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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?


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.


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.

Ep. 106 Open Line Friday

by: Derik & Conscience Abe     Posted: October 4, 2019


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Its Open Line Friday! One day from the weekend, Derik and Abe open up the show to you, the Patriot Nation! Along with taking calls from the nation, Abe goes through his news blitz along with the Patriot Song Of The Day!


National Manufacturing Day on the first Friday in October celebrates those who proudly stand behind our goods and services in America. In the United States, we continue to develop products and unlock new technologies growing our economy. Manufacturing businesses create jobs through entrepreneurship, and their competitiveness revitalizes American manufacturing.

Throughout the observance, more than 1,600 American manufacturers will open their doors and participate. They will take up the important work of inspiring our young people to pursue careers in manufacturing and engineering. Today’s science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) graduates will power the next chapter of American production and innovation. Harnessing their potential is an economic imperative.

HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalManufacturingDay

Find local manufacturing events, explore innovative ideas and collaborate on new technologies. Encourage students to attend job fairs or ask your employer to participate. You may just help inspire the next generation to fill your shoes when we need it most. Since many skilled laborers will be retiring, there will be more jobs than workers. Spread the word and use #NationalManufacturingDay or #MFG19 to post on social media. And watch for new opportunities opening up everywhere in the manufacturing field.


Governor Chris Cristie of New Jersey proclaimed the first official Manufacturing Day in 2012.  President Barack Obama signed the Presidential Proclamation in 2014.

Ep. 105 Corruption At The Highest Level

by: Derik & Conscience Abe     Posted: October 3, 2019


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Its Thursday and Derik & Abe are discussing the corruption that happens at the high level of the US Government and how there is such a 2 tier justice system here in the USA. In the 2nd hour of the show, Abe goes through his news blitz along with more news, commentary, POTUS Tweets and our Patriot Song Of The Day!


National Techies Day on October 3rd encourages students to consider a career in technology.  With so many opportunities in the growing technology field, students seeking a career in technology will find promising choices anywhere they look. 

In 2012, the Engine Advocacy commissioned a report by the Bay Area Council Economic Institute in California. According to the report, for every high-tech job, four more jobs are created. That’s a lot of economic boost created by one industry.

By 2030, the technology sector will continue to grow while other job sectors may decline. While the jobs future changes, one thing remains steady – technology. Healthcare technologies will continue growing by nearly 48 percent. While research ramps up, surgeons and medicine take advanced technologies to a whole new level. With it, they need software specialists trained to maintain the equipment and train the medical personnel.

Beyond medical technology, manufacturing advances technology every day. When considering the future of the automotive world alone, specialized technology keeps up the demand for qualified professionals.

Software development grows every day. However, if we examine technology’s impact on manufacturing, security, and global environmental solutions, we can’t expect to ignore our future needs. The students in the classroom will be the skilled, trained technology-savvy employees of tomorrow. We need them to be.

Take note that National Techies Day falls during National Cyber Security Awareness Month. Techies ensure our devices are protected and secured. They develope the software and help us maintain our computers, smart devices and more. If you don’t protect your computers – find a techie today!

HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalTechiesDay

Host a job fair at a high school. Share your experiences with technology. Inspire a student to learn more. Encourage an interest in technology where a spark exists. Thank a techie by taking them out to lunch. Learn more about new innovative technologies changing the world. Use #NationalTechiesDay to post on social media.


With a growing need for employees with advanced technical skills in America, Techies.com and CNT Networks launched National Techies Day. In 1999, nearly 60% of new jobs were expected to require advanced technical skills that Americans didn’t have. The tech companies and the day encourage kids to embrace computer science and even the monikers sometimes attached to contemporary technology.  

Being a computer nerd or geek, like National Day Calendar’s own Guru of Geek, in the fast-growing world of technology opens doors to career opportunities. 

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