You don't have to wait for Oktoberfest to get your hands on a big, chewy soft pretzel anymore. Now, you can find them freshly baked daily at Auntie Anne's. The franchise has just opened a temporary outlet at Great in Pacific Place. Unlike the packaged crunchy variety in supermarkets, soft pretzels' doughy texture means they should be eaten fresh and warm from the oven. As most North American couch potatoes will tell you, they are a great accompaniment to a cold brew. Auntie Anne's hand-rolled pretzels are available in 10 flavours, including almond, cinnamon sugar, sour cream and onion, 'glazin' raisin' and parmesan herb. 'The newest flavour we have is toffee, which is becoming quite popular,' explains general manager Ricky Lai Wa-yan. 'In general, pretzels as a snack are still relatively new to Hong Kong so at our outlets we always have samples for tasting. But we also get a lot of feedback from people who lived or studied overseas and they are really happy to discover they can now find soft pretzels here in Hong Kong.' For those wanting something more filling, Auntie Anne's (yes, there is a real one and she lives in Pennsylvania) has also created a pretzel dog, which wraps the dough around a plump sausage. The chain is also famous for its lemonade. 'It is freshly squeezed juice,' says Lai. The price of pretzels ranges from $13 to $17 each. The fresh lemonade is $12 for regular, $16 for large. Auntie Anne is currently negotiating for a more permanent stand in Pacific Place. There is also an Aunt Annie's outlet at G25, Olympian City 2, 18 Hoi Ting Road, West Kowloon.