Using the name MONASTERY BAKED GOODS, the community of Benedictine nuns in Ferdinand, Indiana, produce and package an interesting line of traditional cookies and pretzels. The nuns arrived in the U.S. in 1852 from the Benedictine abbey of St. Walburga in Eichstatt, Germany to minister to the German speakers in the Midwest. In 1867, they established another foundation in Ferdinand, Indiana. They carry on the German tradition of monastic baking.
Pretzels, broken pretzels, have recently been added to the line up. They are called PRAYERFUL PRETZELS, coming from the traditional crossed arm shape of whole pretzels. The coating of the pretzels is what changes and flavors the pieces. There is HONEY MUSTARD, with a kick of tangy mustard and then sweetness from honey. The SWEET pretzels are coated with a mixture of cinnamon, sugar, and nutmeg. SPICY pretzels are hot with a hint of sweetness. They come in 12 ounce resealable bags.
Put in a bowl for holiday entertaining, they will disappear in no time.