Have I reached the end of my quest? The hunt for a good chocolate wafer biscuit…
Thus far the search has been far and wide, and pretty much disappointing. So the other day when I found Tago Bartek, I though it worth trying. This is another from Poland – land of many yummy chocolatey things. But what is it with Poland and chocolate? I’m finding an awful lot of Polish imports here, it seems over-represented. Is it the national industry or something?
The name in particular is something I find appealing. Perhaps it’s the inner geek struggling through, but the idea of a big bar of chocolate wafer being called “Bartek” is somehow appealing. Either that or it’s the name of a course at the local adult education college about the properties of reinforcing bars in concrete construction.
Whatever the name might imply, the contents are pretty good. We have a decent wafer, of about 4 layers. The whole thing is roughly 15 cm x 4 cm – so a decent size. It has a nice coating of chocolate over, and the layers are glued together with a very pleasant, slightly sweet, chocolatey cream. On mine, the chocolate coating had been knocked off in one or two places, so presentation was not quite as good as it could be. But for a cheap snack, who cares?
Perhaps the only disappointment is that on biting in, the wafer is not as crisp as I think it should be. However, the overall package of the wafer, the filling, the coating and the generous size means that on 3 out of 4 points, everything is done right. On one point, it’s not quite where it should be.
The other important thing to note about these is that they might seem generously sized. That does not mean they are suitable for sharing.
I’ll keep on the quest for the perfect chocolate wafer. Right now though, this one has to get the top ranking.