Other Disney snacks are more luscious, richer, chewier, and chocolate-ier. I have a place in my heart for some of these sultry sirens (I’m talking to you Disney fudge). But when it comes time to choose a snack to take home with me, I’m going with the Chip & Dale pretzel every time.
Yes, it’s a packaged pretzel. In most cases, it’s the most basic of snack foods, hardly worth mentioning; but if it’s a Chip & Dale pretzel, then it’s so much more. Truly this is the ultimate in salty snackage.
The pretzels themselves are slightly thinner than your usual supermarket sticks, and the convoluted Mickey shape provides lots of little nooks to hold onto those aggressive, but not overpowering, salt crystals. It’s the perfect blend of cruchy, savory, carby sodium. No joke, these are the best dry pretzels I have ever had. I can’t think of a single trip in which I didn’t bring at least two or three bags home with me.
I have such an addiction that I’m going to hijack the Disney Food Blog to make a plea to the buyers at the Disney Stores:
Dear Disney Store buyer people,
A few years ago, when the World of Disney store was on 5th Avenue in New York, you sold Chip & Dale pretzels right here in my home state. I cried when that store closed. I cried because I thought there would be no more “I Mickey NY” tee shirts or cute little Minnie-Statue-of-Liberty pins. But mostly I cried because I lost my local supply of my favorite snack ever. I had great anticipation when the Disney Store reopened in Times Square. I was prepared to leave with a bushel basket of pretzels. But this was not to be. Chip & Dale products aren’t sold at the new store. Just some sad chocolate bars and unicorn lollipops. Why?
So I’m asking you, please, please kind Disney Store buyers, I’d be ever so grateful if you’d start selling Chip & Dale pretzels in New York again. They’re the best pretzels EVER.
Thanks and love,
What Disney snack would YOU love to have sold in your home state? Let us know in the comments section below!