When Sam went to Prague for a weekend with “the boys”, I asked him to pick me up something sweet in the local super market. My only requirement was that it had to be Czech and something we don’t see in the UK. He returned with a box of Opavia Fidorka. Upon researching, I learned that Opavia, owned by Kraft Foods who also own Cadbury’s, Oeros, Tuc etc., is one of the most famous confectionery brand in the country – the boy done good! Not only that, the flavour he picked up was dark chocolate hazelnut, two of my favourites.
I spotted an English translation on the bottom of the Czech packaging which informed me that the goodies inside were “traditional Czech chocolate wafers”. I’m not normally a fan of wafer but I enjoy trying new things so I sat down to open my box while quite ironically watching a programme about obese people. On first bite I noticed that the wafer was a little soft, almost as if it had been left out in the open air for some time. I checked and the box was well within its best before date so maybe this is how they are meant to taste.
On a more positive note, the dark chocolate was really tasty and went well with the subtle taste of hazelnut paste in between the layers of wafer. The chocolate could have been thicker though as it only lightly covered the wafer. Fidorka is similar to a KitKat but in a circular disc instead of a long bar. The chocolate in the Fidorka tasted nicer than that on a Kitkat but a Kitkat has nicer wafer with the option of a chunkier version with more filling.
The soft wafer certainly didn’t win me over and I wouldn’t rush out to buy another one even if I lived in Prague. I would have preferred a Kitkat Chunky, especially as they have a great choice in flavours such as Peanut Butter. Check out our reviews of other sweet treats from around the world here. We’re off to France, Austria and the Netherlands soon so we’ll make sure we bring you some more! Have you ever come across a delicious treat which you cannot pick up here in the UK? If so, we’d love to hear what it is in the comment box below!
Living love, loving cake,