Friday, December 21, 2007

Barboursville Hot Dog Joint: Auntie Anne's Pretzels

During a recent shopping expedition to the Huntington Mall, we all needed a snack and had some coupons for Auntie Anne's Pretzels. Well, one of the certificates was for a free pretzel with the purchase of a pretzel dog. I have long flirted with the idea of reviewing these weenies, but at $2.79 I could get 2 Stewarts dogs or a slice of over-priced mall pizza, so it hasn't ever exactly been a priority. With this coupon, however, it was worth a shot.

For their weenies, Auntie Anne's takes a rather high quality all-beef frank and wraps them with pretzel dough and bakes them in an oven. IF you have ever had pigs-in-a-blanket made with Pillsbury Crescent Rolls, you get the idea. They offer ketchup and mustard for free and a variety of dipping sauces for $.59. No slaw or sauce, however, so I just opted for a couple of mustard packets.

Let me make this one thing clear: while the dawg was indeed purchased in WV, it is by no means a West Virginia hot dog. Therefore I cannot and will not rank them on the weenie scale. As a regular old snack, however, they weren't shabby, getting 3 out of 5 stars. That being said, I would still recommend something from Cosimo's or the Big Loafer if you are at the mall and are starving.


crystal said...

Big Loafer FTW!
Can't eat at Auntie Anne's. I had an unfortunate pregnancy hormone experience there! LOL

Unknown said...

Love Auntie Anne's hot dog.