Courtesy of Gus' Pretzels
Totally Twisted By Lauren Schad
Just like Cardinals baseball and toasted ravioli, Gus’ Pretzels is a St. Louis tradition. A third-generation business, Frank Ramsperger started twisting pretzels in 1920. His son-in-law, Gus Koebbe Sr., purchased the business in 1956. Now, Gus Jr. and his brother Dave have been managing the pretzel shop since 1980. Customers visit daily to indulge in Gus’ fresh pretzel sticks and twists, which are made in the open for visitors to see. The soft pretzels are served with Gus’ Pretzels own mustard and dip line, featuring flavors like honey, horseradish, German, and pub beer mustards. The pretzels can also be shaped into special designs such as stars and footballs for special events.
Find Gus’ Pretzels in the frozen section at several grocery stores in the St. Louis area.