year’s pretzel, so that you can have the best of luck in 2016.