Fresh off our US review of the finalist for Lays Do Us a Flavor competition we were ready to steer our global snack blog back out of the country and across the Atlantic Ocean. Today we are heading to the United Kingdom and to the country of Scotland. We choose to sample Tunnock’s Milk Chocolate Tea Cakes, a well loved snack created by a long standing family run business.
Tunnock’s boasts they have a “tasteful past” and after starting in the business way back in 1890 they more than deserve the slogan. Originally a bakery and purveyor of confectionery items, Tunnock’s didn’t get into the full blown snack business until the 1950s. They now employee approximately 550 loyal staff members and operate out of a factory that stands only 100 yards away from their first location.
Our first treat that we chose to sample is a true Scottish Icon. We ripped open a box of Tunnock’s Milk Chocolate Tea Cakes and dove right in. This snack from abroad is a cookie topped with marshmallow and covered in milk chocolate. At this time we’d like to apologize since we currently do not offer these Milk Chocolate Tea Cakes in our international snack store, how could these not taste good? We are talking about a cookie with marshmallow and chocolate! They are outrageously delicious and even though there were six in the box they did not last more than a few seconds. In fact being they are tea cakes I put a kettle on and attempted to pair it with a cup of hot tea, but once I took a bite for the photo I didn’t wait for the water to finish boiling. I did opt for glass of milk and so did our 10 year old Director of Taste. The chocolate is soft and milky, the marshmallow is creamy and smooth, and the cookie is moist and well flavored. Our taste testers unanimously agreed that Tunnock’s Milk Chocolate Tea Cakes are truly a snack worth bragging about.
Although we love this Scottish snack we unsure if we will offer Tunnock’s Tea Cakes for sale on World of Snacks as a normally stocked item. We do hope to do so but we must first determine if Scotland offers enough variety of sought after snacks and unique candies to warrant a full time position. We felt sophisticated eating this treat and we know we will for sure offer it for sale in limited runs and as a special feature. The full time position will remain up in the air until the launch of our international snack store toward the end of this year.
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.