Sugar Free Snacks
Are you fond of eating pretzels as a snack? Did you know that there are healthier varieties that are sugar free, cholesterol-free, lactose-free and trans fat-free? Perhaps our Unique Pretzels Sprouted “Splits” and Sprouted Shells will help alleviate any guilt you have when you’re craving pretzels!
Unique Pretzel Bakery is a 120-year old family-owned business founded in Reading, PA, during the late 1890s. We are the original bakers of the famous split-open pretzel, called Unique “Splits”, the only one of their kind.
We have now introduced the only 100% whole grain sprouted flour pretzels in the industry, called Sprouted “Splits” and Sprouted Shells. We make them with a revolutionary new sprouted wheat flour from Essential Eating® Sprouted Foods that is kosher, USDA Certified organic, GMO-free, vegan, diabetic-friendly, and designed to help you add more wholesome whole grains to your diet.
Health & Pretzels
The phrase “healthy pretzel” doesn’t have to be an oxymoron! There are low-calorie pretzels, low-fat pretzels, low-sodium pretzels and unsalted pretzels, all offering various health benefits. But sprouted whole grain pretzels are some of the most nutritious snacks you can eat.
The sprouting of grains (germinating) turns dormant whole grain seeds into living plants. The sprouts fuel their growth by digesting some of the starch in the grain and convert the starch molecules into simple sugars.
Simple sugars are classified as vegetables by the USDA, and vegetables are the easiest foods to digest. They can be used for energy instead of being stored as fat. The sprouting process also causes the release of enzymes in the grains that break down proteins and carbohydrates. They have a Low Glycemic Index which makes them diabetic-friendly.
In addition to the traditional pretzel recipe we’ve been using for more than a century, Unique Pretzel Bakery is using this revolutionary new sprouted wheat flour in our products to provide our customers with healthier pretzels. Unique Sprouted “Splits” and Sprouted Shells are made from over 35% whole grains without sugar or malt additives. And they are the only pretzels to naturally provide 4 grams of dietary fiber per serving!
More about Our Sprouted Grain Pretzels
Unique Sprouted “Splits” and Sprouted Shells are great options if you are looking for organic foods that have not been genetically modified. In the case of wheat, the main ingredient in pretzels and many other snack foods, the USDA has concluded that there is no genetically modified wheat is currently being used in commerce. To be sure, always choose USDA Certified Organic foods, which are certified to be GMO-free.
Our pretzels are also certified kosher dairy. You will find the letter “U” inside a circle (or “O”) on each package, followed by the letter “D”. These symbols ensure that our pretzels meet the high standards of the Orthodox Union (OU), the most widely recognized kosher certification agency in the world.
Unique’s sprouted grain pretzels also offer customers more nutrition. Sprouting grains increases antioxidants, vitamin C, vitamins B2, B5 and B6, and carotene, and neutralizes phytic acid which hinders the body’s absorption of nutrients during digestion.
Each serving of our pretzel snacks gives you a higher percentage of healthy whole grains and sugar free deliciousness in every bite. Today, we make 16 pretzel varieties that are available from our online shop and in stores along the East Coast, including Wegmans, Fresh Market, Whole Foods and Giant stores.