The goal of our current blog is to discover the very best snacks from around the world. Towards the end of the year World of Snacks will also offer select snack items for sale with shipping worldwide. Our snack today is manufactured in Holland by a company called Henri Willig.
The Dutch company Henri Willig is actually most recognized for their organic cheeses. Their family business is farming and they own Jacobs Farm, which was passed onto the current owners by their parents back in 1974. The farm specializes in traditional cheese making, something Holland as a whole is known for. The process is so intriguing to visitors that their farm is a popular tourist attraction hosting over 1 million visitors per year. Our guess is that travelers are already looking for Holland's famous Stroopwafels that it made for a good fit to offer this traditional snack at their farm and shops. Today Henri Willig Cheese & more includes twelve shops (6 in Amsterdam) and two large cheese production locations that export products to 25 countries.
This is not our first sampling of Stroopwafels from Holland. In fact one of our very first snack reviews was for Daelmans Jumbo Dutch Caramel Wafers. That review was our first experience with a Stroopwafels so we had an idea on what to expect... or so we thought. When we opened the clear packaging on the Henri Willig Stroopwafels we were surprised by the weight of the individual pieces. Daelmans version was light, crunchy, and thin. Henri Willig's version was heavy, firm, and thick. Although these snacks are both from Holland they are very different from each other. Which is the better Stroopwafel? To be honest we really enjoyed them equally. The experience of the Henri Willig Stroopwafels seemed a little more mom & pop with the basic packaging and the fresh from the baker approach. Daelmans Jumbo Wafer was high-end but more main stream. No matter which is preferred we really enjoyed this Dutch snack.
Will World of Snacks include Hollandase Stroopwafels Dutch Syrup Waffles as apart of our normal inventory when our online store launches? We are not sure. So far the snack items we have received from Holland has been limited. We will for sure offer one of the Stroopwafels but it may be on a limited run or during a promotional period.
The Snack Blog
Follow along as we explore cookies, cakes, candies, chips, crackers, and nuts from all across the world. Many of the international snacks that we highlight will be offered in our store over the course of the next year. We currently offer British Snacks, American Snacks, German Snacks, Mexican Snacks, Filipino Snacks, Japanese Kit Kats, Italian Snacks, & Korean Snacks. Each month this year we will add a new country and their best snacks inventory.