World of Snacks is racing across the globe in search of inventory to eventually offer for purchase in our international snack store set to launch early next year. So far we have explored sweet and salty treats from a total of 27 different countries. For this international snack review we find ourselves back in Germany, a country I was lucky enough to explore as teenager.
Our snack under review today is produced by an Italian confectionary company called Ferrero. This snack producer has long standing roots as a multinational company. In fact Ferrero was the first company in Italy after World War II to become an international group. Today the company is still family owned and produces a range of loved snacks including Ferrero Rocher, Nutella, and one of my personal favorites- Kinder!
Hanuta, which is an acronymic for Haselnusstafel, or German for Hazelnut Bar is delightful treat. The snack is comprised of two toasted wheat flour wafers filled with a generous portion of sweet chocolate and chopped hazelnuts. The wafers are firm and crunchy. The wheat flour make up did produce an extra toasty hint and at first seemed overcooked. The creamy sweet chocolate is just right and the nuts are subtle but add to the overall presentation. Myself and our taste testers all agreed that if this snack was offered in the US that we would opt to buy it in the check out line of the grocery store.
Well all of our US followers know the Ferrero Hanuta is not offered for sale in the US, but will World of Snacks change that? Yes! At this time we do plan to offer the Hanuta as a part of our German snack selection when we launch our online snack store early next year. If you are interested in this snack or would like to know when our snack shop launches be sure to leave your details to the right. Keep on snacking!
Our international snacks blog is authored by Richard Olivarez. Please contact for article suggestions.
Our international snack store is taking it’s global blog to Italy, home of the world’s best sports cars! Just like the Italian sports cars this delicious treat is small, high quality, and comes in a shinny red color. We are talking about Perugina Dark Chocolate Covered Whole Cherries. I promise this is the last sports car reference, but just like a Ferrari, this snack is sweet!
Perugina is an Italian candy company based in Perguia. If English is your first language it can be a little confusing. This snack company was first established in 1907 by Giovanni Buitoni and Lisa Spangoli. Perugina was first introduced to the US market at the World’s Fair in 1939 and quickly earned a reputation for producing some of the finest chocolate on the international market. Perugina is now owned by the Nestle company but still sold and branded under the original name.
Prior to doing our background research it was easy to tell this Perugina Dark Chocolate Covered Cherries are a high-quality snack. The box is understated but eludes to a valuable contents. Once opened 3 shinny red wrapped treats roll out and beg to be devoured. Although the box is made for the English speaking market the individual cherries only provide text in Italian, and I prefer it that way. But enough about history and packaging, how does this snack taste?
The build up from the presentation did not oversell the product. Perugina Dark Covered Whole Cherries are fantastic! Our first initial thought was someone went through all the boxes of assorted chocolate and pulled the best out and saved them for us. In the United State chocolate covered cherries only appear on valentines day or on other special occasions. With this snack we really felt like we were treating ourselves to something amazing. The dark chocolate shell had a smooth creamy and texture with just a touch of bitterness. The cherry inside was sweet and plump and the surrounding filling eluded to a fine liquor. Our taste test panel all concurred that this snack was clearly something amazing. Our group of snack connoisseurs consisted of a variety of ages ranging from young to old and our rating was unanimous.
With out a doubt you will be able to purchase Perugina Dark Chocolate Covered Whole Cherries from World of Snacks in the near future. Our only disappointment with this product is we didn’t have enough for seconds!
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.