help! bake sale pricing suggestions

Y'all remember how much Saucy lurrves to dip pretzels in chocolate, right?


Today she and The Fan were at it again, this time for the bake sale at Loopy's school later this week.  Loopy was tied up with her report on Japan so Saucy had to call in another drizzler.  The first batch were dipped in milk chocolate and topped with crushed chocolate Smarties candies and drizzled with pink chocolate.


The second batch was dipped in dark chocolate and decorated with candy sprinkles and shaved milk chocolate... mmmmm.


Rold Gold pretzel rods dipped in milk chocolate, drizzled with pink chocolate and topped with Easter sprinkles... the salty n' sweet combo is delicious.


Dipped in pink chocolate topped with bunny rabbit sprinkles and drizzled with milk chocolate... are you in sugar shock yet?


Dipped in white chocolate and drizzled with milk chocolate and topped with milk chocolate shavings.

And since Saucy knows you remember her doing this dipping business for a few years now she is assured that you will know she is not copying the Twisted Sisters in any way... except for the price point.  The brand retails for $2.99 per pretzel twist and $2.50 per pretzel rod (available at Shoppers Drug Mart), and Saucy's are the same size.  

Dear Reader, what would you pay for a jumbo dipped and drizzled pretzel?  Please let me know, for the bake sale.

37 comments:

Amber said...

I wouldn't pay more than $1.50. But that is US, not Canada!

Saucy said...

Oh, and I bundled them up, the twisted pretzels will be sold individually and the rods are in nice cellophane bags of four tied with pretty spring ribbons.

Anonymous said...

I agree with Amber. I wouldn't pay more than $1.50 for either. I'm in the US also.

JudyQ said...

I know that your presentation will be fabulous,I suspect the reputation of your goodies is legendary, and the shoppers know their dollars are going to a great cause - their child's education, so I think you can charge a little more. I would pay $2 for the individual pretzel twists and $2.50 for the pretzel rods.(I'm also thinking US dollars) Keep in mind you know your school and what the parents are willing to do to support their children.

Anonymous said...

Are kids buying them or adults? Kids only have change in their pockets and a toonie is a lot to them. I would say nor more than $1.00 to $1.50 for kids. If adults are they maybe $2.00

Sonya said...

I am also agreeing that if it is going to be presented as a bake sale to the kids, $1 but if it is going to be presented to adults, I would do $2. (U.S)
Those Are Gorgeous. In a retail setting, if you boutiqued them with somebody, they could EASILY go for $4 to $5 here.

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Oh yum! They'd get a dollar apiece here--folks are cheap in my neck of the woods, though.

Saucy said...

This will be an adult audience mainly. The bake sale is being held at the school during parent-teacher conferences, although students are encouraged to attend "three-way conferences" so I want to have some things that are kid friendly and adult interesting as well!

It's 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday and the cupcakes are in the oven. Wait until I ask you about those later tonight!

Pam said...

I would pay $2 for those. They are amazing!!!
I am not sure if I can meet for coffee before I go back to work...we have company coming today and not leaving until Tuesday. I am back to work Wednesday.
Are you here for Easter break?
We could have coffee over the break.

So-Sew Me said...

I would stick with your original pricing. It doesn't seem unreasonable to me. Especially if it is for a school fundraiser. I am sure a lot of moms will stock up for friends and family. Besides it is not like you are selling a lopsided saran wrapped brownie. Those are beautiful and should go for more.
Are those Williams-Sonoma bunny and chick sprinkles? I had some last year but haven't found them this year yet.

E said...

I think anywhere from $1.50 to $2.00(US) would be very reasonable! I would by them!

SandraD said...

You could easily charge $2 per item here in Edmonton. Beautiful packaging and presentation pays off! Some folks seem to enjoy an item more if they have paid a higher price.

Laura said...

First - they are beautiful! Love the way you drizzle - LOL! I think you can charge more when you bundle a couple of them together. Now, I just saw your comment about four in a pack - I'd pay $2 each ($8, maybe 9 for the 4-pack).

The Shabby Princess said...

I'm a chocoholic, and I adore chocolate dipped pretzels, and I'm prone to spending money for the kids (um, I came home with a $75 marizipan sheep from a dessert auction 3 weeks ago), so, I'd easily spend upwards of $3-4 for the rods, and probably $2 for the twisted pretzels... That's U.S. dollards though, not sure what the conversion is... I think when you're selling to parents, and they look so nice, I think you can go a little steeper with the price :)

alittlebitofscrap said...

Yike, hard question, as I don't eat sugar, I can't answer the question, because I wouldn't buy them... However, IF I did eat sweets.. I think $2US is about right :)

They look scrumptious, absolutely divine!

Saucy said...

The sprinkles are actually from Target! The Dollar Stop section. Check it out if you live near a Target, they have the BEST sprinkles, even better than Williams-Sonoma and such a better price!

Wait until you see the cupcakes I'm working on today ;)

Anonymous said...

Saucy, I love your ideas! Can't wait to make myself some of these babies! Well, first I have to get down to The States to get me some of those lovely sticks you keep showing off!I'd pay $2 a rod and $1.00 for the twists. (I persoanlly think that Twisted Sisters are a little overpriced, but then again, I'm no expert!)Hope ti goes well, Dena

Jerri-Lea said...

Please, no more talk of Target... I have Target-envy! How I wish we had one!! I have a Target wish list started...
The treats look great! Hope they go over well and are a big seller!

Amy said...

We buy rods in Downtown Disney that have chocolate, caramel and m&m's or cashews and they run around $3-$5. So worth it. But it is not something we do a lot. The individual twists were $1.95. Just a comparison.

Janeen said...

I'm in the US too.

For school bake sale items and students are primarily the target buyers, my lunch money allotment would allow for $1 Rod pretzel and .50 cents a twisted one. If you bagged them up in sets then yes, raise it up a bit accordingly.

Ooooooooh now I REALLY, really want of those yummy looking rods! ha ha Beautiful eye candy!

the treat girl said...

Wowza!!!! they look truly DIVINE!!!!.....and I would certainly pay top dollar....because I'm sure I would be rushing that morning and not have had breakfast, and would be famished!!! ...can't WAIT to see the cupcake treasures :)

Just say Julie said...

I think you would be able to go with $2 for the rods and $1 for the twisted. I wish someone would have a bake sale on our parent conference days... I need the sugar shock to make it through all those meetings!

this post totally makes me want to go dip stuff in chocolate :)

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Grace said...

Wow those would be at least $3.50 here in NYC! Love them...cute Grace

So-Sew Me said...

Thanks for the tip. I haven't had a Target fix in a while so I will have to head over there this weekend. I got my Family Circle yesterday and guess what was a featured item? Chocolate covered pretzels for bake sales. Only yours looked 10x better.

Linda Crispell said...

After looking at your lovely close-up pics, I would pay $82.00 (or one kidney) per pretzel!!!
I haven't had a carb or sugar in three weeks, so name your price Sister!!!
Your Meat Filled Friend,
Linda

limefreckle said...

I would say that I would pay about $1.50 for the rods --- $1 for the twisted, or maybe the same, if they look as big as the rods, then I would charge the same.

By the way, FYI I saw pretzels rods at Sobey's the other day (do you have Sobey's out west?) Of course the brand name is escaping me now, oh ya, Hanover....you know the company that has more gourmet like pretzels. Anyway, I remember at Christmas you said you always stocked up while in the US....check your local Sobey's (the store I was at was in Ontario, a bigger store though, maybe that is the difference.)
Why do I remember such little details about you, but can't remember which day of the week it is when I wake up??????

Sue

Melissa said...

Those look amazing!! I love them!! Nothing better than salt and sweet together!!

I would charge between 1 and 2 dollars!

Christine said...

I would not sell them for under $2.00. I would probably pay $3.00 for something like that at a fund raising event. I would think that it was great that I got something so nice for my donation.

Amanda said...

I'm glad the bake sale did so well. You have some amazing ideas!! Congrats.
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amandasmom said...

A hot seller at our bake sale was little bags containing individual servings of hot chocolate mixed with mini marshmallows and chocolate shavings. They were tied up with pretty ribbons and great little stocking stuffers for right before Christmas.
amandasmom
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michelleb. said...

I had commented as Anonymous (the 3rd comment posted). I'm really not a "sweet" person, I'm "salty" so I guess that's why I'd limit myself to the $1.50.

Jordan Orris said...

Those pretzel rods are such a great idea-
sweet and salty. A deadly combo!

Jordan
celebc@cox.net

michelleb. said...

Ok...I'm a little slow to catch on. Blogger does not show my email and I never left it in my comment from 4/25
mblaise29@yahoo.com

Tina Maharath said...

mouth wateringggg
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mblaise3 said...

Those seem awesome with all the chcolate and sprinkles and drizzling!!!

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Christine said...

Soooo I hate pretzels. But those look ridiculously good! In fact I'd actually have to buy one just to taste them and then if the pretzels still didn't do it for me...pick the chocolate off and eat it! LOL.

Christine Bruce
crispy_crunch05@hotmail.com