World of Snacks has circled the globe in search of the best chips, cookies, and candies in the world. Our international snack blog is a way for us to highlight our journey though foreign snacks as we try to determine which treats to stock in our online store set to open later this year. Our featured snack for this article is from Mexico. So far we have reviewed two sweet treats from south of the border, the Carlos V candy bar and the Emperador Cookies. This week we are reviewing our first Mexican chip, Barcel’s Takis Guacamole.
Barcel’s is a snack company from Mexico who has set up shop in the US under the name Barcel USA. Based out of Coppell, Texas this young consumer packaged good company is bringing exciting new flavors to the US. Although our version of Takis Guacamole is produced for the US snack market it is still manufactured in Barcel’s Mexican factory.
Will Takis Guacamole be a regular in our international snack store? There is strong chance you will be able to buy this flavor and other Takis flavors and have them shipped anywhere in the world when we open. However if the US distribution decreases the demand for this Mexican chip we will be quick to remove it from our inventory.
Our vision for World of Snacks came about because of several factors. The first was my personal love of snacks from England. The other factors included the desire to search out unusual and foreign snacks, develop an international business to educate my 10 year old son, learn more about the diverse cultures of the world through food, and of course to eventually make more money! So far we are doing all of the above, except the money portion, but that is OK. Later this year we will bring it all together when we launch our international snack store that will supply the entire world with the very best snacks from everywhere. Now back to the first factor, my personal love of snacks from England.
Our international snack review is for the Hill Orange Cream Biscuits. Hill is a very old privately held company from England that initial started in 1855. This snack company's founders John & Sarah Hill started their business in Dukinfied when they decided to create a bakery to compliment their general grocery store. Things took off pretty fast from there.
Will World of Snacks include Hill Orange Cream Biscuits as a part of our normal inventory when our foreign snack store launches? This snacks is for sure going to be offered for sale in the US and all around the world. If you'd like a personal invite to the launch of our online store be sure to leave your details to the right. Keep on snacking!
World of Snacks it venturing around the globe in search of inventory for our online international snack store that is set to launch towards the end of this year. We have sampled sweet and salty treats from nearly every country we’ve encountered. That being said, we have not spent nearly enough time looking at snacks from the US. Another segment we have missed, healthy snacks! We want to be thorough and do intend to offer US snacks for sale exported around the world, so let’s take a look at one right now!
Our healthy US snack under review is from a company called Burdhouse Bakery based out of Wyoming. This family owned bakery has been servicing businesses with baked items in their hometown for years. Their range of snack products includes breads, muffins, cookies, and specialty items ranging from cake pops to scones. In addition to being a wholesaler to lucky stores in Casper, Wyoming Burdhouse Bakery has ventured out to offer their fan favorite custom granola available for retail purchase via their website.
For our snack review of Burdhouse Bakery Granola we sampled two of their offerings. The first is their ready to go Almond Mocha and the second, was a concoction of our own! We chose caramel granola, peanuts, white chocolate chips, and dried banana. We received our sample very quickly and our granola arrived packaged in brown envelope bags with a clear window. The portion size was significant and I was relieved to see the retail bags were re-sealable. The simplistic styling with just their logo above the clear window gave a mom & pop feel to the product which I personally appreciated.
Will World of Snacks offer Burdhouse Granola as a part of our normal inventory when our international snacks store launches? Initially, we do not think so. We are not sure if healthy snacks fit in with our product line. We think healthy snacks could be an expansion in the future, but for now we are just focusing on junk food. That being said, you can purchase this delicious treat directly from Burdhouse Bakery yourself. If you’d like a special invite to the launch of our snack store be sure to leave your details to the right. Keep on snacking!
Highlighting snacks from around the world, our international junk food blog is searching the globe for the very best sweet and salty treats. We have traversed all across the world and have circled back to France. The last and only snack we have sampled from France was the Eiffel Bon Bon's and we pretty much determined it was an imposter snack! The Eiffel Bon Bon's are solely made for US consumption. For this international snack review we wanted to make sure we had a genuine French treat. So World of Snacks searched for something written in French!
Little Higgy by Cemoi
This French snack definitely looks good. It comes in a dark chocolate color plastic bag that is highlighted with a caramel color. Pictured front and center appears to be a very tinny hedgehog eating a tempting chocolate snack. The text on the front is in both French and English. On the back there are several additional language making it apparent Cemoi produces for the international market. Now we know how Little Higgy chocolate snacks look, let's see how they taste!
The Taste Test
Sweet! Petit Herisson Cemoi is among one of the sweetest snacks we have discovered from around the world. This French sugary snack is a fancy marshmallow that is coated with caramel and crispy milk chocolate. I am sure this would be a hit with kids but unfortunately our test group was only adults for this review. Typically international snacks are less sweet than American snacks, however this is not the case here. Although the snack is packed full of sugar, we did enjoy it. The gooey marshmallow surround by a crisp crunchy chocolate made for an enjoyable experience. We believe in moderation the Petit Herrison or the Little Higgy is delicious, but once you've had a few you may move onto something else.
Will World of Snacks stock Little Higgy by Cemoi when we launch our store for snacks from around the world later this year? So far our selection of French snacks is limited. If we locate several more loved snacks from France than chances are we will indeed stock this snack. If you'd like to stay up to date with our progress and be notified of our international snack store launch be sure to like us on facebook.
On our search for the best snacks in the world, our international snack blog has traversed much of the globe. One country World of Snacks has not focused enough on is Germany. I personally traveled through out Germany and truly enjoyed many German snacks. However, our snack today is not one and I am not sure how I missed such a loved German candy.
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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.