Frito-Lay, Snyder's of Hanover, Auntie Anne's and Wetzel's Pretzels are some companies that produce pretzels. Frito-Lay and Snyder's of Hanover produce bagged pretzel snacks that are sold in retail establishments, while Auntie Anne's and Wetzel's sell hot, fresh-baked pretzel treats from casual restaurant locations.
Rold Gold pretzels is a popular snack brand from Frito-Lay. In addition to original Tiny Twists, pretzel sticks and pretzel thins, the Rold Gold line also includes cheddar and honey mustard Tiny Twists, honey-wheat braided pretzels, pretzel rods and sourdough twists.
Snyder's of Hanover is part of the Snyder's-Lance family of brands. Snyder's pretzels are produced in Hanover, Pennsylvania and include flavored pretzel pieces, traditional pretzel snacks, chocolate-covered pretzels and gluten-free snacks. The company also produces unique pretzel snacks, such as raspberry-cream pretzel sandwiches and pretzel Spoonz.
Auntie Anne's began producing pretzels in a Pennsylvania farmer's market in 1988 with a menu featuring fresh-baked soft pretzels and hand-squeezed lemonade. Franchise stores and Auntie Anne's food carts now operate in locations throughout the United States, selling original pretzels, pretzel dogs and gourmet dips. Auntie Anne's products are also available through grocery stores and fundraising events.
Wetzel's Pretzels is a similar concept with headquarters in California. Founded in 1994, Wetzel's produces original soft pretzels, as well as flavored pretzel treats with toppings such as sour cream and onion, almonds and cinnamon-butter glaze. The stores also serve baked cheese pretzels topped with pepperoni or jalapeños and Wetzel dogs with or without cheese.