Saturday, September 3, 2011

Eclat: Milk Chocolate 33% Pennsylvania Dutch Pretzel Bar

I’m still traumatized from “Bad Chocolate Week.” I need something comforting. Something made close to home. Something classic.

Eclat's Pennsylvania Dutch Pretzel bar, made in nearby West Chester, PA, where I occasionally travel for work, fit the bill based on its origin of production and resemblance to tasty childhood treats.

Chocolate covered pretzels. In the form of a 33% cocoa milk chocolate bar. With a fancy foil wrapper depicting the journey of the bar’s ingredients.

Once I tore apart that foil map, I found a creamy aroma with hint of nuttiness highlighting the soft, creamy melt of the chocolate. This soft, smooth melt contrasts nicely with the crunchy bits of pretzels, which I was pleased to see were well-chopped and evenly distributed throughout the bar.

The chocolate is the dominant flavor in this bar, and is creamy with a bit of nuttiness. There is a bit of salt from the pretzels but it is not overwhelming and allows the chocolate flavors to shine through. The bar is quite well executed, with perfectly crisp pretzels and a wonderful balance of chocolate and salt.

And made just a few miles north on I-95. Perfect.

Have you had a chocolate bar with pretzel bits in it?

12 comments:

  1. You know I love the sweet and salty! This chocolate would disappear very quickly if I had it.

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  2. I love milk chocolate and think it really does go perfectly with crunchy/salty pretzels. This sounds delicious!

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  3. Yes yes yes yes yes I want. I've only ever had chocolate with pretzels in America. Australia doesn't really to pretzels much, period.

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  4. Chocolate covered pretzels are one of my favorite candies so I'm sure I would love this bar. I've never had one with chopped up pretzels though, much better distribution. The map is cute too. Glad your bad chocolate week is over!

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  5. Your blog has made me incredibly hungry for chocolate!!! Anywhere in the District sell these pretzel bars? They sound amazing!!!

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  6. Mm i remember this bar well, it was goood!

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  7. Aw shucks, just many hundred miles south on I-95 for me!

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  8. It was nice reading this blog. Thanks for sharing.

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