French's(R) Mustard Wants to Know, 'How Twisted Is That?' April 26th is National Pretzel Day

Apr 25, 2001, 01:00 ET from Reckitt Benckiser Inc.

    WAYNE, N.J., April 25 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- What snack
 food is associated with prayer and almsgiving; has been used to help teach
 religion; saved a city from destruction; was a symbol of good fortune in
 medieval times; and is now mostly enjoyed at sporting events and parties?
 
     Is it:
     A) Peanuts
     B) Potato Chips
     C) Pretzels
     D) Popcorn
 
     If C) Pretzels was your final answer, you are correct!
 
     According to historians, the pretzel, the world's oldest snack food, can
 be traced back to 610 A.D. when young students in monasteries across Northern
 Italy spent many hours learning and reciting their prayers each day.  A monk
 decided he wanted to reward his students for their many hours of hard work and
 dedication.  He rolled, shaped and twisted scraps of leftover bread into a
 form representing the folded arms of his students as they prayed, and baked
 the treats.  Coined "pretiolas", Latin for "little rewards", the treats became
 an instant hit!
     Since that time, there seems to be a new twist on pretzels everywhere you
 look.  In supermarkets, convenience stores, and gourmet stores across the
 country, you can find flavored pretzels, chocolate and yogurt covered
 pretzels, hard pretzels, soft pretzels and more!  How twisted is that?
     However, there's nothing twisted about America's favorite way to enjoy a
 pretzel.  And that's topped with America's favorite mustards-French's(R)!
 On April 26th, try topping the pretzel of your choice with any or all of
 French's(R) "fantastic four" -- Classic Yellow(R), zesty deli, mild Dijon, and
 sweet & tangy honey mustards.  This is sure to bring a smile to your face on
 National Pretzel Day, or on any day!
 
     New Jersey-based Reckitt Benckiser Inc., the maker of French's mustards,
 is a leading North American manufacturer, marketer and distributor of
 household and food products. Some other well-known, trusted names in the
 Reckitt Benckiser family of products include French's(R) Taste Toppers(TM)
 french fried onions, French's(R) Worcestershire sauce, French's(R) potato
 sticks and Frank's(R) RedHot(R) sauce.
 
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    WAYNE, N.J., April 25 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- What snack
 food is associated with prayer and almsgiving; has been used to help teach
 religion; saved a city from destruction; was a symbol of good fortune in
 medieval times; and is now mostly enjoyed at sporting events and parties?
 
     Is it:
     A) Peanuts
     B) Potato Chips
     C) Pretzels
     D) Popcorn
 
     If C) Pretzels was your final answer, you are correct!
 
     According to historians, the pretzel, the world's oldest snack food, can
 be traced back to 610 A.D. when young students in monasteries across Northern
 Italy spent many hours learning and reciting their prayers each day.  A monk
 decided he wanted to reward his students for their many hours of hard work and
 dedication.  He rolled, shaped and twisted scraps of leftover bread into a
 form representing the folded arms of his students as they prayed, and baked
 the treats.  Coined "pretiolas", Latin for "little rewards", the treats became
 an instant hit!
     Since that time, there seems to be a new twist on pretzels everywhere you
 look.  In supermarkets, convenience stores, and gourmet stores across the
 country, you can find flavored pretzels, chocolate and yogurt covered
 pretzels, hard pretzels, soft pretzels and more!  How twisted is that?
     However, there's nothing twisted about America's favorite way to enjoy a
 pretzel.  And that's topped with America's favorite mustards-French's(R)!
 On April 26th, try topping the pretzel of your choice with any or all of
 French's(R) "fantastic four" -- Classic Yellow(R), zesty deli, mild Dijon, and
 sweet & tangy honey mustards.  This is sure to bring a smile to your face on
 National Pretzel Day, or on any day!
 
     New Jersey-based Reckitt Benckiser Inc., the maker of French's mustards,
 is a leading North American manufacturer, marketer and distributor of
 household and food products. Some other well-known, trusted names in the
 Reckitt Benckiser family of products include French's(R) Taste Toppers(TM)
 french fried onions, French's(R) Worcestershire sauce, French's(R) potato
 sticks and Frank's(R) RedHot(R) sauce.
 
                     MAKE YOUR OPINION COUNT -  Click Here
                http://tbutton.prnewswire.com/prn/11690X51775974
 
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