Sisters Ali and Lauren Borowick set up their chocolate covered pretzel shop, Fatty Sundays, at Union Market this month, right in time for Valentine’s Day. The Brooklyn-based company popped up at Union Market February 5-8 and will be back there for more February 13-15.
Inspired by a family tradition of, quite literally, ‘fatty Sundays’ spent delighting in their mother’s chocolate covered pretzels with rainbow sprinkles, the sisters officially turned their family’s love for pretzels into a business about 2 and a half years ago. Ali had studied graphic design while Lauren had just graduated with an accounting major, a perfect match of skills necessary for the entrepreneurial duo. Their treats are sold at stores such as Dean & Deluca, and the company has partnered with Kate Spade, MTV, and Warby Parker, among others. Fatty Sundays is based in the vibrant South Williamsburg area of Brooklyn, but DC is blessed with their visit this month.
At their special event on February 6th, guests were treated to complimentary champagne, a DIY pretzel dipping station, and free samples of the sister duo’s salty and sweet combos. Needless to say, the champagne and chocolate covered pretzels were a winning combination. There were chocolates and sprinkles galore at their brightly colored, eye-catching shop.
At the DIY pretzel dipping station, guests created their own salty-sweet mashups. I dipped the dark chocolate into the sprinkles and the toffee, something Ali noted most customers do not mix together. Chocolate covered pretzels are one of my favorite indulgences, and Fatty Sundays’ are delicious. Their toffee crunch pretzel rods, one of their best-selling products, were my favorite sample. I got to take home some classic milk chocolate covered pretzel rods with rainbow sprinkles. They also have such unique flavors as birthday cake and spicy almond covered pretzel rods and pretzel brittle ensuring there is something for everyone’s taste.
Try their products for yourself by checking out their shop at Union Market February 13-15, where you can take home some pretzel boxes or a DIY pretzel kit for Valentine’s Day. Browse their website to order online and get more information about Fatty Sundays.