Deutsche Küche Bavarian Soft Pretzel Sticks

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When German week comes around twice a year at Aldi, a couple of products get a lot of search traffic here at Aldi Reviewer. People often want to know how good the various types of schnitzel from Aldi are. They’re also interested in the spaetzle and some of the German cakes. Another very popular German product is soft pretzels.

Aldi sells a couple of different types of soft pretzels as limited-time specials during German week. First, they sell the traditional twist-shaped soft pretzels — the kind I grew up getting at Hot Sam stands in the mall. Second, Aldi sells soft pretzel sticks — long rods of baked, salted dough like what you can also find in those traditional mall pretzel stands or at concession stands.

I usually buy the twisted soft pretzels because their shape is just fun. But during the most recent German week at Aldi not too long ago, I picked up the pretzel sticks for a change.

Deutsche Küche Bavarian Soft Pretzel Sticks 

Deutsche Küche Bavarian Soft Pretzel Sticks are an Aldi Find, which means they’re only in stores for a short time. Each store receives one shipment, and after that sells out, they’re gone until the next German week at Aldi. Aldi does not offer online ordering for products that are not currently in stock at your local store.

These pretzel sticks cost $4.79 for a 17.57-ounce box at the time of publication. With six single-serving pretzel sticks per box, that comes out to about 80 cents per serving or about 27 cents per ounce. These are a product of Germany.

For comparison, 24.7-ounce box of ten SuperPretzel Bavarian Soft Pretzel Sticks cost about 60 cents per serving or about 24 cents per ounce at Walmart at the time of writing. That means you might find a better deal on soft pretzels at other stores, but they might not be imported from Germany like the Aldi pretzels are.

If you’re looking out for allergens, the Aldi soft pretzel sticks contain wheat and soy.

Ingredients include wheat flour, water, salt, yeast, malted wheat flour, dextrose (from wheat), emulsifiers (from soy), stabilizer, and acidity regulator.

These have plenty of carbs, and a lot of sodium, although keep in mind you can control the sodium amount by reducing how much salt you sprinkle on the pretzels. In fact, I rarely use the entire salt packet with soft pretzels like these.

A one-stick serving has 210 calories, 1.5 grams of total fat (2% DV), 1 gram of saturated fat (5% DV), 2,060 mg of sodium (90% DV), 43 grams of total carbohydrates (16% DV), 2 grams of dietary fiber (7% DV), and 2 grams of total sugars.

Deutsche Küche Bavarian Soft Pretzel Sticks 

Nutrition information, ingredients, and baking instructions. (Click to enlarge.)

The box has instructions for baking the pretzels in a conventional oven. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Cover a baking sheet with parchment paper and place frozen pretzel sticks on the sheet. Spray the sticks with water, then sprinkle the salt packet over the sticks. Bake the sticks for 8-9 minutes.

Deutsche Kuche Bavarian Soft Pretzel Sticks

Pretzel sticks after baking.

I only used about half the salt packet and it was still plenty of salt. These were done in the oven after about 8 minutes, with a chewy, more solid exterior and a soft interior. They taste exactly like you’d expect soft pretzels to taste, doughy with good salt flavor added.

Some of us ate our pretzel sticks plain, while others dipped them in warmed Clancy’s Cheese Dip. Mustard — especially some of the specialty mustards Aldi sells during some German weeks — can also be a good accompaniment to these pretzels.

The Verdict:

Deutsche Küche Bavarian Soft Pretzel Sticks are a classic German week favorite at Aldi. They’re just the right mix of soft, chewy, doughy, and salty. Recommended.

About Rachael

Rachael is the Co-founder of Aldi Reviewer. When she isn't busy shopping at Aldi, she enjoys cooking, gardening, writing gothic romance, and collecting more houseplants than she probably should. You can learn more about her at rachaelsjohnston.com.

One Comment

  1. These are back at Aldi the week of May 8th, 2024, while they last.

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