Dot's Homestyle Pretzels to release a second flavor

Stay calm stay calm stay calm.
Publish date:
Dots pretzels

Those who've tried Dot's Homestyle Pretzels know they're the bomb, and anyone who hasn't tried them needs to make it a priority asap.

And there's good news for Dot's devotees, as the North Dakota snack maker has announced that it will be releasing the first "new flavor" in company history.

They'll be called "Dot's Southwest Style Pretzels," though few details as to exactly what that entails have been released.

Given it's "Southwest Style" you'd expect some sort of spicy kick to differentiate it from its original flavor of buttery pretzel twists coating in a seasoning that has hints of garlic, onion, buttermilk and other spices.

"Some of you have waited 7 years for this moment...... Some of you have asked over and over for another flavor.... And today is the day that you find out that we are launching our 2nd flavor in 2020!!!!" Dot's said on Instagram.

The announcement comes a few months after Dot's revealed it would putting its original pretzels into candy bar form, as it seeks to capitalize on its meteoric rise to Midwestern food fame.

Dot Henke perfected her original recipe at her home in Velva, North Dakota, and her winter home in Arizona, sharing them with family and friends on special occasions.

With Henke having just retired from a career in finance, KARE 11 reports that word of her pretzels began to grow, and soon she was being urged to bring her snacks to a wider market.

She launched commercially in 2012 and hasn't looked back, with the pretzels spreading like wildfire across the Midwest, where Target is among its carriers.

Next Up

Ian Cole

Wild trade Greg Pateryn to Avalanche for Ian Cole

Cole won a pair of Stanley Cups in Pittsburgh and is a former first-round pick.


St. Croix County GOP chair resigns after incendiary post on official website

John Kraft sparked controversy with his 'Prepare for War' post on the party website earlier this month.

ann kim

Ann Kim's new restaurant, Sooki & Mimi, to open in February

The James Beard Award winner is the brains behind Young Joni, Pizzeria Lola, and Hello Pizza.

Screen Shot 2021-01-19 at 1.32.19 PM

Firefighters rescue worker after trench fall in Rochester

The construction worker fell about 15 feet.

gray wolf

Grand Marais mayor's dog survives attack by wolves

He heard his 65-pound dog "screaming bloody murder" and then saw the wolves chasing her.

Screen Shot 2021-01-19 at 12.04.55 PM

Minnesota's COVID vaccine appointment site goes live

Huge demand was expected when the site went live at noon.

emily ford

Duluth woman is hiking 1,000-plus miles on the Ice Age Trail this winter

She could be the second person ever to finish a winter-thru hike of the Wisconsin trail.

coronavirus, covid-19, icu

Here is Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Tuesday, January 19

Two days in a row with fewer than 1,000 new cases.

Screen Shot 2021-01-19 at 10.52.12 AM

After fire destroyed their house, couple forced to euthanize beloved dog

The couple's daughter has launched a fundraiser for her parents.

Screen Shot 2021-01-19 at 10.16.14 AM

Investigation after teacher accused of lewd act during distance learning

No charges have been filed yet and the staff member has not been identified.