Bahlsen Choco Leibniz

Posted by in Chocolate Reviews on August 6 2009 | Leave A Comment

Another little treasure from Premier Food and Beverages is this packet of German biscuits that Rainer tells me “Are like Germany’s version of Tim Tams – they’ve very popular.”

Bahlsen Choco Leibniz

Now I’ve already tried and enjoyed the Waffeletten from Bahlsen before, but the ‘Chocos’ (we Aussies love to add the letter ‘o’ to anything we like) were being saved for a wintry morning when a cup of tea needed something biscuity as well as chocolatey to go with it.

Bahlsen Choco Leibniz

They look like little picture frames and in Australia we only see this rather pretty style from European imported companies. It’s also encouraging to read that the front of the box tells us that it is ‘more chocolate than a biscuit’ and their website confirms that 63% of it is indeed chocolate – just the way we chocabloggers like it.

The biscuit itself is a rather plain affair, but maybe that is what is needed against the buttery chocolate because it is very sweet. And moreish. The ingredients panel doesn’t state the cocoa content of the chocolate but my guess is that it would be around 20-25% and has that classically European cream taste to it. Which is a good thing, because it makes me sip my tea faster and then have another bite of the biscuit…

Bahlsen Choco Leibniz

Like the flavoured Aussie Tim Tams, there are only nine in a box, so you either need to find two friends or wrestle your loved one to see who’ll get to eat the fifth and last one. Or do what I did and eat them all by yourself and go for a run afterwards!

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  1. They look a lot like the Le Petit Ecolier biscuits.

  2. It’s so funny to always see these reviews of things I grew up with done by somebody in Australia. Since I don’t live in Germany (Bahlsen is actually from my home town Hanover) any more it makes it even more fun as this reminds me of past times and gives me hints for stuff to look out for when I’m back home.
    In any case, these biscuits are also available in the UK where I’m now and I’ve recently rediscovered them with my three year old son. He just loves them, I think they are his absolute favourite. And it doesn’t seem to matter whether it’s the milky ones or the dark variety. I personally prefer the latter, but they are both yummy!

  3. Dom (Chocablog Staff)

    Yeah, they’ve been advertising them on TV recently here in the UK too.

  4. Simon

    Yep, and the supermarkets were recently selling them half price.
    There’s an orange/milk choc variety as well. Obviously I prefer the dark ones, but my offspring love the milk chocolate ones.

  5. Nicolas

    I need the cookie name or brand similar to Bahlsen Choco Leibniz?
    Does anyone know the name or brand of a cookie similar to Bahlsen Choco Leibniz or Lu Petit Ecolier?
    I think it has a knight on a horse or something similar as logo.
    Thanks

  6. There is a very similar type of biscuit sold at Tesco under their own name. And Lidl also have a type of these under the brand name of Sondey (probably one of their own brands). The Lidl ones have sailing ship on them, can’t remember what the image on the Tesco ones was.