In the culinary world, balance is key. Crafting expert combinations of spice, salt, acid, fat, and sugar results in tantalizing flavors that tickle the senses. Playing with color and texture is important, too. Chefs and confectioners juxtapose these characteristics and many more in the pursuit of the perfect bite. One example of contrasting culinary qualities working together is something you’ve probably eaten before: the chocolate-covered pretzel. Let’s take a sensory journey and discover what makes these tasty treats so delicious.
Excellent Chocolate-Covered Pretzels Require the Perfect Salty Snap
Chocolate-covered pretzels wouldn’t be nearly so delicious without the crunchy snap of hard pretzels. Their texture, when paired with that of rich chocolate, allows for a truly intriguing bite every time. Any chocolate-covered pretzel worth its salt starts with a crisp and crunchy hard pretzel. Flour, salt, and yeast dance together to form firm, airy twists. Once sprinkled with salt, these simple snacks are a craveable treat all their own. However, their flavor is truly elevated with the addition of milk, white, or dark chocolate.
Crisp Pretzels Meet Silky-Smooth Chocolate
Chocolate is the other half of this epicurean equation. White chocolate is creamy, rich, and sweet, without the depth of flavor that cocoa solids provide. Dark chocolate lies at the other end of the spectrum, with less cocoa butter than its white and milk counterparts. Dark chocolate-covered pretzels can be a bit more bitter, ideal for fans of the deep, complex flavors of cacao. Milk chocolate is popular for a reason — milk chocolate blends the buttery sweetness of white chocolate with the rich, complex, and bitter flavors of dark chocolate. While milk, white, and dark chocolate each add a smooth and creamy texture to chocolate-covered pretzels, they each contribute a unique flavor profile.
Enjoy These Sensational Sweets at Home
Wockenfuss offers a range of chocolate-covered pretzels, available at our stores in-person or online. Our snack-size milk chocolate pretzels feature half-sized hard pretzel twists, each enrobed in creamy milk chocolate. For a slightly bigger bite, try our milk or dark chocolate pretzels — they’re each available by the pound, and our milk and dark chocolate pretzel gift box includes both flavors for folks who can’t decide. Wockenfuss also offers treats with a bit of festive flair! Our white chocolate Christmas pretzels feature buttery white chocolate and festive red and green sugar sprinkles. These morsels can be found in our seasonal Elf Munch, too!
A Wide Selection of Delicious Treats from Wockenfuss Candies
Head to WockenfussCandies.com and browse our wide selection of chocolates and candies; we promise you won’t be disappointed! Wockenfuss Candies is one of the oldest candy makers in Baltimore. We opened our doors in 1915 and have proudly served the people of Baltimore ever since. If you have any questions about our wide selection of chocolates, please contact Wockenfuss Candies by calling 1-800-296-4414 or emailing info@Wockenfusscandies.com. When you’re not savoring our sweets, stay satisfied by following us on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest!