World of Snacks is approaching it’s third year in business. So far we’ve been fortunate enough to review the best cookies, cakes, candies, chips, and chocolate from around the world. Our international snack blog has taken us through 38 countries so finding snacks from new countries to sample always excites us! Tonight we are reviewing our very first snacks from Croatia!
Our Croatian snack under review comes from a long-standing company called Kraš. This confectionery company claims to be the oldest surviving chocolate manufacturer in southeastern Europe. We are not sure if it’s true, but we do know that Kraš (formerly Union) got it’s start in 1911 and today they are the second largest candy manufacture in Croatia. Our review is of the Kraš Bananko. Let’s take a closer look.
This snack is interesting looking and from the packaging it looks tasty. The Kraš logo is a gold seal stamped in chocolate on the left of the package. The right shows a banana with a chocolatey Bananko logo. After that is a sticker looking graphic that oddly resembles the sticker that comes on most American Bananas. Once opened the snack looks like a very small chocolate covered banana. Now we know what the Bananko Chocolate Bar looks like, let’s see how it tastes!
Not only do we get excited when we find a snack from a new country, we also love sampling new flavors and textures. Chocolate covered banana does not seem all that original, however finding a mass-produced chocolate bar like this is kind of rare. The taste is pretty straight forward and they get pretty close to what they are advertising. What caught us off guard was the marshmallow textured banana flavored filling in the center. It’s soft and slightly sponging like a normal marshmallow, however there’s also a strange crunch. At first we were surprised because the texture was similar to a marshmallow dropped in sand. However, the texture grew on us and combined with the flavor of the chocolate and banana we enjoyed the Bananko.
So will World of Snacks offer the Kraš Bananko for sale in our international snack store? Not any time soon. This is our first candy bar from Croatia and to make it worth our time we would have to carry several others. Maybe as time progresses and we try more Croatian Snacks we will consider it. So that’s all for now. As always, keep snacking world!
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, Pakistani Snacks, Italian Snacks, & Korean Snacks. Each month this year we will add a new country and their best snacks inventory.