A yellow box just hit my mail box the other day.It's always an exciting thing to open up a parcel.Surprisingly,this is the very first time that the package and the items inside are both safe and sound,without any damage!It seems like the Austrian paper box is strong enough to stand wear and tear!
Friederike is an Austrian girl,who joined International Snacks Feast.Truth is,I just LOVE those snacks she sent me!No kidding,I feel like I'll definitely gain many pounds,if I move to Austria.Usually,I'm not that into snacks,but those Austrian snacks are really tasty.
The first one is Mozartkugeln.It's probably the most famous Austrian snack ever!Friederike is very thoughtful.She said that she'd already seen a post on my blog about that,so she decided to sent me a mini version!That's cute!I've never seen a mini one here.She also told me an interesting fact that this chocolate comes from Salzburg,a beautiful city,where is also the famous movie "The Sound of Music" took place.
Then,there're wafers!Friederike said that they're extremely famous in Austria.There's even a huge "Manner" shop in the center of Vienna,right next to the emblem of the city,the "Stephansdom."I think they're the best cookies I've ever tasted!My friend and I are both like,OMG these are sooooo good!The wafers are filled with hazelnut cream,which is pretty like Nutella!
The red pack of snacks are called "Dragee Keksi."They're cookies covered with chocolate.It has been an classic Austrian snack since 1974.People,including Friederike,love it since their childhood!It's a yummy chocolate snack,I just can't help having another and another bite,upon typing this post.
Besides,there're three little jars of jam.They're too beautiful to be consumed!"Staud's Vienna"is an old traditional Viennese brand.According to Friederike,jam is frequently used in Austrian kitchens,you need it to make many well-known desserts or just smear it and butter together on a bread.The thing is worth mentioning is those jams she sent me have some pictures on the top of each jar.Those beautiful pictures are from the painter,Gustav Klimt,who is known for the renowned painting "The Kiss."
The yellow pack is a Viennese pastry.It's not actually a pastry,but more like meringue.It's made in Vienna and Friederike's mom is crazy about it!It can always be seen at traditional Christmas markets or festivals in Vienna.I don't know how to precisely describe its flavor,it's really sweet,and really sweet,and really sweet.Hahah I guess I really need a cup of tea!The sweetness is such a novelty for me!
As you can see,there's a small bottle of little pickles and salami-to-go.Friederike was like,they taste great together,so she just sent both of them to me!Austrian people love those pickles a lot and eat them with a variety of food,like their famous sausages!I've seen the salami-to-go here,but this's the first time I taste it.Indeed,you have to eat the salami with the pickles,they're indispensable to each other!
In a nutshell,this exchange is AWESOME!!!!!Each of the snacks surprised me and those things Friederike told me let me know more about the Austrian common sense.That's pretty cool!Aw btw,I'll go to Austria someday soon for the Manner Wafers!I'm serious!