World of Snacks is heading to the country that is home to two ground breaking snack items, Pez candy and Red Bull energy drink. This is our first post on our Global Snack Blog from Austria, and hopefully it’s not the last. Today we are reviewing Manner Lemon Cream Filled Wafers. Don’t worry, though we’ll get to Red Bull and Pez down the road.
Manner is an Austrian confectionery dynasty that was formed by Joef Manner in 1890 out of his small sweet shop in Vienna. The founder’s initial goal was to mass produce chocolate and make it high quality and more affordable, at the time chocolate was a luxury item and it would cost a typical worker two days worth of wages to enjoy. Just eight years later the Manner wafer was born. Their initial success was with producing the first Neapolitan wafer and several other tasty flavors followed. At the start they came in small boxes with a pink ribbon. In 1949 aluminum foil was first introduced to the packaging. Today the packaging is not as romantic as the original ribbon tied box but it’s still clear this is a high quality snack.
Our snack for review today is the Manner Lemon Cream Filled Wafers. If you’ve been following our Global Snack Blog you’ll notice that wafer candy bars and treats seem to be pretty common across the world. With that being said we were not over the top excited to be sampling another wafer product. However, our hesitation and low expectations quickly disappeared once we sampled these wafers by Manner. Upon opening this treat from Austria you get a mild whiff of the citrus lemon flavor. At first bite the lemon is subdued and the wafer is crisp but nothing out of the ordinarily. The second and third bite intensify the lemon flavor and then a sweet, delicious rush of flavor erupts across your pallet. These conservative looking wafers are really powerful and over the top. All of the testers on our panel agree that these are hands down the best wafers in the world, or at least from what we have sampled so far.
Will you be able to buy Manner Lemon Creamed Filled Wafers from our US based snack store? We are hoping so. This is currently the only snack we have out of Austria and they do offer several other exciting flavors we hope to try. If we can locate enough snacks from Austria that warrant this country ‘s inclusion in our normal line up, Manner Wafers will for sure be in our inventory.
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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.