Chocolate Covered Pretzel Rods
January 4, 2016—Fearlessly Archived—Still a fun read; price & availability may have changed.
You know when something makes so much sense, but you just can't figure out how to make it work the way you know it should? That's how we've felt about Chocolate Covered Pretzel Rods for the past several years. We knew it could work, knew it should work, and yet we couldn't get it to work the way we wanted it to. Sure, there were others out there; none of those were as crunchy as we thought they should be, nor as creamy as we knew they could be. So we marched on, knowing that if we could get them right, they'd be worth the wait. And, at the risk of accusations of hubris, we were right.
Trader Joe's Assorted Chocolate Covered Pretzel Rods are the culmination of three years of hard work and dedication - on the part of our candy buyer, for sure, but also on the part of our tasting panel, a devoted group of folks who made the sacrifice, week after week, of eating chocolate covered pretzels (hey, someone has to do it). We finally hit the magic formula of very crunchy pretzel - earlier efforts absorbed too much moisture from the coatings - and sweet & creamy coverings to satisfy your sweet tooth. The final product contains three different, hand-garnished varieties: dark chocolate with sea salt, milk chocolate with salted toffee, and peanut butter with dark chocolate drizzle. The individually wrapped Pretzel Rods make great snacks, and the clear plastic cylindrical container makes a great gift or component of a larger gift basket.
We're selling each nine ounce container of about 10 Assorted Chocolate Covered Pretzel Rods for $4.99, a price that proves that certain things really do just make sense.