The exact size of old-school gumballs, these little nibs of pretzel and chocolate are the perfect salty-sweet combination. Biting down on one (or a handful) gives a soul-satisfying crunch that we've been shamelessly craving at all hours of the day. One little box doesn't seem like nearly enough.
So delicious. So addicting.
We didn't realize we were hooked so bad on these pretzel bites until they suddenly disappeared from Trader Joe's shelves around the holidays. We frantically polled store employees and were reassured they'd be back. Still, we breathed a sigh of relief when they reappeared in early February.
It's hard to describe exactly what it is that we love so much here. The use of dark chocolate? That the small, round shape is just right for serial snacking? The ratio of chocolate shell to crunchy pretzel? The surprisingly perfect choice of white sprinkles? The fact that an entire handful of these bites are less than 200 calories?
Whatever it is, we recommend discovering them for yourselves!
(Photos: Emma Christensen)