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Published on October 17th, 2013 in Shopping
The Czech’s minty answer to Tic-Tacs. The retro-fabulous packaging alone makes this a worthy purchase, but the mints are quite tasty, too.
Featuring banana-flavored marshmallow-y mousse dipped in dark chocolate, this candy bar is a perennial favorite among Czechs.
A two-tiered, puck-shaped wafer cookie, with cream filling, and covered in chocolate – no wonder it’s a popular favorite. Comes in several flavors (each with a different colored wrapper), but coconut is my personal favorite.
• Blue – milk chocolate with coconut filling
• Brown – dark chocolate with chocolate filling
• Green – milk chocolate with hazelnut filling
• Red – dark chocolate with hazelnut filling
• Yellow – white chocolate with white chocolate filling
Just like Ovaltine – meant to be mixed with milk and served hot, but the crunchy granules can also be eaten right out of the box.
Licorice-flavored hard candy.
An affordable chocolate truffle bar – delicious!
Cheap, mediocre chocolate, but worth getting just for the fabulous kittens on the box!
Chocolate truffle bar with coffee-flavored mousse filling.
If you’re a coconut fan, sometimes you feel like a nut and sometimes you don’t. In the latter case, try Koko, a drier version of a Mounds bar.
Peanut-flavored Cheez Doodles. Strangely addictive. You’ve been warned…
This delightfully crunchy candy bar is neither vintage nor Czech (it’s made by Nestlé), but I had to include it here regardless. Consisting of a filled wafer cookie, puffed cereal (think Rice Krispies) and caramel, all smothered in chocolate, it’s easily the most delicious of the lot.
“If you like piña coladas...” you’ll probably like this one, as it’s basically a dense coconut-pineapple flavored energy bar covered in chocolate.
A chocolate truffle bar with a rum / liqueur-flavored mousse filling.
Sort of like Bazooka bubble gum, but with temporary tattoos inside instead of comics.
Condensed milk in a tube! What more do you need to know? Kids love this straight from the tube, and it can also be added to coffee.
These teething biscuits have a form and texture similar to Nilla Wafers, with a blander flavor. Equally beloved by Czech children and dogs!
This one is tough to describe. The texture is somewhere between halva and compressed stale cornbread, with a soupçon of coconut essence... definitely not for everyone, but some Czechs swear by it.
A Cadbury-ish chocolate bar with raisins, peanuts and candied fruit – dark chocolate is my favorite.
A six(!)-layer wafer cookie bar with a creamy chocolate filling and chocolate coating on the sides. This is the quintessential Czech treat, a staple of childhood here for decades.