You can be a stork, and still appreciate pretzels over the meat! The frog did his best to have his life spared, and Marischen was somewhat bribed by his offer. A life-time supply of pretzels! How could you refuse such an offer? Marischen sure wondered about the way such a little frog could find a pretzel every day, but she didn't care. As long as she can eat her favorite pastry every day!
Here, in Alsace, the bretzels are quite a symbol, along with the storks. Not only did we bake the first pretzel, meaning that we create the recipe - OMG we're almost responsible of W Bush's choke. Bretzels are way bigger than the donuts, not like the small we may use as appetizers.