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What sweets from Poland are your favorite? Posted by on Jan 10, 2020 in Countries, Culture, food

Any time a package from Poland shows up at my door steps, it’s a party! Between gifts, food and vodka…and sweets! Something great for everybody!

My two girls of course have their favorite snacks and sweets and their grandparents from Poland make sure that they always get something delicious in the package! I have my favorite ones as well and we all get spoiled few times a year:)

So what are your favorite sweets from Poland?

One of my favorites and Polish iconic treat is Prince Polo! It has been my favorite since I was a little girl and to this day I absolutely love it! Produced since the 1950s, the wafers have been exported to many countries in Central and Eastern Europe, but have gained greatest popularity in Iceland. While Poles imported Icelandic herring, Icelanders couldn’t get enough Prince Polo… Prince Polo is still prospering. Besides the classic chocolate, new flavors continue to be introduced, including milk, peanut, and coconut. It’s really light with the wafer and chocolate combination and the flavor is just to die for! Very simple, but delicious!

Image courtesy pixabay.com

Another great and known in Poland is “Krówka”. “Krówka is a diminutive form of krowa, which means cow. It is made from a creamy caramel mix of milk, butter, and sugar. These simple ingredients are stirred and boiled, then poured out and cooled. After the mixture has set, it is sliced and packaged in paper wrappers with the image of a cow! I haven’t had one in a while, but recently I met some customers from Poland who stopped by the shop I worked at recently. They bought their climbing gear and came back with some delicious sweet for me! It brought back so many memories and one of the candies they gave me were “krówki”!!!

Krówka – image courtesy pixabay.com

I’m going to mention one more: Torcik Wedlowski, in my house commonly known as “chocolate pizza” (It’s round and we cut it just like pizza).

The history of these small cakes dates back to the 1930s, when Wedel was already distributing them not only across Poland, but also internationally. Still decorated by hand today, they continue to enjoy unflagging popularity and are exported to dozens of countries. I always find at least 3 of them in the amazing packages from my parents and I’m always happy to share it with my friends:)

Torcik Wedlowski. Image courtesy pixabay.com

I’m curious about your favorite Polish treats…Please share it with me in comments below!

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About the Author: Kasia

My name is Kasia Scontsas. I grew near Lublin, Poland and moved to Warsaw to study International Business. I have passion for languages: any languages! Currently I live in New Hampshire. I enjoy skiing, kayaking, biking and paddle boarding. My husband speaks a little Polish, but our daughters are fluent in it! I wanted to make sure that they can communicate with their Polish relatives in our native language. Teaching them Polish since they were born was the best thing I could have given them! I have been writing about learning Polish language and culture for Transparent Language’s Polish Blog since 2010.