Penn State is gearing up for Christmas with new festive variants.

Limited-edition maple bacon pretzel knots and a star-shaped variant of Penn State’s giant original salted pretzels are available now in 175g sharing bags (rsp: £1.49).

The brand’s flavoured pretzels have also been given festive-themed packaging.

Producer Intersnacks said sales of Penn State were up 15% year-on-year [SymphonyIRI 52 w/e 4 August 2012].