Oh Boy! These pretzels are lip smacking pieces of pure snack bliss. (I almost ate an entire bag while working on the website.) You may wonder - Why use broken pieces? - Well, the answer is permeability. The honey mustard onion sauce soaks into the broken spots allowing maximum flavor saturation to occur. If the pretzel were whole, the sauce would not permeate the smooth outside surface as readily. In other words, these pretzels are awesome.