Freeport, Illinois may be the "Pretzel City" because of an old german bakery in the 1850s but it might have just lost the right to call itself that. There's a snack shop further south that might be the mecca for pretzel in Illinois.

Casey, Illinois

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Casey, Illinois is a very small town but if it sounds familiar it's because you may have heard of it. No, it isn't related to Casey's (General Store).

The little town is home to some of the biggest "things" in the world like this mailbox.

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Big Things Small Town via Instagram
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There's also the world's largest golf tee, rocking horse, rocking chair, barber pole, gavel, penny, and more.

Casey, Illinois may just have the best pretzels in the world too, definitely in Illinois. I'm not talk just pretzels with salt and dipping cheese, this is mindblowing or, in this case, tastebud-blowing.

Tetzel Prime via Facebook
Tetzel Prime via Facebook
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This is Tetzel Prime and before you click the X and run to Google, you're not going to find exterior photos because streetviews in Casey haven't been updated in quite some time.

Anyway, that is the entrance but if you're in a hurry there is cute little side window to order from.

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Tetzel Prime via Facebook
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Inside this "snack shoppe" is something only comparable to the mastermind of Willy Wonk except with pretzels. You can also find popcorn and pies inside.

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Tetzel Prime via Facebook
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But these pretzels are what makes Tetzel Prime the place to go for pretzels in Illinois.

Tetzel Prime via Facebook
Tetzel Prime via Facebook
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Get ready for a pretzel adventure and preview some of the deliciousness waiting for you.

THE BASICS

Of course there are basics.

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Tetzel Prime via Facebook
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ONLY THE BEGINNING

This is a miniscule portion of their menu.

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Tetzel Prime via Facebook
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How about a meatlovers pretzel?

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Tetzel Prime via Facebook
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I don't even know what this is but I'll give it a shot.

Tetzel Prime via Facebook
Tetzel Prime via Facebook
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Another "plain" option but, let's be honest, this is exciting even for being plain.

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Tetzel Prime via Facebook
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A jalapenos pepperoni pretzel, are you kidding me?

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Tetzel Prime via Facebook
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Here's another pepperoni option if heat isn't your thing.

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Tetzel Prime via Facebook
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I could be wrong, it happens on a rare occassion, but this looks like desert and I want it now.

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Tetzel Prime via Facebook
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You can find Tetzel Prime at 5 & 7, S Central Avenue in Casey, Illinois.

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