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Where can I find the best chocolate covered pretzels?

Nikki NYC May 31, 2007 06:48 AM

I'm having a craving and I'll probably be better off if no one responds, but... my preference is milk chocolate. Thanks!

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    lucybobo RE: Nikki NYC May 31, 2007 06:49 AM

    Try Whole Foods. Maybe you can even get them fresh dunked.

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      cal RE: Nikki NYC May 31, 2007 08:16 AM

      The milk chocolate pretzels at Garden of Eden on 14th between University and Fifth are great (not sure if they are the "best"). You could hit Whole Foods on 14th and Garden of Eden on 14th and do a taste test.

      Also on 14th is Trader Joes-- good price for chocolate pretzels but they have an odd after taste so I would skip.

      1. Toot RE: Nikki NYC May 31, 2007 09:33 AM

        Jacques Torres.

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          funkymonkey RE: Toot May 31, 2007 10:31 AM

          i have to second the jacques torres vote. the milk chocolate covered pretzels are yummy-licious, but the chocolate covered peanut butter pretzels are the true bomb (not sure if they do them in milk chocolate.)

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            MPH RE: funkymonkey May 31, 2007 10:45 AM

            When I ordered milk-chocolate-covered pretzels from Jacques Torres this December, I thought I noticed both hydrogenated oil and corn syrup on the ingredients list. Does anyone have specific information on this? I didn't see the information on their website, and I no longer have a package at hand.

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              jackieparis RE: funkymonkey Jun 1, 2007 07:32 AM

              I agree with Jacques Torres

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              jinet12 RE: Toot Jun 2, 2007 09:55 AM

              I second this recommendation...I would get anything chocolate covered here!

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                downtownstefanie RE: Toot Jun 4, 2007 06:32 PM

                I 4th or 5th it. definitely my favorite!

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                Alex Halsey RE: Nikki NYC May 31, 2007 09:35 AM

                You can get a good selection at LiLac Chocolate in the Grand Central Market. You can also get them on Upper Broadway at Mondel's. You might also want to call Economy Candy.

                1. wleatherette RE: Nikki NYC May 31, 2007 10:04 AM

                  try the sweet life, on the corner of ludlow and hester. it's a fabulous store. when they're fresh, the ones at garden of eden are good but unfortunately they aren't as careful about freshness as they used to be.

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                    noot RE: wleatherette May 31, 2007 10:27 AM

                    The tasti-delite on 29th and 3rd has a large candy selection and I'm addicted to their chocolate covered pretzels (they have both dark and regular chocolate). Its a very dangerous addiction ..

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                      nyebaby37 RE: noot May 31, 2007 10:33 AM

                      In NJ The Chocolate Shoppe on Rt 202 in Flemington.

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                    baozhen RE: Nikki NYC Jun 1, 2007 08:21 AM

                    To my taste, the best chocolate covered pretzels in NY is a cute little shop on West 4th: Varsano's Chocolates. He hand dips everything in the shop, and carries both milk and dark chocolate-covered pretzels. Also carries these wonderful long pretzel sticks dipped in homemade caramel, and then chocolate. Kind of a revelation for me...

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                      billyeats RE: baozhen Jun 2, 2007 03:48 PM

                      That is such a great tip. I've been by Varsano's a million times and had no idea. Nice find!

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                      rjm RE: Nikki NYC Jun 1, 2007 03:10 PM

                      2nd whole foods!

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                        burp RE: Nikki NYC Jun 2, 2007 03:16 PM

                        try max brenner's chocolate by the baldman on 2nd ave. and 9th they have evverything even chocolate pizza

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