We are back snacking for this week's installment of our international snacks blog in the Kingdom of Sweden. This is our third snack review for this European country and so far we have loved everything we have tasted! Will our review of Ballerina Cookies by Goteborgs compare to our previous reviews of Dalecarlia Chocolate Horses and Cloetta Kexchoklad? Let's get down to it and find out.
Goteborgs Kex and it's parent company, Norwegian Orkia, are the largest supper of brand goods for convince stores in both Norway and Sweden. Gorteborgs Kex controls about 50 percent of the market share for cookies in Sweden alone. Goteborgs offers an assortment of 50 loved brands and products in addition to the Ballerina cookies. Although the company is a Sweden based snack conglomerate, it initial got it start way back in 1888 by a businessman named Carl Leopoid. I don't imagine Carl could have imagined that his business exploits would grow into such a vast empire.
Our sample product for our review of Ballerina Cookies by Goteborgs is a shinny red sleeve that weighs in at 6.3oz. The package is completely in English and contains yellow text that reads Ballerina cookies with chocolate hazelnut cream filling. In addition to this there is a blue oval that reads Goteborgs. But enough with how they look! How do Ballerina Cookies by Goteborg taste?
I have to admit, the packaging highlighting the cream filling poking through the cookie did get me excited. I am a big fan of fudge and cookie combinations and my favorite cookie in the US is the E.L. Fudge cookies by Keebler that come in a fun Elfin shape. The Ballerina cookies however are just circular, and do in no way resemble an actual ballerina! After ripping open the package I realized that the cookies are offer two halves and include hazlenut chocolate poking through the top and in between the two layers of cookies, one white and the other brown. This is not something I expected but it was a welcome surprise. My first taste of the Ballerina Cookies from Sweden was not quite what I hoped. Like many of the previous cookies from Europe that we have sampled the cookie part of the treat was just not as sweet as a typical American snack. With that being said after a few more bites (and cookies) I was hooked. Our taste test panel included two others tonight and they both loved the cookie from the first bite! They did not miss the sweet overpowering flavor of an American snack and thought Goteborgs had the cookie formula perfected.
Will Ballerina Cookies be offered as a part of our Sweden Snack inventory when we launch our World of Snack store later this year? You bet they will! We are nearly 100% positive that you will be able to buy Ballerina Cookies by Goteborgs as a part of our normal inventory. Our following is growing rapidly and our inventory selection is moving along smoothly. If you know anyone who you think would enjoy our international snack blog or buying snacks from around the world please be sure to share our page!
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.