Midwest Living Review
At first glance, you might not notice Tell City Pretzels, headquartered in a nondescript one-story building on a quiet residential street. But this tiny factory is an Indiana legend, founded in 1858 and still producing crunchy, hand-twisted pretzels according to a carefully guarded secret recipe. In the small retail space at the front of the building, owner Brad Smith offers tastings of the company's pretzel flavors: traditional, garlic, Cajun, ranch, buffalo, honey barbecue and honey mustard. He also offers free tours of the production facility, where workers twist and salt the pretzels by hand and use drying equipment originally designed for automobile production. During the tour, you might even get a quick lesson in pretzel twisting--and a chance to twist a few pretzels of your own. If you're interested in the hands-on aspects of the tour, call ahead to check the production schedule, which changes according to the seasons and the weather. And, when you're finished, be sure to grab a few bags of pretzels for the road ($6.50 per pound), because you'll soon be craving that delicious salty crunch.