Tuesday, February 3, 2015

You will not be able to stop eating this Valentine's Day gift!

Have you ever tasted something that you cannot stop eating because it was so unbelievably good? Because I tend to gravitate to salty foods, I can finish a whole bag of Smartfood Popcorn in one sitting and don't even realize that I didn't bother to offer any to anyone else in the room! Another one of my favorites are Doritos. My intentions are always good - I plan to have a handful and before you know it I've had a second, third etc.... You might be wondering what popcorn or tortilla chips have in common with Valentine’s Day. Well, nothing except that they are salt laden snacks which had me thinking about a special treat that my wife purchases for me every year for February 14th. Don’t say that I didn’t warn you.

These are chocolate covered pretzels that she found locally in Concord years ago. But these aren't just any pretzels, they are dipped in milk chocolate and made by the South Bend Chocolate Company in Indiana. Now, I am not the biggest fan of chocolate by itself but when you combine it with a pretzel it seems to be a match made in heaven. The sweetness combines with the salt to give your palate a ride on a roller coaster of taste that you want to have again and again. Chocolate covered pretzels are nothing new but for some reason these have the best chocolate to salt ratio that I’ve found. Look at these beauties below:

Maybe you would prefer a different chocolate and they have other options as well. In addition to milk they are available in white, dark and a special bag for Valentine’s Day which I believe is cherry. At only $8.99 per bag, these are a bargain! She has been ordering these directly from South Bend Chocolate and we think they will make a great gift for your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day.