Discoveries at the Jungle Cookie Month: Garden Wafers from Hong Kong and Kras Napolitanke Wafers from Croatia
Cookies, crisps, biscuits, wafers, buns, etc. Depending on what part of the world you reside, these are all the same thing. Different countries and cultures have their own cookie styles, but all we know is they are all delicious. This month we are taking you on a cookie journey around the globe to show you the best that the world has to offer!
Cookie-like wafers have existed for as long as baking has been documented, because they are great for bringing along while traveling. But those wafers were not usually sweet and not really a “cookie” as we would classify it today. Once sugar become a little more common, around the 7th century, people started combining it with “travel cakes” we mentioned to make them sweeter and more desirable. Cookies as we know it - cream, butter and sugar cookies - didn’t really come into existence until around the 18th century.
Garden Wafers from Hong Kong
These aren’t the typical wafers you find in the States. They’re Chinese style wafers, with exotic fillings such as Durian, peach, chocolate, and strawberry. They’re super fresh, light and sweet. Garden has been around for 80 years and have grown to be the largest bakery production company in all of Hong Kong.
Where you can find these: Fairfield Location: Orange 5 // Eastgate Location: Pink 7
Did you know? The world’s biggest cookie measured over 100 feet and weighed over 40,000 pounds. It took 12 hours to bake.
Kras Napolitanke Wafers from Croatia
Kras has won numerous Croatian and international awards for their quality products. This month, we are featuring their Napolitanke Wafers, which come in flavors like milk chocolate, hazelnut lemon orange, rum, mocha and more!
Where you can find these: Fairfield Location: Greek Section // Eastgate Location: Yellow 5
Gingerbread men originate from the Court of Elizabeth I of England, who ordered the cookies to be baked in the likeness of important guests to her court.
Catch the other featured cookies from this month here:
Hans Freitag Biscuits and Wafers From Germany and Jules Destrooper Assorted Thins and Crisps from Belgium
Britannia Cookies from India and St. Michael Biscuits from France
Gamesa Arcoriris from Mexico and Walkers Shortbread Cookies from Scotland
Lotte Koala's March Cookies from Japan and Loacker Quadratini Wafer Cookies from Austria
Garden Wafers from Hong Kong and Kras Napolitanke Wafers from Croatia
Arnott's Tim Tams Original from Australia and Daelmans Stroopwafels from Holland