Sorry, no one guessed correctly this week. The answer is a PRETZEL ROD. I guess I should have given a better clue, like it was edible. Some of the guesses were outrageous, though. But I hate to see that it was so vexing to some.
People said it was carmelized and it was, sort of. It was a glaze put on pretzels to hold the salt on. I had some really sharp photos of the salt and as soon as I saw them, I knew they were a dead giveaway. So I used the blurry salt pieces. One person said it was baked, and it was. A pretzel is baked.
I'll try to make it a little easier next week. Maybe. Well, I'll think about it.