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The best chocolate covered pretzels in the US?

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lillotis Feb 6, 2008 11:00 AM

My husband is obsessed with choc covered pretzels- and I am lookin to to order him an extra special batch for Valentine's Day. ANy recommendations of the best out there. Love the salty and sweet combo!!!!

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    ganacher Feb 6, 2008 11:12 AM

    I'm not a fan of milk chocolate, but Kron Chocolatier in DC has thick pretzels dipped in milk chocolate and sprinkled with toffee. I'm sure they ship anywhere.

    1. Ruth Lafler Feb 6, 2008 02:48 PM

      Not fancy, but I love the dark chocolate covered pretzels at Trader Joe's.

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        sebetti Feb 6, 2008 03:41 PM

        Second!
        I was too embarrassed to post because she's looking for a gift but all other pretzels I've tried are sad and tasteless compared to TJ's (and I am one of the people who 'doesn't get TJ's - I go only for the pretzels).

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          lillotis Feb 6, 2008 03:59 PM

          How crazy! Those are his favorite too. I buy them every trip to TJ's. I just wanted to get his something a little nicer for V-day.

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          FoodieKat May 28, 2008 12:14 AM

          I love the chocolate covered pretzels from TJ's too. They are dangerously addictive.

        3. mamaciita Feb 7, 2008 05:49 AM

          Not exactly a chocolate-covered pretzel, but Target sells chocolate-drizzled pretzel snack mix. In my opinion (as a devotee of chocolate-covered salty things) it is near perfect in its ratio of sweet to salty. I think it's Archer Farms Snack Mix "Chocolate Drizzle." I don't have a bag on hand (if I did, I'd have it IN hand!).

          Here's a link to some info and a photo:

          http://www.shoppingjen.com/2007/09/14...

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            alkapal May 5, 2008 05:56 AM

            that link gave a rating of 1/5 for the snack mix! ;-D

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              mamaciita May 5, 2008 03:05 PM

              Sadly, that was the only link found with an actual image of the product. I stand by my statement, and I've been waiting--impatiently--to buy some when I know there will be lots of people around to share the bag!!

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                alkapal May 6, 2008 03:57 AM

                well, i'm game to try it. salty and chocolate-y, i'm there!

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            jessicheese Feb 7, 2008 12:20 PM

            My husband loves them, too. I think that Asher's (a Pennsylvania brand) is the best I've ever had. They have all types of fancy ones, but the plain milk chocolate is as good as it gets. I take them to parties all the time and they're a big hit. I know that they offer them through several types of mail order if you can't find them locally.

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              sharpie321 Feb 7, 2008 01:38 PM

              I second the Asher's recc. Can never decide between the milk & dark, so I always end up getting both! A little on the pricey side, but definitely worth it!

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                typetive Feb 7, 2008 09:19 PM

                I like Asher's quite a bit. They sell packages that have individual wrapped ones so each is fresh & crispy.

                It probably doesn't hurt that Pennsylvania is known for fabulous pretzels.

              2. seal Feb 7, 2008 02:08 PM

                I'm not sure if they carry chocolate covered pretzels, but for that sweet and salty combination, nothing beats the sea salt caramels from

                http://www.franschocolates.com

                except maybe their macademia nut gold bars :o)

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                  frogmeister Feb 7, 2008 03:13 PM

                  The dark choc covered pretzels from Trader Joe's are more addicitve than heroin. :)

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                  bbroderma May 27, 2008 07:18 PM

                  The problem with most chocolate covered pretzels is one of the following three things: one, the pretzel is gross, two, the chocolate is gross, or three, the chocolate to pretzel ratio is all wrong. Everything you get at the supermarket is pretty bad (yes, even trader joe's.) Hershey's mail order chocolate covered pretzels are pretty good, but they use too much chocolate.

                  The only place I know of that manages to do all three things right is the sugar spot, http://www.thesugarspot.com . All their flavors are prettty good, white chocolate lemon being the best. I don't care for mint chocolate personally so I can't vouch for those.

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                    smartie May 28, 2008 05:20 AM

                    Kilwins make wonderful ones.

                    1. mkmccp May 28, 2008 05:43 AM

                      Sarris Candies in Canonsburg, Pa. Is the absolute best. They carry milk( my fave), dark, and white. The pretzels are goodp-crunchy and just the right amount of salt. The chocolate is v. good, and they double dip them I think. I live on the other side of Pa. and every time I head west to see family I have to go to the supermarket to stock up.
                      www.sarriscandies.com

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                        six dower May 29, 2008 11:35 AM

                        I live very close to Sarris Candies! They are divine.....

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                          mkmccp May 30, 2008 08:04 AM

                          OH YOU ARE LUCKY. I have to get them at the Giant Eagle, and sometimes all they have are the smaller bags, I ususally bring back 4 boxes, at least. My SO who hails from Philadelphia (the center of the universe, according to him) has actually admitted to having a fondness for them, despite them not being made in Philadelphia.

                          I remember being in school and selling Sarris as fundraisers, and when they delivered the orders they also brought huge bags of the broken CC pretzels. I ate so many ... yum.

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                            ziggylu May 31, 2008 11:08 PM

                            My mom grew up in Canonsburg....'we been eating Sarris' pretzels for years and years. good stuff...but can't ship into Arizona in the summer so we wont' have them again til Christmas probably.

                            I actually find the Trader Joe's ones are a pretty close facsimile when we need a fix.

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                        ccash25 Oct 11, 2008 03:04 PM

                        I love the dark chocolate covered Godiva pretzels.

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