Today World of Snacks is heading to our neighbors to the north, the great nation of Canada. This is our first Canadian candy and there are a wide selection of exciting snacks that we hope to review in the near future, including ketchup flavored potato chips! We choose to start with something with a more refined flavor. We are reviewing Golden Bonbon Soft Blueberry Nougat!
Golden Bonbon is our first attempt at a snack from Canada but we quickly found out that this company is not native to the Great White North. Golden Bonbon has a reach lineage that originated from Northern Italy. The founder was Giuseppe Mazzucco and got his start as a pastry chef in Asti, Italy. Eventually the company opened a nougat manufacturing business in Western Australia. It wasn't until 1992 that the family run enterprise moved to Canada. The origin of the brand is critical because we are reviewing a treat that dates back to ancient Rome.
Our fist treat of several to come from the Golden Bonbon company is Soft Blueberry Nougat. To be honest the only familiarity with nougat prior to this taste test was the core of an American treat, the Milkway Candy Bar. This snack however, is not in remotely similar to a Milkyway. Our sample comes from an assorted pack of flavors and after much debate we selected the blueberry flavor hoping for a mildly sweet and powerfully fruity experience. This snack has more of a subdued flavor and the fruit just adds a tinge of sweetness. The texture is spongy, almost plasticy and it consists mostly of almonds. One reviewer mentioned that the snack hints to a hardened, yet still soft, meringue. The packaging boasts this candy is all natural and gluten free and combined with the massive amounts of nuts it almost seemed more of a health snack. Overall it was pleasant but at first all of the tasters in our test panel were unsure what to think. All reviewers eventually came around and decided it was a positive flavor and an enjoyable snack but not one they would actively choose.
Will you be able to purchase Golden Bonbon Soft Blueberry Nougat from our international snack store set to launch at the end of year? We are not 100% sure but imagine it will make the cut. As we sample the other flavors of nougat and get a better understanding of the product we will make our decision then. Be sure to visit our last blog post of the week this Friday as we review a rare Doritos flavor from Japan!
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.