World of Snacks is on a mission to locate the very best snacks in the world. Over the past 13 months we have visited a total of 31 different countries and tried their best candies, cookies, and cakes. One country that we haven’t reviewed enough snacks from is Italy. We love many things Italian, including their snacks. So tonight, we are in Italy reviewing the Balconi Tiramisu!
Balconi Dolciaria is an Italian snack company that specializes in cakes. Founded in 1953 as a pasty shop by Michele Balconi, this company has grown over they years and now employs 120 people. Their best selling cake is the Mix Max Chocolate but they also produce many others including Mix Max Coconut, Choco Orange, Choco Latte, and the snack we are reviewing tonight- the Balconi Tiramisu. Let’s take a look at this Italian treat!
Our goal at World of Snacks is to offer the best snacks from around the world for sale online with global shipping. So selling cakes sounds a little difficult. Don’t they go bad? We love cakes and wanted to try one anyway. When our cake arrived from Italy we were pleasantly surprised to see they actually have quite a long shelf life. Balconi offers a cake in a bag! This is something truly unique. The packaging is bright yellow, features a large piece of Tiramisu, some grain, and a farm in the background. The Balconi logo is in the left corner with the word “new” placed below. Now you know what the Balconi Tiramisu looks like, let’s get one with our review.
To be honest, we did not know what to expect from this Italian cake. So far, we’ve only reviewed one other actual cake, the Tortuga Caribbean Rum Cake. We really enjoyed that cake, but it also did not come in a bag. In addition to owning a global snack company, we also are very picky fine dinners. Tiramisu is actually often ordered by my lovely partner at some of the top restaurants in USA, so this treat has big shoes to fill! The Balconi Tiramisu cake pleasantly surprised all testers involved. This dessert did not taste like it was delivered to us in a sack, it was actually quite enjoyable! That being said, it was dryer than a typical restaurant tiramisu, but that’s OK with us. The Mascarpone cream cheese and cocoa powder was creamy and sweet. The cake was soft and fluffy. The coffee filling , a nice touch. The only thing that could have improved it was just a tad bit of moisture; with a shot of liqueur this Italian cake would be perfect!
Will World of Snacks include the Balconi Tiramisu in our international snack shop when Italian snacks are added? There is a strong chance! We’d also like to sample some of the other cakes made by Balconi Dolciaria to consider. It may be a while before we offer Italian snacks for sale online. We’ve only reviewed a handful so far, and many of them are offered by Kinder. Starting next month we will include Kinder chocolates in our German Snack Store. So we need to find some more delicious snacks from Italy! Until then, check out some other sweet treats in our international snack store or leave your details to the right, we will be sure to keep you posted as we include a new country to our store each month. Keep on 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.