But Dot’s pretzels surprised me—these are pretzels worth paying for. Dot’s pretzel twists are covered in a light seasoning blend whose ingredients, even if you study the back of the package, aren’t entirely clear. Dot’s Pretzels are tangy, savory, mysteriously spiced, and overall a richer and more vibrant flavor experience than one would ever expect from a regular pretzel. These are pretzels, distinctly, and yet they push the entire concept of pretzels into a new and vastly improved territory. The pretzel recipe is, of course, Dot’s own, based on the homestyle pretzels she made in her North Dakota kitchen.