Pretzel Salt needs a 'myth-buster'!
Life is too short to search the entire internet (or even the entire content of TFL) for an answer to the question: "What IS pretzel salt?" [Yeah, I know...'It's the salt you put on pretzels...Haw-haw-haw!'...'It's sodium chloride that sits on a pretzel...' Har-de-har-har!]
People are using this expression on thousands [millions(?)] of blogs around the world, but there doesn't appear to be a clear 'definition' of what it means. (Go to amazon.com and see what the customers say about the 'pretzel salt' available there..."Fraud!" "Fake!" etc...) I have seen one plausible 'partial definition' that suggests: "...it's a special coarse salt made from finely-ground salt that [somehow] doesn't absorb as much moisture as regular salt(s)..." Now, I KNOW I've seen something like that on some of the pretzels I've eaten. It's large-grained, white and opaque...but I suppose the real question is: How the heck do you make that? Or how do the people who sell it, make it?
I'm sure I saw a good description and explanation somewhere and I have a feeling it was here on TFL. Any suggestions? Links? That would be much appreciated!
Thank you for any help,