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Gloucester loves pretzels as Auntie Anne's opens

By citizenmike  |  Posted: November 24, 2012

  • Tasty offerings at opening of Gloucester pretzel store

  • owner Pasha Pashapour with from the left, Rachel Bull, Vanessa Avinante, Carina McGonigle, Joy Suaiso and Haleh Norouz

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It's official, Gloucester loves pretzels.

The city's first dedicated pretzel-baking shop opened this morning at The Eastgate shopping centre.

And you can hear what Gloucester residents had to say about their first pretzel experience in Monday's Citizen.

But it's safe to say that the Auntie Anne's bakery is going down a treat.

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Robert Burton, managing director of the UK branch of the American company, said: "There has been a real buzz here this morning. We opened another branch in Uxbridge last year but we didn't see anything like this. The shopping centre has been unbelievably busy.

"Many people haven't tried a pretzel before but they love them when they do."

The branch opened on the same day as clothes store Internacionale opened its new, larger premises in the same shopping centre.

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  • EllJay1  |  December 02 2012, 2:44PM

    They may well be low in fat, but - do we actually need to snack between meals? I see quite a lot of obese people eating whilst they are on the move around town. Prepare your own meals so that you know exactly what you are eating, don't snack between meals, then have an occasional treat while out with a friend. Lots of talk, little eating and not so much weight gain.

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  • ginny8862  |  November 27 2012, 6:10PM

    pretzels are not cake you obviously have not tried any and they are low in fat...

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  • Glos_Lad34  |  November 27 2012, 11:36AM

    @GlosAnarchy Yes they are someone i know said they're putting it in the old JJB.

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  • Beekeeper  |  November 26 2012, 9:38PM

    Another chain retailer selling anonymous junk food. Not what we need in Gloucester.

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  • GlosAnarchy  |  November 26 2012, 9:21PM

    But are they going to have a Tescow$ express in the old JJB?

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  • Jewbacca  |  November 26 2012, 2:06PM

    "Fat people like free cake" - not exactly news, eh?

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  • Alphonso2  |  November 26 2012, 1:24PM

    Poorly disguised advert

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  • EllJay1  |  November 26 2012, 11:03AM

    Do we really need more of these outlets when large numbers of the British public are unhealthily obese, costing the stretched NHS a fortune in treatment as well as all the heavy duty equipment to cope with the weight/size of patients. " Everything in moderation" is fine as a principle, but there is so little choice of healthy foods that some people just go overboard on junk food.

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  • Selector  |  November 26 2012, 10:39AM

    Those Auntie Anne's pretzels are amazingly good - they have a stall in Cheltenham's Regent Arcade. Not cheap though.

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  • thomas1996  |  November 24 2012, 5:56PM

    I think it should read "Gloucester loves pretzels...when they get free samples"

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