There must be something about wafers – something in the air, perhaps, or just a time for coincidences. The delightful Kath found the Kägi-Fret Coco and I’ve also reported on the Candy Canes Choklad Wafers recently.
So far, we seem to have a score of 1 out of 2 – Kath liked hers, I thought the Choklad Wafers were pretty ordinary.
With today’s discovery of Prince Polo, it will be interesting to see where we end up. I bought this one because the bright gold packet leapt out and smacked me around the eyeballs. A colour like this is hard to miss. That and having them piled up in a shop at the checkout meant that escape was impossible. And the name is kind of quirky and appealing as well. I wonder if there ever was a real Prince Polo, and what perhaps did he look like? Checking Mr Google leads me to think its just a name, but I am informed that this is Poland’s top-selling candy brand – owned now by Kraft, and it seems to have been made since 1955 (Doh! Hence the “od 1955 roku” on the label.)
At 39 grams, the pack is very light. There is almost no weight to it at all. Opening up, though, does reveal quite a pleasant surprise: there is actually a decent amount of chocolate covering the wafer.
Breaking the bar apart is a bit of a challenge, the wafer is very light but surprisingly tough, and so it squashes down a bit before breaking. That said, the effort is worthwhile – we can see a reasonable amount of filling between the layers of wafer. There is not any special aroma, so I was wondering what it would taste like.
The answer is: it’s pretty good. The chocolate is quite pleasant, nicely chocolatey, not too sweet (ah – mercy – thank heavens for that) and it complements the wafer well. The wafer is light, and very crunchy, and the filling is pretty good too. My major complaint about this wafer is that it isn’t big enough. It seems a larger size, marked “XXL” is available. At 52 grams that seems hardly to qualify as XXL to me!
The wafer score now reads 2 good out of 3 tried.