11 European Snacks You Don’t Know About Yet
No need to buy a plane ticket. You can pick up these delectable European snacks with the click of a button.
We have so many great treats available to us in the States. But the advent of the internet has opened up a global stock of delicious treats, including some seriously good European snacks. It’s like a mini-vacation without ever having to leave your house!
Belgian Boys Dutch Caramel Stroopwafel
Filled with decadent caramel syrup, these stroopwafels ($24) are perfect for a midday something sweet. While you might be tempted to eat them straight out of the bag, they’re even better warmed over a steamy mug of coffee or tea.
1880 Marcona Almonds
Delicious and nutritious, Marcona almonds ($28) are a Spanish specialty with a more delicate, almost sweet taste compared to our own homegrown almonds. If you’ve been searching for a fairly guilt-free snack, these almonds are it.
Black licorice can be somewhat of an acquired taste, but for those who just can’t get enough of that anise flavor, Danish company Lakrid’s makes some of the best licorice out there. Sweet, salty or flavored, Lakrid’s ($18) is the licorice you never knew you needed.
McVitie’s Jaffa Cake
Is it a cake or a cookie? While that’s a matter of debate over in the UK, one thing everyone can agree on is that the Jaffa Cake ($25) is delicious. Orange jam is set atop an airy sponge and coated with a thin layer of chocolate. Impossible to have just one.
Gaea Carrot Snack
Tasty snacks can be healthy, too! If you’re a fan of the Mediterranean diet, these crunchy carrots ($21) are definitely for you. Gaea turns the staples of Greek cooking into snack food, so the carrots have been marinated in lemon and olive oil.
These savory potato chips ($15) (or crisps as they’re called across the Atlantic) are among the most popular in Ireland. Be sure to try the salt and vinegar flavor! They’re fantastic straight out of the bag but also put a tasty spin on potato chip chicken strips.
LU Cookies Le Petit Ecolier
The ‘little schoolboy’ cookies ($32) are utter delights, with their generous layer of chocolate over a buttery cookie base. They come in both milk and dark chocolate and you may want to pick up both versions. These cookies tend to disappear quickly.
These mini Italian wafer cookies ($4) are a favorite of cookie connoisseurs. Expect to find flavors like chocolate, hazelnut, lemon, cappuccino, coconut, espresso and tiramisu. These little cookie cubes are a bite-sized taste of Italy, whenever you fancy.
This sumptuous chocolate treat ($19) comes from Piedmont in the north of Italy and is basically ultra-luxe Nutella. It boasts just three ingredients—hazelnuts, cacao and cane sugar—and is a perfect sub for everyone’s favorite chocolate hazelnut spread.
Tunnock’s is a Scottish institution, and most households there will have a pack or two of Tunnock’s stashed in the cupboard. While their chocolate-covered caramel wafers are exquisite, it’s the Tunnock’s teacake ($25) that, well, takes the cake. With a cookie base, topped with marshmallow, and covered in chocolate, they’re a superlative choice for your afternoon “me” moment.
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