We hope all our snack enthusiast following along enjoy chocolate because we are off to Spain to review another deliciously sugary treat. Today we are ripping open a pack of cookies, or as the Spaniards refer to them- a pack of chocolate cream biscuits. Before we get down to the taste test lets talk a little bit about the brand Cacaolat (and no it’s not Spanish for chocolate.) Cacaolat is a well established brand created in 1931 with a claim to fame in the snack drink business. This may explain why there is a little dude on the logo running with what appears to be a soda bottle. The little bottle turns out is a milk shake! Cacaolat is credited with creating the first industrially produced milk shake in the world and the bottle it came in was constructed of glass, explaining why it resembles a tradition coke bottle. Over the past decade or so the brand has been in turmoil and was recently purchased by a brewing company called Damm. It appears Nestle was initially the front runner for purchasing the brand but the smaller Damm beat them out. Now with that all being said we imagine the bottling company is licensing the brand to a cookie manufacture. It appears to be manufactured by Elgorriaga, a candy supplier in Spain. We are unsure the popularity or length the cookie have been on the market. Either way one thing is for sure, we are going to eat them right now and tell the world all about it!
Now the taste test for Cacaolat Galletas Con Creama De Cacao! The snack is constructed of two mild and flaky thin cookie halves with a chocolate cream filling. The cookie texture is soft and crumbly even though typical cookies of this nature are generally more crunchy and firm. The flavor of the cookie halves is sweet but not over powering. The chocolate filling has a distinctive taste of cocoa butter and is also not over powering making this premium cookie feel like it should be enjoyed by adults. My first reaction was to run and grab a glass of milk, this cookie begs to be dipped. After our initial test we took the rest of the Cacaolat pack on the road with us through the neighborhood and our first stop instantly stated they’d love to dunk the cookie in a glass of hot tea. While researching the product further it appears that they are designed to dip in a Cacaolat milk shake.
Cacoalat Galletas Con Crema De Cacao do have a fun American equivalent. Any guesses? Here is a hint. They are claimed to be made by elves in a hollow tree. These premium cookies resemble the Keebler E.L. Fudge cookies. E.L. Fudge cookies though are much sweeter, more mass produced, and are targeted at children. That means if you want to be more sophisticated and entertain your adult guests with a cookie you know they will love than you may want to consider purchasing Cacaolat. The initially feedback from our test panel was strongly positive for this treat. We are not sure if we will offer Cacaolat as a full time feature on our World of Snacks store but may bring in a small test batch to see if there is enough of a following to warrant it’s full time inclusion.
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.