Indiana July 30, 2019
These Delicious Amish-Style Soft Pretzels Are An Indiana Treasure
Believe it or not, there’s a chain of mall pretzels that got its start at a farmers market in Indiana. There’s more than meets the eye when it comes to these Amish soft pretzels that originated in Elkhart, Indiana.
If you love local history, you’ll definitely want to know all about this. Scroll on for more.
Ben's Soft Pretzels is a nationally recognized name that brings a smile to the faces of sports enthusiasts across the county. When you see this brand, you know you're getting a good product.
It is best known for its 11 gourmet dipping sauces that really allow you to customize your pretzel-eating experience. There are even seasonings that can be added.
This history behind these Amish soft pretzels is fascinating. Farmers Ben and Scott sold their baked goods at farmers markets in northern Indiana, and at South Bend, they were stationed next door to a pretzel booth that wanted to sell its equipment.
The new owners had to develop their own recipe and brand name, but by 2008, they opened their first brick-and mortar location at the Concord Mall in Elkhart and have been a hit ever since.
Address: 3701 South Main Street, Elkhart, IN, 46514
In about 10 years, Ben's Soft Pretzels has opened more than 75 locations across the United States, most of which are in Indiana. Check out the website (link below) for details about where you can find these gourmet Amish pretzels.
Since becoming popular, these giant pretzels have been sold at stadiums, malls, shopping centers, and universities across the Hoosier State.
Next time you see the classic logo, make sure to grab a pretzel and remember that the recipe originated in good ol' Indiana.
Learn more about Ben’s Soft Pretzels on its
website or Facebook page.
If you really like pretzels,
click here to learn about another popular brand of pretzels that are only found in Indiana.
If you’ve ever had these Amish soft pretzels, we’d love to hear from you. Please share your favorite flavors and sauces with us below in the comments.