Sampling snacks from over 40 countries, we don’t get to spend enough time with each. One country we hope to get more involved with is France. We have only sampled a handful of French snacks and the last one we tried was over a year ago. It was the M&M Crispy Candies, so we are not sure that counts. So tonight, we are trying a candy from France and review here on our international snack blog.
Our snack under review is Pierrot Gourmand Lollipops. Pierrot Gourmand is a brand that was founded by a Parisian confectioner way back in 1892. The brand peaked in popularity in the 1950s and eventually went bankrupt in the 1970s. The Andros group then purchased the company and continues manufacturing today. In addition to their own brand they also offer a private label service. Today the company produces over 140 million lollipops a year.
The packaging of the Pierrot Gourmand Lollipops appears high-end. Our sample came with two lollipops in a diamond shaped blue box. Unfortunately we liked the presentation more so than the actual candy. This snack is comprised of caramel with fresh milk and is a classic flat top lollipop. At first it had an unfamiliar taste and led us to believe the product had expired. Eventually it went away and it tasted like you imagine a caramel lollipop should. However, very little wow factor. It is most notable as a classic French lollipop though, so with that factored in we can see why many love this candy.
Will World of Snacks offer the Pierrot Gourmand Lollipops in our international snack store? Probably not. That being said, we’d love to sample more French snacks. If you have a favorite that you think we should try leave it in the comments below. As always, keep on snacking world!
Business is booming at World of Snacks, which unfortunately has cut into our frequency on our blog post. Not to worry, if we are not blogging that means we are adding new and incredible snacks from around the world to our store!
On occasion a few people in the snack industry reach out to us and ask us to review their products. We love doing it and welcome the opportunity to try something delicious. Our most recent contact was from Michael Strollo, the friendly owner of Strollo’s Homemade Beef Jerky.
Their domestic snack isn’t just any ole’ beef jerky – it’s truly gourmet, preservative free, and made with all natural USDA certified beef. Simple ingredients, minimally processed, and zero sugar added… what else do you need to know? Strollo’s Jerky comes in four flavors that include garlic, hot garlic, mild, and hot. Tonight we are reviewing Strollo’s Garlic and Hot flavors. Let’s take a closer look.
We like the packaging, like the snack itself it’s simple, straight forward, and done right. It’s foiled backed with a clear window on the front. There’s a sticker, which tells you exactly what you need to know, and they have a fun logo of a cow choking a guy with the slogan “Our Meat Can’t Be Beat” underneath. Let’s rip these open and see if it can be beat?
Our first sample was the Strollo’s Garlic Jerky. It’s tender, but no real wow factor at first. However, the more we ate, the more we enjoyed it. We then went over to the Hot flavor, which most of our testers are heat seekers. Wow, this snack is spicy, and we wouldn’t have it any other way. Strangely enough, when we went back to the Garlic Jerky after sampling the Hot flavor, we liked it even more. The spice after burn some how turned up the garlic flavor. Both are fantastic examples of fine jerky and we recommend you pick up a few packs if you get a chance.
Due to the strong international aspect of our business and the difficulty with shipping meat to many countries, World of Snacks will not offer Strollo’s Homemade Beef Jerky for sale in our international snack store. We hope it changes in the future because we already craving more!
World of Snacks offers the best candy, cookies, cakes, chocolates, and chips from around the world. Currently we offer snacks from 9 countries with plans to add our 10th country next month. One of our best-selling categories is Korean Chips. We’ve done so well with chips from Korea that we are having a hard time keeping them in stock. Never-the-less we wanted to take time to highlight 3 of our best-selling Korean Chips here on our international snack blog. So in no particular order, they are as follows.
Nongshim Sweet Potato Snack : Crispy fired sweet potato in french fry shaped chips, this Korean chip is salty with just enough sweetness to complete the flavor.
Nongshim Honey Twist: Covered in Acasia honey, these twisty Korean chips, crunchy, sweet, and fun to eat! With just one bite you will be hooked for life!
Nongshim Tako Chips: Round, cute, and octopus shaped - Nongshim Tako Chips use to be falsely advertised as they contain no real octopus. Now they are dubbed "seafood flavor" and that is correct being they are made of fish and offer a truly fishy flavor.
Well there you have it. These are just a few of our best-sellers, for our full line visit our Koren Chips page in our store. We are always adding new snacks, so if we missed your favorite be sure to let us know below.
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.