October 7th officially marks the sweet and salty goodness of National Chocolate Covered Pretzel Day. Whether they’re dipped in dark, milk or white chocolate, be sure to celebrate every mouthwatering pretzel bite!
Salty, crunchy pretzels and chocolate are the gold mine of the snack world, and their combination is the epitome of the oh-so-popular sweet and salty flavor craze. Change up the chocolate from white to milk to dark chocolate, and they satisfy even a mild sweet tooth.
History of the Chocolate Covered Pretzel
Many creative stories have been shared to explain how pretzels and chocolate came together. One tale tells of a German baker joining forces with his chocolatier neighbor in the 1500s to dip pretzels. However, this idea is purely imagination. Dipping into the history of pretzels and chocolate, the story might become a little clearer.
Historians document the story of chocolate quite well. However, anyone dipping pretzels into chocolate back in the 1500s would have had a soggy mess. Why? Because only drinking chocolate existed in those days. Nearly 300 years later, Coenraad Johannes van Houten developed a process to separate the cocoa solids from the butter. Then, in 1828, his creation brought on a candy revolution which led to the development of the most amazing, versatile ingredient we have today: chocolate!
The first commercial hard pretzels, the kind that makes the combination with chocolate so irresistible, came along in 1861. Julius Sturgis opened a bakery in a house built around 1784 in Lititz, Pennsylvania. He used a recipe given to him by an unnamed friend. How long people had been making hard pretzels before then is unknown.
The marriage of two delicious treats, chocolate, and pretzels, came along sometime after that. However, the point is that the celebration starts now! We celebrate all shapes and sizes of chocolate covered pretzels, too. Beyond the twists, rings, and rods, there are pretzels perfectly decorated with sprinkles and infused with flavors that will put your favorite coffee shop to shame. Chocolate covered pretzels adorn cakes, bars, and ice cream, too. As unique favors, who wouldn’t want to find an assortment of their favorite sweet and salty snack in a party bag?
HOW TO OBSERVE NATIONAL CHOCOLATE COVERED PRETZEL DAY
Pick up your favorite combination of pretzels, chocolate, and toppings. Share a few, gift a few (and don’t forget to treat yourself, too!) Add chocolate covered pretzel pieces to popcorn or dip them into Nutella or ice cream. Then share your favorite indulgences by posting #ChocolateCoveredPretzelDay photos on social media.
HISTORY OF NATIONAL CHOCOLATE COVERED PRETZEL DAY
Fatty Sundays® founded National Chocolate Covered Pretzel Day in 2019 to celebrate the most delicious treat of all time! With so many inventive ways to savor and enjoy chocolate covered pretzels, we really wonder why it took so long to discover them in the first place.
In 2019, the Registrar at National Day Calendar® proclaimed National Chocolate Covered Pretzel Day to be observed annually on October 7th.
About Fatty Sundays®
Fatty Sundays is a Brooklyn-based gourmet chocolate covered pretzel business co-founded by 2 sisters, Ali Borowick Zmishlany and Lauren Borowick. Inspired by their Mom Karen’s famous sprinkles pretzels, the sisters set out to reinvent and modernize everyone’s favorite sweet and salty treat. Since 2012, their fun flavor list and family business have been growing as they share their unique pretzels and gifts with the world.
All of Fatty Sundays pretzels are dipped in high-quality, milk, dark or white chocolate and then decorated with different flavored toppings. Some of their best-selling flavors include: Toffee, Birthday Cake, Salted Caramel and the oh-so-classic rainbow Sprinkles. In addition to the standard flavor pretzels, Fatty Sundays specializes in completely custom chocolate covered pretzels, where customers can pick the sprinkle colors and design their own packaging. Their custom pretzels and gifts are perfect for any special events or holidays. Year-round, Fatty Sundays ships all products throughout the USA and Canada.