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Through a strange twist of fate, the beloved Pretzel which dates back to 610 A.D. and came to America on the Mayflower has become an international punchline. Instead of a symbol of good luck, long life and good health, history will remember the Pretzel as attempting to topple the President of the United States.

In honor of Valentine's Day, the Pretzel seeks to reclaim its name and reputation by receiving a Presidential Pardon from George W. Bush.

"It's been said that the term "Tying the Knot" originated when royal couples wished for happiness with a pretzel forming the nuptial knot -- much like we use a wishbone today," said Susan A. Weiss, owner of Chicago based, My Sister's Pretzels. "If the President can pardon a turkey for Thanksgiving, he can certainly pardon the Pretzel in time for Valentine's Day."

My Sister's Pretzels began when a pretzel maker was bestowed as a childhood gift, rather than the much coveted "Easy Bake Oven." Years later, the older sister showed the younger sister the joys of combining the sweet taste of chocolate with the salty taste of the pretzel, adding flavors and toppings for just the right twist. Customer favorites include hand-dipped chocolate/peanut butter, chocolate/mint and chocolate/cherry. To place an order at My Sister's Pretzels or obtain more information, e-mail susanaweiss@yahoo.com.

The pretzel is the world's oldest snack, and it is a symbol of love and romance.